James A. Arrighi, MD



James Arrighi, MD, a cardiologist and nuclear cardiac imaging specialist, is a native Rhode Islander who studied at Brown Medical School, trained with the best here and across the country, and returned home to work with the Cardiovascular Institute in 2004.

James A. Arrighi, MD, is the director graduate medical education. He is also professor of medicine in the department of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His research interests include cardiac imaging (nuclear cardiology) and medical education.

Arrighi received his medical degree from Brown Medical School and completed his residency in internal medicine at Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed fellowships in nuclear cardiology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and in cardiology and nuclear medicine at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology.

He is active in many professional organizations, including the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, serving as president in 2013; the certification board of Nuclear Cardiology; the editorial board of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology; and the training and workforce committee of the American College of Cardiology. In addition, he is a national leader in graduate medical education, serving as chair (2013 – 2015) of the residency review committee for internal medicine for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.



Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute, East Providence, RI
950 Warren Avenue, Suite 201
East Providence, RI 02914

Secondary Phone: 401-606-1004


  • Medical School:  The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Residency:  Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
  • Fellowship:  National Institute of Health
  • Fellowship:  Yale New Haven Medical Center