Daniel I Simon, MD

Daniel I Simon, MD

Daniel I. Simon, MD, is the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, the Director of the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, and the Herman K. Hellerstein Professor of Cardiovascular Research and Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.  He previously taught at Harvard Medical School where he received his undergraduate and medical school education.  Dr. Simon completed research and clinical fellowships in cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital.  He has published extensively in peer-reviewed basic science and clinical journals and serves on the Editorial Boards of Circulation and Journal American College Cardiology. Dr Simon has received numerous research awards, including the prestigious MERIT Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.


Edward Plow, PhD

Edward Plow, PhD

Edward F. Plow, PhD, currently serves as Chair of the Department of Molecular Cardiology and holder of the Robert C. Tarazi, MD, Endowed Chair in Heart and Hypertension Research at Cleveland Clinic.  His lab has been engaged in studies of various aspects of vascular biology for more than 40 years, with particular areas of emphasis on integrins and their extracellular matrix ligands.  Dr. Plow is a recipient of the Distinguished Career Award from the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and served as chair of the Council of this society and of the Council of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology of the American Heart Association. He was recently honored by the International Society for Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis (ISFP) for his outstanding contributions to fibrinolysis and proteolysis research throughout his career.  In 2008, Dr. Plow received an honorary doctoral degree from the Medical University of Lodz in Poland and in 2013, he was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Yunmei Wang, PhD

YunMei Wang, PhD

Yunmei Wang, PhD, is a scientist with more than two decades of biomedical research experience at Case Western Reserve University (current), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, The University of Cambridge in England, and Chinese Academy of Sciences.  Dr. Wang has worked in multiple disciplines including cardiovascular biology, cancer biology, cell cycle control, signal transduction, and reproductive immunology.  Dr. Wang earned her PhD in Cell Biology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences as well as a MBA and a PhD in Management from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.