At CCSF, thought leaders are principals, and principals are physicians. Academically informed and industry-proven, we put our intellectual capital and research networks to work toward the development of life-saving interventions for cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Marvin Konstam

CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

Dr. Konstam combines vast regulatory experience on FDA advisory committees with leadership in both industry (Former Med. Dir., CV device firm) and clinical research (Former Sr. Adviser, NHLBI/NIH).

Clinical Leadership

  • Chief Physician Executive of the CV Center at Tufts Medical Center

  • Past President, Heart Failure Society of America

Academic Leadership:

  • Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine

  • Past President, Association of Professors of Cardiology

Research Focus:

  • Ventricular remodeling in heart failure

  • Novel pharmaceutical and device treatment for heart failure

  • Strategies for improving quality of cardiovascular care

Dr. James Udelson 

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

 

Dr. Udelson's thought leadership has been widely recognized across previous roles as an editor for Circulation HF, FDA advisory committee member, and past president of the Amer. Soc. of Nuc. Card.

Clinical Leadership

  • Chief of Cardiology at Tufts Medical Center

  • Director of Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory at Tufts Medical Center

 

Academic Leadership:

  • Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Tufts University School of Medicine

  • Editor, American Heart Association's Circulation Heart Failure

 

Research Focus:

  • Physiology/pathophysiology of ventricular performance

  • Pharmacotherapy of heart failure

  • Cardiovascular imaging, with specialization in nuclear cardiology

Dr. Ayan Patel

MEDICAL DIRECTOR, CORE LAB

 

Dr. Patel has been recognized as both a leading clinician (Top Doctor, 2016) and academician, with a specific interest in imaging (echo evaluation of cardiomyopathies and heart failure).

 

Clinical Leadership:

  • Director, CV Imaging at Tufts Medical Center 

  • Director, Women's Heart Center at Tufts Medical Center 

 

Academic Leadership

  • Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine

 

 

 

Research Focus:

  • Echocardiographic evaluation of cardiomyopathies

  • Noninvasive assessment of vascular structure and function

  • Effect of gender on vascular function

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