Dr. Renu Virmani is a cardiovascular pathologist who is recognized as a leading researcher in the field of cardiovascular disease treatments.
She is a clinical professor in the Department of Pathology at Georgetown University, University of Maryland-Baltimore, George Washington University and Vanderbilt University. She served as chairperson of the Department of Cardiovascular Pathology of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology from 1984 until 2004. Dr Virmani is a member of the American Heart Association, the US and Canadian Academy of Pathology and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr Virmani serves as the President of CVPath Institute, which she founded in 2005. She lectures at international scientific meetings and has delivered more than 800 presentations globally. She has authored or co-authored more than 600 publications in peer-reviewed journals, covering athero-sclerosis, vulnerable plaque, stents and other cardiovascular diseases.
Dr Virmani has edited seven books, written more than 100 book chapters and is a manuscript reviewer for many scientific journals. Dr Virmani was awarded the TCT Career Achievement Award by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. She has been recognised by the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the AHA and delivered the Laennec Clinician Educator Lecture. She was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and received honorary awards from European Society of Cardiology and EuroPCR. Dr Virmani received her MD from Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India.