Physician Profile

Joseph A. Vita, MD

Director of Clinical Research

Academic Appointment:

Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Medical School:

  • Columbia University, New York NY (1982)


  • Presbyterian Hospital, New York NY (1985)

Post Residency:

  • Fellowship in Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA (1989)

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Special Interest(s):

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Endothelial function and antioxidants


A Professor of Medicine, he is a senior staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine/Department of Medicine at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Vita is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of University Cardiologists. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Heart Association's Councils on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, and Clinical Cardiology. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and a member of the Society for Free Radical Research and Medicine and the Cardiovascular Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Vita serves as the Deputy Editor of Circulation. He has served as the research advisor for more than 30 fellows and junior faculty members, and the Department of Medicine recently awarded him the Robert Dawson Evans Research Mentoring Award. Dr. Vita is the principal investigator of a Specialized Center of Clinical Research (SCCOR) grant from the NIH entitled "Vascular Consequences of Insulin Resistance and Obesity" and three other RO1 level grants. His research focuses on mechanisms and clinical consequences of endothelial dysfunction in atherogenesis and vascular disease.

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Joseph A. Vita, MD

Primary Address

88 East Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 638-8701
Fax: (617) 638-8756

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