Christine Seidman, M.D.
Christine Seidman is the Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator. She is also an institute member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Seidman defines genetic causes of human cardiovascular diseases and explores how genetic variation in the general population influences cardiovascular health. She uses model systems to identify pathways affected by gene mutations and strategies to limit their deleterious effects. By translating these insights into clinical care, Seidman hopes to improve diagnostic precision and the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.
Seidman earned her B.S. in biochemistry at Harvard University and her M.D. at George Washington University.