Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Molina

Business Address:
Heart & Vascular Associates
515 South Drive, Suite 23
Mountain View, CA 94040
650-961-7021

Education
1972-76   Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (B.S. in Biology)

1976-80   Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (M.D.)

Post-Graduate Training
1980-81   Intern (PGY-1), Department of Internal Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA

1981-83   Resident (PGY-2, PGY-3), Department of Internal Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA

1984-88   Fellow, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA

1985-88   Fellow, Division of Cardiology
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA

Awards and Honors
1976   Magna Cum Laude

1976   Scholar of the College, Boston College, MA

1984-1985   National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Research Service Award (1F32HL07049-01)
The role of the endothelium and cyclic nucleotides on vascular smooth muscle function.

1985-1988   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholarship, Princeton, NJ
The role of the endothelium and cyclic nucleotides on vascular smooth muscle function.

1989-1991   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholarship, Princeton, NJ
Atrial natriuretic hormone in normal and abnormal cardiovascular physiology.

Certification
1981   Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
1983   Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
1987   Diplomate, American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases
2003   Diplomate, Added Qualifications In Interventional Cardiology

Licensure
1981   California, G 045862

Appointments
1983-86   Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery
Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA

1983-89   Consultant, Department of Medicine
Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital, Palo Alto, CA

1988-89   Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

1989-90   Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

2006-   Medical Director, South Asian Heart Center
El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA

Work Experience
1981-1983   Emergency Room Physician, VA Medical Center, Palo Alto CA

1983   Locum Tenens, Drew Medical Foundation, Palo Alto CA

1983   Physician, Santa Clara Medical Center and Chaboya Clinic, Santa Clara CA

1983-1986   Physician Specialist & Life Flight Physician, Department of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA

1988-90   Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine (Cardiology), Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Present Position
President, Heart & Vascular Associates   515 South Drive, Suite 23, Mountain View, CA 94040

Medical Director, South Asian Heart Center   El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA 94039

Hospital Affiliations
El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA

Clinical Specialties:
Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine
     Cardiovascular Diseases
     Preventive cardiology
     Cardiac CT angiography
     Nutrition, exercise, stress & longevity
     Complex cholesterol abnormalities
     Genetics of cardiovascular disease

Past Editorial Ad Hoc Peer Reviews
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Hormone and Metabolic Research

Additional Information:
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
President, Heart and Vascular Associates, Mountain View
Medical Director, South Asian Heart Center, El Camino Hospital, Mountain View
Mentor: Ferid Murad, M.D., PhD, Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine 1998

Research Interests:
Endothelium and cyclic nucleotides on vascular smooth muscle function
Atrial natriuretic hormone in normal and abnormal cardiovascular physiology
Lifestyle factors and longevity
Epidemiology of coronary artery disease in South Asians
Genetics and the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease

Publications
1. Molina CR, Andresen JW, Rapoport R, Waldman S, Murad F: The effect of in vivo nitroglycerin therapy on endothelium-dependent and -independent vascular relaxation and cyclic GMP accumulation in rat aorta. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 10: 371-378, 1987.

2. Rapoport R, Waldman S, Ginsburg R, Molina CR, Murad F: Effect of glyceryl trinitrate on endothelium-dependent and -independent relaxation and cyclic GMP levels in rat and human coronary artery. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 10: 82-89, 1987.

3. Murad F, Waldman SA, Molina CR, Bennett B, Leitman D: Regulation and role of guanylate cyclase-cyclic GMP in vascular relaxation. In: Mechanisms of Signal Transduction by Hormonal and Growth Factors, pages 65-76; Alan R. Liss, USA 1987.

4. Bennett B, Molina CR, Waldman SA, Murad F: Cyclic nucleotides and protein phosphorylation in vascular smooth muscle relaxation. In: Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Heart, 2nd Edition. Ed: Speralakis N.; Martinus Nijhoff Pub., Boston (Invited book chapter).

5. Murad F, Leitman DC, Bennett BM, Molina CR, Waldman SA: Regulation of guanylate cyclase by atrial natriuretic factor and the role of cyclic GMP in vasodilation. Am J Med Sci 294: 139-143, 1987.

6. Molina CR, Fowler MB, Mc Crory S, Peterson CA, Myers BD, Murad F: Hemodynamic, renal, and endocrine effects of atrial natriuretic peptide in severe heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol 12: 175-186, 1988.

7. Myers BD, Peterson CA, Molina CR, Tomlanovich SJ, Newton LD, Nitkin R, Sandler H, Murad F : Role of cardiac nerves in the renal response of hypervolemia in man. Am J Physiol 23: F562-F573, 1988.

