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Gary H. Gibbons

Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

- Present


Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., is Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he oversees the third largest institute at the NIH, with an annual budget of more than $3 billion and a staff of 917 federal employees.

The NHLBI provides global leadership for research, training, and education programs to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.

Prior to being named director of the NHLBI, Gibbons served as a member of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC) from 2009-2012. He was also a member of the NHLBI Board of Extramural Experts (BEE), a working group of the NHLBAC.

Selected Publications

Genotype-driven identification of a molecular network predictive of advanced coronary calcium in ClinSeq(R) and Framingham Heart Study cohorts.

Authors: Oguz C, Sen SK, Davis AR, Fu YP, O'Donnell CJ, Gibbons GH
BMC Syst Biol 2017 Oct 26;11(1):

COPD National Action Plan: Addressing a Public Health Need Together.

Authors: Kiley JP, Gibbons GH
Chest 2017 Oct 01;152(4):698-699

Charting Our Future Together: Turning Discovery Science Into Cardiovascular Health.

Authors: Gibbons GH
Circulation 2017 Aug 15;136(7):615-617

Cardiovascular Mortality Differences-Place Matters.

Authors: Mensah GA, Goff DC, Gibbons GH
JAMA 2017 May 16;317(19):1955-1957

Building on a Legacy of Hypertension Research: Charting Our Future Together.

Authors: Mensah GA, Galis ZS, Fine LJ, Garcia ME, Levy DF, Gibbons GH
Hypertension 2017 Jan 01;69(1):5-10


Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammie)
Partnership for Public Service
Research Achievement Award
American Heart Association
Convocation speaker
Morehouse School of Medicine
"Fruits of Excellence" Award
Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Meharry-Vanderbilt Shockley Lectureship
Named one of America’s Leading Doctors
Black Enterprise Magazine
Santiago Ramón y Cajal Award for Outstanding Research
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Health Braintrust
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences elected member
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences
Daniel Savage Scientific Award
Association of Black Cardiologists
Morehouse School of Medicine Outstanding Mentor Award
Morehouse School of Medicine
Ernest E. Just Symposium Award
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers and the American Chemical Society Distinguished Scientist Award
International Society on Hypertension in Blacks Outstanding Scientist Award
Established Investigator Award
American Heart Association
Pew Biomedical Scholar
Pew Charitable Trusts
Baxter Foundation awardee
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Minority Faculty Development Fellowship awardee
Magna Cum Laude graduate
Harvard Medical School
Kaiser Foundation/National Medical Fellowship Merit Award
Harvard Medical School
Henry Asbury Christian Award for Notable Scholarship
Harvard Medical School

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