Benjamin Morgan Scirica MDCardiologist and Director, Innovation, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group, Boston, Massachusetts
Dr. Benjamin Scirica graduated from Harvard Medical School and trained in internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He has a MPH health degree from Harvard School of Public Health. He is currently a Senior Investigator at the TIMI Study Group (an academic research organization based at Brigham and Women's Hospital that has performed over 70 clinical trials in atherosclerotic heart disease), an attending cardiologist and Director of Innovation at the cardiovascular division at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
His research interests center on the risk stratification, management, and CV risk reduction of patients with acute coronary syndromes and cardiometabolic disorders. He is the Director of the TIMI ECG Core Laboratory, which has analyzed over 20,000 continuous and static ECGs from multiple trials in acute coronary syndromes, including the ExTRACT-TIMI 25, CLARITY-TIMI 28, DISPERSE-2, PLATO, and MERLIN-TIMI 36 trials. He was principal investigator or co-investigator of the MERLIN-TIMI 36, AVANT GARDE-TIMI 43, TRA 2Pº-TIMI 50, SAVOR-TIMI 53, and CAMELLIA-TIMI 58 trials.
Dr. Scirica has authored or co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles, serves on the editorial board of ACCEL, and is a reviewer for multiple journals, including New England Journal, JAMA, The Lancet, Circulation, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). He attend in the cardiac intensive care unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Attending Cardiologist and Director, Innovation, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group, Boston, Massachusetts
MD: Harvard Medical School
MPH: Harvard School of Public Health
Fellowship (internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine): Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Identification and application of novel cardiac biomarkers and electrocardiographic techniques
Dr. Scirica reports institutional research grants to Brigham and Women’s Hospital from AstraZeneca, Eisai, Merck, Novartis, NovoNordisk, and Pfizer. Consulting fees from AbbVie, Allergan, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eisai, Elsevier Practice Update Cardiology, Esperion, Hamni, Lexicon, Medtronic, Merck, NovoNordisk, and equity in Health [at] Scale.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Mild Hypercapnia or Normocapnia After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
- Coordinated Care to Optimize Cardiovascular Preventive Therapies in Type 2 Diabetes
- Comparing Ambulatory Decision-Support Tools for Heart Failure Care
- Cholesterol Lowering via Bempedoic Acid
- Anthracyclines With Statins for Reduced Heart Dysfunction
- Sotaterceptin for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
- Oral PCSK9 Inhibitor for LDL-C Reduction in Hypercholesterolemia
- Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle in Association With Microvascular Complications Among Adults With T2D
- Effectiveness of a Remote Hypertension and Lipid Management Program
- 2022 Top Story in Cardiology: Tirzepatide for Treatment of Obesity—SURMOUNT-1