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Nathan O. Stitziel, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Cardiovascular Division
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Genetics

Specialty Areas

Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Genetics
Cardiology

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Cardiovascular genetics; inherited cardiovascular disease; genetic syndromes; cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia genetics

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Center for Advanced Medicine
Heart & Vascular Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

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Floor: 8
Office Phone: (314) 362-1291
Fax: (314) 362-4619

Education

Education

Fellowship, Postdoctoral Research: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2012
BA, Mathematics and Physics: Washington University, St. Louis, MO 1998
Fellowship, Cardiology: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2012
Medical Degree: University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 2006
PhD, Bioinformatics: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 2006
Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL 2008

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

An integrated clinical program and crowdsourcing strategy for genomic sequencing and Mendelian disease gene discovery.
Haghighi A, Krier JB, Toth-Petroczy A, Cassa CA, Frank NY, Carmichael N, Fieg E, Bjonnes A, Mohanty A, Briere LC, Lincoln S, Lucia S, Gupta VA, Söylemez O, Sutti S, Kooshesh K, Qiu H, Fay CJ, Perroni V, Valerius J, Hanna M, Frank A, Ouahed J, Snapper SB, Pantazi A, Chopra SS, Leshchiner I, Stitziel NO, Feldweg A, Mannstadt M, Loscalzo J, Sweetser DA, Liao E, Stoler JM, Nowak CB, Sanchez-Lara PA, Klein OD, Perry H, Patsopoulos NA, Raychaudhuri S, Goessling W, Green RC, Seidman CE, MacRae CA, Sunyaev SR, Maas RL, Vuzman D, Undiagnosed Diseases Network, Brigham and Women’s Hospital FaceBase Project, Brigham Genomic Medicine (BGM).
NPJ Genom Med. 2018; 321. doi: 10.1038/s41525-018-0060-9.

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    30131872
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Clinical Genetic Testing for Familial Hypercholesterolemia: JACC Scientific Expert Panel.
Sturm AC, Knowles JW, Gidding SS, Ahmad ZS, Ahmed CD, Ballantyne CM, Baum SJ, Bourbon M, Carrié A, Cuchel M, de Ferranti SD, Defesche JC, Freiberger T, Hershberger RE, Hovingh GK, Karayan L, Kastelein JJP, Kindt I, Lane SR, Leigh SE, Linton MF, Mata P, Neal WA, Nordestgaard BG, Santos RD, Harada-Shiba M, Sijbrands EJ, Stitziel NO, Yamashita S, Wilemon KA, Ledbetter DH, Rader DJ, Convened by the Familial Hypercholesterolemia Foundation.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Aug 7; 72(6)662-680. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.05.044.

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    30071997
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Genetics of the extracellular matrix in aortic aneurysmal diseases.
Lin CJ, Lin CY, Stitziel NO
Matrix Biol. 2018 Apr 12; pii: S0945-053X(17)30468-7. doi: 10.1016/j.matbio.2018.04.005.

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    29656146
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Reply: Loss-of-Function Mutations to Estimate Pharmacological ANGPTL3 Inhibition.
Stitziel NO, Musunuru K, Kathiresan S
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Oct 17; 70(16)2099-2100. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.07.794.

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    29025568
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Phenotypic Consequences of a Genetic Predisposition to Enhanced Nitric Oxide Signaling.
Emdin CA, Khera AV, Klarin D, Natarajan P, Zekavat SM, Nomura A, Haas M, Aragam K, Ardissino D, Wilson JG, Schunkert H, McPherson R, Watkins H, Elosua R, Bown MJ, Samani NJ, Baber U, Erdmann J, Gormley P, Palotie A, Stitziel NO, Gupta N, Danesh J, Saleheen D, Gabriel S, Kathiresan S
Circulation. 2018 Jan 16; 137(3)222-232. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.028021.

PMID:
    28982690
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Genetic association studies in cardiovascular diseases: Do we have enough power?
Auer PL, Stitziel NO
Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Aug; 27(6)397-404. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2017.03.005.

