Ian Neeland, MD
Ian J. Neeland, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is a general cardiologist with special expertise in obesity and cardiovascular disease, as well as in noninvasive imaging.
Dr. Neeland earned his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at Emory University School of Medicine – serving as chief resident his final year – as well as a combined clinical and research fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at UT Southwestern. He also holds a certificate in translational medicine from Emory’s Laney Graduate School.
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, he also holds a subspecialty certification in adult echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015.
As a Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care, he is active in both research and caring for patients. His research focuses on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.
Dr. Neeland has published nearly 40 scholarly articles and delivered a number of national and regional invited lectures. He is a reviewer for many respected journals, including Circulation, for which he currently serves as a guest editor.
Dr. Neeland is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
His other honors include winning the American Society for Clinical Investigation’s 2016 Young Physician-Scientist Award and being named a finalist for the 2016 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Young Investigator Award by the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Epidemiology and Prevention.
Dr. Neeland also won the 2013 first place Young Investigator Award, given by the AHA Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, as well as the 2012 Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators' Forum’s first place award in clinical research.
Dr. Neeland is a member of professional organizations that include the AHA Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, as well as its Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health; American College of Cardiology; American Society for Preventive Cardiology; and The Obesity Society.
As a general cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Ian Neeland cares for patients who have a wide range of heart-related conditions and concerns – from coronary artery disease, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy to heart-rhythm disorders and valvular heart disease.
Dr. Neeland has special expertise in evaluating and managing patients with obesity, diabetes, and other forms of metabolic disease coupled with heart-related concerns. In addition, he is a prime resource for patients who requires cardiac assessment prior to noncardiac surgeries – particularly those with severe obesity who are being considered for bariatric (weight-loss) surgery – and anyone who wishes to prevent heart disease.