Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

10/23/08: Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia

Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia: Implications for Cardiovascular Health

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, October 23, 2008

8:00 AM
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 PM
Cherkasky Auditorium/Montefiore Medical Center 


S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine and OB/GYN, Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Dr. S. Ananth Karumanchi received his medical degree in 1992 from Kilpauk Medical College and University of Madras, India. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, and a fellowship in Nephrology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. Dr. Karumanchi also underwent training in basic research in the area of tumor suppressor gene products in renal cancer for 4 years at the Beth Israel Deaconess.

Dr. Karumanchi joined the faculty at the Beth Israel in 2001 as Attending Physician in the Nephrology division and is currently an Associate Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also holds a secondary appointment as a Senior Scientist with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Beth Israel. He is also member of the Center for Vascular Biology at Beth Israel Deaconess.

In 2008, Dr. Karumanchi became an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His current research focuses on the role of angiogenic growth factors and inhibitors in the pathogenesis of pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension. He was awarded the American Society of Nephrology Carl Gottschalk Research Scholar Award in 2002; the Preeclampsia Foundation Hope Award in 2006; the American Society of Hypertension Young Scholar Award in 2007; and the American Heart Association Established Investigator Award in 2007.

Dr. Karumanchi’s research is funded by the NIH, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the American Heart Association.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the clinical manifestations of preeclampsia and their pathophysiologic underpinnings 
  1. Understand the role of endothelial growth factors in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia, and to understand the implications of this knowledge for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders 
  2. Understand the long-term increased risk in cardiovascular complications in women with a history of preeclampsia


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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