DETROIT – DMC Heart Hospital Vice President Dr. Cindy Grines received the prestigious Alumni Achievement Award from Ohio State University (OSU) on Monday, August 1, 2016.
Created in 1947, the Alumni Achievement Award is presented to College of Medicine or resident alumni in acknowledgement of distinguished career achievements, both in contributions to the practice of medicine and to society as a whole.
After completing her medical training at Ohio State University, and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan, Dr. Grines, an Interventional Cardiologist, spent three years as an assistant professor of medicine and director of interventional cardiology at the University of Kentucky at Lexington. She has practiced in Michigan since 1990.
Dr. Grines is widely acclaimed for her research in acute myocardial infarction and has initiated and designed the PAMI studies, which have brought primary angioplasty to the forefront as a leading reperfusion strategy revolutionizing the management of heart attack patients. Dr. Grines has earned recognition and respect as a leading interventional cardiologist and researcher, participating in numerous clinical research trials, with multiple publications, book chapters and medical journal articles on cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, acute myocardial infarction, chemical intervention to break down arterial blockage, and gene therapy.
She recently co-authored an American Heart Association statement on the significant shift over time in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction in women, and was honored at the 2016 meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention tribute to “Women Luminaries in Interventional Cardiology.”
“Dr. Grines is an outstanding physician, mentor and researcher,” said DMC Heart Hospital President Dr. Theodore Schreiber. “This type of recognition is well-deserved and reinforces the critical role she fills in positively impacting the lives of every patient who walks through our doors. We’re extremely proud of her, and proud to have her on our team.”
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