Photo: Christine Edry Seidman, MD
Christine Edry Seidman, MD
Year elected: 1992
Current membership category: Senior
Harvard Medical School
Department of Genetics, NRB-256
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
United States of America
Phone: 617-432-7871
Facsimile: 617-432-7832

Honors and awards

National Academy of Medicine (1999)
ASCI | Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award (2000) For employing molecular genetic approaches in defining the etiology of inherited human disorders and genetic engineering to produce murine models of human disease, with particular emphasis on heart disease.
National Academy of Sciences (2005)
American Academy of Arts & Sciences (1999)

Biographical statement

Dr. Christine Seidman is the Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School, an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Service at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Seidman has pioneered the discovery of the genetic basis for heart muscle disorders, including hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathies and congenital heart disease. Her work has enabled development of clinical gene-based diagnostics, early and accurate identification of at-risk individuals, and pre-emptive interventions to limit the progression and devastating outcomes associated with these disorders.

Dr. Seidman is the recipient of the American Heart Association Basic Science Prize and Joseph A. Vita Award, the ASCI Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award, the Pasarow Foundation Award in Cardiovascular Research, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cardiovascular Research, the Institut de France Fondation Lefoulon-Delalande Grand Prix for Science Award and the European Society of Cardiology Gold Medal. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Science.

Institutional affiliations

Anna Greka, MD, PhD is the representative at this institution.


Developmental Biology

Positions held

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator