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Matthew J. Budoff, MD

Torrance, California

Matthew J. Budoff, MD



Dr. Matthew J. Budoff is professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center. He is also program director and director of Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT), Division of Cardiology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. He is at the forefront of the medical community’s efforts to develop early detection methods for cardiac disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. Dr. Budoff’s research is devoted to advancing procedures that can help doctors identify patients early that are at high risk for cardiac events and progression of atherosclerosis. This early detection can lead to patients being placed on the correct therapeutic path to prevent a heart attack. Additionally, Dr. Budoff’s research focuses on determining the effect of different therapies on atherosclerosis and determine if heart disease can be reversed. His team has also shown utility of supplementary measurements on cardiac CT can be evaluated for thoracic aortic calcification, aortic valve calcification, mitral annular calcification, pericardial fat, liver fat, myocardial scar and bone mineral density.

Education and Training

  • Cardiology Fellowship, Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1997
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1993
  • Medical Degree, George Washington University School of Medicine, 1990
  • Bachelor Degree in Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside, 1986

Professional Highlights

  • Vice President, Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging
  • Gold Medal Award, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Einstein Award for Scientific Achievement, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, Untied Kingdom,
  • Founding Board Member, Society of Cardiovascular CT
  • World’s Most Influential Scientific Researchers, 2018-2019
  • Secretary and executive committee member, LA BioMed, 2018-present
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018
  • Foundation board member, American College of Cardiology (ACC), 2014-present
  • Endowed Chair of Preventive Cardiology at Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 2015
  • Annual Scientific Session program committee member, ACC, 2013–2015
  • Executive committee member, ACC Center of Excellence on Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, 2018-2020
  • World's Most Influential Scientific Minds, 2014
  • Top Doctor for Cardiology, U.S. News, 2011


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