Elizabeth M McNally, MD, PhD

Elizabeth M McNally, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Genetic Medicine

Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics



Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center Room 7-123
303 E Superior
Chicago IL 60611

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Education and Certification

PhD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology (1990)
MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1990)
Residency: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine (1992)
Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Cardiovascular Medicine (1996)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Children's Hospital, Boston, Genetics (1996)
Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease


Description of Interests

My laboratory studies genetic mechanisms responsible for inherited human diseases including heart failure, cardiomyopathy, muscular dystrophy, arrhythmias, aortic aneurysms. Working with individuals and families, we are defining the genetic mutations that cause these disorders. By establishing models for these disorders, we can now begin to develop and test new therapies, including genetic correction and gene editing.

Interests (Keywords)

Aortic Aneurysm; Arrhythmias; Genetics; Heart Failure; Muscular Dystrophy; Neuromuscular Disorders

Research and Publications

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