David P. Faxon, M.D.

Senior Scholar | Brigham and Women's Hospital
Former Associate Chief of Cardiology | Harvard Medical School

Dr. David Faxon is a Senior Scholar at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and is the former Associate Chief of Cardiology at Harvard Medical School. He is ABIM board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.

A graduate of Hamilton College in 1967, Dr Faxon received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1971. He did his internship and residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and his Cardiology Fellowship at Boston University Medical Center.

He began his career at Boston University Medical center and became the Director of Cardiac Catheterization laboratory and established one of the first coronary angioplasty programs in the US. From 1993 until 2000, he was Chief of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California. In 2000 he moved to Chicago as Chief of the Section of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at The University of Chicago. In 2006 he moved back to Boston as Chief of Cardiology at the Boston VA Healthcare System while also serving as Vice Chair of Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in 2015 assumed the above full-time position at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has had a busy clinical practice and has been an active interventional cardiologist up until 2017.

He previously served as an Associate Editor of Circulation and is Editor-in-Chief of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.  He was Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a collaborative program between the Clinton Foundation and the AHA and currently is a Board member. He is a past President of the Vascular Disease Foundation. He was a member of the ABIM Cardiovascular Board and a member of the ACGME Residency Review Committee in Internal Medicine as well as a site visitor for ACGME international.

In 2001-2002 he was the President of the American Heart Association and continues to serve on numerous committees. Previously he served as the Affiliate President for both the Massachusetts (1993) and Los Angeles (1997) affiliates of the American Heart Association.  Dr. Faxon is a past President of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (1997).

Dr. Faxon has over 500 publications and 4 books relating to his clinical experience and research studies with a focus on interventional cardiology.