Outstanding Achievement Award
Nathan Stitziel, MD, PhD, is an associate professor of medicine and genetics at the Washington University School of Medicine. As a cardiologist and human geneticist, his work focuses on studying the inherited basis of cardiovascular disease in humans. Using a variety of techniques in statistical genetics, high-throughput genomics, and traditional molecular biology, his laboratory has mapped novel genes and causal pathways underlying both Mendelian and complex forms of cardiovascular disease. His group also looks to apply insights from human genetic studies to improve patient care. In parallel to his research, Nathan directs the Center for Cardiovascular Genetics at Washington University, an outpatient clinic focused on the diagnosis and treatment of inherited forms of cardiovascular disease.