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John A. Dodson, MD, MPH

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About Me

I serve as the director of NYU Langone’s Geriatric Cardiology Program, where I practice patient centered care for older adults who have a variety of cardiac conditions.

During my cardiology fellowship, I found that treatment guidelines didn’t always best serve the needs of my older patients, because of their advanced age. I found that to properly care for them, I needed to individualize management and take into account the person’s preferences, such as preserving independence or reducing the burden of medications.

In my clinical practice, I take a team-based approach to care, working closely with geriatricians, general internists, pharmacists, physical therapists, and nurses. Our program’s activities aim to improve physical function through close coordination with our cardiac rehabilitation program, reduce medications that are ineffective or causing side effects, and facilitate decision making about interventions, such as cardiac surgery. I have many patients who are enjoying life well into their 90s, and I am truly heartened by their success.

In addition to my work at the Geriatric Cardiology Program, I maintain an active general cardiology practice, treating people who have a broad range of conditions, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart valve disease, arrhythmias, and heart failure. I also maintain a clinical research program that broadly explores the relationship between aging and treatment outcomes in people with cardiovascular disease.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • coronary heart disease
  • aortic valve disease
  • mitral regurgitation
  • high blood pressure disorder
  • fainting
  • lipid disorder
  • ventricular fibrillation
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • rapid heartbeat
  • abnormal heart rhythms
  • slow heartbeat
  • atrial fibrillation
  • ventricular arrhythmia
  • heart throbbing
  • endothelial dysfunction
  • heart murmur
  • aortic valve insufficiency
  • high cholesterol level
  • metabolic syndrome
  • carotid stenosis
  • angina
  • rheumatic heart disease
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • cerebrovascular disorder
  • chest pain
  • heart muscle disease
  • heart tumor
  • aortic valve stenosis
  • lipid metabolism
  • mitral valve prolapse
  • claudication
  • arteriosclerosis
  • occlusive vascular disease
  • renal artery stenosis
  • chronic venous insufficiency
  • myocarditis
  • inflammation of the heart valve
  • arterial occlusive disease
  • obesity
  • myocardial disease
  • heart attack
  • atherosclerosis
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • congestive heart failure
  • dilated cardiomyopathy
  • heart disease
  • acute coronary syndrome
  • sarcoidosis
  • ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • carotid artery disease
  • inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart
  • renal vascular disorder
  • mitral valve stenosis
  • cardiac disease in pregnancy
Treatments
  • cardiovascular imaging
  • heart ultrasound

Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
  • Director, Geriatric Cardiology Program.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease), 2011
Education and Training
  • MPH from Harvard University, 2014
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Epidemiology, 2013
  • Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine, Geriatric, 2012
  • Fellowship, Yale-New Haven Medical Center, Cardiovascular Disease, 2010
  • Residency, Columbia University Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2008
  • MD from New York University, 2005

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
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    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
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    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
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    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Pathway
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    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
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    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
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    • Cigna Indemnity
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    • Cigna Open Access
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    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan
    • Elderplan FIDA
  • Emblem
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    • Fidelis Essential Plan 1
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    • Fidelis Essential Plan 4
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • Emblem Essential Plan 1
    • Emblem Essential Plan 2
    • Emblem Essential Plan 3
    • Emblem Essential Plan 4
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid
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    • HIP POS
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    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP VIP Medicare - Affinity
    • HIP VIP Medicare - VIP Go
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare POS
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare PPO
  • Healthfirst
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst 65 Plus Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Absolute Care FIDA
    • Healthfirst Assured Care
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Complete Care
    • Healthfirst Coordinated Benefits Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Increased Benefits Plan
    • Healthfirst Life Improved Plan
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Medicare
    • Healthfirst Medicare/NYU Risk
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • MVP Select Care Inc
    • MVP Preferred EPO
    • MVP Select Care Inc.
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicaid of New York
    • NYS Medicaid
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Metroplus
    • Metroplus Bronze Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Child Health Plus
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 1
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 2
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 3
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 4
    • Metroplus Gold
    • Metroplus Gold Care 2
    • Metroplus Gold Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Medicaid Managed Care
    • Metroplus Medicare
    • Metroplus Medplus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Platinum Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Silver Plus Plan Exchange
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
    • TRICARE
    • TriWest
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • AARP Medicare Complete Mosaic
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare JP Morgan
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicaid Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Cardiology Associates

530 First Avenue, HCC 7H
New York, NY 10016

Phone

646-501-0119

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Research My Research

Interests

cardiovascular disease

Research Summary

A primary area of my research focuses on the intersection of cardiovascular disease, geriatrics, and digital health. While there has been rapid growth in cardiac-oriented digital health products, there is still limited understanding of their effectiveness in older patients. My research therefore applies principles from clinical trials to study how specific digital health interventions influence function, quality of life, and cardiovascular events. I am currently the Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded RESILIENT study (R01 AG062520), a multi-center randomized trial to evaluate engagement and outcomes with a digital health cardiac rehabilitation program in older adults with ischemic heart disease. In a second NIH-funded trial, BETTER-BP (R01 HL148275), we are evaluating whether a smartphone-delivered behavioral health intervention can improve adherence with antihypertensive medications.

I also perform observational research on how geriatric impairments influence outcomes in cardiac patients. As a Co-Investigator on the NIH-funded SILVER-AMI study I helped to develop risk models for mortality and hospital readmission after myocardial infarction in patients over 75 years of age. Using these data we developed silverscore.org, which is the only myocardial infarction risk calculator exclusively tailored to an older adult population.

Research Interests Timeline

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