8. Leitman DC, Molina CR, Waldman SA, Murad F: Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Receptors and the Guanylate Cyclase-Cyclic GMP System. In: Biological and Molecular Aspects of Atrial Factors, Ed: Needleman P.; pages 39-56, Alan R. Liss Pub. 1988.

9. Fifer MA, Molina CR, Quiroz AC, Giles TD, Hermann HC, De Schreeder IR, Clement DL, Kubo S, Cody RJ, Cohn JN, Fowler MB: Hemodynamic and renal effects of atrial natriuretic factor in heart failure: Results of a multicenter trial. Am J Cardiol 65: 211-215; 1990.

10. Flowers E, Molina C, Mathur A, Prasad M, Abrams L, Sathe A, Malhotra D, Basra R, Malgesini N, Ratnam G, Aouizerat BE, Turakhia MP,Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in South Asians Residing in the United States. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders 8: 417–423, 2010.

Abstracts
1. Molina CR, Andresen JW, Rapoport R, Waldman D, Murad F: The effect of in vivo nitroglycerin therapy on endothelium-dependent and -independent vascular relaxation and cyclic GMP accumulation in rat aorta. Clin Res 33: 529A, 1985.

2. Tomlanovich SJ, Peterson CA, Molina CR, Nitkin R, Murad F, Myers BD: Role of cardiac nerves in the renal response of hypervolemia in man. Clin Res 34: 702A, 1986.

3. Molina CR, Leitman D, Fowler M, Murad F: Atrial natriuretic factor release and renal clearance in heart failure. Circulation 74 (Suppl II): II-61, 1986.

4. Molina CR, Leitman D, Fowler M, Murad F: An in vitro bioassay for plasma human atrial natriuretic factor using cultured endothelial cells. Circulation 74 (Suppl II): II-1848,1986.

5. Molina CR, Costard A, Peterson CA, Myers BD, Murad F, Fowler MB: Hemodynamic, renal, and endocrine effects of atrial natriuretic peptide in severe heart failure. Proceedings from the World Congress of Biologically Active Atrial Peptides 1987.

6. Molina CR, Leitman D, Costard A, Fowler MB , Murad F: Atrial natriuretic factor is secreted as an immunoreactive but partially bioactive peptide in man. Clin Res 35: 542A, 1987.

7. Murad F, Leitman DC, Molina CR, Waldman SA: Role of guanylate cyclase and cyclic GMP in the actions of atrial natriuretic factor. Proceedings from the World Congress of Biologically Active Atrial Peptides, 1987.

8. Song DL, Wang YN, Molina CR, Chang JK, Cong Y, Chang D, Murad F: ß-Human atrial natriuretic polypeptide in human plasma. Circulation 76 (Suppl IV): IV-533,1987.

9. Molina CR, Fowler MB, Mc Crory S, Peterson CA, Myers BD, Murad F: Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of atrial natriuretic peptide in congestive heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol 11: 239A, 1988.

10. Molina CR, Peterson C, Tomlanovich S, Murad F, Myers BD: The effect of heart transplantation on the atrial natriuretic peptide and urinary cyclic GMP response to water immersion in man. Clin Res 36: 1988.

11. Song DL, Leitman DC, Molina CR, Murad F: Atrial natriuretic peptide, oxytocin, and Substance P increase cyclic GMP in kidney epithelial cells. The FASEB Journal 2: 5865, 1988.

12. Flowers E, Molina C Mathur A, Prasad M, Abrams L, Sathe A, Malhotra D, Basra R, Malgesini N, Ratman G, Aouizerat BE, Turakhia MP. Predictors of the Metabolic Syndrome in South Asians. Bay Area Clinical Research Symposium, 2009.

13. Flowers E, Molina C Mathur A, Prasad M, Abrams L, Sathe A, Malhotra D, Basra R, Malgesini N, Ratman G, Aouizerat BE, Turakhia MP. Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in South Asians Residing in the United States. UCSF Health Disparities Symposium, 2009.

14. Prasad M, Flowers E, Molina C Mathur A, Abrams L, Sathe A, Malhotra D, Basra R, Malgesini N, Ratman G, Aouizerat BE, Turakhia MP. Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in South Asians Residing in the United States. Indian Medical Association of Southern California, 2009.

15. Divakaruni M, Flowers E, Molina CR, Mathur A, Prasad M, Abrams L, Sathe A, Malhotra D, Basra R, Ratman G, Aouizerat BE, Turakhia MP. Inverse association of Lp(a) concentration with metabolic syndrome components in South Asians. American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, March 14, 2010, Atlanta, GA.