UR Welcomes New Chief of Cardiology Unit

January 29, 2003

Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Medicine and director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark B. Taubman, M.D., as chief of the Cardiology Unit. He will assume this position on Feb. 1. He will be appointed Professor of Medicine and named the Paul N. Yu Professor of Medicine pending approval by the University Board of Trustees.

Currently director of Cardiovascular Research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Taubman is an international authority in vascular biology with research interests in tissue factor biology and chemokines. In addition to his position as chief, he will be appointed director of the new Center for Cellular and Molecular Cardiology, to be located in the University of Rochester Medical Center's newest medical research building.

"Dr. Taubman is an outstanding researcher and clinician," Berk says. "We are proud to welcome an individual of his caliber to the faculty of the University of Rochester Medical Center." Taubman received his medical degree from New York University and completed his training in medicine and cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Berk, who has served as chief of the Cardiology Unit since 1998, will continue in his roles as director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research and chair of the Department of Medicine, focusing on exciting and demanding projects that will require his complete energies in the coming years.

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