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New Cardiovascular Medicine Chief

Contact: Mary Margaret Colliver

 

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“We are extremely pleased to have a person of Dr. Moliterno’s caliber join us at the University of Kentucky and its Gill Heart Institute. Dr. Moliterno’s work with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation is highly respected. He will join our medical professionals in the Gill Heart Institute to seek new methods of treatment and cures, along with research, identification and prevention of cardiovascular disease.”

-- Michael Karpf,
executive vice president for Health Affairs,
University of Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2003) -- David J. Moliterno, M.D., has been named professor and chief of cardiovascular medicine in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine. The appointment, subject to approval by the UK Board of Trustees, was announced today at the Linda and Jack Gill Heart Institute’s sixth annual Cardiovascular Research Day held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Lexington.

“We are extremely pleased to have a person of Dr. Moliterno’s caliber join us at the University of Kentucky and its Gill Heart Institute,” said Michael Karpf, UK executive vice president for Health Affairs. “Dr. Moliterno’s work with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation is highly respected. He will join our medical professionals in the Gill Heart Institute to seek new methods of treatment and cures, along with research, identification and prevention of cardiovascular disease.”

Frederick C. deBeer, M.D., professor and chairman of internal medicine, UK College of Medicine, said Moliterno comes to the University of Kentucky as one of the most accomplished interventional cardiologists in the nation. “Dr. Moliterno will assist us in propelling the Gill Heart Institute towards the premier cardiovascular institute in the state.”

Moliterno is currently an associate professor of medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Health Sciences Center, The Ohio State University, and medical director of the Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Investigators’ Association, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He serves as staff physician in the Section of Interventional Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

Moliterno received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Michigan in 1982, and a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1987 from the Medical College of Virginia. After completing an internship and residency in medicine at Vanderbilt University Hospitals in 1990, Moliterno completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital and Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1994.

He has received many honors and awards, published extensively, served on editorial boards, and has reviewed numerous journals.

Moliterno will join the faculty at UK in January 2004.


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