Daniel Garry, MD, PhD

Daniel Garry, MD, PhD
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University of Minnesota Health Heart Care - Minneapolis
Clinics and Surgery Center
909 Fulton St. SE
Floor 3
Minneapolis MN 55455

Philosophy of Care:

My philosophy is to provide outstanding comprehensive care to patients with cardiovascular disease, as I use a number of emerging technologies available at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. My practice combines state-of-the-art therapies, compassion, and effective communication, creating a working partnership that results (overall) in high quality of life for my patients.

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2010 Distinguished Alumni Award, St. John’s University

2008-present Member, Association of University Cardiologists

2007-present St. Jude Medical Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2007-present Association of Professors of Cardiology

2004-2007 Recipient, Gail Griffiths Hill Endowed Chair in Cardiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

2006 AHA Established Investigator Award

2001 Doris Duke Innovation in Clinical Research Award

2001 Finalist, ACC Young Investigator’s Award

2001 Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, March of Dimes Association

1999 Winner, AstraZeneca Young Investigator Award

1999 Finalist, AHA Council on Circulation Cardiovascular Research Prize

1999 Finalist, ACC Young Investigator’s Award (declined, as manuscript was published in Nature)

1998 Winner, Astra-Merck Young Investigator Basic Science Research Award

1998 Howard Hughes Institutional Scholar Award; 1997 Winner, American Heart Association, Louis N. Katz Young Investigator Award

Wu R.S., Gupta, S., Brown, R.N., Yancy, C.W., Wald, J.W., Kaiser, P., Kirklin, N.M., Patel, P.C., Markham,D., Garry, D.J., Mammen, PP. (2009) Clinical outcomes after cardiac transplantation in muscular dystrophy patients. J. Heart Lung Transplant. In Press.

Kanatous, S.B., Mammen, P.P., Rosenberg, P.B., Martin, C.M., White, M.D., Dimaio, J.M., Huang, G., Muallem, S. and D.J. Garry (2009) Hypoxia reprograms calcium signaling and regulates myoglobin expression. Am. J. Physiol. Cell Physiol. 296:C393-C402.

Ferdous, A., Caprioli, A., Iacovino, M., Martin, C.M., Morris, J., Richardson, J.A., Latif, S., Hammer, R.E., Harvey, R.P., Olson, E.N., Kyba, M. and D.J. Garry (2009) Nkx2-5 transactivates the Ets-related protein 71 gene and specifies an endothelial/endocardial fate in the developing embryo. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106:814-819.

Crow S., John R., Boyle A., Shumway S., Liao K., Colvin-Adams M., Toninato C., Missov E., Pritzker M., Martin C., Garry D.J., Thomas W., Joyce L. (2009) gastrointestinal bleeding rates in recipients of nonpulsatile and pulsatile left ventricular assist devices. J Thorac. Cardiovascular Surgery 137:208-215.

Martin, C.M., Ferdous, A., Gallardo, T., Humphries, C., Sadek, H., Caprioli, A., Garcia, J.A., Szweda, L.I., Garry, M.G., and D.J. Garry (2008) Hypoxia-inducible factor-2alpha transactivates Abcg2 and promotes cytoprotection in cardiac side population cells. Circ. Res. 102:1075-1081.

Sadek HA, Latif, S., Collins, R., Garry, M.G., Garry DJ. (2008) The use of ferumoxides for stem cell labeling. Regenerative Medicine 6:807-816.

Garry, D.J. (2008) The Lillehei Heart Institute: Building on the shoulders of giants. J. Cardiovasc. Translational Res. 1:4:273-277.

Sadek HA, Garry DJ. (2008) Iron-oxide labeling and outcome of transplanted mesenchymal stem cells in the infracted myocardium. Circulation 117(14):e306.

Weaver CV, Garry DJ. Regenerative biology: A historical perspective and modern applications. Regenerative Medicine 2008;3 (1):63-82.

Meeson AP, Shi X, Alexander MS, Williams RS, Allen RE, Jiang N, Adham IM, Goetsch SC, Hammer RE, Garry DJ. Sox15 and Fhl3 transcriptionally coactivate Foxk1 and regulate myogenic progenitor cells. EMBO J. 2007;26(7):1902-12.

Sadek HA, Hannack B, Choe E, Wang J, Latif S, Garry MG, Garry DJ, Longgood J, Frantz DE, Olson EN, Hsieh J, Schneider JW. Cardiogenic small molecules that enhance stem cell function in myocardial repair. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105(16):6063-8.

Shi X, Garry DJ. Muscle stem cells in development, disease and regeneration. Genes and Development. 2006;20(13):1692-708.

Garry DJ, Olson EN. A common progenitor at the heart of development. Cell. 2006; 127(6):1101-4.

Garry DJ, Masino AM, Naseem RH, Martin CM. Ponce de Leon’s fountain: stem cells and the regenerating heart. Am. J. Med. Sci. 2005; 329:190-201.

Pipes GC, Sinha S, Qi S, Creemers EE, Sutherland L, Zhu C-H, Gallardo T, Garry DJ, Wright WE, Owens GK and Olson EN. Stem cells and their derivatives can bypass the requirement of myocardin for smooth muscle gene expression. Dev. Biol. 2005; 288:502-513.


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