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DAVID MARON, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He is a cardiologist. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He trained in internal medicine at UCLA. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, a preventive cardiology fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, and subsequently a cardiology fellow at Stanford. He joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1993 as Director of Preventive Cardiology, and rose through the ranks to Professor. In 2014 he returned to Stanford where he serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of Preventive Cardiology.
Dr. Maron’s research interests include primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. As a fellow at SPRC he was introduced to clinical research as a member of the team that conducted the Stanford Coronary Risk Intervention Project. He applied lessons learned from that experience to the design of the landmark COURAGE trial, for which he served as the chairman of the optimal medical therapy committee. He is currently the co-chair of the ISCHEMIA trial, an NIH-funded study comparing the effectiveness of two initial management strategies – conservative (optimal medical therapy alone) versus invasive (optimal medical therapy plus cardiac catheterization and revascularization) – in approximately 5,000 patients with stable coronary artery disease and at least moderate ischemia.