Dr. Buddhadeb (Buddha) Dawn is a tenured professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. Dawn is also the chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.
Dawn is a clinical noninvasive cardiologist and physician-scientist with research interests focused primarily on heart repair with adult stem cells. Dawn's clinical interests include echocardiography and atrial fibrillation. Before joining UNLV in July 2018, Dawn was a professor of cardiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he served as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, founding director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, and founding director of the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center.
Dawn has authored over 180 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Research from his laboratory has been presented in national scientific meetings on more than 200 occasions. Dawn's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for many years. Dawn currently serves on the editorial boards of several prominent cardiovascular journals, national scientific committees, and grant review panels.
- M.D., Calcutta Medical College, India
- Residency in Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
- Fellowship in Cardiology, University of Louisville, KY