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Nanette K Wenger, M.D.

Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Section

Name: Nanette K Wenger
Degree(s): M.D.
Office Address: Grady Memorial Hospital, Glenn Bldg E278
49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 616-4420 (Office)
Email Address: (University)

Current Primary Academic Appointments

Hire Date: 07/2011 - Current Professor Emeritus Medicine Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA

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1954 M.D. Harvard University Cambridge, MA, USA

Postgraduate Training  

Military/Government Service  

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Manuscript Reviewer  

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Organization of National/International Conferences: Administrative Positions  

Organization of National/International Conferences: Sessions as Chair  

Research Focus  

Dr. Wenger has had longitudinal involvement in major multicenter clinical trials, beginning with the Coronary Drug Project, the Urokinase Pulmonary Embolism Trial, and the Urokinase Streptokinase Pulmonary Embolism Trial. More recently, she has been involved on the Steering Committee of the Treating to New Targets Trial, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Heart and Estrogen/progestin Replacement Study (HERS), and HERS II. Dr. Wenger has been active in the Women’s Health Initiative at the Emory site and on national writing committees. She is the co-principal investigator for the international Raloxifene Use for The Heart (RUTH) trial. She has worked with the Centers for Disease Control on several projects related to genetic polymorphisms and their effects on anticoagulant therapy. Dr. Wenger has published more than 1200 original scientific papers, review articles, book chapters, and editorials, including serving as Associate Editor of Hurst’s The Heart for many editions. Her most recent text, co-edited with Dr. Peter Collins, Women and Heart Disease, was published in 2005.

Patents Issued

Patents Pending

Active Grant Support: Federally Funded  

Active Grant Support: Private Foundation Funded  

Active Grant Support: Contracts  

Active Grant Support: Other  

Previous Grant Support: Federally Funded  

Previous Grant Support: Private Foundation Funded  

Previous Grant Support: Contracts  

Previous Grant Support: Other  

Clinical Service Contributions  

Coronary heart disease in women is one of Dr. Wenger’s major clinical and research interests. She chaired the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Conference on Cardiovascular Health and Disease in Women. Dr. Wenger has expertise in cardiac rehabilitation. The Early Ambulation Program after Myocardial Infarction at Grady Memorial Hospital, begun in the early 1960s, was the initial inpatient rehabilitation program in the nation; ambulatory exercise rehabilitation has been a continuing feature of cardiac care at Grady Memorial Hospital since the early 1960s. She served as President of the Scientific Council on the Rehabilitation of Cardiac Patients of the World Heart Federation (formerly International Society and Federation of Cardiology). She chaired the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Rehabilitation after Cardiovascular Disease, and co-chaired the Guideline Panel on Cardiac Rehabilitation for the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research. Dr. Wenger has had a longstanding interest in Geriatric Cardiology, and is a Past President of the Society of Geriatric Cardiology, and Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology.

Formal Teaching: Medical Student  

Formal Teaching: Graduate Student  

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Formal Teaching: Other (Physician's Assistant, Physical Therapist, etc.)  

Supervisory Teaching: Ph.D. Students Directly Supervised  

Supervisory Teaching: Post-doctoral Fellows Directly Supervised  

Supervisory Teaching: Residency Program  

Supervisory Teaching: Other  

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Bibliography: Research Articles  

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