Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Donald M Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM

Donald M Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine
Director, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)

Eileen M. Foell Professor

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) and Medicine (Cardiology)

Focus of Work


Dr. Lloyd-Jones’ research interests lie in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, risk estimation, and prevention. A main focus of his research 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, imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, and the epidemiology of hypertension. His clinical and teaching interests lie in general cardiology, with a focus on prevention.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: Columbia University (1991)
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Medicine (1992)
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Medicine (1994)
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Cardiology (1997)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Framingham Heart Study, Cardiovascular Epidemiology (1999)
  • Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease