Life and times of leading cardiologists with Rob Califf. Guest: Paul Ridker
July 16, 2012
Recorded March 25, 2012

Dr Robert Califf conducts a series of in-depth and personal interviews with his peers in the world of cardiology to find out what makes them tick, how they feel about the future, and what lessons they have learned during their exceptional careers.

Dr Paul Ridker's life and career have led him around the world. He talks about when his parents followed the Beatles to India, how his first appearance in the New England Journal of Medicine was as a patient, and how he went from studying furniture design at the Rhode Island School of Design to becoming a cardiologist.

Robert M Califf MD
Professor of Medicine
Donald F Fortin Professor, Cardiology
Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research
Director, Duke Translational
Medicine Institute
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

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Paul M Ridker MD
Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Boston, MA

Dr Ridker reports having received research funding support from multiple not-for-profit entities including the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Cancer Institute, the American Heart Association, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Leducq Foundation, the Donald W Reynolds Foundation, and the James and Polly Annenberg La Vea Charitable Trusts. Dr Ridker also reports having received investigator-initiated research support from AstraZeneca and Novartis, as well as nonfinancial research support from Amgen. Dr Ridker is listed as a coinventor on patents held by the Brigham and Women's Hospital that relate to the use of inflammatory biomarkers in cardiovascular disease that have been licensed to Siemens and AstraZeneca and has served as a research consultant to Merck, Isis, Vascular Biogenics, Amylin, and Genzyme.

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