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    28456354
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ANGPTL3 Deficiency and Protection Against Coronary Artery Disease.
Stitziel NO, Khera AV, Wang X, Bierhals AJ, Vourakis AC, Sperry AE, Natarajan P, Klarin D, Emdin CA, Zekavat SM, Nomura A, Erdmann J, Schunkert H, Samani NJ, Kraus WE, Shah SH, Yu B, Boerwinkle E, Rader DJ, Gupta N, Frossard PM, Rasheed A, Danesh J, Lander ES, Gabriel S, Saleheen D, Musunuru K, Kathiresan S, PROMIS and Myocardial Infarction Genetics Consortium Investigators.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Apr 25; 69(16)2054-2063. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.02.030.

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    28385496
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Comments on Letter to the Editor entitled: "Role of electrophysiological evaluation for the best device choice to prevent sudden cardiac death in patients with Myotonic Dystrophy Type1 and Emery Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy".
Sommerville RB, Vincenti MG, Winborn K, Casey A, Stitziel NO, Connolly AM, Mann DL
Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Feb 7; pii: S1050-1738(17)30014-2. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2017.02.002.

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    28291654
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Association of Rare and Common Variation in the Lipoprotein Lipase Gene With Coronary Artery Disease.
Khera AV, Won HH, Peloso GM, O'Dushlaine C, Liu D, Stitziel NO, Natarajan P, Nomura A, Emdin CA, Gupta N, Borecki IB, Asselta R, Duga S, Merlini PA, Correa A, Kessler T, Wilson JG, Bown MJ, Hall AS, Braund PS, Carey DJ, Murray MF, Kirchner HL, Leader JB, Lavage DR, Manus JN, Hartzel DN, Samani NJ, Schunkert H, Marrugat J, Elosua R, McPherson R, Farrall M, Watkins H, Lander ES, Rader DJ, Danesh J, Ardissino D, Gabriel S, Willer C, Abecasis GR, Saleheen D, Dewey FE, Kathiresan S, Myocardial Infarction Genetics Consortium, DiscovEHR Study Group, CARDIoGRAM Exome Consortium, and Global Lipids Genetics Consortium.
JAMA. 2017 Mar 7; 317(9)937-946. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.0972.

PMID:
    28267856
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Polygenic Risk Score Identifies Subgroup With Higher Burden of Atherosclerosis and Greater Relative Benefit From Statin Therapy in the Primary Prevention Setting.
Natarajan P, Young R, Stitziel NO, Padmanabhan S, Baber U, Mehran R, Sartori S, Fuster V, Reilly DF, Butterworth A, Rader DJ, Ford I, Sattar N, Kathiresan S
Circulation. 2017 May 30; 135(22)2091-2101. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.024436.

