School of Medicine

Institute for Public Health names new director of the Global Health Center

The Institute for Public Health announces the appointment of Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD, as director of its Global Health Center. He was also named vice chair of global health in the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine. Dávila-Román is professor of medicine in the cardiovascular division of the Department of Medicine, and a professor of anesthesiology and radiology at the School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico, and has been affiliated with Washington University since 1986. After completing residency training in internal medicine, fellowship training in cardiovascular diseases, and sub-specialty training in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, he joined Washington University faculty in 1989 and became professor of medicine in 2005. He is also medical director of cardiovascular imaging at the Clinical Research Core Laboratory in the cardiovascular division. He is also deputy editor for the journal, Circulation, Cardiovascular Imaging.

“The importance of public health has never been more evident than in the last two years, and global health is a vital part of our work at the Institute for Public Health,” says William G. Powderly, MD, the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health. “For the past two years, under Victor’s leadership as associate director of the Global Health Center, Washington University has gained national and international recognition as a leader in global health, and we look forward to continuing this growth.”

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