Flora Sam

Professor, MD

  • Title Professor, MD
  • Office 88 E. Newton St Newton Pavilion
  • Phone 617.638.8060
  • Education University of the Witwatersrand, MD
  • Faculty Profile

Dr. Sam is a clinical heart failure cardiologist and a physician-scientist. She is translational researcher and is PI of her NIH funded lab. She is an expert in cardiac myocyte biology and in mechanisms of myocardial remodeling in cardiomyopathy, both in humans and animal models. She is a recognized expert in “heart failure with preserved ejection fraction” (HFpEF) /diastolic heart failure and “heart failure with reduced ejection fraction” (HFrEF)/systolic heart failure and cardiomyopathies

The Sam lab is focused on three major areas of investigation:
1) Pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic mechanisms that mediate cardiac remodeling in heart failure, cardiac hypertrophy and hypertension.
2) Investigating the relationship between matrix markers and heart failure in humans with cardiac amyloid and scleroderma.
3) Investigating cross talk between adipocyte-derived factors, myokines and cardiokines in heart failure.

all of which are directed to novel pathways to provide therapeutic insights into drug development

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