James A. Arrighi, MD

Dr. James A. Arrighi joined ACGME International as president and chief executive officer in 2021 after 16 years at Lifespan (Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals) and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he served as program director in cardiology, and, most recently, as professor of medicine, director of graduate medical education, and designated institutional official. Prior to his tenure in the Lifespan health care system, Dr. Arrighi was on the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine and served as program director in cardiology and as chief of the nuclear medicine section at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Arrighi is a veteran of the US Public Health Service, as Lieutenant Commander at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1989-1992. Following his graduation from college and medical school at Brown University, Dr. Arrighi completed his residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital, Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri, and at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. He went on to complete fellowships in nuclear cardiology at NIH, and in cardiology and nuclear medicine at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Arrighi is board certified in cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology.