Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones earned his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1986, majoring in history (with a focus on American diplomatic history). He received his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1991, and a Master of Science degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2001.
He was an intern and resident in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and served as chief medical resident in 1995-96. After his cardiology fellowship at MGH, he joined the staff as an attending cardiologist, and was an instructor and then assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He joined the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Framingham Heart Study as a research fellow in 1997, and became a staff research associate in 1999. In this capacity, he also held an appointment as adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.
He joined Northwestern University in 2004, and is currently an associate professor of medicine and preventive medicine and director of the Program for Cardiovascular Risk Estimation, Communication and Prevention.
Dr. Lloyd-Jones' research interests lie in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, risk estimation and prevention. His main focus has been investigation of the lifetime risks for various cardiovascular diseases, and factors which modify those risks. Other areas of interest include CVD risk estimation using novel biomarkers, subclinical atherosclerosis, the epidemiology of hypertension, and process-of care and outcomes in acute coronary syndromes.
His clinical and teaching interests lie in general cardiology, with a focus on prevention.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association and is a past recipient of the American Society of Hypertension's Young Scholar Award.