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James Pirruccello


Doctor by day, programmer by night

Dr. James Pirruccello is a cardiologist who cares for patients with cardiovascular conditions, including aortic diseases (those involving the heart’s main artery). He has particular interests in disease prevention and genetics.

In his research, Pirruccello uses machine learning to create new ways of analyzing the heart; he applies genetics to better understand how cardiovascular disease progresses. He also develops tools for assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease before it occurs.

Pirruccello earned his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Education

    Johns Hopkins University, MD, 2013

  • Residencies

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2016

  • Fellowships

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Cardiovascular Disease, 2020

  • Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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