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Philip Greenland Named Royal College of Physicians Fellow

Philip Greenland, M.D., the Harry W. Dingman Professor of Cardiology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London.

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June 17, 2008 | by Marla Paul
CHICAGO -- Philip Greenland, M.D., the Harry W. Dingman Professor of Cardiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London. This honor recognizes Greenland for distinguishing himself in the practice of medicine.

He is one of only five Fellows named in the U.S. and 13 worldwide. It is one of the highest honors the college can bestow on a physician who is not already a member.

Greenland, who is director of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Research Institute (NUCATS) and senior associate dean for clinical and translational research at the Feinberg School, will be admitted into the Fellowship in a special ceremony in July in London.

In May, Greenland became principal investigator for a $29 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – the third largest NIH award the Feinberg School has ever received

From 1991 to 2005, Greenland served as chair of preventive medicine at the Feinberg School. In 2005, he was named director of the newly created NUCATS and senior
associate dean for clinical and translational research. Greenland also is a professor of medicine at the Feinberg School.

Greenland's research has focused on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. He has demonstrated that traditional cardiovascular risk factors such as cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking play a much more extensive and critical role in long-term cardiovascular risk development and prediction than had previously been recognized.

In addition, Greenland's research was among the first to show that cardiovascular risks after a heart attack are different in women and men. His 1991 paper in the journal Circulation inaugurated the field of research on heart disease in women.

Greenland has been the editor of the Archives of Internal Medicine since 2004.

Greenland was an assistant and associate professor in the departments of medicine, preventive and community medicine, and psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry from 1980 to 1991.

From 1989 to 1990, Greenland was a visiting professor of cardiology at the Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute at the Sheba Medical Center of Tel Aviv University in Israel.