Location: Hillsborough, California, United States
Dennis Mangano has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care.
Passionate about changing the standards of health care, Dr. Mangano is proud of his continuing impact. He is responsible for having a number of drugs removed from the marketplace due to safety concerns, and his research over the past 25 years has led to the saving of more than 12,000 lives per year. Dr. Mangano’s main focus has been on heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure pharmaceuticals. Over the course of his journey, he founded and headed the Ischemia Research and Education Foundation and the Multicenter Study of Perioperative Ischemia (McSPI), and served as a researcher at Bell Laboratories. He also lent his knowledge to the University of California, San Francisco, and to the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Additionally, he held visiting professorships at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Australia, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in Canada, Hokkaido University in Japan, the University of Alabama, the University of Washington, New York University, and the University of Arizona, among many other institutions.
Dr. Mangano prepared for his endeavors by earning a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a Master of Science in plasma physics from the New York Polytechnic Institute in 1965 and 1967, respectively, as well as a PhD in mathematical physics from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn through the New York Polytechnic Institute in 1971. He also received an MD from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1974, and completed an internship in internal medicine at the school between 1974 and 1975. Then, between 1975 and 1977, Dr. Mangano completed a residency in anesthesia at the University of California, San Francisco. He furthered his academics with a license to practice medicine in the state of California and a specialty certification from the American Board of Anesthesiology.
In recognition of his efforts, Dr. Mangano was named Teacher of the Year by the University of California, San Francisco, two years in a row, Western Electric Fellow, Ford Foundation Fellow, and National Science Foundation Fellow. Further, the New York Polytechnic Institute honored him with the General J. Sill Award for Military Leadership, the Outstanding Service Award, the M. Gladstone Engineering Award, the Kulka Research Award, the Sophomore Award in Electrical Engineering, and the Outstanding Freshman Award. His achievements were highlighted in the 64th edition of Who’s Who in America.
When Dr. Mangano has free time, he enjoys running, basketball, competitive chess, and mountain climbing. He has climbed Mount Everest twice, once in 1988 and again in 2002.
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