Frans Leenen, University of Ottawa

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Cellular & Molecular Medicine Professor Ottawa, Ontario fleenen@ottawaheart.ca Office: (613) 696-7360

Bio/Research

Frans H.H. Leenen received his PhD and MD from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. He completed his residencies in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Utrecht Medical School and teaching hospitals. He obtained postdoctoral research training at the University of Utrecht...

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Bio/Research

Frans H.H. Leenen received his PhD and MD from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. He completed his residencies in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Utrecht Medical School and teaching hospitals. He obtained postdoctoral research training at the University of Utrecht and the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Leenen is currently Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Ottawa School of Medicine, and Director of the Hypertension Unit at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Dr. Leenen’s current areas of research are 1) brain mechanisms determining sympathetic hyperactivity in salt-sensitive hypertension and heart failure with as primary focus the brain RAAS; and 2) genetic basis of salt-sensitive hypertension in rats and humans. He is a fellow in the cardiovascular section of the American Physiological Society, a fellow of the Council for High Blood Pressure of the American Heart Association, a fellow of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, and honorary member of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia.


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