“Medicine today is incredibly exciting, particularly as disparate scientific fields have finally converged to solve the extremely complex mechanisms underlying human disease. I believe that the research our teams are performing today within The Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute will have a profound impact on the lives of our children and future generations.”
Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Physiology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fellowship at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University
As a cardiologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Dr. Subha Raman is an expert when it comes to the heart. When presented with a young man with Duchenne, Dr. Raman took her years of research and practice to develop a treatment for the young man all because of what she saw in his heart.
Dr. Raman suggested two common drugs, typically used in cases of heart failure, to help combat the effects of Duchenne in the young man. This treatment has been a resounding success in that it has been able to improve his heart and muscle function. Thanks to Dr. Raman’s discovery, many more Duchenne patients are seeing their health and their outlook improve.