Native American Cardiology Program (NACP)

Eric A. Brody, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine; Director of Clinical Services and Associate Director, Native American Cardiology Program
(520) 694-7000

Eric A. Brody, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine. In July 2010, he began his current position with Banner- University Medical Center, University of Arizona as the Medical Director of the Native American Cardiology-Medical Services Program. Previously, he served as the Director of Clinical Services and  Associate Director of the Native American Cardiology Program, a collaborative program of the Indian Health Service, University of Arizona Medical Center for 15 years, also at UMC.    

He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Yale University and his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His internship and residency in Internal Medicine were completed at The University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He returned to Philadelphia and completed his cardiology training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He also served as a Commander in the Commission Corp of the U.S. Public Health Services during his IHS tenure. Dr. Brody is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases in 1995 and again in 2005. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. 

His research interests include the incidence and prevalence of coronary artery disease in Native Americans, as well as cardiac risk factors in these populations. He has presented results of his research at IHS scientific meetings as well as meetings of the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. He has co-authored over  20 articles, abstracts and other publications. Dr. Brody’s special interests include community interventions aimed at improving care for, and awareness of, myocardial infarction in the Native Americans. His primary research work has been in time-to-treatment issues in Native American patients with acute as well as clinical outcomes in this population. He is the principal investigator of the NATIVE study (Native American Time-to-Treatment Intervention Evaluation), a multi-year ongoing evaluation of myocardial infarction in Native people. He also serves as the primary coordinator of clinic visits to Indian Health Service Facilities for the Sarver Heart Center.

Dr. Brody has received numerous awards including the Tucson Area IHS Director’s Merit Award (2004 and 2007), the Phoenix Area Director’s Award for Excellence, the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service and the Public Health Service Achievement Medal. In 2004, Dr. Brody was named IHS Physician of the Year. In 2006-2012, Dr. Brody has been named as one of “America’s Best Physicians”.

His personal interests center on his family, reading and athletics, both as stress relief and as an example to his patients. He is an avid runner, biker and a wet-behind-the-ears swimmer. He is a member of the U.S. Masters Swimming Association and completed a number of half-marathons as well as sprint and olympic distance triathlons. 

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