Marlene Rabinovitch, MD
Elected 1989

Dr. Rabinovitch is the Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Rabinovitch graduated from McGill University Medical School and completed her pediatrics training at the University of Colorado and sub-specialty training in cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School where she was Assistant Professor. She then became Professor of Pediatrics, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Medicine at the University of Toronto, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Program at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Robert M. Freedom/Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair.

Dr. Rabinovitch has received numerous awards for her research and mentoring.  These include the American Thoracic Society J. Burns Amberson Lectureship (2016), and Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishment, the American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Research Prize (2004) and Distinguished Scientist Award (2006), the Canadian Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health Distinguished Scientist Award, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Research Achievement Award, the Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases from McGill University, and the University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cardiovascular Research. Dr. Rabinovitch was the recipient of the Judith Pool Mentorship Award (2012) from the Association for Women in Science and the Stanford Award for Pediatrics Mentorship (2015). She has given numerous named lectureships including the AHA Paul Dudley White and Dickinson Richards Lectures as well as the American Physiological Society Julius Comroe Lecture. She has served as Visiting Professor in many countries worldwide and has over 180 peer-reviewed publications and 120 invited reviews and book chapters. 

Dr. Rabinovitch is an External Advisor to the NHLBI lung regeneration program, the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research and the German Lung Centers of Excellence and has served on the Scientific Advisory Councils of NHLBI and numerous other Research Foundations. She is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians, and has been Associate Editor of Circulation Research and Annual Reviews of Physiology. Her research focuses on uncovering fundamental genetic, metabolic, and inflammatory mechanisms causing pulmonary hypertension that can be translated to the clinic.