Meet the members of the


Cardiometabolic Research Unit lab members grouped together on the UTSW Seldin Plaza for a photo

Meet the Principal Investigators

Dr. Thomas J. Wang, Principal Investigator of the Cardiometabolic Research Unit

Thomas J. Wang, M.D.

Professor and Chair
Internal Medicine

Thomas Wang, M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Wang holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College in Cambridge. He earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and received internal medicine residency training, followed by advanced training through a fellowship in cardiology, both at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Previously, Dr. Wang was Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where he held the Gottlieb C. Friesinger II, M.D. Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine. Prior to becoming a Professor at Vanderbilt, Dr. Wang served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, first as an Assistant Professor for three years, and then as an Associate Professor for four.

Dr. Wang’s clinical and translational research focuses on preclinical cardiovascular disease, obesity, and metabolism. His research has received more than $44 million in grant funding, and he is a co-inventor of five awarded or pending patents. Dr. Wang’s work has been published in numerous medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association, and he has delivered scores of invited presentations.

Dr. Ambarish Pandey, Principal Investigator of the Cardiometabolic Research Unit

Ambarish Pandey, M.D., M.S.C.S.

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Ambarish Pandey, M.D., is an Associate Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Cardiology. He specializes in preventive cardiology and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Dr. Pandey earned his medical degree at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He completed both his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at UT Southwestern. He also holds a master’s degree in clinical sciences from UT Southwestern.

Dr. Pandey’s research is focused on predicting and preventing heart failure at a population level. His work has particularly focused on lifestyle risk factors such as obesity and physical inactivity as potentially modifiable targets for prevention of heart failure. He is developing novel screening strategies that can identify the individuals at highest risk for heart failure and target them with effective preventive interventions.

His investigations have led to more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, he has presented his findings at scientific conferences throughout the United States.

In 2018, he was named a Texas Health Resources Clinical Scholar, an award that supports his ongoing research.

At UT Southwestern, he serves as Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency Research. He also serves as attending physician in cardiology and echocardiology for rotating graduate students.

Dr. Pandey’s interests outside of medicine include his family, cricket, and movies.

Our team is a fun and collaborative group

We are always looking to recruit motivated researchers.

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Team Member Presentations

Cardiometabolic Research Team members actively attend and presents at regional and national conferences.

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Presentations by Ambarish Pandey, M.D., M.S.C.S.

Dr. Pandey actively provides updates and progress of the research projects in the Cardriometabolic Research Unit.

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presentation main slide from Dr. Ambarish Pandey