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Vascular Medicine Institute
University of Pittsburgh
BST E1240
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-383-5853
Fax: 412-648-5980

Simon Laboratory

Contact

Lab phone: 412-648-7457

Lab address: E1200 Biomedical Science Tower (Starzl BST), 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261


Research

Dr. Simon’s current research interests include the study of right ventricular structural and functional adaptation to pressure overload in pulmonary hypertension (PH) and heart failure. Heart failure is a primary cause of PH and as such his work has gravitated towards heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Dr. Simon’s labs focus on 1) advanced analysis of clinical hemodynamics, 2) right ventricular myocardial biaxial biomechanics, 3) early phase clinical trials of novel therapeutics for PH and HFpEF, 4) outcomes research in PH and HFpEF.. He is also interested in outcomes research in end-stage heart failure patients treated with implantable devices. His recent projects include assessment of right ventricular-pulmonary arterial coupling in pulmonary hypertension patients and its relation to outcomes, and right ventricular strain analysis by echocardiographic speckle tracking to screen HIV patients for right ventricular dysfunction.

See also: Vascular Clinical and Translational Research Center


People

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
  marc simon md

MARC A. SIMON, MD, MS, FACC

Associate Professor of Medicine, Bioengineering, and Clinical Translational Science
Director, Heart Failure Research / Clinical Hemodynamics Core Facility
Director, Vascular Clinical and Translational Research Center

simonma@upmc.edu | 412-802-3131

 

RESEARCH STAFF
  tim bachman

TIM BACHMAN, MS

Biomedical Engineer

tnb2@pitt.edu | 412-648-7457

 

GRADUATE STUDENT
  tim bachman

DANIAL SHARIFI-KIA

Graduate Student