Jose Jalife, MD

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Jalife is the Cyrus and Jane Farrehi Professor of Cardiovascular Research; Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan Medical School; and Co-Director of the University of Michigan Center for Arrhythmia Research. He completed his medical degree at the National University of Mexico in 1972. After clinical training in Spain, he conducted postdoctoral research in Pharmacology at the National Institute of Cardiology in Mexico, Upstate Medical University, and at the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory in Utica, New York. He joined the Department of Pharmacology at Upstate Medical University as a member of the Faculty in 1980 and became Chairman of the department in 1988. He has been the recipient of various honors and awards, including the 2001 American College of Cardiology Distinguished Scientist, the 2009 Heart Rhythm Society’s Distinguished Scientist Award, the 2010 Mirowski Award for Excellence in Clinical Cardiology and Electrophysiology, and in 2015 he also received the Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Valencia, Spain. Dr. Jalife was recruited to his present position at the University of Michigan in 2008.