Jeffrey Towbin

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Jeffrey A. Towbin is the Executive Co-Director of the Heart Institute and Professor & Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as well as Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Strategic Advancement at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He did his Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center before moving to Houston to do his Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital in 1985. He joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in July 1989 and was promoted to the rank of tenured Professor in 1998 and became Chief of Pediatric Cardiology from 2003-2009. Dr. Towbin relocated back to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2009 as Executive Co-Director of the Heart Institute and Professor & Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He arrived in Memphis in February, 2015 to take on his current roles. Dr. Towbin has published over 550 peer-reviewed publications, and over 70 book chapters, as well as editing 3 books and having continuous funding since 1988. He is the recipient of honors nationally and internationally, including the Michael DeBakey Excellence in Research Award, the 2007 American College of Cardiology Distinguished Scientist Award, the 2013 American Heart Association Basic Science Prize, and the 2017 Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association Award. Dr. Towbin’s expertise is in the clinical and translational arenas of Pediatric Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, Transplantation, and causes of Sudden Death.