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
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