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Cardiovascular Research Institute

In the research arena, we strive to learn more and apply what we learn to patient care. The Cardiovascular Research Institute builds bridges between the scientists and doctors. It helps bring what we learn from the lab to the bedside.

Our major research areas:

  • Repairing the heart with adult stem cells
  • Protecting against heart attacks
  • Treating heart disease
  • Treating heart rhythm problems

Our center continues to grow as we:

  • Expand patient care
  • Train future cardiology leaders
  • Conduct trailblazing research

Buddhadeb Dawn, MD, FACC, FAHA, is the director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute and director of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is widely recognized for his research using adult stem cells from bone marrow and the heart to generate new, healthy tissue to repair a damaged heart after a heart attack. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. 

"I am confident that research discoveries at the Cardiovascular Research Institute can ultimately translate into better care and outcomes for patients at The University of Kansas Health System," says Dr. Dawn.

Learn more about the Cardiovascular Research Institute.