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Dr. Melissa Hector-Greene joins the Department of Anesthesiology

Dear Colleagues –

We are delighted to announce that Melissa Hector-Greene, MD, PhD, joined the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis on July 1, 2023. She will have appointments in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and the Division of Basic Research.

Dr. Hector-Greene received her medical degrees at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, before she was recruited to the Washington University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology where she completed our residency program. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship also at WashU. We have been successful in recruiting her to stay with our department as faculty.

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Hector-Greene is passionate about taking care of patients with complex cardiac histories, as well as advancing our fundamental knowledge of disease pathogenesis through multidisciplinary scientific investigation. Currently, her research focuses on developing precision therapies for dilated cardiomyopathies. This translational project explores the impact of pathogenic LMNA mutations on cardiac function using a combination of complementary technologies, including bioengineered models of cardiac tissues, mouse models of patient-derived mutations and bioinformatic interrogation of human genomic data. Through mechanistic insight, she intends to uncover targets for future treatments for patients with advanced heart failure.

Please welcome Dr. Hector-Greene as a new faculty member at the School of Medicine and Department of Anesthesiology.

Best wishes,
Tracey, TJ, and Jose

Tracey Stevens, MD
Associate Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Thomas J. Graetz, MD, MBA
Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Jose Moron-Concepcion, PhD
Chief of Division of Basic Research