Investigator Profile: Sherene Shalhub, MD, MPH


Sherene Shalhub, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery

Dr. Shalhub is a vascular surgeon and a translational researcher investigating the effect of gene mutations on vascular disease by utilizing a collaborative multidisciplinary approach with multicenter collaborators from cardiac surgery, genetics, and advanced vascular imaging. Her current goal is to define the clinical and genetic factors underlying progressive aneurysmal degeneration of the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta post aortic dissection. Additionally, she is investigating the clinical effect of syndromic and nonsyndromic gene mutations on the vasculature and treatment outcomes with the goal of offering a personalized approach to the treatment of patients with vascular disease.

In May, Dr. Shalhub was accepted into the Rising Stars Career Development Program. The program is sponsored by the UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) and provides promising early stage investigators from the WWAMI region with a high-quality, targeted and structured translational science career development package over the course of two years. The program includes $15,000 in research funding, mentoring, peer-to-peer networking, and publication and grant application review services, with the goal of obtaining K- or R-series funding from the National Institutes of Health.