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Joseph F. Polak, MD, MPH


Programs + Specialties
Research Interests Phenotypic markers of atherosclerosis
Training + Education McGill Medical School, Canada; Royal Victoria Hospital; Peter Bent Brigham Hospital; Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Special Competence in Nuclear Radiology, Certificate of Added Qualification in Interventional Radiology
NPI # 1467562868
Gender Male
Language(s) French

Locations + Directions

Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St., #299
Boston, MA 02111
Fax #: 617-636-0041
Phone #: 617-636-3004

Honors + Awards

Young Investigator Award, International College of Angiology
Honorary member of the French Canadian Radiological Society
Honorary member of the Radiological Society of Chile
Figley Fellow in Radiology Journalism
2001-2006, Selected by peers, Best Doctors

Publications + National Presentations

1. Romero JR, Vasan RS, Beiser AS, Polak JF, Benjamin EJ, Wolf PA. Association of Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis with Circulating Biomarkers of Extracellular Matrix Remodeling: the Framingham Offspring Study. Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases. 17(6):412-7, 2008

2. Fernandes VR, Polak JF, Cheng S, Rosen BD, Carvalho B, Nasir K, McClelland R, Hundley G, Pearson G, O'Leary DH, Bluemke DA, Lima JA. Arterial Stiffness is Associated with Regional Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Dysfunction: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology. 28(1):194-201, 2008

3. Cao JJ, Arnold AM, Manolio TA, Polak, JF, Psaty BM, Hirsch CH, Kuller LH, Cushman M Association of Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness, Plaques, and C-Reactive Protein with Future Cardiovascular Disease and All-Cause Mortality: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Circulation. 116(1):32-8, 2007

4. Mangili A, Jacobson DL, Gerrior J, Polak JF, Gorbach SL, Wanke CA Metabolic Syndrome and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Patients Infected with HIV. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 44(10):1368-74, 2007

5. Fernandes VR, Polak JF, Edvardsen T, Carvalho B, Gomes A, Bluemke DA, Nasir K, O'Leary DH, Lima JA. Subclinical Atherosclerosis and Incipient Regional Myocardial Dysfunction in Asymptomatic Individuals:the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 47(12):2420-8, 2006

6. Polak JF. Ultrasound Energy and the Dissolution of Thrombus. New England Journal of Medicine. 351(21):2154-5, 2004

Professional Memberships

Radiological Society of North America
American College of Radiology
American Medical Association
American Heart Association
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine