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

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  1. Boden WE, Stone PH. To stent or not to stent? Treating angina after ISCHEMIA-why a conservative approach with optimal medical therapy is the preferred initial management strategy for chronic coronary syndromes: insights from the ISCHEMIA trial. Eur Heart J. 2021 Apr 07; 42(14):1394-1400. PMID: 33827137
  2. Handberg EM, Merz CNB, Cooper-Dehoff R, Wei J, Conlon M, Lo MC, Boden W, Frayne SM, Villines T, Spertus JA, Weintraub W, O'Malley P, Chaitman B, Shaw LJ, Budoff M, Rogatko A, Pepine CJ. Rationale and Design of the Women's IschemiA TRial to Reduce Events In Non-ObstRuctive CAD (WARRIOR) Trial. Am Heart J. 2021 Mar 18. PMID: 33745898
  3. McCreanor V, Nowbar A, Rajkumar C, Barnett AG, Francis D, Graves N, Boden WE, Weintraub WS, Al-Lamee R, Parsonage WA. Cost-effectiveness analysis of percutaneous coronary intervention for single-vessel coronary artery disease: an economic evaluation of the ORBITA trial. BMJ Open. 2021 Feb 09; 11(2):e044054. PMID: 33563623
  4. Bossard M, Gao P, Boden W, Steg G, Tanguay JF, Joyner C, Granger CB, Kastrati A, Faxon D, Budaj A, Pais P, Di Pasquale G, Valentin V, Flather M, Moccetti T, Yusuf S, Mehta SR. Antiplatelet therapy in patients with myocardial infarction without obstructive coronary artery disease. Heart. 2021 Jan 27. PMID: 33504513
  5. Soares A, Boden WE, Hueb W, Brooks MM, Vlachos HEA, O'Fee K, Hardi A, Brown DL. Death and Myocardial Infarction Following Initial Revascularization Versus Optimal Medical Therapy in Chronic Coronary Syndromes With Myocardial Ischemia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Contemporary Randomized Controlled Trials. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Jan 19; 10(2):e019114. PMID: 33442990
  6. Boden WE, Bhatt DL. Translating the findings of ISCHEMIA into clinical practice: a challenging START. EuroIntervention. 2020 Dec 18; 16(12):e953-e956. PMID: 33337322
  7. Chaitman BR, Alexander KP, Cyr DD, Berger JS, Reynolds HR, Bangalore S, Boden WE, Lopes RD, Demkow M, Piero Perna G, Riezebos RK, McFalls EO, Banerjee S, Bagai A, Gosselin G, O'Brien SM, Rockhold FW, Waters DD, Thygesen KA, Stone GW, White HD, Maron DJ, Hochman JS. Myocardial Infarction in the ISCHEMIA Trial: Impact of Different Definitions on Incidence, Prognosis, and Treatment Comparisons. Circulation. 2021 Feb 23; 143(8):790-804. PMID: 33267610
  8. Farkouh ME, Godoy LC, Brooks MM, Mancini GBJ, Vlachos H, Bittner VA, Chaitman BR, Siami FS, Hartigan PM, Frye RL, Boden WE, Fuster V. Influence of LDL-Cholesterol Lowering on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus Undergoing Coronary Revascularization. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 11 10; 76(19):2197-2207. PMID: 33153578
  9. Ferraro R, Latina JM, Alfaddagh A, Michos ED, Blaha MJ, Jones SR, Sharma G, Trost JC, Boden WE, Weintraub WS, Lima JAC, Blumenthal RS, Fuster V, Arbab-Zadeh A. Evaluation and Management of Patients With Stable Angina: Beyond the Ischemia Paradigm: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 11 10; 76(19):2252-2266. PMID: 33153586
  10. Mavromatis K, Boden WE. What is the Real Message of the International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) Trial for Academic and Practising Cardiologists? Eur Cardiol. 2020 Feb; 15:e64. PMID: 33042227
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Stable ischemic heart disease
Post-MI secondary prevention
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Preventive cardiology
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