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Dr. Neeland received his medical training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.  He
completed a Residency and a Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and a Certificate in Translational Research at the Emory Laney Graduate School, both in Atlanta, GA. Seeking more dedicated research and clinical training in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease, he completed a combined clinical and research fellowship here at UT Southwestern in Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Neeland brings to UTSW a strong background in general cardiology with a clinical focus on non-invasive imaging.
His clinical specialty is obesity and cardiovascular disease and he maintains an active research program focused on this area as well.  Dr. Neeland is also a Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care here at UTSW.  His
interests outside of medicine include family, religious studies, and tennis.


Medical School
Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2007)
Emory University School of Medicine (2010), Internal Medicine
Graduate School
Emory University Laney Graduate School (2010), Translational Research
Chief Resident
Emory University School of Medicine (2011)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2015), Cardiology

Clinical Interest

Obesity & Cardiovascular Disease

  • Initial Cardiology Consultations
  • Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Testing
  • Preoperative Cardiovascular Risk Assessment before Bariatric Surgery

General Cardiology

  • Abnormal Cholesterol
  • Abnormal EKG/ECG
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias (Irregular Heartbeats)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Valve Disease, Stenosis, Regurgitation
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Syncope (Fainting)

Research Interest

  • Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Associations of visceral and abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue with markers of cardiac and metabolic risk in obese adults.
Neeland IJ, Ayers CR, Rohatgi AK, Turer AT, Berry JD, Das SR, Vega GL, Khera A, McGuire DK, Grundy SM, de Lemos JA Obesity (Silver Spring) 2013 Sep 21 9 E439-47
Biomarkers of chronic cardiac injury and hemodynamic stress identify a malignant phenotype of left ventricular hypertrophy in the general population.
Neeland IJ, Drazner MH, Berry JD, Ayers CR, deFilippi C, Seliger SL, Nambi V, McGuire DK, Omland T, de Lemos JA J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2013 Jan 61 2 187-95

Honors & Awards

  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • First Place, Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health
  • First Place, Clinical Research, Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators' Forum
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society for Preventive Cardiology (2014)
  • The Obesity Society (2012)
  • American College of Cardiology (2011)
  • American Heart Association (2009)