Prioritizing precision medicine in pulmonary hypertension

The Center for Pulmonary Vascular Biology and Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC is a multi-disciplinary clinical and research center for pulmonary vascular disease with a focus on comprehensive and state-of-the-art care of our patients.

In the past, pulmonary hypertension (PH) was considered a rare disease affecting only a few unfortunate people. Today, we know countless individuals suffer from this disease with tragic consequences. But because PH has been an historically neglected disease, advances have been slowed by the lack of sophisticated technology, little financial support, and a small number of physicians and scientists dedicated to its study.

The Center for Pulmonary Vascular Biology and Medicine is devoted to accelerating discoveries about this disease and ensuring these discoveries are applied directly to improve the lives of our patients. We focus our efforts on innovative ways to identify this disease early such that prevention of this disease may be a reality, to identify the elusive molecules that lie at the beginning origins of this disease, and to develop new treatments that could reverse or cure this disease. Inherent to this mission is improving PH awareness and partnership within our community so that we can combat this disease together.

Latest publications!

Inflammatory Macrophage Expansion in Pulmonary Hypertension Depends upon Mobilization of Blood-Borne Monocytes Jonathan Florentin, Emilie Coppin, Sathish Babu Vasamsetti, Jingsi Zhao, Yi-Yin Tai, Ying Tang, Yingze Zhang, Annie Watson, John Sembrat, Mauricio Rojas,...

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PHenomenal Hope 5K 2018

The Chan Lab represented well at PH Pittsburgh 5K to build awareness and support for our patients with this devastating disease. We also discovered that we have running talent! Looks like we will have to field a Pittsburgh Marathon team as well! Overall Winner of 5K:...

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