2012 Keynote Speaker
2012 Heart Teaching Day.
Dr. Jose Di Diego
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jose Di Diego, MD, received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Buenos Aires University in Argentina. He joined the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory (MMRL) as a postdoctoral fellow in 1988 and accepted a research scientist position in 1993. Dr. Di Diego was recently promoted to Program and Laboratory manager of the Experimental Cardiology Department.
Di Diego actively participates as an experimental cardiac electrophysiologist in technologies that may one day regenerate the human heart. One of the most promising goals of the MMRL Stem Cell Center is the development of lab-grown-hearts. This research has the potential to provide an alternative to heart transplantation and/or repairing of damaged hearts. Using cells from the recipient patient eliminates an auto-immune response or the need for drugs to repress this response.
This cutting edge research by Dr. Di Diego is evidenced in his current and previous funding through the American Heart Association. The research may provide clinical cardiologists alternatives and more effective approaches to prevent and treat life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias related to acute myocardial infarction and inherited diseases.
Dr. Diego spoke on:
From Bench to Bedside:
Cardiac Arrhythmias, Stem Cells and Heart Regeneration Projects at Masonic Medical Research Laboratory