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James E. Udelson, MD accepting new patients


Programs + Specialties
Research Interests Physiology/pathophysiology of ventricular performance, pharmacotherapy of heart failure, cardiovascular imaging
Training + Education New York Medical College; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Newton-Wellesley Hospital; Tufts Medical Center
Board Certifications Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
NPI # 1164469813
Gender Male

Locations + Directions

Tufts Medical Center
South Building, 6th Floor
800 Washington St.
Box 70
Boston, MA 02111
Fax #: 617-636-7175
Phone #: 617-636-8066

Honors + Awards

2015, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2013, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2012, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2012, "Top Doctor," U.S. News & World Report

Publications + National Presentations

1. Udelson JE, Pressler SJ, Sackner-Bernstein J, Massaro J, Ordronneau P , Lukas MA, Hauptman PJ. Compliance with once daily versus twice daily carvedilol in patients with heart failure: the Compliance And Quality of Life Study Comparing Once-Daily Controlled-Release Carvedilol CR and Twice-Daily Immediate-Release Carvedilol IR in Patients with Heart Failure (CASPER) Trial. J Card Fail 2009 Jun;15(5):385-93.

2. Udelson JE, McGrew FA, Flores E, et al. Multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study on the effect of oral tolvaptan on left ventricular dilatation and function in patients with heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;49:2151-9

3. Udelson JE, Heller GV, Wackers FJ, Chai A, Hinchman D, Coleman PS, Dilsizian V, DiCarli M, Hachamovitch R, Johnson JR, Barrett RJ, Gibbons RJ. Randomized, controlled dose-ranging study of the selective adenosine A2A receptor agonist binodenoson for pharmacologic stress as an adjunct to myocardial perfusion imaging. Circulation 2004 109: 457-64

4. Udelson JE, Beshansky JR, Ballin DS, Feldman JA, Griffith JL, Heller GV, Hendel RC, Pope JH, Ruthazer R, Spiegler EJ, Woolard RH, Handler J, Selker HP. Myocardial perfusion imaging for evaluation and triage of patients with suspected acute cardiac ischemia: A randomized, controlled trial. JAMA 2002;288:2693-2700

5. Udelson JE, Smith WB, Hendrix GH, Painchaud CA, Ghazzi M, Thomas I, Ghali JK, Selaru P, Chanoine F, Pressler ML, Konstam MA. Acute hemodynamic effects of conivaptan, a dual V1A and V2 vasopressin receptor antagonist, in patients with advanced heart failure. Circulation 2001;104:2417-23

Professional Memberships

Associate Editor, Circulation
2008, 2013, Editor-in-Chief, Circulation: Heart Failure
American College of Cardiology: Board of Directors, Chair of Governance Committee
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology: Past-President
US Food and Drug Administration: Member, Medical Imaging Drug Advisory Committee, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, 2001-2004 / Special Government Employee
2001- present / Member, Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Panel, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, 2009

News, Media + Videos

Dr. Jim Udelson, Chief of Cardiology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.

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Martin Maron, MD is the Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

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Boston magazine honors 2015 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

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Boston magazine honors 2014 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

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Ethan Rowin is a HCM specialist in Boston at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Tufts Medical Center and Morristown Medical Center announce partnership in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have Boston’s “Top Doctors.”

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