Title: Director of Cardiovascular Imaging
Company: Princeton Longevity Center
Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
John A. Rumberger, Director of Cardiovascular Imaging at Princeton Longevity Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiology.
Although Dr. Rumberger has spent decades building a strong reputation in cardiology, he didn’t always want to be a doctor. He started out as an engineer, and happened upon the opportunity to research the field that is now known as biomedical engineering. After studying blood flow in arteries and the heart, he became infatuated with the combination of engineering and mathematics with the aspects of medical research. Dr. Rumberger decided to pursue this further in medical school, and was accepted to a program called “PhD to MD” at the University of Miami. It was there that he discovered an unexpected passion for clinical medicine, opening the doors to his illustrious career.
Dr. Rumberger currently uses his skills in preventive cardiology as the director of cardiac imaging and lipid management at the Princeton Longevity Center and as a clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Division of Cardiology at The Ohio State University. His research centers on early detection of heart disease using cardiac computed tomography, and has been published in 130 articles, 25 book chapters, 112 abstracts, and 49 editorials. Previously, Dr. Rumberger garnered experience in roles as medical director of the PrevaHealth Wellness Diagnostic Center, the HealthWISE Wellness Diagnostic Center, and the VitalScan Physician’s Prevention and Wellness Center, national medical director of Lifetest and Preventive Imaging Technologies, and staff cardiologist of St. Anne’s Hospital in the Mount Carmel Health System, the McConnell Heart Health Center of OhioHealth, and the Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals.
One of the highlights of Dr. Rumberger’s career was being a member of the Mayo Clinic, the institution he considers to be the pinnacle of medicine. He was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be a professor there for 12 years. He was also proud to be in the Netflix and iTunes documentary, “The Widow Maker,” which illustrates how beneficial it is to detect, treat, and cure heart disease early. In recognition of his achievements, Dr. Rumberger was honored with accolades such as the Arthur Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the Clinician Scientist Award from the American Heart Association, and inclusion in the Central Society for Clinical Research through the American Federation of Clinical Research. He attributes his success to his mentors, Dr. Robert Nerium and Dr. Marvin Melvis.
Dr. Rumberger’s professional designations include a bachelor’s degree in aerospace and astronautical engineering, a Master of Science in engineering, and a PhD in engineering from The Ohio State University, and an MD from the University of Miami. He furthered his education as a visiting research associate of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at The Ohio State University, an intern and a resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Hospital through The Ohio State University, and a fellow in cardiovascular diseases at The University of Iowa. He is licensed to practice medicine in the states of Connecticut, New Jersey, and Ohio.
Looking to the future, Dr. Rumberger hopes to be remembered for his passion for his field, as well as for treating colleagues as friends and for being a beneficial teacher.
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