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May 22, 2012

Professor Dom Sica to lead national hypertension society

Domenic A. Sica, M.D., was elected president of the American Society of Hypertension, a prominent national organization committed to helping scientists communicate effective prevention and treatment strategies for patients with high blood pressure. Sica, M’75, H’78, will be president-elect from 2012 to 2014 and president from 2014 to 2016.


Members of the society share a commitment to eliminating hypertension and its consequences by increasing awareness of translational research leading to effective treatment strategies for the public.

As the medical school’s chairman of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Hypertension, Sica shares his knowledge with other scientists, patients and community members. He has published more than 650 abstracts, publications and book chapters and has edited seven books.

Sica is also an avid VCU basketball fan. He is a season ticket holder and has purchased up to 2,000 tickets each year for the past 12 years so local high school students can attend games. Dedicated to raising community awareness, Sica has found a way to combine his passions of eliminating hypertension and watching basketball — he’s been known to give free blood pressure screenings to fans before Rams games.

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