William J French, MD

William French, MD

Investigator, The Lundquist Institute
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Director, Anticoagulation Clinic, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center


Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Patient Outcomes

Research Description

Dr. William French’s research interests are in clinical trials: Registry databases for Myocardial Infarction, Acute Coronary Syndrome, and outcomes research in prehospital and EMS care of STEMI heart attack patients as well as cardiac disease outcomes. In addition, randomized controlled trials involving use of antiplatelet and anticoagulation agents, statin and diabetic strategies in acute myocardial infarction. Additional research involves interventional cardiology devices in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.


  • MD, 1968, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

Recent and/or Significant Publications

Vora AN, Holmes DN, Rokos I, Roe MT, Granger CB, French WJ, Antman E, Henry TD, Thomas L, Bates ER, Wang TY. Fibrinolysis use among patients requiring interhospital transfer for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction care: a report from the US National Cardiovascular Data Registry. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb 17.
Reddy VS, Bui QT, Jacobs JR, Begelman SM, Miller DP, French WJ. Investigators of National Registry of Myocardial Infarction (NRMI) 4b–5. Relationship between serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and in-hospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction (the lipid paradox). Am J Cardiol. 2015 Mar 1.
Bosson N, Kaji AH, Niemann JT, Squire Md B, Eckstein M, French WJ, Rashi P, Tadeo R, Koenig W. The Utility of Prehospital ECG Transmission in a Large EMS System. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015 Apr 22.
Anderson LL, French WJ, Peng SA, Vora AN, Henry TD, Roe MT, Kontos MC, Granger CB, Bates ER, Hellkamp A, Wang TY. Direct Transfer From the Referring Hospitals to the Catheterization Laboratory to Minimize Reperfusion Delays for Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Sep
Thomas JL, French WJ. Current State of ST-Segment Myocardial Infarction: Evidence-based Therapies and Optimal Patient Outcomes in Advanced Systems of Care. Cardiology Clinics 32(3) 2014 Aug, pp. 371-385.