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November 7, 2002

Muredach P. Reilly, MB, Named Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

(Philadelphia, PA) - Muredach P. Reilly, MB, has been named Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Reilly, a native of Ireland, earned his M.B., B.Ch., and BAO degrees from the School of Medicine at University College Dublin in Ireland. He went on to receive his BS in Pharmacology from the same university. From 1990-1994, he completed his residency in Medicine and his cardiovascular diseases clinical/research fellowship at Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. In 1994, he began his residency, training in Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and in 2000, he completed his fellowship in HUP's Cardiovascular Division. He is presently in the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Masters training program at Penn.

Dr. Reilly's clinical interests focus on preventive cardiology, vascular medicine, diabetic cardiovascular disease and non-invasive cardiovascular imaging, specifically as it relates to sub-clinical atherosclerosis. His research interests include studying protein Kinase C in atherosclerosis; inflammation, metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis; genetics of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases - particularly in type 2 diabetes; and magnetic resonance (MR) characterization of atherosclerosis in vivo.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular. He has been the recipient of several accolades including the American College of Cardiology Fellows Award, Cardiovascular Fellow Teaching Award from the University of Pennsylvania and the Merck Young Investigator Award. Dr. Reilly is also an affiliate member of the American College of Cardiology, a member of the American Heart Association, the Society of Vascular Medicine and Biology, and the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.

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