Dr. Rabinovitch is the Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Rabinovitch graduated from McGill University Medical School and completed her pediatrics training at the University of Colorado and sub-specialty training in cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School where she was Assistant Professor. She then became Professor of Pediatrics, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Medicine at the University of Toronto, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Program at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Robert M. Freedom/Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair.
Dr. Rabinovitch has received numerous awards for her research and mentoring. These include in 2021, the ATVB Distinguished Lectureship at AHA Scientific Sessions; in 2019, the Robert Beamish Leadership Award from the Institute of CV Sciences at the Univ of Manitoba. In 2017, the American Heart Association Distinguished Scientist Lecturer; in 2016, from the American Thoracic Society, the prestigious J. Burns Amberson Lectureship, and the Robert F. Grover Prize from the Assembly on Pulmonary Circulation; In 2012, the Judith Pool Mentorship Award from the Association for Women in Science and in 2015, the mentorship award from the Stanford Department of Pediatrics. In 2010, she received the Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases from McGill University. In 2008, the Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishment from ATS; In 2006, the American Heart Association's (AHA) Distinguished Scientist Award and in 2004, AHA's Basic Research Prize. Also in 2004, the Canadian Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health Lectureship and Prize and in 2003, the Gill Heart Institute Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cardiovascular Research. She has given numerous named lectureships including the AHA Paul Dudley White and Dickinson Richards Lectures as well as the American Physiological Society Julius Comroe Lecture. She has served as Visiting Professor in many countries worldwide and has 225 peer-reviewed publications and 125 invited reviews and book chapters.
Dr. Rabinovitch is currently the Director of the Basic Science and Engineering Initiative of the Betty Irene Moore Children's Heart Center at Stanford University. In addition, she is the Associate Director in Basic Research at Stanford's Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Rabinovitch, has served on the Executive Committee of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute, and as an External Advisor to the NHLBI Lung Regeneration Program, the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research and the German Lung Centers of Excellence. In addition, she has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of NHLBI as well as numerous other Academic, Biotechnology and Private Research Foundations. She is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians, and has been Associate Editor of Circulation Research and Annual Reviews of Physiology. Her research focuses on uncovering fundamental genetic, metabolic, and inflammatory mechanisms causing pulmonary hypertension that can be translated to the clinic.