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Tamer Sallam MD, PhD

Tamer Sallam MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Clinical Cardiologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Sallam is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a clinical cardiologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He currently serves as co-director of the UCLA center for Cholesterol Management and Assistant Director of the UCLA Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program.

He is a member of the Atherosclerosis Research Unit and Cardiovascular Theme Initiative at UCLA. Dr. Sallam graduated from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He completed residency and chief residency training in Internal Medicine at Yale, followed by Cardiology fellowship training at UCLA. Dr. Sallam graduated from the STAR program at UCLA earning a PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology in the HHMI Lab of Peter Tontonoz. He joined the UCLA faculty after fellowship, where his research investigates the role of novel transcription factor regulatory circuits in cardiometabolic disease. In 2015, Dr. Sallam has been awarded the Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Cardiovascular Discovery Fund investigatorship at UCLA. Dr. Sallam is the recipient of an NIH K Award, American College of Cardiology Presidential Career Development Award, American Heart Association Early Career Investigator recognition, and American Society for Clinical Investigation Young Investigator Award.

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