Dr. Villines completed his undergraduate training at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, where he was a Distinguished Graduate. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, and then completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Villines is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, cardiac computed tomography and advanced adult echocardiography. A member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, Villines also has won numerous teaching awards and has been recognized as a Master Clinician at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he served as the Fellowship Program Director (2013-2019) and Director of Cardiovascular Research and Cardiac CT (2008-2019).
Dr. Villines has published more than 190 peer-reviewed manuscripts, two books and eight book chapters, primarily in the areas of cardiovascular imaging and prevention. Numerous publications have appeared in particularly high-impact journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, the European Heart Journal and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, among others.
He is the Executive Editor for the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT), and an editorial consultant and guest editor for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging. In addition, Villines is the current Editor-in-Chief of Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports, and he served as the editor-in-chief for the American College of Cardiology’s Cardiac CT Self-Assessment Program, 3rd Edition (CCT-SAP 3).
Dr. Villines is chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Imaging Section and Leadership Council, the immediate past president (2017-2018) of the Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT) and the immediate past chair of the ACC Federal Cardiology Section and Leadership Council.