- ABMS Certification:
- Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, National Board of Medical Examiners
- Research Interests:
Angiogenesis and Gene therapy
- Clinical Practice:
- Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attack, Coronary Angioplasty, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Artery Disease, Vascular Screening
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Chair, George A. Beller, M.D./Lantheus Medical Imaging Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Brian Annex, MD, is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology. Prior to his arrival at UVA in July 2008, Dr. Annex served as professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. While at Duke, he also served as vice chief for the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. He initiated and then served as director of vascular medicine at Duke as well as a staff cardiologist at the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Dr. Annex has a long-standing clinical and research interest in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). In addition, he researches: diabetes as a major risk factors for PAD, the genetics of PAD, links between PAD and coronary artery disease and novel PAD treatments, including gene and cell therapy. He has performed and led numerous studies on angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels) and gene therapy to treat several diseases, including PAD. Dr. Annex brings a number of pre-clinical and clinical studies on PAD and angiogenesis, which are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Diabetes Association. He has served on several national programs in PAD, and he currently serves as the chair on the NIH Study Section on Clinical and Integrative Cardiovascular Sciences.
- Yale University; 1985
- Internal Medicine, Tuft's-New England Medical Center
- Interventional Cardiology, William Beaumont Hospital; Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center