James Deets Daniels, MD Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health
James Daniels, M.D., is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Children’s Health℠ who specializes in evaluating and treating arrhythmias.
Everyone’s heart races or feels like it “skips a beat” sometimes, but Dr. Daniels says that what may feel like a cardiac arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder) may not be. When it is an arrhythmia, though, most aren’t dangerous if the patient lacks any other heart disease, and only a small percentage of arrhythmias are life threatening.
Dr. Daniels earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He performed both an internal medicine internship and an internal medicine residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He then completed two fellowships at UT Southwestern – one in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and another in cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Daniels is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology (the subspecialty focused on the heart’s electrical system). He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and has delivered several invited lectures related to cardiac arrhythmias.
Education and Training
Medical SchoolUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2001)
ResidencyUniversity of New Mexico Health Science Center (2005), Internal Medicine
University of New Mexico Health Science Center (2004), Internal Medicine
FellowshipUT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2009), Interventional Cardiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2008), Cardiology
Research & Publications
- Aldosterone antagonism to reduce myocardial fibrosis and arrhythmogenesis
- Cosmetic pacemaker and defibrillator implantation
- Reduction of procedural fluoroscopy (X-ray) exposure
Preventing shoulder pain after cardiac rhythm management device implantation: a randomized, controlled study.
Daniels JD, Sun S, Zafereo J, Minhajuddin A, Nguyen C, Obel O, Wu R, Joglar JA Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2011 Jun 34 6 672-8
Spironolactone therapy is associated with reduced ventricular tachycardia rate in patients with cardiomyopathy.
Dimas V, Ayers C, Daniels J, Joglar JA, Hill JA, Naseem RH. PACE 2011 34 3 309-314
Electrocardiographic findings, device therapies, and comorbidities in octogenarian implantable defibrillator recipients.
Daniels JD, Saunders J, Parvathaneni S, Byrd A, Joglar JA, Obel O J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol. 2010 Mar 21 3 236-41
Professional Associations and Affiliations
- American College of Cardiology
- American Heart Association
- Heart Rhythm Society
Awards & Honors
- Certificate of Recognition - University of New Mexico Hospital (2005)