Sotirios Tsimikas, MD

Director of Vascular Medicine at UC-San Diego Health

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Experience

Dr. Tsimikas is Professor of Medicine and Director of Vascular Medicine at the University of California San Diego. He is trained in internal medicine, general and interventional cardiology and vascular medicine. He oversees a translational cardiovascular research laboratory focused on “biotheranostics” - biomarkers, therapeutics and molecular imaging. He has a dual appointment as UCSD and as Cardiovascular Franchise Leader and Vice President of Clinical Development at Ionis Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Tsimikas has published over 300 articles and book chapters, including in NEJM, Lancet, Cell, Nature, JACC, EHJ, Circulation, Circ Res, ATVB, and JLR. He is Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.

Education

He obtained his MD degree in 1988 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed Internal Medicine training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1991, and fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease, Atherosclerosis and Molecular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology at the University of California San Diego from 1992-1997.

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Expertise

Dr. Tsimikas clinical interests are in Interventional Cardiology and in lipid disorders, particularly in Lp(a).  His research interests focus on: 1-“biotheranostics”- biomarkers, molecular imaging and therapeutics targeted to oxidation-specific epitopes; and 2-Lp(a) pathophysiology and therapeutics.

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