Our guest today is UCLA Cardiologist, Dr. Matthew Budoff, Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of Cardiac CT at the Division of Cardiology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Budoff topic today is The “Silent Killer,” millions of adults worldwide have high blood pressure. It affects one in three adults; millions have levels that are uncontrolled and most don’t even know they have it.
Dr. Budoff has led dozens of studies surrounding heart disease and high blood pressure and was recently published in The Journal of Nutrition. Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine; Director of Cardiac CT, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
Matthew J. Budoff, M.D., FACC, is Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of Cardiac CT at the Division of Cardiology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. Dr. Budoff received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in cardiology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Budoff is chief investigator in several active medical research trials and is a frequent lecturer on topics of cardiology at symposia, congresses and annual conferences on nearly every continent. He has authored or co-authored over 500 research papers, six books and 36 book chapters.
Dr. Budoff received the Einstein Award for Scientific Achievement from the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK, and was awarded the Top Oral Abstract at the American Heart Association’s 2009 meeting. Most recently, he was named to the U.S. News & World Report list of Top Doctors for 2017.