William Boden, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine

MD, State University of New York at Brockport

I am ABIM board-certified in both Internal Medicine and the subspecialty of Cardiovascular Disease. Since 1979, I have held university appointments at Brown University, Wayne State University, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston University, the University of Connecticut, State University of New York in Buffalo, and Albany Medical College. For the past 27 consecutive years, I have held leadership roles as either a Chief of cardiology or Chief of Medicine at both federal VA facilities and in the academic private sector, all of which have had strong affiliations with their respective academic health centers. In 2016, I re-joined the VA Boston MAVERIC Center as the Scientific Director, Clinical Trials Network, for the VA New England Healthcare System, and as the Research Lead Physician, for VISN 1.

I have extensive prior experience in clinical trials and comparative effectiveness research, and have served in a leadership capacity in several important national and international clinical trials, including as Study Chair for VA CSP-funded VANQWISH and COURAGE Trials, as Study Co-Chair of the NIH-funded AIM-HIGH Trial, and as a national co-PI for the NIH-funded ISCHEMIA Trial. My principal research interests include studies in stable ischemic heart disease, post-MI secondary prevention, acute coronary syndromes, and preventive cardiology.

Lecturer in Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Physician Research Lead & Scientific Director
VA Boston Healthcare System
Clinical Trials Network

2012-2015 Greater Albany Capital Region/Hudson Valley, NY: Selected as one of the “Best Doctors in Cardiovascular Medicine"
2008 D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY: Thirteenth Annual Award for Achievement in Health Care
2002-2004 Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Magazine: Selected as one of the top Cardiology physicians in Connecticut
2001-2015 Selected for inclusion in “Best Doctors in America” (15 consecutive years)
2001-2002 Hartford Hospital: Outstanding Teacher of the Year in Cardiology
1994 Boston University Medical Center/VAMC: Medical House Staff Award for Outstanding Clinical Teacher of the Year
1992 Boston University Medical Center/VAMC: Medical House Staff Award for Outstanding Clinical Teacher of the Year
1985 Miriam Hospital: Medical House Staff Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching
1984-1986 Rhode Island Department of Health: Principal Consultant, Cardiovascular Diseases
1983 American Heart Association: Cardiovascular Research Grant-in-Aid
1978 American College of Cardiology: Young Investigators' Award Finalist
1977 American Heart Association: Cardiovascular Research Grant-in-Aid
1977-1979 Tufts Medical Center: Cardiology Fellowship
1976 National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: Individual Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases
1976-1977 University Hospital (Boston Medical Center): Chief Medical Residency
1974-1976 University Hospital (Boston Medical Center): Medical Residency
1974 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
1969 National Jesuit Collegiate Honor Society: Alpha Sigma Nu
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Wadhera RK, Sukul D, Secemsky EA, Shen C, Gurm HS, Boden WE, Yeh RW. Temporal Trends in Unstable Angina Diagnosis Codes for Outpatient Percutaneous Coronary Interventions. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Dec 17. PMID: 30556822.
  2. Maron DJ, Mancini GBJ, Hartigan PM, Spertus JA, Sedlis SP, Kostuk WJ, Berman DS, Teo KK, Weintraub WS, Boden WE. Healthy Behavior, Risk Factor Control, and Survival in the COURAGE Trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Nov 06; 72(19):2297-2305. PMID: 30384885.
  3. Boden WE, Bhatt DL. Will COMPASS Point to a New Direction in Thrombotic Risk Reduction in Patients With Stable Cardiovascular Disease? Circulation. 2018 Aug 28; 138(9):858-860. PMID: 30354448.
  4. Saour BM, Wang JH, Lavelle MP, Mathew RO, Sidhu MS, Boden WE, Sacco JD, Costanzo EJ, Hossain MA, Vachharanji T, Alrefaee A, Asif A. TpTe and TpTe/QT: novel markers to predict sudden cardiac death in ESRD? J Bras Nefrol. 2018 Aug 16. PMID: 30118535.
  5. Bangalore S, Maron DJ, Fleg JL, O'Brien SM, Herzog CA, Stone GW, Mark DB, Spertus JA, Alexander KP, Sidhu MS, Chertow GM, Boden WE, Hochman JS. International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches-Chronic Kidney Disease (ISCHEMIA-CKD): Rationale and design. Am Heart J. 2018 Nov; 205:42-52. PMID: 30172098.
  6. Probstfield JL, Boden WE, Anderson T, Branch K, Kashyap M, Fleg JL, Desvigne-Nickens P, McBride R, McGovern M. Cardiovascular outcomes during extended follow-up of the AIM-HIGH trial cohort. J Clin Lipidol. 2018 Nov - Dec; 12(6):1413-1419. PMID: 30131256.
  7. Boden WE, Redberg RF. Evolving from volume to value, or to a bolder vision of reimbursement reform? Am Heart J. 2018 Oct; 204:174-177. PMID: 30146116.
  8. Mok Y, Ballew SH, Bash LD, Bhatt DL, Boden WE, Bonaca MP, Carrero JJ, Coresh J, D'Agostino RB, Elley CR, Fowkes FGR, Jee SH, Kovesdy CP, Mahaffey KW, Nadkarni G, Peterson ED, Sang Y, Matsushita K. International Validation of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Risk Score for Secondary Prevention in Post-MI Patients: A Collaborative Analysis of the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium and the Risk Validation Scientific Committee. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Jul 07; 7(14).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29982232.
  9. Weintraub WS, Taggart DP, Mancini GBJ, Brown DL, Boden WE. Historical Milestones in the Management of Stable Coronary Artery Disease over the Last Half Century. Am J Med. 2018 Nov; 131(11):1285-1292. PMID: 29959899.
  10. Ganda OP, Bhatt DL, Mason RP, Miller M, Boden WE. Unmet Need for Adjunctive Dyslipidemia Therapy in Hypertriglyceridemia Management. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Jul 17; 72(3):330-343. PMID: 29935936.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Stable ischemic heart disease
Post-MI secondary prevention
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Preventive cardiology
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