James E. Udelson, MD

Dr. James Udelson is Chief of the Division of Cardiology as well as Director of Nuclear Cardiology at Tufts Medical Center. He is a Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and in 2012 received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Medical School. He is an Associate Editor for the American Heart Association’s cardiovascular journal Circulation since 2004. In 2008, he was appointed as the initial Editor-in-Chief for the AHA’s journal Circulation: Heart Failure. He is a chapter author for Braunwald’s Heart Disease textbook for the past 3 editions as well as for the latest edition. Dr. Udelson is Past-President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and has served a 5 year term on the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He has recently commenced a term as a member of the Executive Council of the Heart Failure Society of America. He has served as an ad hoc member of the FDA Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Panel, and has been invited as an ad hoc member of the FDA’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Panel and the Peripheral and Central Nervous System Advisory Panel. He is a member of the Association of University Cardiologists and the Association of Professors of Cardiology. He has been the recipient of several NIH grants for studies of the use of cardiac imaging to better understand the physiology of left ventricular function and to favorably influence clinical decision making. Dr. Udelson’s research interests involve studying the effects of new therapeutic modalities in the setting of heart failure as well as chronic coronary artery disease, as well as studying the development of imaging modalities to assess those effects.