John Hunter Peel Alexander, MD

Professor of Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 2400 Pratt St, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 668-8955
Email address john.h.alexander@duke.edu

John H. Alexander, MD, MHS is a cardiologist and Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at Duke University School of Medicine, as well as the Vice Chief, Clinical Research in the Division of Cardiology. He is the Director of Cardiovascular Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute where he oversees a large group of clinical research faculty and a broad portfolio of cardiovascular clinical trials and observational clinical research programs. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Alexander’s clinical interests are in acute and general cardiovascular disease, valvular heart disease, and echocardiology. His research is focused on the translation of novel therapeutic concepts into clinical data through clinical trials, specifically on the therapeutics of acute coronary syndromes, chronic coronary artery disease, and cardiac surgery and on novel methodological approaches to clinical trials. He was on the Executive Committee of the ARISTOTLE trial of apixaban in patients with atrial fibrillation and was the Principal Investigator of the APPRAISE-2 trial of apixaban in patients with acute coronary syndromes.

Dr. Alexander has published extensively and has served as the principal investigator of numerous multicenter clinical trials. He currently serves as the co-chair of the Clinical Trial Transformation Initiative (CTTI).

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Cardiology, Medicine, Duke University, 1996 - 2000
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, 1993 - 1996
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1993

Publications

Carson, JL, Stanworth, SJ, Alexander, JH, Roubinian, N, Fergusson, DA, Triulzi, DJ, Goodman, SG, Rao, SV, Doree, C, and Hebert, PC. "Clinical trials evaluating red blood cell transfusion thresholds: An updated systematic review and with additional focus on patients with cardiovascular disease." American Heart Journal 200 (June 2018): 96-101.

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29898855
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Wang, A, Wu, A, Wojdyla, D, Lopes, RD, Newby, LK, Newman, MF, Smith, PK, and Alexander, JH. "Dual antiplatelet therapy for perioperative myocardial infarction following CABG surgery." American Heart Journal 199 (May 2018): 150-155.

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29754654
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Gurbel, PA, Tantry, US, D'Andrea, D, Chung, T, Alexander, JH, Bliden, KP, Wright, SD, and Tricoci, P. "Evaluation of potential antiplatelet effects of CSL112 (Apolipoprotein A-I [Human]) in patients with atherosclerosis: results from a phase 2a study." Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis 45, no. 4 (May 2018): 469-476.

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29582212
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Gulack, BC, Kirkwood, KA, Shi, W, Smith, PK, Alexander, JH, Burks, SG, Gelijns, AC, Thourani, VH, Bell, D, Greenberg, A, Goldfarb, SD, Mayer, ML, Bowdish, ME, and Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN), . "Secondary surgical-site infection after coronary artery bypass grafting: A multi-institutional prospective cohort study." The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 155, no. 4 (April 2018): 1555-1562.e1.

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29221750
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Goto, S, Merrill, P, Wallentin, L, Wojdyla, DM, Hanna, M, Avezum, A, Easton, JD, Harjola, V-P, Huber, K, Lewis, BS, Parkhomenko, A, Zhu, J, Granger, CB, Lopes, RD, and Alexander, JH. "Antithrombotic therapy use and clinical outcomes following thrombo-embolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation: insights from ARISTOTLE." European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy 4, no. 2 (April 2018): 75-81.

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29385429
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Berwanger, O, de Barros e Silva, PGM, Dall Orto, FTC, de Andrade, PB, de Castro Bienert, IR, Bosso, CE, Mangione, J, Polanczyk, CA, Sousa, A, Kalil, R, de Moura Santos, L, Sposito, AC, Rech, RL, Sousa, ACS, Baldissera, F, Nascimento, BR, de Andrade Jesuíno, I, Santucci, EV, Damiani, LP, Laranjeira, LN, Borges de Oliveira, JA, Giraldez, RR, Cavalcanti, AB, Pereira, SB, Mattos, LA, Armaganijan, LV, Guimarães, HP, Sousa, JE, Alexander, JH, Granger, CB, and Lopes, RD. "Rationale and design of the Statins Evaluation in Coronary procedUres and REvascularization: The SECURE-PCI Trial." American Heart Journal 198 (April 2018): 129-134.

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Berwanger, O, Santucci, EV, de Barros E Silva, PGM, Jesuíno, IDA, Damiani, LP, Barbosa, LM, Santos, RHN, Laranjeira, LN, Egydio, FDM, Borges de Oliveira, JA, Dall Orto, FTC, Beraldo de Andrade, P, Bienert, IRDC, Bosso, CE, Mangione, JA, Polanczyk, CA, Sousa, AGDMR, Kalil, RAK, Santos, LDM, Sposito, AC, Rech, RL, Sousa, ACS, Baldissera, F, Nascimento, BR, Giraldez, RRCV, Cavalcanti, AB, Pereira, SB, Mattos, LA, Armaganijan, LV, Guimarães, HP, Sousa, JEMR, Alexander, JH, Granger, CB, Lopes, RD, and SECURE-PCI Investigators, . "Effect of Loading Dose of Atorvastatin Prior to Planned Percutaneous Coronary Intervention on Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Acute Coronary Syndrome: The SECURE-PCI Randomized Clinical Trial." Jama 319, no. 13 (April 2018): 1331-1340.

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29525821
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Alexander, JH. "Ticagrelor Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: For Better Vein Graft Patency or Better Patient Outcomes?." Jama 319, no. 16 (April 2018): 1661-1662.

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29710146
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Rosenstock, J, Perkovic, V, Alexander, JH, Cooper, ME, Marx, N, Pencina, MJ, Toto, RD, Wanner, C, Zinman, B, Baanstra, D, Pfarr, E, Mattheus, M, Broedl, UC, Woerle, H-J, George, JT, von Eynatten, M, McGuire, DK, and CARMELINA® investigators, . "Rationale, design, and baseline characteristics of the CArdiovascular safety and Renal Microvascular outcomE study with LINAgliptin (CARMELINA®): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in patients with type 2 diabetes and high cardio-renal risk." Cardiovascular Diabetology 17, no. 1 (March 14, 2018): 39-null.

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29540217
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Rao, MP, Vinereanu, D, Wojdyla, DM, Alexander, JH, Atar, D, Hylek, EM, Hanna, M, Wallentin, L, Lopes, RD, Gersh, BJ, Granger, CB, and Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke Other Thromboembolic Events in Atrial Fibrillation (ARISTOTLE) Investigators, . "Clinical Outcomes and History of Fall in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Treated with Oral Anticoagulation: Insights From the ARISTOTLE Trial." The American Journal of Medicine 131, no. 3 (March 2018): 269-275.e2.

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29122636
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