EDUCATION AND TRAINING
M.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, 1970.
Internship and Residency, University of Washington Seattle, WA, 1970-1973.
B.S., DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1966.
Fellowship in Cardiology, University of Washington Seattle, WA, 1973-1975.
James H. Caldwell M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A.
Professor of Medicine & Radiology
Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering
Director, Nuclear Cardiology, University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195-6113
Fax: (206) 598-4496
University of Washington Medical Center
Division of Nuclear Medicine
Seattle, WA 98195-6113
Subspeciality of Cardiology, 1979.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1975.
AREAS OF CLINICAL EXPERTISE
General cardiology and nuclear cardiology
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Positron emission tomography imaging of pre- and post-synaptic sympathetic function in sudden cardiac death survivors, in heart failure, and in the normal aging process
Development of new radiotracers
PET and PET/CT reconstruction methods
Single photo emission computed tomography and position emission tomography of myocardial blood flow and metabolism for diagnosis of various types of heart diseases.
Chen GP, Branch KR, Alessio, AM, Pham P, Tabibiazar R, Kinahan P, Caldwell JH. Effect of reconstruction algorithms on myocardial blood flow measurement with N-13 ammonia PET. J Nucl Med 48:1259-1265, 2007
Caldwell JH, Link JM, Levy WC, Poole JE, Stratton JR. Evidence for Pre- to Postsynaptic Mismatch of the Cardiac Sympathetic Nervous System in Ischemic Congestive Heart Failure. J Nucl Med. Feb 2008;49(2):234-241.
Link JM, Caldwell JH. Imaging receptors and the norepinephrine axis. Nature Clinical Practice 5; S79-86, 2008
Shuman WP, Branch KR, May JM, et al. Prospective versus retrospective ECG gating for 64-detector CT of the coronary arteries: comparison of image quality and patient radiation dose. Radiology. Aug 2008;248(2):431-437.
Shuman, W. P., K. R. Branch, May JS, Mitsumori LM, Strote JN, Lockhart DW, Caldwell JH. Whole-Chest 64-MDCT of Emergency Department Patients with Non-Specific Chest Pain: Radiation Dose and Coronary Artery Image Quality with Prospective ECG Triggering versus Retrospective ECG Gating. American Journal of Radiology 2009:192:1662-1667
Sullivan M, Ciechanowski P, Soine L, Jordan K, Spertus J, Caldwell J. Understanding why patients delay seeking care for a myocardial infarction. Circulation 2009;120(2):126-133
Arnold SV, Spertus JA, Ciechanowski PS, Soine LA, Jordan-Keith K, Caldwell JH, Sullivan MD. Psychosocial modulators of angina response to myocardial ischemia. Circulation. 2009;120(2):126-133.
Bradley SM, Soine LA, Caldwell JH, Goldberg SL. Screening stress myocardial perfusion imaging and eligibility for liver transplantation. Am J Cardiol 2010;:105(7): 1010-1013
Bassingthwaighte, JB, Raymond GM, Butterworth E, Alessio A, Caldwell JH. Multiscale modeling of metabolism, flows, and exchanges in heterogeneous organs. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2010; 1188: 111-20.
Alessio AM, Kinahan PE, Champley KM, Caldwell JH. Attenuation-emission alignment in cardiac PET/CT based on consistency conditions. Med Phys 2010, 37(3): 1191-200.