Dr Paul M Ridker is director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, a translational research unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). A cardiovascular medicine specialist, he is also the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Harvard School of Medicine (HMS).
Dr Ridker received his medical degree from HMS. He then completed an internal medicine residency and a cardiology fellowship at BWH. He has authored over 500 peer-reviewed publications, 150 reviews and book chapters, and five textbooks related to cardiovascular medicine. Dr Ridker’s primary research focus has involved inflammatory mediators of heart disease and the molecular and genetic epidemiology of hemostasis and thrombosis, with particular interests in biomarkers for coronary disease, “predictive” medicine, and the underlying causes and prevention of atherosclerotic disease.