Meet the Chief

Brian H. Annex, MD

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Brian Annex, MD

Brian Annex is the George A. Beller, MD/Lantheus Medical Imaging Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the UVA School of Medicine. Dr. Annex was recruited from Duke University in 2008 to serve as chief of UVA’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Dr. Annex received his MD from Yale and completed a residency in internal medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. He then headed south for a fellowship in cardiology at Duke, followed by an advanced fellowship in interventional cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan. After completing his training he joined the faculty at Duke, where he served as vice chief of the cardiovascular division, founded and directed its vascular medicine section, and was staff cardiologist at the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Dr. Annex has a long-standing clinical and research interest in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). His laboratory conducts multidisciplinary studies on a variety of PAD-related subjects, including the genetics of PAD, links between PAD and coronary artery disease, and novel treatments for the disease, including gene and cell therapy.