James E, Tcheng, MD is a Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine of the Duke University School of Medicine and the Associate Chief Medical Information Officer for Duke Heart Network.
Dr. Tcheng is a practicing interventional cardiologist and faculty of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and the Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI). He serves as Director of the Duke Cardiovascular Databank and is Director of Performance Improvement for the Duke Heart Center. He is faculty of the Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet) Coordinating Center of the DCRI. In addition, he is Chair of the Informatics and Health IT Task Force of the American College of Cardiology, is a member of the ACC National Cardiovascular Data Registry Management Board, and the ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Data Standards.
His clinical interests focus on the management of coronary artery disease, including percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty), stent implantation, laser angioplasty, and the treatment of chronic total coronary occlusions. His clinical research has focused on antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies for cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Tcheng received his MD degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD and completed his residency in medicine at Barnes Hospital / Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He completed fellowship training in cardiology at Duke University and joined the faculty of Duke in 1988.