Douglas E. Vaughan, MD, is the Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He also serves as Physician in Chief of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Prior to moving to Northwestern in June 2008, he was Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, C. Sidney Burwell Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Physician in Chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr Vaughan earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and trained in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, where he was also Chief Medical Resident. He trained in cardiology as a fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and completed additional post-doctoral training at the Center for Thrombosis and Vascular Research, University of Leuven, Belgium. Dr Vaughan is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Councils for High Blood Pressure Research and Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology of the American Heart Association. He has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the Association of University Cardiologists. His research program includes basic, translational and clinical research focused on the role of the plasminogen activator system in cardiovascular disease.