James MacNamara, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • Advanced cardiac imaging
  • Clinical echocardiography

Biography

James MacNamara, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in advanced cardiac imaging, clinical echocardiography, and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Dr. MacNamara earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Emory School of Medicine. He then received advanced training in cardiology through a fellowship at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

He has published several academic articles in leading journals such as Circulation and Echocardiography.

Among many other honors, Dr. MacNamara received the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s 2013 Medical Student Teaching Award.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2016-2020), Cardiology
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2020-2021), Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Residency - Emory University School of Medicine (2013-2016), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Virginia School of Medicine (2009-2013)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
Honors & Awards
  • Excellent Resident 2016, Grady Health Primary Care Clinical Nurses
  • Medical Student Teaching Award 2013, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Books & Publications
Research
  • Novel Measures of Diastolic Heart Function
  • Heart Function in Heart Failure with Preserve Ejection Fraction
  • Safety and Success of Exercise in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiac Adaptation to Aging

Clinical Focus

  • Advanced cardiac imaging
  • Clinical echocardiography
  • Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

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