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    28223407
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Systematic Evaluation of Pleiotropy Identifies 6 Further Loci Associated With Coronary Artery Disease.
Webb TR, Erdmann J, Stirrups KE, Stitziel NO, Masca NG, Jansen H, Kanoni S, Nelson CP, Ferrario PG, König IR, Eicher JD, Johnson AD, Hamby SE, Betsholtz C, Ruusalepp A, Franzén O, Schadt EE, Björkegren JL, Weeke PE, Auer PL, Schick UM, Lu Y, Zhang H, Dube MP, Goel A, Farrall M, Peloso GM, Won HH, Do R, van Iperen E, Kruppa J, Mahajan A, Scott RA, Willenborg C, Braund PS, van Capelleveen JC, Doney AS, Donnelly LA, Asselta R, Merlini PA, Duga S, Marziliano N, Denny JC, Shaffer C, El-Mokhtari NE, Franke A, Heilmann S, Hengstenberg C, Hoffmann P, Holmen OL, Hveem K, Jansson JH, Jöckel KH, Kessler T, Kriebel J, Laugwitz KL, Marouli E, Martinelli N, McCarthy MI, Van Zuydam NR, Meisinger C, Esko T, Mihailov E, Escher SA, Alver M, Moebus S, Morris AD, Virtamo J, Nikpay M, Olivieri O, Provost S, AlQarawi A, Robertson NR, Akinsansya KO, Reilly DF, Vogt TF, Yin W, Asselbergs FW, Kooperberg C, Jackson RD, Stahl E, Müller-Nurasyid M, Strauch K, Varga TV, Waldenberger M, Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium., Zeng L, Chowdhury R, Salomaa V, Ford I, Jukema JW, Amouyel P, Kontto J, MORGAM Investigators., Nordestgaard BG, Ferrières J, Saleheen D, Sattar N, Surendran P, Wagner A, Young R, Howson JM, Butterworth AS, Danesh J, Ardissino D, Bottinger EP, Erbel R, Franks PW, Girelli D, Hall AS, Hovingh GK, Kastrati A, Lieb W, Meitinger T, Kraus WE, Shah SH, McPherson R, Orho-Melander M, Melander O, Metspalu A, Palmer CN, Peters A, Rader DJ, Reilly MP, Loos RJ, Reiner AP, Roden DM, Tardif JC, Thompson JR, Wareham NJ, Watkins H, Willer CJ, Samani NJ, Schunkert H, Deloukas P, Kathiresan S, Myocardial Infarction Genetics and CARDIoGRAM Exome Consortia Investigators.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Feb 21; 69(7)823-836. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.11.056.

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    28209224
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Variants in ANGPTL4 and the Risk of Coronary Artery Disease.
Stitziel NO, the Myocardial Infarction Genetics and CARDIoGRAM Exome Consortia Investigators.
N Engl J Med. 2016 Dec 8; 375(23)2306. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1607380.

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    28112900
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Human genetic insights into lipoproteins and risk of cardiometabolic disease.
Stitziel NO
Curr Opin Lipidol. 2017 Apr; 28(2)113-119. doi: 10.1097/MOL.0000000000000389.

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    28059951
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Phenotypic Characterization of Genetically Lowered Human Lipoprotein(a) Levels.
Emdin CA, Khera AV, Natarajan P, Klarin D, Won HH, Peloso GM, Stitziel NO, Nomura A, Zekavat SM, Bick AG, Gupta N, Asselta R, Duga S, Merlini PA, Correa A, Kessler T, Wilson JG, Bown MJ, Hall AS, Braund PS, Samani NJ, Schunkert H, Marrugat J, Elosua R, McPherson R, Farrall M, Watkins H, Willer C, Abecasis GR, Felix JF, Vasan RS, Lander E, Rader DJ, Danesh J, Ardissino D, Gabriel S, Saleheen D, Kathiresan S, CHARGE–Heart Failure Consortium., CARDIoGRAM Exome Consortium.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Dec 27; 68(25)2761-2772. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.10.033.

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    28007139
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Genetic invalidation of Lp-PLA<sub>2</sub> as a therapeutic target: Large-scale study of five functional Lp-PLA<sub>2</sub>-lowering alleles.
Gregson JM, Freitag DF, Surendran P, Stitziel NO, Chowdhury R, Burgess S, Kaptoge S, Gao P, Staley JR, Willeit P, Nielsen SF, Caslake M, Trompet S, Polfus LM, Kuulasmaa K, Kontto J, Perola M, Blankenberg S, Veronesi G, Gianfagna F, Männistö S, Kimura A, Lin H, Reilly DF, Gorski M, Mijatovic V, CKDGen consortium., Munroe PB, Ehret GB, International Consortium for Blood Pressure., Thompson A, Uria-Nickelsen M, Malarstig A, Dehghan A, CHARGE inflammation working group., Vogt TF, Sasaoka T, Takeuchi F, Kato N, Yamada Y, Kee F, Müller-Nurasyid M, Ferrières J, Arveiler D, Amouyel P, Salomaa V, Boerwinkle E, Thompson SG, Ford I, Wouter Jukema J, Sattar N, Packard CJ, Shafi Majumder AA, Alam DS, Deloukas P, Schunkert H, Samani NJ, Kathiresan S, MICAD Exome consortium., Nordestgaard BG, Saleheen D, Howson JM, Di Angelantonio E, Butterworth AS, Danesh J, EPIC-CVD consortium and the CHD Exome+ consortium.
Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2017 Mar; 24(5)492-504. doi: 10.1177/2047487316682186.

