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Prof. Juan Sanchez

Professor of Surgery
University of Connecticut
56 Franklin Street

Brief Biography:

Professor Sanchez is a physician and surgeon with a broad range of interests at the nexus of clinical medicine and organizational dynamics. He has held a number of leadership and executive positions at major medical centers and serves on various national study groups, panels, and committees focused on quality, patient safety, and comparative effectiveness research. Widely published in the scientific literature, his biomedical research interests revolve around the molecular mechanisms in protecting the myocardium against oxidative stress. Over a decade ago, his research laboratory demonstrated the effectiveness of pharmacologic agents in preconditioning the heart against ischemia.

Academic positions:

Professor of Surgery University of Connecticut Health Center

Research interests:

Myocardial ischemia/reperfusion, oxidative stress, sirtuin biology, molecular oxygen sensors, prolyl hydroxylase biology, angiogenesis, myocardial preconditioning, opioids, stem cell therapies for heart failure, clinical heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices

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