April 23, 2021 by
Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont
Judith Hochman, M.D.
Early career investigators meet with CVRI Sobel Visiting Professor Judith Hochman, MD to discuss clinical trials, research, and career development advice.
, is Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences, Co-Director of the NYU-HHC Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Harold Snyder Family Professor and Associate Director of the Leon Charney Division of Cardiology, and Director of the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at NYU Langone Health.
She is an internationally recognized clinical trialist and expert in ischemic heart disease, having served as Study Chair for NHLBI-funded international clinical trials testing the role of revascularization for patients with ischemic heart disease, which led to two new recommendations regarding the role of revascularization (stents and coronary bypass surgery) in the US and International Practice Guidelines.
She has served for over a decade on the NHLBI Board of External Experts, and on the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/ American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines as well as guideline writing committees, the AHA Strategic Advisory Coordinating Committee and the FDA Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee. She is Study Chair of the NHLBI-funded international ISCHEMIA comparative effectiveness trial testing two initial management strategies for patients with ischemia.
The trial demonstrated no net difference in the primary outcome or all-cause mortality, but improved quality of life in those with baseline angina. The primary results of the trial have been presented at the AHA 2019 Scientific Sessions, published in the NEJM and widely covered with a billion media impressions. She was the inaugural director of the AHA-funded Sarah Ross Soter Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Research at NYU School of Medicine, where she and colleagues study myocardial infarction in women, with a focus on understanding why women more often than men have MI without typical blockages in their coronary arteries.
She has authored ~400 publications, reviews and chapters in major internal medicine and cardiovascular journals and textbooks. In addition, she was senior guest editor for Circulation and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology, the European Heart Journal and the American Heart Journal. Dr. Hochman has served as a mentor for numerous trainees who have gone on to have successful independent careers. She is the recipient of the 2008 AHA Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award, the 2014 Clinical Research Prize of the AHA, the 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award (Clinical Domain) of the ACC, the AHA 2018 James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology, and the invited presenter of the European Society of Cardiology 2020 Rene Laennec Lecture.
Dr. Hochman's events included a Scholar's Tea and Career Development seminar "A Career in Clinical Investigation" (Passcode: M*87&@wP) for early career junior investigators, fellows and trainees, and a Medicine Grand Rounds program "The Role of Revascularization in SIHD: A Deep Dive into ISCHEMIA". *These events are made possible by a generous gift from Martin Bloomfield, MD, '60 to the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont.