Marat Fudim, MD

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Education and Training

Vanderbilt University

Medical School
Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany

Duesseldorf, Germany

Fellow Perspective

Tell us briefly about your background before fellowship?
I was raised in Germany, and this is where I went to medical school (University of Dusseldorf).Then I completed my residency training in Medicine at Vanderbilt.

What are your career plans in cardiology?
I am very interested in heart failure and plan to complete an advanced heart failure training fellowship at Duke. After my training is complete I plan for an academic career within cardiology.

Why did you choose Duke for your fellowship training?
The cardiology fellowship training has a number of strength that together make it a unique training program in the country. First, I was most impressed by the past and current fellows in the program, their achievements and career paths. The fellows are very diverse and from very different backgrounds. Second, the clinical and research training at Duke enjoy a very good reputation. Third, the program leadership is friendly and caring, which was very important for me given that I had to make a 4-5 year commitment.

What advice might you offer residents looking at fellowship programs?
Take a look at the fellows leaving a program. If they go to places you would like to go, and start jobs you would like to have, then it is a good fit for you.

From your experience in fellowship, what have you learned about training at Duke?
There is an abundance of opportunities to learn, and do research. The pool of potential world-class mentors is large. The fellowship at Duke presents a good mix of clinical and research training that helps you to develop tools to evaluate research findings but also pursue your own projects.

How is your life in the Triangle area outside of work?
Housing is affordable and the area is kid friendly. My family loves to take weekend trips to the Smokey Mountains (2.5h away), the beach (2.5h away), Charleston (4h away), and Washington D.C. (4h away).


Fudim, M, O'Connor, CM, Mulder, H, Coles, A, Bhatt, AS, Ambrosy, AP, Kraus, WE, Piña, IL, Whellan, DJ, and Mentz, RJ. "Loop diuretic adjustments in patients with chronic heart failure: Insights from HF-ACTION." American Heart Journal (July 29, 2018).

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Fudim, M, Fathallah, M, Shaw, LK, Liu, PR, James, O, Samad, Z, Piccini, JP, Hess, PL, and Borges-Neto, S. "The Prognostic Value of Diastolic and Systolic Mechanical Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony Among Patients With Coronary Heart Disease." July 18, 2018.

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Fudim, M, Thorpe, MP, Chang, LL, St Clair, EW, Hurwitz Koweek, LM, and Wang, A. "Cardiovascular Imaging With 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in Patients With Fibroinflammatory Disorders." Jacc. Cardiovascular Imaging 11, no. 2 Pt 2 (February 2018): 365-368.

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Fudim, M, Yalamuri, S, Herbert, JT, Liu, PR, Patel, MR, and Sandler, A. "Raising the pressure: Hemodynamic effects of splanchnic nerve stimulation." Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 123, no. 1 (July 2017): 126-127.

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Hess, PL, Shaw, LK, Fudim, M, Iskandrian, AE, and Borges-Neto, S. "The prognostic value of mechanical left ventricular dyssynchrony defined by phase analysis from gated single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging among patients with coronary heart disease." Journal of Nuclear Cardiology : Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 24, no. 2 (April 2017): 482-490.

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Niewinski, P, Janczak, D, Rucinski, A, Tubek, S, Engelman, ZJ, Piesiak, P, Jazwiec, P, Banasiak, W, Fudim, M, Sobotka, PA, Javaheri, S, Hart, ECJ, Paton, JFR, and Ponikowski, P. "Carotid body resection for sympathetic modulation in systolic heart failure: results from first-in-man study." European Journal of Heart Failure 19, no. 3 (March 2017): 391-400.

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Zalawadiya, S, Fudim, M, Bhat, G, Cotts, W, and Lindenfeld, J. "Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support and post-heart transplant outcomes among United States adults." The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation 36, no. 1 (January 2017): 77-81.

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Al-Rawas, N, Ranney, D, McGugan, L, Fudim, M, Bell, S, Thompson, A, Bonadonna, D, and Daneshmand, M. "201: OUTCOMES OF VENOARTERIAL ECMO FOR ADULTS WITH POST-CARDIOTOMY CARDIOGENIC SHOCK." Critical care medicine 44, no. 12 Suppl 1 (December 2016): 127-.


Pagnanelli, R, Fudim, M, and Borges-Neto, S. "Technologist Corner: Value of radionuclide ventriculography to assess mechanical dyssynchrony and predict the cardiac resynchronization therapy response." Journal of Nuclear Cardiology : Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 23, no. 3 (June 2016): 491-492.

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Fudim, M, Brown, CL, Davis, ME, Djunaidi, M, Danter, MR, Harrell, FE, Stulak, JM, Haglund, NA, and Maltais, S. "Driveline Infection Risk with Utilization of a Temporary External Anchoring Suture After Implantation of a Left Ventricular Assist Device." ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992) 62, no. 3 (May 2016): 291-296.

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