Personal profile

Dr. Torre-Amione received his first academic appointment in 1995 as a Clinical Instructor at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He became an Assistant Professor there one year later, the same year he became the Medical Director for the Cardiac Transplant Service at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. Dr.Torre-Amione joined the Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group and Weill Medical College in 2005.

Research interests

Dr. Torre-Amione is the director of the Heart Failure Research Laboratory at Houston Methodist, and conducts research examining the mechanisms of immune activation and inflammation as it relates to myocardial dysfunction in the areas of heart failure and cardiac transplantation. The doctor and his colleagues have conducted numerous studies that suggest novel immune modulatory therapies for the treatment of heart failure and transplant patients. Dr. Torre-Amione led the first two FDA-approved trials of Celacade with impressive results, and a Phase III trial is underway. Other studies underway in the Heart Failure Research Laboratory are investigating additional immune response pathways that contribute to the progression of heart failure, including the role of heat shock proteins and cardiac mast cells.

Keywords

    Research Area Keywords

  • Regenerative Medicine

    Free-text keywords

  • Heart failure, Cardiac transplant, Immune activation, Inflammation, Heat shock proteins, Cardiac mast cells

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Heart Failure
Concept: Heart Failure
Weight: 100%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Heart-Assist Devices
Concept: Heart-Assist Devices
Weight: 56%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Heart Transplantation
Concept: Heart Transplantation
Weight: 31%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
Concept: Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
Weight: 30%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Cardiomyopathies
Concept: Cardiomyopathies
Weight: 20%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Therapeutics
Concept: Therapeutics
Weight: 19%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Myocardium
Concept: Myocardium
Weight: 18%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Hemodynamics
Concept: Hemodynamics
Weight: 17%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Concept: Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Weight: 15%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Cytokines
Concept: Cytokines
Weight: 14%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
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Journals

Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

ISSNs: 1053-2498

Elsevier

Journal

24

Circulation

ISSNs: 0009-7322, 1524-4539

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal

17

Current opinion in cardiology

ISSNs: 0268-4705

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal

14

Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal

ISSNs: 1947-6094

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1947-6108

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, United States

Journal

10

Journal of Cardiac Failure

ISSNs: 1071-9164

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1532-8414

Elsevier

Journal

10
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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

Organizational unit: Departments

40

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

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15

Center for Bioenergetics

Organizational unit: Programs

6

Department of Medicine

Organizational unit: Departments

6

Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine

Organizational unit: Departments

6
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Shared Pub. External Organizations

Baylor College of Medicine

External organization: Unknown

54

Houston Methodist Research Institute

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51

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

External organization: Unknown

14

Monterrey Institute of Technology

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14

University of Alabama at Birmingham

External organization: Unknown

9
has Research OutputsResearch Output by Guillermo Torre-Amione

Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

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Shared Pub. External co-authors

George P. Noon

External person

26

Michael M. Koerner

External person

22

A. M. Cordero-Reyes

External person

21

Sonny J. Stetson

External person

20

D. L. Mann

External person

16
has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Guillermo Torre-Amione

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