Michael Nanna, MD

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Education and Training

Medical School
State University of NY at Stony Brook

Yale University

Fellow Perspective

Tell us briefly about your background before fellowship?
I grew up in and around New York and did my residency/chief residency at Yale. I was involved in clinical research as a resident but had no dedicated research training prior to fellowship.

What are your career plans in cardiology?
I plan to pursue a career in academic cardiology as an interventional cardiologist while conducting clinical research in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease.

Why did you choose Duke for your fellowship training?
I thought it provided, hands down, the most well-rounded training of any program in the country. I did not find any other program that combined both intense clinical and procedural training with superior training in research. That’s exactly what you get when you train at Duke. 

What advice might you offer residents looking at fellowship programs?
Keep an open mind. I had no reason to move down South before interviewing at Duke, but I came away from my interview without any doubt that this was the best program. Make sure to talk to graduates from your residency program for guidance.

From your experience in fellowship, what have you learned about training at Duke?
Duke is a place of unlimited opportunities. If you’re willing to work hard here, there is nothing you can’t accomplish as a fellow. Also, the rec softball team (“Number Needed to Harm”) is the unquestioned heart and soul of the division.

How is your life in the Triangle area outside of work?
Fantastic. The Triangle is such a unique and vibrant place to live. My fiancé and I are “Yankees” so we had our reservations before moving here but now I can’t imagine leaving. Perfect weather, great restaurants, amazing sports, beach & mountains close by, what’s not to love?


Nanna, MG, Navar, AM, Zakroysky, P, Xiang, Q, Goldberg, AC, Robinson, J, Roger, VL, Virani, SS, Wilson, PWF, Elassal, J, Lee, LV, Wang, TY, and Peterson, ED. "Association of Patient Perceptions of Cardiovascular Risk and Beliefs on Statin Drugs With Racial Differences in Statin Use: Insights From the Patient and Provider Assessment of Lipid Management Registry." Jama Cardiology 3, no. 8 (August 2018): 739-748.

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Nanna, MG, Navar, AM, Wang, TY, Mi, X, Virani, SS, Louie, MJ, Lee, LV, Goldberg, AC, Roger, VL, Robinson, J, and Peterson, ED. 75 Years of Age: Insights From the Patient and Provider Assessment of Lipid Management (PALM) Registry." Journal of the American Heart Association 7, no. 10 (May 8, 2018).

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Hammond, CA, Blades, NJ, Chaudhry, SI, Dodson, JA, Longstreth, WT, Heckbert, SR, Psaty, BM, Arnold, AM, Dublin, S, Sitlani, CM, Gardin, JM, Thielke, SM, Nanna, MG, Gottesman, RF, Newman, AB, and Thacker, EL. "Long-Term Cognitive Decline After Newly Diagnosed Heart Failure: Longitudinal Analysis in the CHS (Cardiovascular Health Study)." Circulation. Heart Failure 11, no. 3 (March 2018): e004476-null.

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Navar, AM, Peterson, ED, Li, S, Robinson, JG, Roger, VL, Goldberg, AC, Virani, S, Wilson, PWF, Nanna, MG, Lee, LV, Elassal, J, and Wang, TY. "Prevalence and Management of Symptoms Associated With Statin Therapy in Community Practice: Insights From the PALM (Patient and Provider Assessment of Lipid Management) Registry." Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 11, no. 3 (March 2018): e004249-null.

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Bazemore, TC, Nanna, MG, and Rao, SV. "Benefits and risks of P2Y12 inhibitor preloading in patients with acute coronary syndrome and stable angina." Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis 44, no. 3 (October 2017): 303-315. (Review)

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Nanna, MG, Gomes, P, Njoh, RF, Ward, C, Attaran, RR, and Mena, C. "Carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy." Postgraduate Medical Journal 92, no. 1091 (September 2016): 532-539.

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Feder, SL, Schulman-Green, D, Dodson, JA, Geda, M, Williams, K, Nanna, MG, Allore, HG, Murphy, TE, Tinetti, ME, Gill, TM, and Chaudhry, SI. "Risk Stratification in Older Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction." Journal of Aging and Health 28, no. 3 (April 2016): 387-402.

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Feder, SL, Schulman-Green, D, Geda, M, Williams, K, Dodson, JA, Nanna, MG, Allore, HG, Murphy, TE, Tinetti, ME, Gill, TM, and Chaudhry, SI. "Physicians' perceptions of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk score in older adults with acute myocardial infarction." Heart & Lung 44, no. 5 (September 2015): 376-381.

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Nanna, M, and Stergiopoulos, K. "Pregnancy Complicated by Valvular Heart Disease: An Update." Journal of the American Heart Association 3, no. 3 (May 22, 2014).

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Nanna, G, Nanna, M, Muchnik, D, Derose, JJ, and Narasimhan, S. "A rare case of isolated congenital right ventricular inflow obstruction." Texas Heart Institute Journal 39, no. 4 (January 1, 2012): 557-559.