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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

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, ischemic cardiomyopathy, atherosclerosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, peripheral vascular disease, congestive heart failure, mitral valve stenosis, chronic venous insufficiency, angina, aortic valve stenosis, endothelial dysfunction, myocardial disease, metabolic syndrome, acute coronary syndrome, myocarditis, arterial occlusive disease, inflammation of the heart valve, sarcoidosis, carotid artery disease, carotid stenosis, obesity, rheumatic heart disease, inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart, cerebrovascular disorder, renal vascular disorder, heart murmur, arteriosclerosis, high cholesterol level, mitral valve prolapse, claudication, heart muscle disease, heart attack, renal artery stenosis, occlusive vascular disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, chest pain, heart disease, heart tumor, aortic valve insufficiency, lipid metabolism, peripheral vascular disease, cardiac disease in pregnancy
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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
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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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.

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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