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    27940953
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<i>SOS2</i> and <i>ACP1</i> Loci Identified through Large-Scale Exome Chip Analysis Regulate Kidney Development and Function.
Li M, Li Y, Weeks O, Mijatovic V, Teumer A, Huffman JE, Tromp G, Fuchsberger C, Gorski M, Lyytikäinen LP, Nutile T, Sedaghat S, Sorice R, Tin A, Yang Q, Ahluwalia TS, Arking DE, Bihlmeyer NA, Böger CA, Carroll RJ, Chasman DI, Cornelis MC, Dehghan A, Faul JD, Feitosa MF, Gambaro G, Gasparini P, Giulianini F, Heid I, Huang J, Imboden M, Jackson AU, Jeff J, Jhun MA, Katz R, Kifley A, Kilpeläinen TO, Kumar A, Laakso M, Li-Gao R, Lohman K, Lu Y, Mägi R, Malerba G, Mihailov E, Mohlke KL, Mook-Kanamori DO, Robino A, Ruderfer D, Salvi E, Schick UM, Schulz CA, Smith AV, Smith JA, Traglia M, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Zhao W, Goodarzi MO, Kraja AT, Liu C, Wessel J, CHARGE Glycemic-T2D Working Group,., CHARGE Blood Pressure Working Group,., Boerwinkle E, Borecki IB, Bork-Jensen J, Bottinger EP, Braga D, Brandslund I, Brody JA, Campbell A, Carey DJ, Christensen C, Coresh J, Crook E, Curhan GC, Cusi D, de Boer IH, de Vries AP, Denny JC, Devuyst O, Dreisbach AW, Endlich K, Esko T, Franco OH, Fulop T, Gerhard GS, Glümer C, Gottesman O, Grarup N, Gudnason V, Hansen T, Harris TB, Hayward C, Hocking L, Hofman A, Hu FB, Husemoen LL, Jackson RD, Jørgensen T, Jørgensen ME, Kähönen M, Kardia SL, König W, Kooperberg C, Kriebel J, Launer LJ, Lauritzen T, Lehtimäki T, Levy D, Linksted P, Linneberg A, Liu Y, Loos RJ, Lupo A, Meisinger C, Melander O, Metspalu A, Mitchell P, Nauck M, Nürnberg P, Orho-Melander M, Parsa A, Pedersen O, Peters A, Peters U, Polasek O, Porteous D, Probst-Hensch NM, Psaty BM, Qi L, Raitakari OT, Reiner AP, Rettig R, Ridker PM, Rivadeneira F, Rossouw JE, Schmidt F, Siscovick D, Soranzo N, Strauch K, Toniolo D, Turner ST, Uitterlinden AG, Ulivi S, Velayutham D, Völker U, Völzke H, Waldenberger M, Wang JJ, Weir DR, Witte D, Kuivaniemi H, Fox CS, Franceschini N, Goessling W, Köttgen A, Chu AY
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Mar; 28(3)981-994. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2016020131.

