Dr Matthew J Budoff, MD is a Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Director of Cardiac CT at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA.
Dr Budoff has conducted extensive research over the last 15 years using the electron beam computed tomography (CT) and multi-detector CT to identify those patients at high-risk for cardiac events, progression of coronary calcium, and non-invasive CT angiography.
Dr Budoff is the Vice President of the Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging (SAI) and a 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 forthcoming AHA Scientific Statement on Cardiac CT.
Dr Budoff is an author of the updated Guidelines for Use of CT for Calcium Assessment and the competency guidelines for peripheral CT and magnetic resonance (MR). He has recently edited a textbook on Cardiac CT (Springer, 2006). Dr Budoff is a cum laude graduate of the University of California at Riverside and a graduate with distinction of 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.