Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, FAHA

Immediate Past President

Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, FAHA

Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones is immediate-past president of the American Heart Association (AHA) for 2022-23. Among the world’s most highly regarded experts in cardiovascular disease prevention and epidemiology, his volunteer leadership since 1997 has had a profound impact on the Association’s efforts to improve patient outcomes and create healthier communities across the nation.

At Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Dr. Lloyd-Jones is Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Eileen M. Foell Professor of Heart Research and Professor of Preventive Medicine, Medicine, and Pediatrics.

For 2022-23, Dr. Lloyd-Jones will serve as co-chair of the Association’s Governance Committee, as well as chairperson of the Manuscript Oversight Committee and Awards Subcommittee. He is a past chairperson of the Association’s Science Advisory & Coordinating Committee and Committee on Scientific Sessions Program and has provided invaluable guidance as a Science Advisor to the AHA’s CEO Roundtable. Dr. Lloyd-Jones is also a past president of the Association’s Midwest Region and the Workplace Health Steering Committee from 2015-17.

As past chairperson of the Strategic Goals Subcommittee, his vision was critical to creating the association’s 2020 Impact Goal, and our first-ever definition of ideal cardiovascular health, as well as the criteria for the “Life’s Simple 7” health metrics. He co-chaired the Expert Work Group that created the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk.

In the Chicago area, Dr. Lloyd-Jones has been a passionate supporter of numerous AHA advocacy efforts, including a successful campaign to implement a sweetened beverage tax in Cook County. He has authored or co-authored more than 350 peer-reviewed articles and is included in Thomson-Reuters’s prestigious list of the world’s 1% most frequently cited scientific authors.

In 2017, Dr. Lloyd-Jones was honored as American Heart Association Physician of the Year.