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    27920155
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Multiethnic Exome-Wide Association Study of Subclinical Atherosclerosis.
Natarajan P, Bis JC, Bielak LF, Cox AJ, Dörr M, Feitosa MF, Franceschini N, Guo X, Hwang SJ, Isaacs A, Jhun MA, Kavousi M, Li-Gao R, Lyytikäinen LP, Marioni RE, Schminke U, Stitziel NO, Tada H, van Setten J, Smith AV, Vojinovic D, Yanek LR, Yao J, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Amin N, Baber U, Borecki IB, Carr JJ, Chen YI, Cupples LA, de Jong PA, de Koning H, de Vos BD, Demirkan A, Fuster V, Franco OH, Goodarzi MO, Harris TB, Heckbert SR, Heiss G, Hoffmann U, Hofman A, Išgum I, Jukema JW, Kähönen M, Kardia SL, Kral BG, Launer LJ, Massaro J, Mehran R, Mitchell BD, Mosley TH Jr, de Mutsert R, Newman AB, Nguyen KD, North KE, O'Connell JR, Oudkerk M, Pankow JS, Peloso GM, Post W, Province MA, Raffield LM, Raitakari OT, Reilly DF, Rivadeneira F, Rosendaal F, Sartori S, Taylor KD, Teumer A, Trompet S, Turner ST, Uitterlinden AG, Vaidya D, van der Lugt A, Völker U, Wardlaw JM, Wassel CL, Weiss S, Wojczynski MK, Becker DM, Becker LC, Boerwinkle E, Bowden DW, Deary IJ, Dehghan A, Felix SB, Gudnason V, Lehtimäki T, Mathias R, Mook-Kanamori DO, Psaty BM, Rader DJ, Rotter JI, Wilson JG, van Duijn CM, Völzke H, Kathiresan S, Peyser PA, O'Donnell CJ, CHARGE Consortium.
Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2016 Dec; 9(6)511-520. doi: 10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.116.001572.

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    27872105
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Leveraging human genetics to guide drug target discovery.
Stitziel NO, Kathiresan S
Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Jul; 27(5)352-359. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2016.08.008.

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    27686272
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Meta-analysis identifies common and rare variants influencing blood pressure and overlapping with metabolic trait loci.
Liu C, Kraja AT, Smith JA, Brody JA, Franceschini N, Bis JC, Rice K, Morrison AC, Lu Y, Weiss S, Guo X, Palmas W, Martin LW, Chen YD, Surendran P, Drenos F, Cook JP, Auer PL, Chu AY, Giri A, Zhao W, Jakobsdottir J, Lin LA, Stafford JM, Amin N, Mei H, Yao J, Voorman A, CHD Exome+ Consortium., ExomeBP Consortium., GoT2DGenes Consortium., T2D-GENES Consortium., Larson MG, Grove ML, Smith AV, Hwang SJ, Chen H, Huan T, Kosova G, Stitziel NO, Kathiresan S, Samani N, Schunkert H, Deloukas P, Myocardial Infarction Genetics and CARDIoGRAM Exome Consortia., Li M, Fuchsberger C, Pattaro C, Gorski M, CKDGen Consortium., Kooperberg C, Papanicolaou GJ, Rossouw JE, Faul JD, Kardia SL, Bouchard C, Raffel LJ, Uitterlinden AG, Franco OH, Vasan RS, O'Donnell CJ, Taylor KD, Liu K, Bottinger EP, Gottesman O, Daw EW, Giulianini F, Ganesh S, Salfati E, Harris TB, Launer LJ, Dörr M, Felix SB, Rettig R, Völzke H, Kim E, Lee WJ, Lee IT, Sheu WH, Tsosie KS, Edwards DR, Liu Y, Correa A, Weir DR, Völker U, Ridker PM, Boerwinkle E, Gudnason V, Reiner AP, van Duijn CM, Borecki IB, Edwards TL, Chakravarti A, Rotter JI, Psaty BM, Loos RJ, Fornage M, Ehret GB, Newton-Cheh C, Levy D, Chasman DI
Nat Genet. 2016 Oct; 48(10)1162-70. doi: 10.1038/ng.3660.

PMID:
    27618448
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Diagnosis and management of adult hereditary cardio-neuromuscular disorders: A model for the multidisciplinary care of complex genetic disorders.
Sommerville RB, Vincenti MG, Winborn K, Casey A, Stitziel NO, Connolly AM, Mann DL
Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Jan; 27(1)51-58. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2016.06.005.

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    27452966
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Areas of Research Interest

Genetics of Mendelian cardiovascular disease; genetics of complex cardiovascular diseases and traits.