James A. Arrighi Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Medical Science, Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging

College: Brown University, 1984
Medical School: Brown University, 1987
Residency (Internal Medicine): Barnes Hospital, Washington University (St. Louis), 1987-1989
Fellowships: National Institutes of Health (Nuclear Cardiology), 1989-1992; Yale University (Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine), 1992-1994

After training in cardiology at NIH and Yale, Dr. Arrighi joined the Yale faculty in 1994. At Yale, his clinical and research activities were focused in nuclear cardiology. In addition, he was involved in the administration of Yale's cardiology fellowship program (from 1996 to 2004, as Associate Director or Program Director). In 2004, Dr. Arrighi joined the Brown faculty, to become the Director of Nuclear Cardiology at Rhode Island Hospital and Program Director of the fellowship in Cardiology (2004-15).   He also served as Director of Nuclear Cardiology at Rhode Island Hospital (2004-15).

 In 2015, Dr. Arrighi was named Director of Graduate Medical Education for Lifespan (Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals), and is responsible for oversight of all clinical residencies and fellowships within the Lifespan system.

Dr. Arrighi is active in many professional organizations, including the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (Board of Directors; Past President), the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (Board of Directors; Past President), the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology (Editorial Board), and the American College of Cardiology (Training and Workforce Committee, Competency Management Committee). He has a particular interest in medical education, and has been actively involved in the education of students, residents, and fellows throughout his career. Dr. Arrighi served on the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine (2009-16, including Chairman 2012-16), which is responsible for the accreditation of all US residencies and fellowships in internal medicine and its subspecialties.

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