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Ware to serve as interim chair of Medical and Molecular Genetics

portrait of Stephanie Ware, MD

Stephanie Ware, MD, PhD, will serve as interim chair for the IU School of Medicine Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics when Tatiana Foroud, PhD, steps down on December 31, 2022.

Ware, professor of pediatrics and medical and molecular genetics, currently serves as vice chair of clinical affairs with the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics and is director of the cardiovascular genetics program in the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research. She was recruited to IU School of Medicine in 2014 to initiate a cardiovascular genetics program that would encompass clinical cardiovascular genetics services and basic and translational cardiovascular genetics research.

Ware’s research interests include the genetic and developmental basis of disorders of cardiac structure and function. Her research laboratory has made significant contributions in the areas of congenital heart defects and cardiomyopathy. She is an elected member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and is faculty of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

Clinically, Ware evaluates and manages patients with genetic disorders and has specific expertise in cardiomyopathy and syndromes with cardiovascular disease.

Foroud is stepping down as chair of the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics after serving in that role since 2015. Under her leadership the department has enjoyed substantial growth of its research and clinical care. She will remain a member of the department and continue to lead her research program, as she maintains her role as executive associate dean of research affairs.

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