James de Lemos, M.D., is a Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He also serves as Cardiology Service Chief at Parkland Memorial Hospital and Associate Director of UT Southwestern’s Cardiovascular Fellowship Program.
Dr. de Lemos graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed an internal medicine residency at UT Southwestern, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and served on the faculty at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston before returning to UT Southwestern to join the faculty.
Dr. de Lemos is active in clinical research, focusing on large-scale human studies and clinical trials. He was the lead author of the Z phase of the A-to-Z Trial, an international investigation of different cholesterol-lowering strategies in patients with acute coronary syndromes. He also serves as Medical Director of the Dallas Heart Study, a multiethnic population-based study of more than 6,000 adults from Dallas County.