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Robert McNamara

Professor; Director of Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Medicine; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Contact Information

Robert McNamara, MD, MHS, FAHA, FACC, FASE

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Cardiovascular Medicine

    PO Box 208017, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8017

    United States

Research Summary

My research has centered on evaluating the use of evidence-based medicine on the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiovascular disease. I have sought to identify areas in clinical medicine with significant variation in care, use various methodologies to obtain and analyze the different strategies and outcomes, and provide a sound base of evidence on which to recommend clinical decisions. The methodologies include primary data collection, secondary data analysis, synthesis of results of various studies into clinically useful forms such as meta-analyses and cost-effectiveness analysis, qualitative studies, establishing clinical practice guidelines and data standards, and promoting quality assurance and improvement.

Specialized Terms: Cardiovascular outcomes; International comparisons; Large registries; Global health;

Extensive Research Description

Current projects include evaluating differences in the treatment and outcome of patients with myocardial infarction among different countries, designing ways to evaluate hospital performance in treating patients with acute myocardial infarction through use of the electronic health record, and establishing quality performance standards for noninvasive cardiac imaging.


Research Interests

Atrial Fibrillation; Cardiology; Cardiovascular Diseases; Echocardiography; International Cooperation; Myocardial Infarction; Global Health; Electronic Health Records

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials