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Christine Seidman    

Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Christine (Kricket) Seidman, M.D., is a Professor of Genetics and the Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is also an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She joined the staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 1987 and is currently the director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Center. Along with her husband Jonathan Seidman, Ph.D., Dr. Seidman has elucidated multiple genetic causes of human disorders affecting the heart and vasculature. The Seidmans' discoveries include the identification and demonstration of genetic mutations causing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and dilated cardiomyopathy, as well as the first genetic cause of congenital heart malformations. In addition to recognition received jointly with her husband, Dr. Seidman's recent honors include Distinguished Scientist, American Heart Association; Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, The George Washington University; The 21st Annual Glorney-Raisbeck Award; and the Jay and Jean Schottenstein Prize in Cardiovascular Science. She is a member of the Association of University Cardiologists and an elected member to the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Seidman holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an M.D. from George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Seidman served as an intern and resident in internal medicine at John Hopkins Hospital and received subspecialty training in cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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