Craig Tall Family Endowed Chair in Heart Failure Research
Heart failure is the largest cause of death in the world.
The Craig Tall Family Endowed Professorship in Heart Failure was established in 2005 by Craig Tall in recognition of the life-saving care he received from the team at the UW Medicine Regional Heart Center at UW Medical Center — and from Dr. April Stempien-Otero in particular. That unique care and attention continues to this day for Craig and many others who obtain their care at the UW Medicine Regional Heart Center.
Craig’s intent was to help and support UW Medicine’s ongoing effort to retain and attract distinguished faculty who work in the field of heart failure and who have dedicated their professional careers to helping those with heart failure to survive for as long as they can — and to lead the most normal lives possible while dealing with their disease.
The problem of heart failure is being attacked on many fronts at UW Medicine, including gene therapy, stem cell therapy, advanced heart failure treatment, mechanical circulatory support, and transplantation.
In 2015, based on his assessment of UW Medicine’s work in heart failure research and treatments, and in appreciation of the continued care he receives from Dr. Stempien-Otero, Craig fulfilled his commitment and elevated the professorship to a fully endowed chair: the Craig Tall Family Endowed Chair in Heart Failure.
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