Who We Are

Who We Are

The George Washington University Heart & Vascular Institute at The George Washington University was established in 2006 by a generous $2.7 million dollar charitable contribution from former vice president Richard Cheney and his wife Lynne.

The Institute’s goal is to be the leading center for cardiovascular research, education and community service – and to do so by leveraging the enormous resources of The George Washington University.


The mission of The George Washington University Heart & Vascular Institute is to promote clinical research, education, patient care and community service with the goal of accelerating the pace of scientific discovery, reducing mortality and improving the quality of life of Americans with cardiovascular disease.

To achieve these goals, the Institute seeks to provide an interdisciplinary structure to integrate basic and clinical investigators, clinicians, medical educators, health policy experts and community leaders.

GW Heart & Vascular Institute's 2014 Annual Report

GW Heart & Vascular Institute’s
2016-2017 Annual Report