Manesh Raman Patel, MD

Professor of Medicine
Richard Sean Stack, M.D. Distinguished Professor
Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Chief, Division of Cardiology
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


Patel, Manesh R., Peter J. Cawley, John Heitner, Igor Klem, Michele Parker, Trip Meine, Michael Elliott, Robert M. Judd, and Raymond J. Kim. “Detection and prognostic significance of myocardial damage in patients with sarcoidosis using delayed-enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance.” Circulation 114, no. 18 (October 31, 2006): 412–412.


Hendel, Robert C., Manesh R. Patel, Christopher M. Kramer, Michael Poon, James C. Carr, Nancy A. Gerstad, Linda D. Gillam, et al. “ACCF/ACR/SCCT/SCMR/ASNC/NASCI/SCAI/SIR 2006 appropriateness criteria for cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Quality Strategic Directions Committee Appropriateness Criteria Working Group, American College of Radiology, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, North American Society for Cardiac Imaging, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and Society of Interventional Radiology.” J Am Coll Cardiol 48, no. 7 (October 3, 2006): 1475–97.

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Patel, Manesh R., Anita Y. Chen, Eric D. Peterson, L Kristin Newby, Charles V. Pollack, Ralph G. Brindis, C Michael Gibson, et al. “Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and insignificant coronary artery disease: results from the Can Rapid risk stratification of Unstable angina patients Suppress ADverse outcomes with Early implementation of the ACC/AHA Guidelines (CRUSADE) initiative.” Am Heart J 152, no. 4 (October 2006): 641–47.

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Patel, Manesh R., Connie M. Schardt, Linda L. Sanders, and Sheri A. Keitz. “Randomized trial for answers to clinical questions: evaluating a pre-appraised versus a MEDLINE search protocol.” J Med Libr Assoc 94, no. 4 (October 2006): 382–87.


Patel, Manesh R., Timothy S. E. Albert, David E. Kandzari, Emily F. Honeycutt, Linda K. Shaw, Michael H. Sketch, Michael D. Elliott, Robert M. Judd, and Raymond J. Kim. “Acute myocardial infarction: safety of cardiac MR imaging after percutaneous revascularization with stents.” Radiology 240, no. 3 (September 2006): 674–80.

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Hellkamp, Anne S., Kerry L. Lee, Michael O. Sweeney, Mark S. Link, Gervasio A. Lamas, and Gervasio A. MOST Investigators. “Treatment crossovers did not affect randomized treatment comparisons in the Mode Selection Trial (MOST).” J Am Coll Cardiol 47, no. 11 (June 6, 2006): 2260–66.

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Meine, Trip J., Manesh R. Patel, Linda K. Shaw, and Salvador Borges-Neto. “Relation of ventricular premature complexes during recovery from a myocardial perfusion exercise stress test to myocardial ischemia.” Am J Cardiol 97, no. 11 (June 1, 2006): 1570–72.

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Petersen, John L., Ghazala Haque, Anne S. Hellkamp, Greg C. Flaker, N. A. Mark Estes, Francis E. Marchlinski, John H. McAnulty, et al. “Comparing classifications of death in the Mode Selection Trial: agreement and disagreement among site investigators and a clinical events committee.” Contemp Clin Trials 27, no. 3 (June 2006): 260–68.

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