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Stanford University School of Medicine Appoints Department of Medicine Chair

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Interventional Cardiologist Robert Harrington, MD, has been appointed as the new chair of the Department of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Linda Boxer, MD, PhD, chief of the division of hematology and professor of medicine, serves as interim chair until Dr. Harrington assumes the post on July 1. Dr. Harrington is an experienced clinical investigator in the area of heart disease, and joins Stanford from Duke Clinical Research Institute, where he has served as director for the past five years.

Dr. Harrington joined the Duke University School of Medicine in 1993 and has most recently served as the Richard S. Stack, MD, Distinguished Professor in the division of cardiology. His clinical investigation has focused in the area of acute ischemic heart disease. He earned his MD from Tufts University in 1986 and completed internship and residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where he was chief resident. He completed fellowship in general and interventional cardiology at Duke University.

Dr. Harrington is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians, and is a fellow of: the American College of Cardiology; the American Heart Association (AHA); the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention; the American College of Chest Physicians, and the European Society of Cardiology. He serves on the board of trustees for the American College of Cardiology and is a recent past-chair of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee. He is slated to chair the annual sessions of the AHA in 2013–2014. Dr. Harrington serves as an associate editor of the American Heart Journal, and is an editorial board member of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He is an editor of the 13th edition of the cardiovascular medicine …

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