James Dalen

  • James Dalen, MD
    James E. Dalen, MD

    Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus

    The University of Arizona College of Medicine

    Executive Director, The Weil Foundation


    Dr. Dalen has been a member of the University of Arizona faculty since 1988. He served as Dean of the College of Medicine from 1988 to 2001, and Vice President for Health Sciences from 1995 to 2001. During his tenure as Dean and Vice President, the University of Arizona, College of Public Health, The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and the Arizona Telemedicine Program were established. Currently he is Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Public Health, and teaches in the colleges of Medicine and Public Health. In addition, he is Executive Director of the Weil Foundation which supports education in Integrative Medicine.

    He was Editor of the Archives of Internal Medicine and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Association from 1986 to 2004. He is currently Associate Editor of the American Journal of Medicine.


    A graduate of Washington State University and the University of Michigan, where he received a master’s degree in psychology, he received his MD at the University of Washington. He subsequently received a MPH from Harvard.
    He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital and the New England Medical Center. He then served a three-year fellowship in Cardiology at Harvard at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. After completing his training, he was a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School from 1967-1975, where he was Associate Professor of Medicine.

    From 1975 to 1988, Dr. Dalen was a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts where he served as Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine (1975-1977) and then Chairman of Medicine (1977-88). From 1986 to 1987 he served as Interim Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Worcester.

    Dr. Dalen established and served as Co-Chairman for the ACCP Consensus Conference on Antithrombotic Therapy, which has resulted in the publication of eight CHEST Supplements since 1986. He is the author or co-author of more than 350 publications in the medical literature as well as eleven books and monographs.

    He has served as President of the American College of Chest Physicians, President of the New England Cardiovascular Society, and as Governor of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians.

    Dr. Dalen received an Outstanding Clinical Educator Award at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1981, 1982 and in 1988. He was selected as Teacher of the Year of the Department of Medicine in 1982. In 1987 he received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the University of Massachusetts. In 1988 he was named the University of Washington Distinguished Medical Alumnus of the Year and received the Alumni Achievement Award from Washington State University. In 2000 he received the College Medal from the American College of Chest Physicians for his contributions to the understanding of Pulmonary Embolism and he was also named a Master Fellow of the college. In 2010 he was awarded the Harvard School of Public Health’s highest honor for its alumni: the 2010 Alumni Award of merit.