Eugene Passamani is a consultant in the NCATS Office of the Director. He transferred to NCATS from the National Human Genome Research Institute, where he participated in the creation of the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Physician Education in Genomics, and in the Undiagnosed Diseases Program extension to a national Undiagnosed Diseases Network.
Passamani joined the National Heart and Lung Institute (now the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [NHLBI]) Division of Intramural Research in 1972. He worked in the Division’s Clinical Trials Branch, where he learned trial methodology, and later served as chief of the Cardiac Disease Branch, associate director for cardiology, and director of the Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases. During these years, he designed and participated in a variety of clinical trials.
After retiring from NHLBI in 1993, Passamani joined the staff of a local community hospital and developed several joint translational research programs with the NIH Intramural Program, including a cardiac imaging program, a cardiac surgery program with NHLBI investigators, and a stroke program with National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke scientists. He also served as the hospital’s senior vice president for medical affairs until his second retirement in 2010.
Passamani is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained in medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in cardiovascular diseases at Barnes Hospital (now Barnes-Jewish Hospital) and the Washington University School of Medicine.
Passamani is interested in clinical trials, data safety monitoring boards and institutional review boards.