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Aram Chobanian, MD
Aram Chobanian, MD

    Dr. Aram V. Chobanian has previously served as president of Boston University (BU), dean of the BU School of Medicine, and provost of the BU Medical Campus. He has dedicated much of his career to basic and clinical research on hypertension and vascular biology. He founded the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute at the BU School of Medicine in 1973 and oversaw its rapid development into a major center for pioneering research into cardiovascular diseases. He also played a leading role in the development of BU Medical Center's BioSquare Research Park.

    Dr. Chobanian has been the recipient of numerous awards including the First Lifetime Achievement Award in Hypertension of the American Heart Association (AHA), the Modern Medicine Award, the Award of Merit of the AHA, the Freis Award of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program, and the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He is a fellow of the America Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of an honorary degree from Boston University.

    He has been the chairman of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) Task Force on Hypertension Research, the Council on High Blood Pressure Research of the AHA, and the FDA's Cardiorenal Advisory Committee. He has served on the Advisory Council and Board of External Advisors of the NHLBI. He also chaired the Fourth and Seventh Joint National Committees on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure of the NHLBI.

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