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Antonio Abbate, M.D., Ph.D.

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Dr. Abbate is the James C. Roberts, Esq., Professor in Cardiology in the VCU Pauley Heart Center and serves as vice-chair of the Cardiology Division in the Department of Internal Medicine. He performs clinical duties in the Coronary Intensive Care Unit, the General Cardiology Practice and the Ambulatory Care Center at VCU Medical Center.

Dr. Abbate serves as medical director of Clinical Research Services at the Center for Clinical and Translational Research. He is the lead investigator on several preclinical research studies and pilot clinical studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and industry. The studies seek to identifying novel anti-inflammatory therapies for patients with acute myocardial infarction or heart failure. Click here for a list of his current or completed clinical studies.

Dr. Abbate is also one of the co-founders and investigator for the Center for Overview, Meta-analysis and Evidence-based medicine Training (COMET).

Dr. Abbate has authored or co-authored more than 250 articles, reviews and editorials that have been published in professionals journals. In addition, he has participated in more than 300 oral and poster presentations to national and international meetings. He is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, PLOSONE and Translational Medicine, and he is a peer reviewer for more than twenty international journals. Click here for a list of recent publications completed at VCU.

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