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James L. Rudolph, MD
Associate Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Aging
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

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Research Narrative:

In addition to being a geriatrician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System, Dr. Rudolph is a researcher and educator. His area of expertise is the relationship of atherosclerosis to functional (cognitive and physical) deficits in older persons, particularly after surgery. 

Driven by his clinical work, his research focuses on two main areas that frequently overlap: 1) thinking and recovery after surgery, and 2) the impact of medications on function. His research accomplishments include: identification of which patients will develop delirium (acute change in cognitive function) after surgery, survival of nursing home patients who are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, and the development and validation of the Anticholinergic Risk Scale, designed to rank medications that may cause side effects in older patients. He has authored more than 20 publications on this topic.

Loyola U. of Chicago , 1998, MD