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Renowned Onco-Cardiologist Leads Medicine Department

Yeh’s research focuses on understanding the relationship between heart disease and cancer
Renowned Onco-Cardiologist Leads Medicine Department

Edward T.H. Yeh, MD, (right) is known internationally as a leader in the field of onco-cardiology, which focuses on providing personalized cardiac care to cancer patients. He was recruited to MU by cardiology researcher Patrick Delafontaine, MD, Hugh E. and Sarah D. Stephenson Dean of the MU School of Medicine.

Edward T.H. Yeh, MD, joined the University of Missouri in September as chair of the Department of Medicine. Before coming to MU, Yeh served as a professor and chair of cardiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Yeh’s research focuses on understanding the relationship between heart disease and cancer, and he is the principal investigator on multiple research projects. The National Institutes of Health, the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas and the U.S. Department of Defense have all funded
his research.

With more than 200 scientific papers and book chapters to his name, Yeh has held prominent positions in multiple medical societies, including the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He has served as president of the Houston Cardiology Society, president of the board of the American Heart Association’s Houston Chapter and as a board member of the American Heart Association’s Texas and South Central Affiliate.

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