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UHealth Welcomes Dr. Daniel L. Dries

The University of Miami Health System welcomes Daniel L. Dries, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., as director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program.

Clinical specialties:  Cardiology — heart failure

Research interests:   Molecular biology of the cardiac natriuretic peptide system (NPS) as a compensatory cardiac autocrine and paracrine hormonal system regulating the cardiac response to hypertension and the progression of heart failure. Dries has focused on identifying genetic determinants of adequate NPS function as risk factors for hypertensive heart disease in special populations. Recently he is focusing on identifying the molecular mechanisms leading to attenuation of the natriuretic peptide system’s compensatory actions in advanced stages of heart failure, with a particular focus on impaired corin-mediated natriuretic peptide activation. It is anticipated that elucidating these pathways will identify novel therapeutic targets to retard the progression or development of heart failure.

Education:  M.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Residency:  Internal medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Fellowship:  Cardiology, Georgetown University Hospital and Clinical Trials Group at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

M.P.H., epidemiology and biostatistics, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health

Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology

Prior position: professor of medicine, Temple University School of Medicine

Director, Temple Familial Cardiomyopathy Program

Associate Medical Director, Temple Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Language spoken: English

Practice locations: UHealth Miami, MTI — Highland Professional Building, Jackson Memorial Hospital

To make an appointment, call 305-243-8663.

Tags: cardiology, Dr. Daniel L. Dries, heart failure, University of Miami Health System