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1979 …2022
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Research Interests

Dr. Rich has a career interest in understanding the causes and treatments of pulmonary hypertension. He was principle investigator for the NIH Registry on Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, the first of its kind, and has been the leader of the largest clinical center in the USA for evaluating and treating patients with pulmonary hypertension since 1980. Dr. Rich has conducted pioneering research on the molecular mechanisms, epidemiology, clinical presentation, natural history and treatments of the disease. This knowledge has lead to the discovery of more effective treatments for pulmonary hypertension, including the use of medicines like anticoagulants, calcium channel blockers, and prostacyclins. His pioneering research has led to a greater understanding of all types of pulmonary hypertension.

Dr. Rich is currently involved with novel drug and device development to treat advanced pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. This includes disease modifying drugs for pulmonary arterial hypertension, a first-in-man for pulmonary hypertension associated with heart failure with preserved function, and a durable right ventricular assist device. In addition, he is a collaborator with the World Health Organization Global Burden of Disease initiative and the newly initiated pulmonary hypertension project.

He has expanded the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at Northwestern to now offer every approved intervention for patients, including every approved medicine, interventional procedures, surgical pulmonary endarterectomy, and lung transplantation. He also has created an alliance with the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Lurie Children's Hospital to now offer clinical services to any patient with pulmonary hypertension of any age.

Training Experience

1976Internship, Washington University in St Louis, Barnes Jewish Hospital
1978Residency, Washington University in St Louis, Barnes Jewish Hospital
1980Fellowship, University of Chicago Hospitals

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Loyola University/Stritch School of Medicine

… → 1974

Research interests

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Trial Methodology
  • Critical Cardiac Care
  • Drug Discovery
  • Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

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Grants 2015 2022

Research Output 1979 2019

Septal Occluder Device
Pulmonary Hypertension
Stents
Cyanosis
Equipment and Supplies
Open Access
Heart-Assist Devices
Pulmonary Hypertension
Right Ventricular Function
Cardiogenic Shock
Pulmonary Artery
1 Citation (Scopus)

Are anticoagulants still indicated in pulmonary arterial hypertension?

Olschewski, H. & Rich, S., Oct 1 2018, In : Pulmonary Circulation. 8, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pulmonary Hypertension
Anticoagulants
Warfarin
Vasodilator Agents
Lung
3 Citations (Scopus)

Pulmonary hypertension: the unaddressed global health burden

Rich, S., Haworth, S. G., Hassoun, P. M. & Yacoub, M. H., Aug 1 2018, In : The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 6, 8, p. 577-579 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Pulmonary Hypertension
Global Health
60 Citations (Scopus)

Early Feasibility Study of a Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Annuloplasty: SCOUT Trial 30-Day Results

Hahn, R. T., Meduri, C. U., Davidson, C. J., Lim, S., Nazif, T. M., Ricciardi, M. J., Rajagopal, V., Ailawadi, G., Vannan, M. A., Thomas, J. D., Fowler, D., Rich, S., Martin, R., Ong, G., Groothuis, A. & Kodali, S., Apr 11 2017, In : Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 69, 14, p. 1795-1806 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Feasibility Studies
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency
Stroke Volume
Equipment and Supplies
Safety