Andrew P. Landstrom, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pediatrics (Cardiology) and cell biology, has received the 2019 Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Early Career Research Award from the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to explore the causes of cardiomyopathy in neonates.
Landstrom is a physician-scientist trained in pediatric cardiology, human genetics, and molecular pharmacology. He has been involved in exploring the genetics and molecular causes of sudden cardiac death predisposing diseases for over a decade. His research is also focused on heritable arrythmias, cardiomyopathies, and malformations of the heart.
The CCF’s Young Early Career Research Award recognizes early career investigators who are performing high quality research in the field of pediatric cardiomyopathy. CCF's research initiatives are focused on advancing medical knowledge, standardizing diagnostic and treatment guidelines, and developing targeted therapies.
Landstrom received his MD and PhD degrees from the Mayo School of Health Sciences and completed his residency in pediatrics, clinical fellowship in pediatrics/cardiology, and advanced clinical fellowship in pediatrics/electrophysiology from the Baylor College of Medicine.
"Winning a CCF Early Career Research Award represents a true distinction,” says Ann M. Reed, MD, Samuel L. Katz Professor of Pediatrics and chair of the Department of Pediatrics. “Andrew is highly deserving of this recognition.”
Landstrom’s award will be presented at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition, October 25-29 in New Orleans, LA.