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Tamara Horwich, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Office:  52-215E CHS
Phone:  (310) 825-8816
Email:  thorwich@mednet.ucla.edu   

Curriculum Vitae

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Tamara Horwich, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Horwich is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her internal medicine and cardiology training at UCLA. She holds a Masters of Science in clinical research from UCLA. Dr. Horwich has published several analyses of patients followed at Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center; these studies have delineated novel and important prognostic factors in patients with advanced heart failure, including anemia, cholesterol, troponin, and body mass index. Dr. Horwich currently holds an NIH/NHLBI K23 award in order to study potentially beneficial mechanisms of action of statins in non-ischemic heart failure and holds is currently conducting a prospective pilot study of diabetes therapy in heart failure. Dr. Horwich is also actively studying body composition parameters and their importance in heart failure outcomes. Dr. Horwich’s clinical activities include management and heart transplant evaluation of advanced heart failure patients at the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center as well as attending in the UCLA echocardiography laboratory.

Repesentative Publications

MacLellan C, MacLellan WR, Horwich TB, Fonarow G, LeBlanc J. Identification of a Novel Plasma Biomarker that Discriminates Heart Failure Etiology. J Investigative Med 2011; 59: 150.

Tomova GS, Fonarow GC, Horwich TB. Investigation of the Relationship between HbA1c Level and Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients with and without Diabetes Mellitus. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011; 57:E277.

Bourke T, Michowitz Y, Horwich TB, Fonarow GC, Shivkumar K, Boyle NG. Atrial Fibrillation at the Time of Referral for Cardiac Transplant Evaluation is associated with Increased Mortality in Patients with Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction. Eur Heart J 2011; 32: 1118.

Clark AL and Horwich TB. Sex Differences in the Obesity Paradox of Systolic Heart Failure? J Card Fail 2011 ;117: S85.

Vigna C, Tupling R, Verity A, Hamilton M, Fonarow G, Horwich T, Middlekauff H. Abnormalities in SR Ca2+ Sequestering Proteins in Skeletal Muscle in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure. Circulation 2011 in press.

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