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University of Texas Health Science Center
Dr. Richard A. Lange earned his BS in biochemistry from the University of North Texas and MD degree from the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. After completing his internship and residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he returned to UT Southwestern for fellowship training in cardiology. He subsequently joined their faculty, where he became director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory. He served there for many years as the fellowship program director, held the Jonsson Rogers Chair in Cardiology and was director of the Bernard and Audrey Rapoport Center for Cardiovascular Research.
In January 2004, he left UT Southwestern to be chief of clinical cardiology and the E. Andrus Cowles professor at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he earned his MBA. In 2008, he joined the faculty at UTHSCA as executive vice chairman of medicine and holder of the L. David Hillis professorship.
Dr. Lange has received numerous teaching awards from students, residents, and fellows. He has been president of the Texas AHA Affiliate, and a productive clinical investigator, publishing more than 200 journal articles and book chapters dealing with ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, and congenital heart disease in adults.
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