Daniel Edmundowicz, MD, MS, FACC, has been named Professor of Medicine, Section Chief of Cardiology, and Vice Chair of Program Development, Department of Medicine, effective June 1, 2012. Most recently, Dr. Edmundowicz served as Director of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Passavant Hospital.
Board-certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, and Nuclear Cardiology, Dr. Edmundowicz’s research interests include dyslipidemias, diagnostic protocols in preventive cardiology, and subclinical vascular disease detection – identifying individuals who are at high risk of cardiac events and intervening at the early stage through cholesterol and lipoprotein management, and other lifestyle approaches to disease prevention.
“Dr. Edmundowicz has a record of applying his medical expertise in the areas of preventive and diagnostic cardiology to deliver quality care to patients, produce award-winning pieces of clinical research, and deliver insightful instruction to students in the academic setting,” said Gerard J. Criner, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. “With his appointment, Temple is poised to solidify its existing reputation as a center for quality patient care, innovative clinical research, and nationally recognized medical instruction.”
After earning his medical degree from Hahnemann University in 1990, Dr. Edmundowicz completed his Internal Medicine training at Temple in 1993, and his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 1996. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, as well as a master’s degree in Anatomy, also from Hahnemann University.
During his time in Pittsburgh, Dr. Edmundowicz held a variety of leadership positions, including Director of Outpatient Services for the Cardiovascular Institute, Director of the Lipid Management and Vascular Disease Prevention Program, and Director of the Electron Beam CT Program.
Dr. Edmundowicz has earned numerous awards and recognitions for his clinical and research efforts. He was recognized five times in Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Pittsburgh,” and was a finalist for the 2000 “Health Care Heroes” Award from Pittsburgh Business Magazine. During his training at Temple, he was recognized with the 1993 “Citation for Outstanding Resident in Outpatient Care.” Merck and Co., Inc. recognized him with the “Young Investigators Conference on Atherosclerosis Award” in 1999, for his participation in research investigating the clinical implications of protocols for Stress Echocardiography in women presenting with chest pain.Dr. Edmundowicz has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters and is a member of a variety of professional societies, including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, American Heart/Stroke Association, American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology And Prevention, American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the National Lipid Association, and is currently president of the Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention (SAIP).