Gary J. Balady, MD

Professor, Medicine

Gary Balady
617.638.8968
75 E. Newton St Collamore Building

Biography

Dr. Balady is a Professor of Medicine and an Assistant Dean of Admissions at Boston University School of Medicine, and is the Director of Preventive Cardiology and Director of the Non Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratories at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Balady is a fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Dr. Balady serves the American Heart Association both nationally and locally by leading and/or participating on several key committees involved with exercise, physical activity and preventive cardiology.

He is Past Chairman of the AHA’s Council on Clinical Cardiology, Past President of the AHA Greater Boston Division, and presently serves as Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of the AHA Founders Affiliate. He has either chaired or been a member of several writing groups of the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, which generate guidelines regarding exercise testing and training, and preventive cardiology. Dr. Balady’s research interests focus on exercise testing and training of cardiac patients, with a particular emphasis on the physiologic changes that occur in the cardiovascular system with regular exercise, as well as assessment of outcomes after cardiac rehabilitation. He is an associate editor for the journal Circulation, and past Editor in Chief for the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.

Research at the Preventive Cardiology Center and Stress Testing Laboratories focus on several areas that include the evaluation of clinical outcomes of patients enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programs with a special emphasis on women, racial minorities, and persons with diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and peripheral arterial disease. Evaluation of the physiologic changes that occur after moderate intensity exercise and studies that aim to evaluate and develop exercise-testing protocols are ongoing.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Dean, Admissions, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • Rutgers University–Camden, MD
  • Rutgers University–Camden, BA

Publications

  • Published on 4/1/2018

    Thomas RJ, Balady G, Banka G, Beckie TM, Chiu J, Gokak S, Ho PM, Keteyian SJ, King M, Lui K, Pack Q, Sanderson BK, Wang TY. 2018 ACC/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018 Apr; 11(4):e000037. PMID: 29599285.

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  • Published on 3/29/2018

    Thomas RJ, Balady G, Banka G, Beckie TM, Chiu J, Gokak S, Ho PM, Keteyian SJ, King M, Lui K, Pack Q, Sanderson BK, Wang TY. 2018 ACC/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Apr 24; 71(16):1814-1837. PMID: 29606402.

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  • Published on 6/1/2017

    Intwala S, Stone NJ, Balady GJ. Low-Density Lipoprotein Measurement Discordance: When 2 Wrongs Lead to the Right Answer-Elevated Lipoprotein (a). JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Jun 01; 2(6):697-698. PMID: 28355452.

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  • Published on 10/5/2015

    Intwala S, Balady GJ. Physical Activity in the Prevention of Heart Failure: Another Step Forward. Circulation. 2015 Nov 10; 132(19):1777-9. PMID: 26438782.

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  • Published on 3/13/2015

    Balady GJ, Bufalino VJ, Gulati M, Kuvin JT, Mendes LA, Schuller JL. COCATS 4 Task Force 3: Training in Electrocardiography, Ambulatory Electrocardiography, and Exercise Testing. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 May 5; 65(17):1763-77. PMID: 25777646.

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  • Published on 9/15/2014

    Maron BJ, Friedman RA, Kligfield P, Levine BD, Viskin S, Chaitman BR, Okin PM, Saul JP, Salberg L, Van Hare GF, Soliman EZ, Chen J, Matherne GP, Bolling SF, Mitten MJ, Caplan A, Balady GJ, Thompson PD. Assessment of the 12-lead ECG as a screening test for detection of cardiovascular disease in healthy general populations of young people (12-25 Years of Age): a scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. Circulation. 2014 Oct 7; 130(15):1303-34. PMID: 25223981.

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  • Published on 9/15/2014

    Maron BJ, Friedman RA, Kligfield P, Levine BD, Viskin S, Chaitman BR, Okin PM, Saul JP, Salberg L, Van Hare GF, Soliman EZ, Chen J, Matherne GP, Bolling SF, Mitten MJ, Caplan A, Balady GJ, Thompson PD. Assessment of the 12-lead electrocardiogram as a screening test for detection of cardiovascular disease in healthy general populations of young people (12-25 years of age): a scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Oct 7; 64(14):1479-514. PMID: 25234655.

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  • Published on 8/18/2014

    Myers J, Forman DE, Balady GJ, Franklin BA, Nelson-Worel J, Martin BJ, Herbert WG, Guazzi M, Arena R. Supervision of exercise testing by nonphysicians: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2014 Sep 16; 130(12):1014-27. PMID: 25223774.

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  • Published on 10/24/2013

    Ades PA, Keteyian SJ, Balady GJ, Houston-Miller N, Kitzman DW, Mancini DM, Rich MW. Cardiac rehabilitation exercise and self-care for chronic heart failure. JACC Heart Fail. 2013 Dec; 1(6):540-7. PMID: 24622007.

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  • Published on 7/30/2013

    Balady GJ, Drezner JA. Tackling cardiovascular health risks in college football players. Circulation. 2013 Jul 30; 128(5):477-80. PMID: 23897847.

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