Manesh Raman Patel, MD

Professor of Medicine
Richard Sean Stack, M.D. Distinguished Professor
Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 2301 Erwin Road, Hafs Building, Room 8695, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-4441
Email address

Manesh Patel is the Chief of the Division of Cardiology and the Division of Clinical Pharmacology.  His clinical interests include diagnostic and interventional coronary angiography, peripheral angiography and endovascular intervention.  His is involved in several clinical trials involving patients with cardiovascular disease and in cardiac imaging.  He is also the Chair of the American College of Cardiology Task Force for Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiovascular Procedures and is Chair of the American Heart Association Diagnostic and Interventional Cath Committee.

Patel's interest in cardiac imaging, quality of care, cardiac devices is also evident in his research.  His integration of these efforts into his roles at Duke was recognized in 2010 when he received the prestigious Duke Cardiology Fellowship Mentor Award.   In 2011, Dr. Patel was named the endowed John Bush Simpson Assistant Professor of Cardiology.  In 2013, Dr. Patel received the Robert M. Califf Faculty clinical research Award.

Currently, Dr. Patel is leading an effort to redesign the delivery of care to patients undergoing invasive catheterization procedures in the health system with a specific aim of measure and providing individualized, patient centered, innovative, and efficient care.

In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Cardiology, Medicine, Duke University, 2002 - 2006
  • Fellow in Cardiology, Medicine, Duke University, 2000 - 2001
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1997 - 2000
  • M.D., Emory University, 1997


Debus, E. S., M. Nehler, W. R. Hiatt, R. M. Bauersachs, M. P. Bonaca, S. S. Anand, M. R. Patel, and F. Fanelli. “Reply to “The VOYAGER PAD Trial in Surgical Perspective: A Debate”.” European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 61, no. 5 (May 1, 2021): 723–24.

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Kamp, Nicholas J., Godefroy Chery, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Milind Y. Desai, Oussama Wazni, Gillian Sanders Schmidler, Manesh Patel, Renato D. Lopes, Daniel P. Morin, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Risk stratification using late gadolinium enhancement on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Prog Cardiovasc Dis 66 (May 2021): 10–16.

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Ottenstein, Lauren, Hannah Cornett, Jeffrey M. Switchenko, Meghana Nathan, Susan Thomas, Amanda I. Gillespie, Nancy McColloch, et al. “Characterizing postoperative physiologic swallow function following transoral robotic surgery for early stage tonsil, base of tongue, and unknown primary human papillomavirus-associated squamous cell carcinoma.” Head Neck 43, no. 5 (May 2021): 1629–40.

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Rao, Vishal N., Michelle D. Kelsey, Anita M. Kelsey, Stuart D. Russell, Robert J. Mentz, Manesh R. Patel, and Marat Fudim. “Acute cardiovascular hospitalizations and illness severity before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Clin Cardiol 44, no. 5 (May 2021): 656–64.

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Peri-Okonny, Poghni A., Jingyan Wang, Kensey L. Gosch, Manesh R. Patel, Mehdi H. Shishehbor, David L. Safley, J Dawn Abbott, et al. “Establishing Thresholds for Minimal Clinically Important Differences for the Peripheral Artery Disease Questionnaire.” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 14, no. 5 (May 2021): e007232.

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Weissler, E Hope, Victor Aboyans, Rupert Bauersachs, Marianne Brodmann, Sigrid Nikol, Sebastian Debus, Manesh R. Patel, and W Schuyler Jones. “The Role for Combined Antithrombotic Therapy With Platelet and Coagulation Inhibition After Lower Extremity Revascularization.” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 14, no. 7 (April 12, 2021): 796–802.

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Fudim, Marat, Manesh R. Patel, Richard Boortz-Marx, Barry A. Borlaug, Adam D. DeVore, Arun Ganesh, Cynthia L. Green, et al. “Splanchnic Nerve Block Mediated Changes in Stressed Blood Volume in Heart Failure.” Jacc Heart Fail 9, no. 4 (April 2021): 293–300.

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Kansal, Aman, Cynthia L. Green, Eric D. Peterson, L Kristin Newby, Tracy Y. Wang, Mark Sendak, Suresh Balu, Manesh R. Patel, and Alexander C. Fanaroff. “Electronic Health Record Integration of Predictive Analytics to Select High-Risk Stable Patients With Non-ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction for Intensive Care Unit Admission.” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 14, no. 4 (April 2021): e007602.

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Blumer, V., M. Rivera-Maza, K. A. Friede, L. K. Truby, R. J. Mentz, M. R. Patel, J. N. Schroder, et al. “Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Patients Supported with Left Ventricular Assist Devices.” In Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 40:S102–3, 2021.


Weissler, E Hope, J Antonio Gutierrez, Manesh R. Patel, and Rajesh V. Swaminathan. “Successful Peripheral Vascular Intervention in Patients with High-risk Comorbidities or Lesion Characteristics.” Curr Cardiol Rep 23, no. 4 (March 5, 2021): 32.

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