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. Ramadan R, Boden WE, Kinlay S. Management of Left Main Coronary Artery Disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Mar 31; 7(7). PMID: 29605817.
  2. Williams BA, Chagin KM, Bash LD, Boden WE, Duval S, Fowkes FGR, Mahaffey KW, Patel MD, D'Agostino RB, Peterson ED, Kattan MW, Bhatt DL, Bonaca MP. External validation of the TIMI risk score for secondary cardiovascular events among patients with recent myocardial infarction. Atherosclerosis. 2018 Mar 16; 272:80-86. PMID: 29579671.
  3. Toth PP, Jones SR, Slee A, Fleg J, Marcovina SM, Lacy M, McBride R, Boden WE. Relationship between lipoprotein subfraction cholesterol and residual risk for cardiovascular outcomes: A post hoc analysis of the AIM-HIGH trial. J Clin Lipidol. 2018 Mar 09. PMID: 29627296.
  4. Otvos JD, Guyton JR, Connelly MA, Akapame S, Bittner V, Kopecky SL, Lacy M, Marcovina SM, Muhlestein JB, Boden WE. Relations of GlycA and lipoprotein particle subspecies with cardiovascular events and mortality: A post hoc analysis of the AIM-HIGH trial. J Clin Lipidol. 2018 Mar - Apr; 12(2):348-355.e2. PMID: 29409728.
  5. Lyubarova R, Boden WE, Fein SA, Schulman-Marcus J, Torosoff M. Successful percutaneous coronary intervention significantly improves coronary sinus blood flow as assessed by transthoracic echocardiography. J Echocardiogr. 2017 Nov 07. PMID: 29116574.
  6. Schulman-Marcus J, Boden WE. Early Revascularization in NSTE-ACS: Insights From the ICTUS Long-Term Follow-Up. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Sep 12; 70(11):1423-1424. PMID: 28882243.
  7. Weintraub WS, Boden WE. Making Cardiovascular Care More Responsive to Societal Needs. Am J Med. 2017 Nov; 130(11):1259-1261. PMID: 28797644.
  8. Schulman-Marcus J, Weintraub WS, Boden WE. Reconsidering the Gatekeeper Paradigm for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Stable Coronary Disease Management. Am J Cardiol. 2017 Oct 15; 120(8):1450-1452. PMID: 28818317; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.07.021;.
  9. Lyubarova R, Robinson JG, Miller M, Simmons DL, Xu P, Abramson BL, Elam MB, Brown TM, McBride R, Fleg JL, Desvigne-Nickens P, Ayenew W, Boden WE. Metabolic syndrome cluster does not provide incremental prognostic information in patients with stable cardiovascular disease: A post hoc analysis of the AIM-HIGH trial. J Clin Lipidol. 2017 Sep - Oct; 11(5):1201-1211. PMID: 28807460.
  10. Banerjee S, Angiolillo DJ, Boden WE, Murphy JG, Khalili H, Hasan AA, Harrington RA, Rao SV. Use of Antiplatelet Therapy/DAPT for Post-PCI Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Apr 11; 69(14):1861-1870. PMID: 28385315; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.02.012;.
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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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