Dr. Budoff is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is the Director of Cardiac CT at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Center at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. Dr. Budoff is a graduate of the University of California at Riverside and received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as his cardiology fellowship, at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Budoff is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He is the immediate past-President of the Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention (SAI-P) and President-Elect for the founding Board Member of the Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT). Previously, he served as chair of: the ACC/AHA Competency document for cardiac CT and MR; the COCATS 2 – CT Section (ACC training for fellows); as well as a recent AHA Scientific Statement on Cardiac CT; and is an author of the Guidelines for Use of CT for Calcium Assessment and the competency guidelines for peripheral CT and MR. He has edited 3 textbooks on Cardiac CT. He is on the board of both the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association for Southern California.
Dr. Budoff has conducted extensive research over the last 19 years using cardiac CT to identify those patients at high-risk for cardiac events, progression of coronary calcium, and non-invasive CT angiography. He has published over 250 articles, book chapters and books on these topics.