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Dr. de Lemos is Professor of medicine and holds the Sweetheart Ball-Kern Wildenthal, MD, PhD Distinguished Chair in Cardiology.  He is the Cardiology Service Chief at Parkland Memorial Hospital where he also serves as CCU Director.  He was the director of the Cardiology Fellowship at UT Southwestern from 2005-2011. He is an active investigator in the Donald W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Research Center at UT Southwestern, and the Medical Director of the Dallas Heart Study.   He has chaired or co-chaired several research planning committees at UT Southwestern.  His primary research interests are in early detection, risk assessment and management of cardiovascular disease, with a particular focus on the role of cardiovascular biomarkers.  His research has evaluated existing biomarkers such as B-type natriuretic peptide, C-reactive protein and cardiac troponins as well as novel biomarkers reflecting biological pathways of disease.  He was the lead author of the Z phase of the A to Z trial, an international trial investigating different cholesterol lowering strategies in patients with acute coronary syndromes.  He graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident.  He completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine and served on the faculty at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital before returning to UT Southwestern Medical School.  He has served on multiple committees of the AHA and ACC and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American Journal of Cardiology and the American Heart Journal.  He has mentored >25 post-doctoral research trainees and has authored or coauthored over 250 manuscripts or book chapters and won several teaching awards. He sees patients with a broad range of cardiac problems, but specializes in those with chest pain and coronary artery disease.

Education

Medical School
Harvard Medical School (1992)
Internship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1993), Internal Medicine
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1995), Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1996), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Harvard Medical School (1999), Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Cardiac Biomarkers
  • Lipid Lowering Therapy
  • Screening for Cardiovascular Disease

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Prevalence and Determinants of Troponin T Elevation in the General Population
64. Wallace TW, Abdullah S, Drazner MH, Das SR, Khera A, McGuire DK, Wians F, Sabatine MS, Morrow DA, de Lemos JA Circulation 2006 113 1958-65
Prognostic Value of B-type Natriuretic Peptide During Follow-up of Patients with Unstable Coronary Artery Disease in the A to Z Trial
60. Morrow DA, de Lemos JA, Blazing MA, Sabatine MS, Murphy SA, Jarolim P, White HD, Fox KAA, Califf RM, Braunwald E JAMA 2005 294 2866-71
Associations Between Soluble CD40 Ligand, Atherosclerosis Risk Factors, and Subclinical Atherosclerosis: Results from the Dallas Heart Study.
58. de Lemos, JA, Zirlik A, Schonbeck U, Varo N, Murphy S, Khera A, McGuire DK, Stanek G, Lo H, Nuzzo R, Morrow DA, Peshock R, Libby P. ATVB 2005 25 2192-6
Relation of Coronary Atherosclerosis Determined by Electron Beam Computed Tomography and Plasma Levels of N-terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide in a Multiethnic Population-Based Sample (The Dallas Heart Study)
59. Abdullah SM, Khera A, Das SR, Stanek HG, Canham RM, Chung AK, Morrow DA, Drazner MH, McGuire DK, de Lemos JA Am J Cardiol 2004 96 1284-9
Abciximab improves both epicardial flow and myocardial reperfusion in ST elevation myocardial infarction: observations from the TIMI 14 trial
de Lemos JA, Antman EM, Gibson CM, McCabe CH, Giugliano RP, Murphy SA, Coulter SA, Anderson K, Scherer J, Frey M, Van der Wieken R, Van de Werf F, MD, Braunwald E Circulation December 2000 101 239-43
ST resolution and infarct related artery patency and flow after thrombolytic therapy
de Lemos JA, Antman EM, Giugliano RP, McCabe CH, Murphy SA, Gibson CM, Braunwald E American Journal of Cardiology November 2000 85 299-304

Books

Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Unstable Angina and Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. In Hurst's the Heart, 13th ed

de Lemos JA, O'Rourke RA, Harrington RA (2011). McGraw Hill

ST Elevation Myocardial infarction. In Irwin and Rippe?s Intensive Care Medicine 7th edition

de Lemos JA and Morrow DA (2011). William and Wilkins

Honors & Awards

  • Simon Dack Award for Medical Publications
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2012)
  • Association of University Cardiologists
    (2011)
  • Best Doctors in Dallas, Cardiology
    D Magazine (2011)
  • Core Clerkship Teaching Award
    UT Southwestern (2011)
  • Super Doctors, Cardiology
    Texas Monthly (2011)
  • Best Doctors in Dallas, Cardiology
    D Magazine (2010)
  • Super Doctors, Cardiology
    Texas Monthly (2010)
  • Sweetheart Ball-Kern Wildenthal MD, PhD Distinguished Chair
    Distinguished Chair in Cardiology (2009)
  • Elite Reviewer
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2006)
  • Best Doctors in Dallas, Cardiology
    D Magazine (2005)
  • Internal Medicine Teaching Award
    Excellence in Teaching (2005)
  • Eugene Braunwald Fellowship
    Excellence in Clinical Research, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (1999)
  • Soma Weiss Award
    Excellence in Teaching, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (1997)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society of Chest Pain Physicians (2011)
  • AHA/ACC ST Elevation MI Guideline Committee (2010-2012)
  • Chair, Research and Publications Committee (2010)
  • American Heart Association (1998)
  • American College of Cardiology (1996)