Dr. James Januzzi is currently the Hutter Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. After attending Holy Cross College in the Class of 1988, Dr. Januzzi graduated as the top-ranked student in the Class of 1994 from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. Subsequently, he performed a residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship in cardiology and cardiac ultrasound at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He joined the staff at MGH in 2000, and is a clinician, teacher, and experienced clinical researcher and clinical trialist.
Dr. Januzzi’s research work has contributed greatly to the understanding of cardiac biomarker testing, where his studies have set international standards for use in diagnosis, prognosis, and management of patients suffering from acutely decompensated heart failure, chronic heart failure as well as those with acute coronary syndromes. He is on numerous steering committees for trials focused on drug development for heart failure and diabetes mellitus and has extensive experience with Cardiology Endpoint Adjudication Committees and Data Safety Monitoring Boards for large international trials.
Dr. Januzzi has published more than 450 manuscripts, book chapters, and review articles, and has edited two text books on cardiac biomarker testing as well as the Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiology Review Book. He is on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals, including current service as an Associate Editor at both Journal of the American College of Cardiology as well as Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure. He has been on numerous consensus task forces and guidelines committees, including the ACC/AHA Heart Failure Guidelines. He is currently the Chair of the ACC Task Force on Consensus Statements. Dr. Januzzi is an active clinician with a consultative cardiology practice. Additionally, he is a mentor, coordinating a research fellowship for the past 10 years.