Dalia Giedrimiene, MD, PhD, CPH

Professor of Biology Joined USJ:
Academic Degrees Ph.D., Academy of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania
M.D., Kaunas Institute of Medicine, Lithuania
B.S., Kaunas Institute of Medicine, Lithuania
CPH, Graduate School, Public Health, University of Connecticut
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Dalia Giedrimiene, MD, PhD, CPH is a tenured Professor at USJ and has more than 30 years of experiences teaching clinical medicine related courses, especially Cardiology and Intensive Care, and multiple medical science-based courses for graduate and undergraduate students, including professional and doctoral programs, also for Master’s Program in Biology on-line. As a founding faculty for the School of Pharmacy she has developed and taught multiple courses for this School. Additionally, as a member of School of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education she continues to teach science courses for Biology and Chemistry Master’s program on-line, and she has been one of the faculty designing and starting the teaching for Master’s on-line Program in 2001.
In 2005 she was a recipient of Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology and for multiple years was awarded by Meritorious Educational Leadership Award for team work and President’s Award for outstanding Contributions to the University of Saint Joseph. She has multiple years of nominations by students for Rev. John Stack Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, including 2022.
Her scientific and clinical research experiences can be counted for more than 35 years, and she is an internationally known researcher in the field of Cardiology and Cardiac Arrhythmias. Her numerous investigations on effectiveness of antiarrhythmic drugs, studies related to sudden cardiac death and health care utilization have been internationally recognized, presented at national, international conferences and published in multiple peer-reviewed journals.
She is actively involved and has completed multiple research projects at Hartford Hospital Cardiac Arrhythmias and Heart Failure Centers, and continues to work on advanced research related to cardiac electrophysiology and newest methods of catheter ablation for life-threatening arrhythmias.
She is an author of multiple projects on improvements in medical technology and devices, and has been recognized for three innovations in the field of Cardiology.
Prior to joining USJ, Dr. Giedrimiene served as a Director of Cardiac Arrhythmias Diagnostic and Treatment Center and Physician in Intensive Care of Cardiology Unit (Kaunas, Lithuania). She also served as a Professor at Kaunas Medical Academy, Intensive Care and Anesthesiology Unit.


Trustee and Board Member of Trinity Health, West Hartford, CT.
Chair of Quality Committee, and Member of Strategic Planning Committee, Mercy Community, West Hartford, CT.
Board Member and Co-founder of BALTNET (Baltic-New England Development Network).
Membership at Heart Rhythm Society, American College of Cardiology, Heart Failure Society of America, European Society of Cardiac Arrhythmias, Organization For the Study of Sex Differences.
Elected Member of American-Lithuanian Community Council.
Elected Member of World-Lithuanian Council.

Courses Taught

Advanced Physiology
Advanced Pathophysiology
Pharmacochemistry of Cardiovascular Drugs
Cardiology and Cardiac Arrhythmias
Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Public Health
Human Heredity
Molecular Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Human Physiology
Body Fluids and Electrolytes
Homeostasis and Acid-Base Balance
Practical Use of Electrocardiograms
Practical Use of Laboratory Values
Heart Failure
Pulmonary ans vascular Diseases
Human Biology, Health and Disease


Cardiovascular Physiology and Heart Failure
Heart Diseases and Gender Differences
Cardiac Arrhythmias and Advances in Treatment
Life Threatening Arrhythmias and Catheter Ablation
Use of Antiarrhythmics in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators
Health Care Utilization, Effectiveness and Cost
The Role of Primary Care Physician in Prevention of Heart Diseases