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

coronary heart disease, aortic valve disease, mitral regurgitation, high blood pressure disorder, fainting, lipid disorder, cardiovascular imaging, heart ultrasound, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, rapid heartbeat, abnormal heart rhythms, slow heartbeat, atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmia, heart throbbing, heart failure, chronic venous insufficiency, dilated cardiomyopathy, aortic valve insufficiency, metabolic syndrome, myocarditis, renal artery stenosis, occlusive vascular disease, arterial occlusive disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, angina, atherosclerosis, chest pain, inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart, mitral valve prolapse, inflammation of the heart valve, carotid stenosis, claudication, obesity, rheumatic heart disease, myocardial disease, cerebrovascular disorder, peripheral vascular disease, heart murmur, renal vascular disorder, high cholesterol level, peripheral vascular disease, heart attack, cardiac disease in pregnancy, arteriosclerosis, heart muscle disease, congestive heart failure, carotid artery disease, acute coronary syndrome, heart disease, heart tumor, aortic valve stenosis, lipid metabolism, sarcoidosis, mitral valve stenosis, ischemic cardiomyopathy, endothelial dysfunction
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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
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 2008
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 Hospital, Cardiovascular Disease, 2010
  • Residency, Columbia University Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2008
  • MD from New York University, 2005

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Research My Research

Interests

cardiovascular disease

Research Summary

Caring for older adults with cardiovascular disease often falls outside of traditional evidence-based guidelines. My research aims to address some of our current gaps in knowledge in order to achieve better decision making and more patient-centered care. One area of my work has involved the use of large databases (e.g. Medicare, Veterans Administration, National Cardiovascular Data Registry) to document trends in procedure use and outcomes among seniors after cardiac interventions (e.g. percutaneous coronary intervention, valve surgery, implantable cardioverter defibrillators). In addition, through the use of smaller, well-characterized cohorts, I have investigated the association of aging-related syndromes such as frailty and cognitive impairment with outcomes including physical function, hospital readmission, and quality of life. I have served as Co-Investigator for the NIH/NHLBI-funded Comprehensive Evaluation of Risk Factors in Older Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction (SILVER-AMI) study (http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01755052). I am currently Principal Investigator for a Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) from the NIH/NIA and a Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award from the American Heart Association.

Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • Grant, Eleonore V; Skolnick, Adam H; Chodosh, Joshua; Perskin, Michael H; Orr, Nicole M; Blaum, Caroline; Dodson, John A

    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2018 Jul 16; 66(7):1415-1419

  • Sacubitril/valsartan initiation among renin-angiotensin aldosterone system inhibitor-naive heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction [Meeting Abstract]

    Mohanty, A F; Levitan, E B; Dodson, J A; He, T; Russo, P A; Bress, A P

    European journal of heart failure. 2018 May; Conference:(Heart):7

  • Engagement and outcomes among older adults with mobile health (mHealth) cardiac rehabilitation: pilot study [Meeting Abstract]

    Grant, E.; Hochman, J.; Summapund, J.; Zhong, H.; Guo, Y.; Estrin, D.; Troxel, A.; Whiteson, J.; Sweeney, G.; Blaum, C.; Dodson, J. A.

    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2018 APR; 66:S284-S284

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