Genetic Lessons from the DCM Precision Medicine study: We can prevent Heart Failure

Cardiology Grand Rounds

Friday, December 15, 2023 at 12:00 PM

Grand Round starts in:

DHLRI 170 - Columbus, OH
December 15th, 2023
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


Dr. Hershberger is a Professor of Medicine, a heart failure and transplant cardiologist, and a clinical and laboratory scientist who is the founder and Principal Investigator for the DCM (formerly, FDC) Research Project. He and his group continue their research efforts to discover and understand the genetics and genomics of human dilated cardiomyopathy and translate new knowledge into the practice of cardiovascular medicine. In his current position at The Ohio State University College of Medicine since 2012, he directs the Division of Human Genetics in the Department of Internal Medicine and is jointly appointed in the Cardiovascular Division. He devotes his outpatient clinical effort to cardiovascular genetics and also serves with the in-patient heart failure and cardiac transplantation service. Dr. Hershberger received his cardiovascular, heart failure and cardiac transplantation training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City from 1985 – 1990, which also included a three-year laboratory-based research fellowship. In 1990 he joined the faculty of the Division of Cardiology at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, as a heart failure and transplant cardiologist. Dr. Hershberger started the Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy (FDC) Research Project in 1993 while at OHSU. He also directed the OHSU Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology programs from 1993-2007. In 2007 Dr. Hershberger joined the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida, where he served as Associate Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Therapies Programs, and Director of Translational Cardiovascular Genetic Medicine.

Dates and Times

Start: 12/15/2023 12:00 PM
End: 12/15/2023 1:00 PM


1. Define the genetic basis of dilated cardiomyopathy.

2. Implement key clinical genetics concepts in the care of patients with heritable cardiovascular diseases.

3. Discuss the role of genetic testing for patients newly diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. 


  • Dr. Ray Hershberger, MD
    • Genetic lessons from the DCM Precision Medicine Study: We CAN prevent Heart Failure!


473 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Accreditation Statement

The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Ohio State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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