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

Vinereanu, D, Stevens, SR, Alexander, JH, Al-Khatib, SM, Avezum, A, Bahit, MC, Granger, CB, Lopes, RD, Halvorsen, S, Hanna, M, Husted, S, Hylek, EM, Mărgulescu, AD, Wallentin, L, and Atar, D. "Clinical outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation according to sex during anticoagulation with apixaban or warfarin: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial." European Heart Journal 36, no. 46 (December 2015): 3268-3275.

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Rao, MP, Halvorsen, S, Wojdyla, D, Thomas, L, Alexander, JH, Hylek, EM, Hanna, M, Bahit, MC, Lopes, RD, De Caterina, R, Erol, C, Goto, S, Lanas, F, Lewis, BS, Husted, S, Gersh, BJ, Wallentin, L, Granger, CB, and Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke and Other Thromboembolic Events in Atrial Fibrillation (ARISTOTLE) Steering Committee and Investigators, . "Blood Pressure Control and Risk of Stroke or Systemic Embolism in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Results From the Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke and Other Thromboembolic Events in Atrial Fibrillation (ARISTOTLE) Trial." Journal of the American Heart Association 4, no. 12 (December 2015).

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26627878
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Samad, Z, Shaw, LK, Phelan, M, Ersboll, M, Risum, N, Al-Khalidi, HR, Glower, DD, Milano, CA, Alexander, JH, O'Connor, CM, Wang, A, and Velazquez, EJ. "Management and outcomes in patients with moderate or severe functional mitral regurgitation and severe left ventricular dysfunction." European Heart Journal 36, no. 40 (October 2015): 2733-2741.

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Khan, R, Lopes, RD, Neely, ML, Stevens, SR, Harrington, RA, Diaz, R, Cools, F, Jansky, P, Montalescot, G, Atar, D, Lopez-Sendon, J, Flather, M, Liaw, D, Wallentin, L, Alexander, JH, Goodman, SG, and Apixaban for Prevention of Acute Ischemic Safety Events (APPRAISE)-2 Steering Committee and Investigators, . "Characterising and predicting bleeding in high-risk patients with an acute coronary syndrome." Heart (British Cardiac Society) 101, no. 18 (September 2015): 1475-1484.

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Tricoci, P, D'Andrea, DM, Gurbel, PA, Yao, Z, Cuchel, M, Winston, B, Schott, R, Weiss, R, Blazing, MA, Cannon, L, Bailey, A, Angiolillo, DJ, Gille, A, Shear, CL, Wright, SD, and Alexander, JH. "Infusion of Reconstituted High-Density Lipoprotein, CSL112, in Patients With Atherosclerosis: Safety and Pharmacokinetic Results From a Phase 2a Randomized Clinical Trial." Journal of the American Heart Association 4, no. 8 (August 25, 2015): e002171-null.

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Avezum, A, Lopes, RD, Schulte, PJ, Lanas, F, Gersh, BJ, Hanna, M, Pais, P, Erol, C, Diaz, R, Bahit, MC, Bartunek, J, De Caterina, R, Goto, S, Ruzyllo, W, Zhu, J, Granger, CB, and Alexander, JH. "Apixaban in Comparison With Warfarin in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Valvular Heart Disease: Findings From the Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke and Other Thromboembolic Events in Atrial Fibrillation (ARISTOTLE) Trial." August 2015.

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26106009
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Hess, CN, James, S, Lopes, RD, Wojdyla, DM, Neely, ML, Liaw, D, Hagstrom, E, Bhatt, DL, Husted, S, Goodman, SG, Lewis, BS, Verheugt, FWA, De Caterina, R, Ogawa, H, Wallentin, L, and Alexander, JH. "Apixaban Plus Mono Versus Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Acute Coronary Syndromes: Insights From the APPRAISE-2 Trial." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 66, no. 7 (August 2015): 777-787.

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Kragholm, K, Halim, SA, Yang, Q, Schulte, PJ, Hochman, JS, Melloni, C, Mahaffey, KW, Moliterno, DJ, Harrington, RA, White, HD, Armstrong, PW, Ohman, EM, Van de Werf, F, Tricoci, P, Alexander, JH, Giugliano, RP, and Newby, LK. "Sex-Stratified Trends in Enrollment, Patient Characteristics, Treatment, and Outcomes Among Non-ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: Insights From Clinical Trials Over 17 Years." Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 8, no. 4 (July 7, 2015): 357-367.

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Hess, CN, Lopes, RD, Gibson, CM, Hager, R, Wojdyla, DM, Englum, BR, Mack, MJ, Kouchoukos, NT, Peterson, ED, and Alexander, JH. "Response to Letters Regarding Article, "Saphenous Vein Graft Failure After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Insights From PREVENT IV"." Circulation 132, no. 4 (July 2015): e29-null. (Letter)

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26216091
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Williams, JB, Harskamp, RE, Bose, S, Lawson, JH, Alexander, JH, Smith, PK, and Lopes, RD. "The Preservation and Handling of Vein Grafts in Current Surgical Practice: Findings of a Survey Among Cardiovascular Surgeons of Top-Ranked US Hospitals." Jama Surgery 150, no. 7 (July 2015): 681-683.

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25970819
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