Manesh R. Patel, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Department / Division:
Medicine / Medicine - Cardiology
DUMC 3850
Durham, NC 27710
Appointment Telephone:
919-668-8917, 919-681-5816
Office Telephone:
  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine (Georgia), 1997
  • Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2000 (Chief Resident, 2001-2002)
  • Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2005
  • Interventional Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2006
Other Training:
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American Heart Association
Clinical Interests:
Diagnostic and interventional coronary angiography, peripheral angiography, and percutaneous intervention; cardiac MRI; clinical trials in patients with coronary artery disease and cardiac imaging
Research Interests:
Manesh Patel is the Director of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Labs across the Duke University Health System.  His clinical interests include diagnostic and interventional coronary angiography, peripheral angiography and endovascular intervention.  His is involved in several clinical trials involving patients with cardiovascular disease and in cardiac imaging.  He is also the Chair of the American College of Cardiology Task Force for Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiovascular Procedures and is Chair of the American Heart Association Diagnostic and Interventional Cath Committee.

Patel's interest in cardiac imaging, quality of care, cardiac devices is also evident in his research.  His integration of these efforts into his roles at Duke was recognized in 2010 when he received the prestigious Duke Cardiology Fellowship Mentor Award.   In 2011, Dr. Patel was named the endowed John Bush Simpson Assistant Professor of Cardiology.  In 2013, Dr. Patel received the Robert M. Califf Faculty clinical research Award.

Currently, Dr. Patel is leading an effort to redesign the delivery of care to patients undergoing invasive catheterization procedures in the health system with a specific aim of measure and providing individualized, patient centered, innovative, and efficient care.
Representative Publications:
  • Kociol, RD; Lopes, RD; Patel, MR. International Variation in Readmission After Myocardial Infarction Reply. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association. 2012;307:1691-1691.  
  • Patel, MR; Fox, KAA; Califf, RM. Rivaroxaban versus Warfarin in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation REPLY. New England Journal of Medicine. 2011;365:2335-2335.  
  • Patel, MR; Peterson, ED; Douglas, PS. Low Diagnostic Yield of Elective Coronary Angiography REPLY. New England Journal of Medicine. 2010;363:94-95.  
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