Joshua Beckman, M.D.

Director of Vascular Medicine

  • Gayle and Paul Stoffel Distinguished Chair in Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • Non-coronary atherosclerotic vascular disease
  • Aortic disease

Biography

Joshua A. Beckman, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he holds the Gayle and Paul Stoffel Distinguished Chair in Cardiology. He specializes in vascular and cardiovascular medicine and serves as the department’s Director of Vascular Medicine.

Dr. Beckman earned his medical degree at the New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident. He received advanced training in cardiovascular medicine and vascular medicine through fellowships at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in American political history from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022. Previously, he served as Professor of Medicine and Section Director for Vascular Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University and as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Beckman is actively involved in several professional organizations, including the Society for Vascular Medicine, the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the Association of University Cardiologists. In addition, he is Chair of the AHA/ACC Joint Committee on Guidelines.

Dr. Beckman’s clinical and translational research focuses on the mechanisms that cause vascular dysfunction, susceptibility to atherosclerosis, and functional limitations in peripheral artery disease. His research has received funding from federal, foundation, and industry sources, and he is a co-inventor of a pending patent. His work has been published in numerous medical journals.

He is an associate editor of Circulation, a member of the editorial boards of Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, and a reviewer for many other scholarly journals. He is also an editor of the textbook Vascular Medicine: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease.

Dr. Beckman is a well-known educator, having received the Eugene Braunwald teaching award at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the W. Procter Harvey Young Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology.

Personal Note

Dr. Beckman’s interests outside of medicine include spending time with family, biking, traveling, and photography.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - New York University (1987-1991)
  • Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)) (1991-1994), Internal Medicine
  • Chief Resident - New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)) (1994-1995), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)) (1995-1996), Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Research Fellowship - Brigham and Women's Hospital (1996-1998), Cardiovascular Disease
  • Graduate School - Harvard School of Public Health (2000-2001), Epidemiology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Heart Association
  • Association of University Cardiologists
  • Society for Vascular Medicine
  • VIVA Physicians
Honors & Awards
  • Jess R. Young Outstanding Vascular Medicine Educator Award 2019, Society for Vascular Medicine
  • Watkins Discovery Award 2013-2014, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Eugene Braunwald Teaching Award 2009, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • W. Proctor Harvey M.D., Young Teacher Award 2007, American College of Cardiology
  • Inaugural “Thanks for Listening” Cardiovascular Fellows Award 2004, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Daniel D. Federman Outstanding Clinical Educator 2000, Harvard Medical School
  • Young Investigator Award 1998, AHA Conference on Vascular and Myocardial Aspects of Ischemia
  • Alex Rosen Award 1991, New York University
  • William Osler Medal 1989, American Association of the History of Medicine
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • Vascular Medicine: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 3rd ed
      Creager MA, Beckman JA, Loscalzo J (Editors) (2019), Philadelphia, Elsevier
    • Vascular Medicine: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 2nd ed
      Creager MA, Beckman JA, Loscalzo J (Editors) (2013), Philadelphia, Elsevier
Research
  • Functional limitations in peripheral artery disease
  • Mechanisms of vascular dysfunction
  • Susceptibility to atherosclerosis

Clinical Focus

  • Non-coronary atherosclerotic vascular disease
  • Aortic disease
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Large vessel vasculitis
  • Thermal diseases
  • Venous Disease
  • Lymphatic disease and lymphedema
  • Raynaud’s syndrome

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