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Santhi Ganesh

David J. Pinsky MD Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine; Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Internal Medicine, Human Genetics; U-M Director, M-BRISC
Human Genetics, Internal Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 1997
Residency: University of Michigan Health System, Internal Medicine, 2000
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiology, 2004
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: NHLBI/NHGRI, 2007
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Institute of Genetic Medicine, 2009

Dr. Ganesh studies the genetic and molecular basis of vascular diseases. She completed undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern University, after which she trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan and Cardiovascular Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; National Human Genome Research Institute; and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Institute of Genetic Medicine. Her lab has had continuous extramural funding, and she serves on multiple grant study sections and the JCI Insight editorial board. She directs the Michigan Biologic Research Initiative in Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Disease (M-BRISC) program at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, which aims to bring together researchers from diverse disciplines to identify and study mechanisms of sex dimorphism underlying cardiovascular traits and diseases.


Dysplasia-Associated Arterial Diseases, Hematologic Interactions with CVD, Hypertension, Sex Differences, Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, fibromuscular dysplasia

Community and Professional Affiliation(s)

ASCI | American Society of Human Genetics | SCAD Alliance | Society for Vascular Medicine

Research Area(s)

Genetics / Genomics / other OMICS | cardiovascular diseases | vascular biology | vascular remodeling


  • Principal investigator of: Genetics of Vascular Remodeling
  • Co-investigator of: Genome-Wide Association Analysis in Essential Hypertension
  • Principal investigator of: The genetics of fibromuscular dysplasia and associated aneurysmal disease