Awards

Dr. Roth and Dr. Moussavi-Harami appointed to John and Cookie Laughlin Endowed Professorship

Please join us in congratulating Drs. Gregory Roth and Farid Moussavi-Harami on their recent appointment as the John and Cookie Laughlin Endowed Professorships in Cardiology.

To be appointed as an Endowed Professor is a true honor. The prestigious title extends further than just another line on a letterhead, but acts as a recognition of the important, and unique, contributions brought by the holders and namesake. The Laughlin family continues on the legacy of Dr. Robert A Bruce with the appointment of Dr. Gregory Roth and Dr. Farid Moussavi-Harami to the John and Cookie Laughlin Endowed Professorship in Cardiology.

History Behind the Professorship

In 2012, the John and Cookie Laughlin Endowed Professorship in Cardiology was established in their loving memory to honor John B. Laughlin’s step-father, Dr. Robert A. Bruce, the first Chief of Cardiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Bruce served UW Medicine for 30 years, and his reputation as an administrator, teacher, researcher and clinician led to a number of wonderful stories and kindled Mr. Laughlin’s interest in and support of UW Medicine and Cardiology. 

Mr. Laughlin continues to be actively involved in the division, and he and his children attend an annual celebration of the Bruce-Laughlin Fellow in Cardiology and Grand Rounds. He serves as the Chair of the Heart Health Campaign Council for the Accelerate UW Medicine Campaign. He continues to be amazed the thrilled with the advances that have been made and the exciting research that is improving global cardiovascular health.

 

Luncheon with Laughlin Family, Greg Roth, and Farid Moussavi-Harami
Pictured left to right, Dr. Farid Moussavi-Harami, John B. Laughlin, and Dr. Gregory Roth at their commemorative luncheon
Cardiologists Dr. Greg Roth and Dr. Farid Moussavi-Harami have been named holders of the John and Cookie Laughlin Endowed Professorship, and the three recently attended a luncheon marking the occasion. Dr. Roth and Dr. Moussavi-Harami were also both recipients of the Bruce-Laughlin Fellowship award during their training as Cardiology Fellows here at the UW. The faculty and division leadership continue to be grateful for the generosity of the Laughlin Family.

About the Doctors

Dr. Gregory Roth is an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Washington. His expertise is in general cardiology, cardiac critical care and echocardiography (heart ultrasound imaging). He works at Harborview Medical Center's Cardiology Clinic and is an attending physician for the Harborview Cardiac Care Unit and Cardiology Consultative Service. He also is an attending physician at Harborview's Echocardiography Laboratory. His research focuses on global health surveillance, population health and cardiovascular quality and outcomes. 

Dr. Farid Moussavi-Harami is a general cardiologist and assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Washington. His clinical interest are preventative cardiology, treatment of coronary artery disease and management of heart failure. He is an attending physician at Harborview Medical Center and sees patients at the UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center. He is a physician-scientist with research interest in cardiac physiology, muscle mechanics and using rodent models to study genetic and acquired cardiomyopathies. His research laboratory is located at UW Medicine at South Lake Union.

Join us in congratulating Dr. Roth and Dr. Moussavi-Harami on their Endowed Professorships in Cardiology!