Feinberg Announces New Chair of Preventive Medicine
|Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD|
Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, associate professor of Preventive Medicine and Medicine for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named the new Chair of Preventive Medicine.
With this appointment, Lloyd-Jones takes the helm of one of the top preventive medicine departments in the country. As chair, he will draw on his experiences as a clinician, researcher, teacher, and mentor. Lloyd-Jones joined Northwestern in 2004, and is also the director of the Program for Cardiovascular Risk Estimation, Communication, and Prevention at Feinberg and the interim director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Clinical Trials Unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His research interests are cardiovascular disease epidemiology, risk estimation, and prevention. A major focus of his work has been the investigation of lifetime risks for various cardiovascular diseases and factors that modify those risks. He also studies cardiovascular disease risk estimation using novel biomarkers, imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, and the epidemiology of hypertension.
The Chair of Preventive Medicine position was previously held by Philip Greenland, MD, and interim chairs Linda Van Horn, MD, and Rowland Chang, MD, MPH.