Adam David DeVore, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail Duke Clinical Research Institute 200 Morris Street, #6318, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 668-8788
Email address

Adam D. DeVore, MD, MHS

Dr. DeVore is a cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, at Duke University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include caring for patients with heart failure, including patients with left ventricular assist devices and heart transplants. He is involved in and leads many studies of patients with heart failure at both Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Clinical Research Institute

The overarching goal of his research is to improve the outcomes and quality of life of patients with heart failure. This includes both advancing the current understanding of heart failure through clinical trials as well as developing an evidence base for implementation strategies that addresses the gap between heart failure trial results and clinical practice. For example, he has served on the Steering Committees for large clinical trials, including PIONEER-HF and SPIRRIT-HFpEF. Dr. DeVore also published the first trial conducted within the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure program, a registry-based cluster randomized trial of quality improvement interventions. He is also interested in implementation projects for new heart failure therapeutics, including using pragmatic study designs and registry-based randomized trials to improve the translation of evidence-based care into clinical practice. He is currently the clinical lead on the analytic teams for the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure registry as well as the CHAnge the Management of Patients with Heart Failure (CHAMP-HF) registry. He is also the principal investigator for Care Optimization through Patient and Hospital Engagement Clinical Trial for Heart Failure (CONNECT-HF), a large-scale, pragmatic, cluster-randomized trial at 161 sites in the US evaluating heart failure quality improvement initiatives.

Dr. DeVore is also the medical director for the Heart Failure Research Cluster at Duke University Medical Center. He is well-published in many high impact journals and is the author of multiple book chapters and editorials. He also serves as a reviewer for many cardiovascular and heart failure-specific journals.


In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2015 - 2016
  • Fellowship in Clinical Research, DCRI, Duke University School of Medicine, 2013 - 2015
  • Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2011 - 2013
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2007 - 2010
  • M.D., University of Chicago, 2007


Ambrosy, Andrew P., Lukasz Cerbin, Adam DeVore, Stephen Greene, William E. Kraus, Christopher O’Connor, Ileana Pina, et al. “AEROBIC EXERCISE TRAINING AND HEALTH STATUS IN AMBULATORY HEART FAILURE PATIENTS WITH A REDUCED EJECTION FRACTION: AN ANALYSIS FROM THE HF-ACTION TRIAL.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 67:1312–1312. Elsevier BV, 2016.

Full Text

Ambrosy, Andrew P., Paul W. Armstrong, Javed Butler, Lukasz Cerbin, Adrian Coles, Adam DeVore, Justin A. Ezekowitz, et al. “THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY WEIGHT CHANGE DURING HOSPITALIZATION FOR ACUTE HEART FAILURE AND PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS, MARKERS OF CONGESTION, AND OUTCOMES: FINDINGS FROM ASCEND-HF.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 67:1406–1406. Elsevier BV, 2016.

Full Text

Parikh, Kishan S., Adam DeVore, Allison Dunning, Robert Mentz, Phillip Schulte, Paul Armstrong, Wai Hong Tang, et al. “PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF RIGHT-SIDED VOLUME OVERLOAD IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH ACUTE HEART FAILURE: INSIGHTS FROM ASCEND-HF.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 67:1438–1438. Elsevier BV, 2016.

Full Text

Stewart, G. C., A. V. Ambardekar, M. M. Kittleson, M. Palardy, A. DeVore, J. T. Thibodeau, J. J. Teuteberg, et al. “A Novel Combined Endpoint Integrating Quality of Life Can Inform Decisions about VAD in Ambulatory Advanced Heart Failure.” In The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 35:S373–S373. Elsevier BV, 2016.

Full Text

DeVore, Adam D., Phillip J. Schulte, Robert J. Mentz, N Chantelle Hardy, Jacob P. Kelly, Eric J. Velazquez, Juan F. Maya, et al. “Relation of Elevated Heart Rate in Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction to One-Year Outcomes and Costs..” Am J Cardiol 117, no. 6 (March 15, 2016): 946–51.

Full Text

DeVore, Adam D., Bradley G. Hammill, N Chantelle Hardy, Zubin J. Eapen, Eric D. Peterson, and Adrian F. Hernandez. “Has Public Reporting of Hospital Readmission Rates Affected Patient Outcomes?: Analysis of Medicare Claims Data..” J Am Coll Cardiol 67, no. 8 (March 1, 2016): 963–72.

Full Text

DeVore, Adam D., Xiaojuan Mi, Robert J. Mentz, Gregg C. Fonarow, Melissa K. Van Dyke, Juan F. Maya, N Chantelle Hardy, Bradley G. Hammill, and Adrian F. Hernandez. “Discharge heart rate and β-blocker dose in patients hospitalized with heart failure: Findings from the OPTIMIZE-HF registry..” Am Heart J 173 (March 2016): 172–78.

Full Text

Mentz, Robert J., Vic Hasselblad, Adam D. DeVore, Marco Metra, Adriaan A. Voors, Paul W. Armstrong, Justin A. Ezekowitz, et al. “Torsemide Versus Furosemide in Patients With Acute Heart Failure (from the ASCEND-HF Trial)..” Am J Cardiol 117, no. 3 (February 1, 2016): 404–11.

Full Text

Li, Shanshan, Gregg C. Fonarow, Kenneth J. Mukamal, Li Liang, Phillip J. Schulte, Eric E. Smith, Adam DeVore, Adrian F. Hernandez, Eric D. Peterson, and Deepak L. Bhatt. “Sex and Race/Ethnicity-Related Disparities in Care and Outcomes After Hospitalization for Coronary Artery Disease Among Older Adults..” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 9, no. 2 Suppl 1 (February 2016): S36–44.

Full Text