RT Hall Lecture: Coronary Atherosclerosis and Progression
Dr Virmani has received numerous awards and honors for her work in cardiovascular pathology. She currently serves as Medical Director of the CVPath, Institute, Inc. in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and also as Clinical Professor of Pathology at Georgetown University, University of Maryland, and Vanderbilt University. She most recently served as
Chairperson for the Department of Cardiovascular Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. She received her medical degrees from the Lady Hardinge Medical College, in New Delhi, India. Dr Virmani has research interests in vascular pathology with special reference to developing technologies and animal models for the study of in-stent restenosis and of late with regards to drug-eluting stents. Another focus of her studies includes mechanisms of atherogenesis with emphasis on sudden coronary death and plaque vulnerability. Her group is also actively engaged in the study of cell based therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Dr Virmani has published extensively with over 400 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. She also has edited seven books and written over 100 book chapters. Dr Virmani is on the editorial review board of several scientific publications, which include Circulation; Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology; Journal of the American College of Cardiology, among others.