University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Eugene Kaji, MD, PHD

ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)

CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE Faculty

1 S PARK ST
MADISON, WI 53715-1375

(608) 287-2297

education

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts – PhD, Biology
  • Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts – MD
  • Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts – Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois – Fellowship in Cardiology

professional activities

Dr. Eugene Kaji is a faculty member in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the Department of Medicine. Dr. Kaji is a clinician-scientist interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying cardiac hypertrophy and failure. Dr. Kaji is the recipient of numerous awards throughout his training including the Johnson and Johnson Research Grant, Howard Hughes Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Roland Research Grant, and the Marvin and Mildred Conney Fellowship in Recognition for Excellence in Basic Research in Cardiovascular Biology.

clinical specialties

Dr. Kaji’s clinical specialties include cardioversion, echocardiogram, and general cardiovascular medicine. 

research interests

Dr. Kaji has developed transgenic and knockout murine models of heart failure and hypertrophy. Using mouse models, Dr. Kaji tests the function of nuclear and cytoplasmic proteins in loss-of-function and gain-of-function models. He currently holds an American Heart Association Beginning Grant in Aid and an NIH K-08 award.