Christie Mitchell Ballantyne, M.D.

Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Christie Mitchell Ballantyne, M.D. Photo

Positions

Professor
Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Professor
Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine

Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine

Director
The Maria and Alando J. Ballantyne, M.D. Atherosclerosis Clinical Research Laboratory
Baylor College of Medicine

Director
Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center

Co-Director
Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis Clinic
Houston Methodist Hospital

J. S. Abercrombie Chair - Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein Research
Baylor College of Medicine

Chief of Cardiology
Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Chief of Cardiovascular Research
Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Address

Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (Clinic)
6655 Travis ST., STE 320
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-5800
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Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine

  • American Board of Clinical Lipidology

Education

  • Fellowship at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Institute for Molecular Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
    01/1989 - Houston, TX United States
  • Clinical Fellowship at Baylor College Of Medicine Affiliate Hospitals
    01/1987 - Houston, TX United States

    Cardiology

  • Residency at University Of Texas Southwestern Affiliate Hospitals
    01/1985 - Dallas, TX United States

    Internal Medicine

  • MD from Baylor College Of Medicine
    01/1982 - Houston, TX United States
  • BA from University Of Texas At Austin
    01/1977 - Austin, TX United States
  • Internship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Dallas, Texas United States

Language

  • English

Gender

  • Male

Presentations

Precision Medicine for Cardiovascular Prevention - My Personal Experience
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
October 15, 2020

Contributor

Precision Medicine for Cardiovascular Prevention - My Personal Experience
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
October 15, 2020

Professional Statement

Dr. Ballantyne's clinical research is the prevention of atherosclerotic vascular disease. This interest includes pharmacological studies to assess the efficacy and benefits of lipid-lowering drug therapy including trials which utilize ultrasound and MRI to examine the effects of lipid-lowering drugs on the progression of atherosclerosis. As the director of The Maria and Alando J. Ballantyne, M.D., Atherosclerosis Clinical Research Laboratory, which serves as the core laboratory for the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, Dr. Ballantyne is studying whether genetic variation in combination with novel biomarkers might be useful in identifying individuals at high risk for cardiovascular disease, the metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Both genomics and proteomics are being used to identify novel molecules that are increased with atherosclerosis and the metabolic syndrome. In addition, his group is studying how genetic variation modifies the response to lipid therapy with the goal of developing personalized diet, lifestyle, and pharmacotherapy based upon the genetic profile and clinical phenotype.

Professional Interests

  • Clinical and translational research in patients with hereditary lipid disorders for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and genetic epidemiology related to lipids and cardiovascular disease