Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville (United States of America)
Brian R. Lindman, MD, MSc, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Structural Heart and Valve Center within the Cardiovascular Division at Vanderbilt University. He is an integral member of the heart valve team, evaluating patients clinically and performing the TEEs for transcatheter valve procedures. He spends most of his time on clinical and translational research projects on calcific aortic stenosis. His group uses sophisticated imaging techniques and a biobank of specimens to elucidate the pathobiology of aortic stenosis and the effects of pressure overload on the left ventricle and pulmonary vasculature. He has a particular interest in how diabetes affects these processes and aims to identify novel targets for adjunctive medical therapy to improve clinical outcomes in patients with aortic stenosis. Dr. Lindman is on the editorial boards for leading cardiovascular journals, including JACC and Circulation.