The Heart of the Matter


Mario Deng knows just how valuable it is to be in a research setting with easy access to, and direct application for, a clinical environment. A cardiologist, Deng was a tenured medical director at the Muenster University hospital in Germany when he gave up the post and lifetime job security for a chance to combine research and medicine at Columbia University. He’s been director of cardiac transplantation research there since 2000, and already his research group has had a major impact on patients’ lives.

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