Otto Sanchez

Otto Sanchez, MD, PhD

Senior Scientist

Dr. Otto Sanchez joined the prevention team as a Senior Scientist, having earned his medical degree in Venezuela and PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. He brings extensive experience in MRI methods, biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical trial methods to test different approaches to prevent and treat cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Dr. Sanchez's professional interests include identifying early markers of cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and developing strategies that will help individuals implement a healthy lifestyle. He is also interested in the beneficial effects of exercise on overall health and how to promote physical activity among the population. In addition, Dr. Sanchez is assessing the potential clinical applications of natriuretic peptides as they may be an important factor in salt-sensitive hypertension, obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease, peripheral artery disease, and individuals with low cardiorespiratory fitness.

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Brad Paisley at Heart 360: Concert for Heart Research

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Brad Paisley at Heart 360 Concert

Ready to celebrate with a community that has heart? We are excited to announce Heart 360 Concert for Heart Research on Saturday, November 2 at The Armory with headliner and award-winning country music singer Brad Paisley! Purchase GA tickets via Ticketmaster, or Premium VIP tickets today: