About Us


The WCVI’s mission is to advance the field of cardiovascular research and science. Investigators in the WCVI conduct and coordinate research and training related to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The WCVI combines and integrates basic science, clinical investigation, and population science with the ultimate goal of advancing patient care. 

Naomi Hamburg, MD, MS

Interim Director of the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute
Joseph A. Vita Professor of Medicine

Itunu Alao 

Administrative Assistant