Dr. Thomas B. Graboys  
Author of Life in the Balance  
About Dr. Graboys

Dr. Thomas B. Graboys is Clinical Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is President Emeritus of the Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation, and former attending cardiologist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Graboys has done early research in the area of cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death. More recently, Graboys has focused on second opinions for interventions in cardiology including catheterization, angioplasty, stents, and coronary bypass surgery.

In addition to his clinical research responsibilities, Dr. Graboys has served on the Editorial Board of the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Noninvasive Cardiology. He was chairman of a Subcommittee on Admissions at Harvard Medical School, and was Chairman of the Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility from 1980-1987. He was a 1986 recipient of the Broad Street Pump Award given by Physicians for Social Responsibility for his work in the antinuclear movement.

Dr. Graboys served as the host and associate producer of a cable television series entitled, "Critical Condition: The Nuclear Arms Race," and as a Medical Editor for "Physicians' Journal Update," seen weekly on the Lifetime Cable Network. He has also served on the National Board of Directors, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Washington, D.C. and the Advisory Board, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Dr. Graboys was also a member of the Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration (1997-2001).

Dr. Graboys is a graduate of Tabor Academy (Cum Laude), Cornell University, and New York Medical College (Alpha Omega Alpha). He completed his internal medicine training at the Boston City Hospital (1970-1972) and cardiovascular fellowship at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (1974 1976). Additionally, Dr. Graboys was a Research Associate, Biodynamics Branch, at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas, where he studied the cardiovascular effects of high gravitational stress.

Dr. Graboys is the author or co-author of approximately 170 publications and abstracts, co-author of a text, Angina Pectoris: Management Strategies and Guide to Interventions (1994), and has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He was the 1992 Recipient of the Harvard Medical School Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1995 Recipient of the Achievement Award in Preventive Medicine of the American College for Advancement in Medicine.

In May 1999, Dr. Graboys received the Harvard Medical School Class of 1999 NBI Humanism in Medicine Award.


Dr. Thomas B. Graboys

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