James Earls, MD

Chief Medical Officer


James Earls

James Earls, MD is a leader within the field of Radiology and specializes in applications of advanced imaging technologies in cardiovascular care. Dr. Earls is a Professor of Radiology and prior to joining Cleerly full-time, served as Vice-Chairman of Radiology at George Washington University (GWU) Hospital in Washington, DC. Previous to GWU, Earls served as Medical Director and Vice President at Fairfax Radiological Consultants (FRC) in Fairfax, VA, where he helped grow FRC into the 3rd largest radiology practice in the U.S. At FRC, Earls was an early innovator and clinical adopter of coronary CT angiography. His seminal work proving the effectiveness of prospective ecg-gating to lower radiation dose is now used as the standard imaging technique world-wide.

Earls has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the North American Society of Cardiac Imaging, and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He is the author of over 150 articles, book chapters, abstracts and other publications on advanced imaging technologies. Dr. Earls is a founding member and one of the first Fellows of the Society of Cardiovascular CT. He is the former Editor of the MR Pulse and recently was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular CT. He lectures extensively on advanced cardiovascular imaging techniques and has been Course Director for both national and international cardiovascular imaging meetings.

Earls received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed internship in general surgery and residency in diagnostic radiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and fellowship in Body and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging at NYU School of Medicine.