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MD/PhD Director

michael chin
Michael Chin, MD, PhD

The Tufts MSTP Program is directed by Michael Chin, MD, PhD. Dr. Chin received his AB degree in Biochemical Sciences from the Princeton University, an MS, and MD/PhD from the University of Rochester. After internship and residency in Medicine at Johns Hopkins, he completed his research training at the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science at the National Institute on Aging and did a cardiology fellowship at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.

He joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School before moving to the University of Washington where he held the Dodge-Lock Endowed Chair. He moved to Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center in 2017. He is a Professor of Medicine and serves as Research Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Institute at Tufts Medical Center.

Dr. Chin's laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms that mediate the development of cardiomyopathies, with a particular focus on the genetic events that occur within the myocardium that result in myocardial dysfunction. He participates in the graduate program in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology and has directed the training of numerous PhD and MD/PhD students and fellows.