Anthony DeMaria, MD 

Anthony DeMaria, MD 

Professor of Medicine
Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology



Contact Information

UCSD Medical Center
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
9444 Medical Center Dr., #7411
San Diego, CA 92037-7411
Phone: (858) 450-9005

Dr. DeMaria is the Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology and founding director of the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UCSD. He regularly participates in trials involving non-invasive methods to diagnose and treat heart disease.

Dr. DeMaria has received numerous awards and is listed in The Best Doctors in America. He served as a member of the Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease for the American Board of Internal Medicine from 1991 to 1997.

He is the immediate past Editor of the Journal of American College of Cardiology and Echocardiography. He serves on the editorial boards and acts as editorial consultant for almost 30 medical journals.

Research Interests

Cardiac imaging including echocardiography, Intravascular ultrasound, digital angiography, contrast agents, and cardiovascular pharmacology.

Clinical Interests and Responsibilities

Cardiac imaging in noninvasive cardiology.

Recent Publications

  • 2011 Flachskampf FA, Schmid M, Rost C, Achenbach S, DeMaria AN, Daniel WG.  Cardiac Imaging After Myocardial Infarction. Eur Heart J, 32(3):272-83.
  • 2011 HEART Group.  A Statement on Ethics from the HEART Group. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 16(4):418-20.
  • 2011 Kolski BC, Khadivi B, Anawati M, Daniels LB, DeMaria AN, Blanchard DG.  The Dilated Coronary Sinus: Utility of Coronary Sinus Cross-Sectional Area and Eccentricity Index in Differentiating Right Atrial Pressure Overload From Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava.  Echocardiography 28(8)82-32.
  • 2011 Lafitte S. Alimazighi N, Reant P, Dijos M, Zaroui A, Mignot A, Lafitte M, Pillois X, Roudaut R, DeMaria A.  Validation of the Smallest Pocket Echoscopic Device's Diagnostic Capabilities in Heart Investigation.  Ultrasound Med Biol 37(5):798-804.
  • 2011 Marelli C, Gunnarsson C, Ross S, Haas S, Strop DF, Cload P, Clopton P, DeMaria AN.  Statins and Risk of Cancer: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis of 45,857 Matched Pairs from an Electronic Medical Records Database of 11 Million Adult Americans.  J Am Coll Cardiol 58(5):530-7.
  • 2012 CDC Grand Rounds:  The Million Hearts Initiative.  MMWR Weekly, 61(50): December 21, 2012.
  • 2012 Marzilli M, Merz CN, Boden WE, Bonow RO, Capozza PG, Chilian WM, DeMaria AN, Guarini G, Huqi A, Morrone D, Patel MR, Weintraub WS.  Obstructive Coronary Atherosclerosis and Ischemic Heart Disease:  An Elusive Link!  J Am Coll Cardiol 60(11):951-6.
  • 2012 Singelyn JM, Sundaramurthy P, Johnson TD, Schup-Magoffin PJ, Hu DP, Faulk DM, Wang J, Mayle KM, Bartels K, Salvatore M, Insey AM, DeMaria AN, Dib N, Christman KL.  Catheter-Deliverable Hdrogel Derived from Decellularized Ventricular Extracellular Matrix Increases Endogenous Cardiomyocytes and Preserves Cardiac Function Post-Myocardial Infarction.  J Am Coll Cardiol 59(8):751-63.
  • 2012 Tsimikas S, DeMaria AN.  The Clinical Emergence of Optical Coherence Tomography:  Defining a Role in Intravascular Imaging.  J Am Coll Cardiol 59(12):1090-2.
  • 2012 Weiss RJ, Ahmad M, Villanueva F, Schmitz S, Bhat G, Hibberd MG, Main ML, CaRES Investigators.  J Am Soc Echocardiogr 7:790-5.
  • 2013 Lafitte S, Reant P, Touche C, Pillois X, Dijos M, Arsac F, Peyrou J, Montaudon M, Ritter P, Roudaut R, DeMaria AN.  Paradoxical Response to Exercise in Asymptomatic Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.  J Am Coll Cardiol 62(9):842-50.
  • 2013 Mai TV, Agan DL, Clopton P, Collins G, DeMaria AN.  The Magnitude and Nature of Unfunded Published Cardiovascular Research.  J Am Coll Cardiol 61(3):275-81.
  • 2013 Main ML, Grayburn PA, Lang RM, Goldman JH, Gibson CM, Sherwin P, DeMaria AN.  Effect of Optison on Pulmonary Artery Systolic Pressure and Pulmonary Vascular Resistance.  Am J Cardiol, xxx-xxx.
  • 2013 Sief-Naraghi SB, Singelyn JM, Salvatore MA, Osborn KG, Wang JJ, Sampat U, Kwan OL, Strachan GM, Wong J, Schup-Magoffin PJ, Braden RL, Bartels RL, Bartels K, DeQuach JA, Preul M, Kinsey AM, DeMaria AN, Dib N, Christman KL.  Safety and Efficacy of an Injectable Extracellular Matrix Hydrogel for Treating Myocardial Infarction.  Sci Transl Med 5(173):173ra25.
  • 2014 Wei K, Shah S, Jaber WA, DeMaria A.  An Observational Study of the Occurrence of Serious Adverse Reactions Among Patients Who Receive Optison in Routine Medical Practice.  J AM Soc Echocardiogr June 11. 
  • 2014 Cassar A, Prasad M, Rodriguez-Porcel M, Reeder GS, Karia D, DeMaria AN.  Safety and Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Myocardial Revascularization Therapy for Refractory Angina Pectoris.  Mayo Clin Proc, 89(3):346-354.