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Juan J Badimon, PhD
    • Position
    • PROFESSOR | Medicine, Cardiology
    • Language
    • English

Juan Jose Badimon, PhD, is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Atherothrombosis Research Unit at the Cardiovascular Institute, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. Dr. Badimon was born in Barcelona, Spain. He graduated from the University of Barcelona in 1982.  In the same year, he moved to the United States where he served as Post-doctoral research Fellow at Mayo Clinic until 1984. Then he moved on to Mount Sinai  New York (1984 -1990), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (1990-1994). In 1994 he returned to Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

Among Honors awards received; he is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the American Heart Association (FAHA). He was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by the Catholic University of Buenos Aires, Visiting Professor Ad-Honorem of the Central University of Bogota, Colombia;  Honorary Professorship of the Tucuman School of Medicine, Argentina;  Honorary Memberships of the Spanish and Venezuelan Society of Arteriosclerosis, as well as the Societies of Cardiology of Chile, Argentina and Mexico.

Dr. Badimon's group research interests are focused on  pathogenesis and treatment of atherothrombosis in general. More specifically, his lab is interested on the role of lipids and HDL in the genesis and progression of atherosclerotic lesions as well as the clinical manifestations of atherothrombosis.  On this regard, he has worked  on the role played by the vulnerable plaque and vulnerable blood to define the vulnerable or high-risk patient.  Within this line of research he is involved in the optimization  of the use of  antithrombotic agent to reduce the thrombotic implications of atherothrombosis  and in the development of more potent and efficient new antithrombotic agents. The role of the tissue factor pathway in atherothrombosis, as well as the potential therapeutic implications of its inhibition, is one of his lab major interests. His lab has been very instrumental in studying the activities and optimizing the therapeutic doses of some of the most recent inhibitors of the Tissue Factor pathway (thrombin inhibitors, anti FXa and/or anti FVIIa). More recently he has been involved in the use of non-invasive imaging modalities (MRI and CT) for detecting early atherosclerotic lesions as well as monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches in arteriosclerosis and thrombosis.The non-invasive imaging modalities are also a major asset in the on-going studies on the pathogenesis of left ventricular remodeling post-ichemia/reperdusion. We are now interested in a better knowledge of the molecular pathway involved in the LV remodeling as well as indentification and development of therapeutic strategies.

He has trained more than 30 fellows from different countries throughout his career. The majority of these fellows after their stage with him have achieved seniors and independent positions in their new appointments. Dr. Badimon has published more than 230 peer-reviewed articles in atherothrombosis, imaging and cardiovascular diseases in general. He serves as reviewer for more than 10 top journals in cardiovascular diseases.


•  Member of Honor of the Spanish Royal Academy of Pharmacy.        •  Doctor Honoris Causa by the Catholic University of Buenos  Aires,.                                                                                                                     •  Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).              •  Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA).                   •  Visiting Professor Ad-Honorem at the Central University of  Bogota, Colombia;                                                                                                   •  Honorary Professorship of the Tucuman School of Medicine, Argentina.           Honorary Memberships   -  Societies of Cardiology Societies of Spain, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru.                                                                       -  Societies of Arteriosclerosis of Spain, Venezuela and Ecuador,and Argentinian Society of Lipids       Major Committee Assingments   Reviewer for Grants NIH Sections of NHLBI, Thrombosis and AIDS,   Reviewer for AHA and NY Academy of Sciences                   Reviewer for Grants and Application the Commission Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnologia (Grant Reviewing Agency of Spain)   Reviewer for Grants from the Veterans Administration        Committee Assignments in Professional Societies:    Member of the Scientific Board of the Spanish Familia Hypercholesterolemia Foundation.                         International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis   Arteriosclerosis Council American Heart Association                                 Thrombosis Council American Heart Association.               American College of Cardiology                                 Spanish Society of Arteriosclerosis                               The New York Academy of Science                                   Chairman of the Vessel Wall-Blood Interaction Committee Vulnerable Plaque.Org         Editorial Boards    Journal of the American College of Cardiology                 Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis                           Current Cardiology Review Revista Española de Cardiologia                       Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy                           Kardiology       Frequent reviewer for    Journal of the American College of Cardiology                     New England Journal of Medicine                                 JAMA                                                       Circulation Research                                       Circulation                                                     Journal of Clinical Investigation                             Archives of Intenal Medicine                                 European Heart Journal                               Atherosclerosis                                       Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology               Journal of the American Heart Association                     Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology                     Thrombosis Research                                             among others cardiovascular journals  


Licenciature in Pharmacy, University of Barcelona

PhD Summa Cum Laude, University of Barcelona

Specialty in Pharmacology, University of Barcelona and CSIC



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