President at Inter-American Society of Hypertension
Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D., is an Argentine-born cardiologist whose research has advanced understanding and treatment of high blood pressure and vascular disease. A graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Medical School in 1963, Dr. Ferrario pursued postgraduate training in cardiology at the University of Goteborg and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden between 1964 and 1966 and then joined Dr. Irvine H. Page, a pioneer in hypertension research, at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1966. Under his mentorship, Dr. Ferrario developed a premier program on the neural and endocrine causes of hypertension. Dr. Ferrario chaired the Department of Brain and Vascular Research of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 1984 to 1992. He founded the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1992, serving as its Director until 2009.Dr. Ferrario has published over 500 papers, 74 book chapters, and 3 books. He has maintained and sustained an uninterrupted record of funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH, serving as a member and consultant to this organization and functioning as Program Director of a premier Program Project Grant on hypertension from 1984 to date. He is a much sought after speaker with a world-wide record of lectureships and has mentored over 61 physicians, many of which have become major medical leaders in the USA, Japan, and Latin America.