Dr. John Dodson serves as director of NYU Langone’s Geriatric Cardiology Program. He maintains an active general cardiology practice, which focuses on patients over age 70, and also provides care for patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation at NYU's Rusk Rehabilitation. He currently is the Principal Investigator for a Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) from the NIH/NIA and a Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award from the American Heart Association. An Assistant Professor in both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Population Health, he is Board certified in both cardiovascular disease and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. A recipient of a fellowship in epidemiology from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he also had a fellowship in geriatrics from Yale University School of Medicine and another fellowship in cardiovascular disease from Yale-New Haven Hospital. His medical degree is from NYU and he has an MPH degree from Harvard. He did his residency at Columbia University Medical Center.
In Part Two of this two-part interview, Dr. Dodson discusses: if care is compromised when a patient is discharged from one hospital and readmitted to another hospital; exclusion of older patients from cardiovascular clinical trials; educating family caregivers and viewing them as members of the health care team; translation of clinical findings and evidence-based research to the bedside in a timely manner; addressing foreign born patients’ treatment preferences; use of CAM therapies by patients; patient resilience and positive willingness to want to participate actively in all aspects of rehabilitation; role of in-home telehealth therapy programs; and NYU Langone’s monthly interdisciplinary geriatric cardiology conference.