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Yancy Named Magerstadt Professor

Chief of cardiology recognized for his pathbreaking work

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March 31, 2011 | by Amy Weiss

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Dr. Clyde Yancy, M.D., chief of the division of cardiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named Magerstadt Professor.

Yancy has authored or coauthored hundreds of articles. His primary research interests include heart failure, healthcare disparities, quality of care, cardiac rehabilitation and the cardiovascular effects of aging. Among his many honors, Yancy received the Cardiologists-In-Training Hero Award from the national Association of Black Cardiologists and the national Physician of the Year award from the American Heart Association. More recently, he won the Charles R. Drew Award from the National Quality Forum for research on cardiovascular disease in emerging populations.

Yancy joined the Northwestern faculty as the chief of the division of cardiology and the associate director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute in January 2011. Before that, he served as chief of cardiothoracic transplant services and director of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute at Baylor University. Yancy also is the former president of the American Heart Association. 

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