Faculty Profile

Francis Alenghat
Section of Cardiology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Alenghat is translational cardiovascular scientist with a focus on cell biology, biophysics, inflammation, vascular biology, and cardiovascular disease. His laboratory focuses on systemic inflammatory diseases, macrophage biology, and atherosclerosis.

Clinical Interests

Preventive cardiology with a special interest in the intersections between inflammation and cardiovascular disease.


  • Alenghat FJ, Golan DE.Membrane protein dynamics and functional implications in mammalian cells. Curr Top Membr. 2013;72:89-120
  • Poon C, Chowdhuri S, Kuo CH, Fang Y, Alenghat FJ, Hyatt D, Kani K, Gross ME, Chung EJ.Protein Mimetic and Anticancer Properties of Monocyte-Targeting Peptide Amphiphile Micelles.ACS Biomater Sci Eng. 2017 Dec 11;3(12):3273-3282
  • Alenghat FJ.The Prevalence of Atherosclerosis in Those with Inflammatory Connective Tissue Disease by Race, Age, and Traditional Risk Factors. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 4;6:20303
  • Chung EJ, Mlinar LB, Nord K, Sugimoto MJ, Wonder E, Alenghat FJ, Fang Y, Tirrell M. Monocyte-targeting supramolecular micellar assemblies: a molecular diagnostic tool for atherosclerosis.Adv Healthc Mater. 2015 Feb 18;4(3):367-76
  • Alenghat FJ, Couper GS, Givertz MM.Giant left ventricular aneurysm as a late complication of inferior myocardial infarction. Eur Heart J. 2013 Feb;34(5):344
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  • MD, 2005, Harvard Medical School ,
  • PhD, 2005, Harvard University, Biophysics
  • Residency, 2007, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2012, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Cardiology