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Jeffrey Towbin

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Jeffrey Allen Towbin, M.D.
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Jeffrey Allen Towbin, M.D.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Executive Co-Director, The Heart Institute
Professor and Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
3333 Burnet Ave.
ML 2003
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229

Office # (513)636-3049
Fax # (513)636-4181

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Cardiomyopathies and outcomes of these disorders, novel treatment approaches for these disorders, and the development of registries to track these disorders longitudinally in childhood through adulthood. Gene discovery using linkage analysis in medium and large sized families. Gene discovery using standard screening, sequencing and next generation sequencing. Pioneered the concept of pathway focused candidate gene analysis using the “final common pathway hypothesis".

Recent publications: 
1.) McMahon CJ, Nagueh SF, Pignatelli RH, Denfield SW, Dreyer WJ, Price JF, Clunie S, Bezold LI, Hays AL, Towbin JA, Eidem BW. Characterization of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function by Tissue Doppler Imaging and Clinical Status in Children with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Circulation 109:1756-1762, 2004 2.) Yang Z, McMahon CJ, Smith LR, Bersola J, Adesina AM, Kearney DL, Dreyer WJ, Denfield SW, Price JF, Grenier M, Kertesz NJ, Clunie S, Fernbach SD, Southern JF, Berger S, Towbin JA, Bowles KR, Bowles NE. Danon Disease as a Frequent Cause of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Children. Circulation 112:1612-1617, 2005 3.) Colan SD, Lipshultz SE, Lowe AM, Slepper LA, Messere J, Cox GF, Lurie PR, Prav EJ, Towbin JA. Epidemiology and Cause-Specific Outcome of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Children: Findings from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry. Circulation 115:773-781 (Epub ahead of print, January 29, 2007), 2007 4.) Morita H, Rehm HL, Menesses A, McDonough B, Roberts AE, Kucherlapati R, Towbin JA, Seidman JG, Seidman CE. Shared Genetic Causes of Cardiac Hypertrophy in Children and Adults. N Engl J Med 358: 1899-1908 (Epub Ahead of Print, April 10, 2008), 2008
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