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About Us

CVMD consists of 13 full time faculty members and 5 faculty members with adjunct appointments from National Heart Center Singapore.


CVMD Research Focus

Our aim is to carry out research in areas that address the clustering of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia 
and cardiovascular disease, which are epidemic in Singapore and across Asia.

To achieve this objective, we bring together top-flight researchers working to unravel the interactions between metabolic disorders and 
cardiovascular diseases, focusing on translational discoveries that can impact clinical care.


CVMD’s major research themes:

1. Metabolism and Diabetes

Projects led by:
Emeritus Professor Shirish Shenolikar
Professor David Silver
Assistant Professor Jean-Paul Kovalik
Assistant Professor Sun Lei


2. Complications of Diabetes

Projects led by:
Professor Thomas Coffman
Professor Karl Tryggvason
Professor Paul Yen


3. Cardiovascular Disease

Projects led by:
Professor Stuart Cook
Professor Derek Hausenloy
Assistant Professor Manvendra Singh