Anthony Carnicelli, MD

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Education and Training

Berklee College of Music

Medical School
University of Rochester School of Medicine

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
Duke University

Advanced Training in Cardiology Fellowship
Duke University

Honors, awards and distinctions

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Golden Stethoscope Award; Joseph Collins Foundation Award

Fellow Perspective

Tell us briefly about your background before fellowship?
My path to training in cardiology actually started with training in music. I followed my passion for music composition and performance to complete my undergraduate degree at Berklee College of Music and ultimately chose to integrate my passion for creative arts and science through a career in medicine. I worked in industry and clinical research for several years before completing my MD at University of Rochester School of Medicine and my residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Along the way I have accumulated several research interests including in cardiac critical care delivery, cardiogenic shock, management of acute and chronic heart failure, and oral anticoagulation.

What are your career plans in cardiology?
I will be completing subspecialty training in advanced heart failure and transplantation during the 2021-2022 academic year. My ultimate goal is to have an active clinical practice treating a diverse group of patients with advanced heart failure in both the cardiac intensive care unit and ambulatory settings. The ideal setting for my career is one in which I can continue to learn, teach, investigate, and collaborate

What are the strengths of the Duke program?
Duke cardiology fellowship offers an exceptional balance between service and learning as well as access to world class leadership in clinical cardiology and cardiovascular research. The fellowship provides “hands-on” training across every rotation. 

Why did you choose Duke for your fellowship training?
The cardiology fellowship training program at Duke provides a unique balance of clinical and research experience that can be tailored to fit an individual's career goals. Duke University Hospital is a high-volume center with a complex and diverse patient population. Duke provides truly exceptional training in all aspects of clinical and academic medicine that will allow to you to achieve any career goals.

What advice might you offer residents looking at fellowship programs?
Choose a program at a high volume center that offers a broad clinical experience across all of the subspecialties of cardiology. You may be surprised by the clinical and research interests you develop during your training years. Hands-on training for general cardiology fellows with support from sub-specialty fellows is a very important aspect for consideration.

From your experience in fellowship, what have you learned about training at Duke?
Fellow education and experiential training at Duke is highly prioritized. The culture here is one of great collaboration and strong mentorship.

How is your life in the Triangle area outside of work?
The Raleigh/Durham area is a fantastic place to live, particularly for those with families. I enjoy spending time with my wife and our four daughters outside with our dog, visiting the museum of life and science, enjoying the many unique area restaurants, hiking, and traveling to the beach and mountains. 


Carnicelli, Anthony P., Robert M. Clare, Paul Hofmann, Karen Chiswell, Adam D. DeVore, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, G Michael Felker, et al. “Clinical trajectory of patients with a worsening heart failure event and reduced ventricular ejection fraction.” Am Heart J 245 (March 2022): 110–16.

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Carnicelli, Anthony P., Vanessa Blumer, Leonard Genovese, Ann Gage, Richa Agarwal, Neal K. Lakdawala, Erin Bohula, and Jason N. Katz. “The Road Not Yet Traveled: Distinction in Critical Care Cardiology through the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Training Pathway.” J Card Fail 28, no. 2 (February 2022): 339–42.

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Carnicelli, Anthony P., Hwanhee Hong, Stuart J. Connolly, John Eikelboom, Robert P. Giugliano, David A. Morrow, Manesh R. Patel, et al. “Direct Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Patient-Level Network Meta-Analyses of Randomized Clinical Trials With Interaction Testing by Age and Sex.” Circulation 145, no. 4 (January 25, 2022): 242–55.

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Maan, Abhishek, Weeranun D. Bode, E Kevin Heist, Grace Ha, Anthony Carnicelli, Kathryn Slattery, Michael Fitzsimons, Jeremy Ruskin, and Moussa Mansour. “Outcome of high-power short-duration radiofrequency ablation in combination with half-normal saline irrigation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.” Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : Pace 45, no. 1 (January 2022): 43–49.

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Carnicelli, Anthony P., Ruth Owen, Stuart J. Pocock, David B. Brieger, Satoshi Yasuda, Jose Carlos Nicolau, Shaun G. Goodman, et al. “Atrial fibrillation and clinical outcomes 1 to 3 years after myocardial infarction.” Open Heart 8, no. 2 (December 2021).

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Carnicelli, Anthony P., Anne S. Hellkamp, Kenneth W. Mahaffey, Daniel E. Singer, Günter Breithardt, Jonathan L. Halperin, Graeme J. Hankey, et al. “Termination Based on Event Accrual in Per Protocol Versus Intention to Treat in the ROCKET AF Trial.” J Am Heart Assoc 10, no. 19 (October 5, 2021): e022485.

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Papolos, Alexander I., Benjamin B. Kenigsberg, David D. Berg, Carlos L. Alviar, Erin Bohula, James A. Burke, Anthony P. Carnicelli, et al. “Management and Outcomes of Cardiogenic Shock in Cardiac ICUs With Versus Without Shock Teams.” J Am Coll Cardiol 78, no. 13 (September 28, 2021): 1309–17.

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Carnicelli, Anthony P., Robert Clare, Paul Hofmann, Karen Chiswell, Adam D. DeVore, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, G Michael Felker, Phil Sarocco, and Robert J. Mentz. “Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction After a Recent Worsening Heart Failure Event.” In J Am Heart Assoc, 10:e021276, 2021.

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Carnicelli, Anthony P., Steven J. Lippmann, Stephen J. Greene, Robert J. Mentz, Melissa A. Greiner, N Chantelle Hardy, Bradley G. Hammill, et al. “Sacubitril/Valsartan Initiation and Postdischarge Adherence Among Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure.” J Card Fail 27, no. 8 (August 2021): 826–36.

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Carnicelli, Anthony P., Sana M. Al-Khatib, Denis Xavier, Frederik Dalgaard, Peter D. Merrill, Daniel M. Wojdyla, Basil S. Lewis, et al. “Premature permanent discontinuation of apixaban or warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation.” Heart 107, no. 9 (May 2021): 713–20.

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