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Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

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Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases


On November 2, 2014, our friend and colleague, Joseph Vita, died after a short but gallant struggle with lung cancer at the age of 58. Joe was never a smoker and typically appeared 10 years younger than his age; thus, it was particularly shocking to many when he became ill so suddenly and in his prime. He will be sorely missed; his contributions to cardiovascular medicine were many and diverse. He was a brilliant investigator, a superb clinician, an outstanding mentor, and an expert journal editor.


memorial, in memoriam

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Copyright 2015, The Authors. Published on behalf of the American Heart Association, Inc., by Wiley Blackwell. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.

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J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Jan 26;4(1):e001778. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.001778. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal of the American Heart Association

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