Primary Faculty

Faculty Title  Basic Research Theme
Dennis Abraham, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Receptor Biology, Systolic and Diastolic Function, Cardiac Hypertrophy
Paul Agris, PhD Consulting Professor in Medicine RNA Biology
Mohammed Imran Aslam, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Heart Failure
Dawn Bowles, PhD Assistant Professor in Surgery Duke Human Heart Repository
Nenad Bursac, PhD Professor of Biomedical Engineering Stem cell, tissue engineering, and gene based therapies for heart and muscle regeneration
Victor Dzau, MD Professor of Medicine Cardiac Regeneration
Neil Freedman, MD Professor of Medicine, Professor in Cell Biology Receptor Biology, Vascular Biology
Sharon Gerecht, PhD Paul M. Gross Distinguished Professor Vascular Stem Cell Biology
Michael "Dee" Gunn, MD Professor of Medicine and Immunology; Associate Professor in Pathology Immunology, Vascular Biology
Conrad Hodgkinson, Ph.D. Associate Professor in Medicine Cardiac Regeneration
Christopher Holley, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine RNA Biology
Alem Kahsai, PhD Assistant Professor in Medicine Receptor Biology
Ravi Karra, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Cardiac Regeneration
Walter J. Koch, PhD Instructor in Dept. of Surgery Surgery, Cardiovascular, Thoracic Surgery
Christopher Kontos, MD Professor of Medicine Vascular Biology, Angiogenesis
William Kraus, MD Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Nursing Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Adaptation to Exercise
Andrew Landstrom, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Pediatrics Genetic and molecular mechanisms of sudden cardiac arrest in children
Robert Lefkowitz, MD James B. Duke Professor of Medicine Receptor Biology, G-protein coupled receptors
Robert McGarrah, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Metabolism and Heart Failure
Thomas Povsic, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine Cardiac Regeneration, Translation
Maria Price Rapoza, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine Research Systems Strengthening
Sudar Rajagopal, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine Receptor Biology, Pulmonary Hypertension
Howard Rockman, MD Edward S. Orgain Professor of Cardiology Receptor biology, Cell signaling
Paul Rosenberg, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Ion Channel
Svati Shah, MD, MHS Ursula Geller Distinguished Professor of Research in Cardiovascular Diseases Genetic epidemiology
Sudha Shenoy, PhD Professor in Medicine Receptor Biology
Kevin Southerland, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Jonathan Stiber, MD Professor of Medicine Ion Channel
Yibin Wang, PhD Director of the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases at Duke-NUS in Singapore Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases

In addition to the Cardiovascular Research Center’s primary faculty, who are generally dedicated full time to research and clinical care in cardiovascular disease, there also are many faculty across campus who have joined the CVRC because they have research projects that are relevant to cardiovascular research. 

View our Affiliated Faculty.