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David Faxon

David P Faxon MD

Vice Chair of Medicine for Clinical Strategic Planning, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. David Faxon is Vice Chair of Medicine for Clinical Strategic Planning for the Department of Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. A graduate of Hamilton College in 1967, Dr Faxon received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1971. He was Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Boston University until 1993 when he moved to Los Angeles as Professor of Medicine and the Chief of Cardiology at the University of Southern California. From 2000 to 2006, he was Professor of Medicine and Chief, Section of Cardiology at The University of Chicago. He was Chief of Cardiology at the Boston VA Health System from 2006 to 2008.

Dr. Faxon’s clinical and research focus has been the assessment and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease and the role of interventional cardiology in treatment of heart disease. 

Dr. Faxon is a past President of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions and the both the Massachusetts (1993) and Los Angeles (1997) affiliates of the American Heart Association (1997). Dr. Faxon was the 2001-2002 President of the American Heart Association. He was a member of the ABIM Cardiovascular Board and the ACGME Residency Review Committee in Internal Medicine. He is Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and President Elect of the Vascular Disease Foundation.

He serves as an Associate Editor of Circulation and Editor-in-Chief of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Dr. Faxon has over 400 publications and 4 books relating to his clinical experience and research studies.