James D. Wilkinson, MD, MPH

James D. Wilkinson, MD, MPH

Research Professor
Office of the Chair
Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
(615) 936-3968

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 1978
Pediatric Residency-SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, 1978-1981
Pediatric Critical Care and Anesthesiology, Children's National Medical Center/George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1983-1985
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1999

Research Information

Dr. Wilkinson is a board-certified pediatrician, with a subspecialty expertise in critical care, and is a pediatric epidemiologist. Currently, he is a Research Professor of Pediatrics and the director of the Pediatric Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His primary research focus is pediatric cardiology, specifically cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and heart transplantation in children. He has also published extensively on the results of epidemiologic studies in HIV/AIDS, cancer, the health consequences of tobacco exposure, and critical care. His research has been continuously funded from the NIH and CDC for the past 20 years. He has substantial experience in the design and conduct of large, federally funded multi-site research studies and clinical trials. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles as well as numerous textbook chapters and review articles.  

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