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


Patel, Manesh R., Kenneth W. Mahaffey, Paul W. Armstrong, W Douglas Weaver, Gudaye Tasissa, Judith S. Hochman, Thomas G. Todaro, et al. “1118-102 Baseline white blood cell count and interleukin-6 levels provide complementary prognostic information in acute myocardial infarction: Results from the CARDINAL trial.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 43:A291–92. Elsevier BV, 2004.

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Meine, Trip J., Manesh R. Patel, Venita DePuy, Lesley Curtis, Sunil V. Rao, Kevin J. Schulman, and James G. Jollis. “1077-76 Holiday heart: Decreased use of evidence-based therapies in patients with acute myocardial infarction admitted during holiday weeks.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 43:A407–A407. Elsevier BV, 2004.

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Patel, Manesh R., Trip J. Meine, Jasmina Radeva, Lesley Curtis, Sunil V. Rao, Kevin J. Schulman, and James Jollis. “1040-69 The effect of state mandated continuing medical education on the use of proven therapies in patients with an acute myocardial infarction.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 43:A401–A401. Elsevier BV, 2004.

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Sweeney, Michael O., Anne S. Hellkamp, Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, Taya V. Glotzer, Russell Silverman, Raymond Yee, Kerry L. Lee, Gervasio A. Lamas, and Gervasio A. MOST Investigators. “Prospective randomized study of mode switching in a clinical trial of pacemaker therapy for sinus node dysfunction.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15, no. 2 (February 2004): 153–60.

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Patel, Manesh R., and Eric D. Peterson. “Provisional stenting versus routine stenting: is it worth the price?” J Invasive Cardiol 15, no. 11 (November 2003): 634–35.


Flaker, Greg, Arnold Greenspon, Barbara Tardiff, Eleanor Schron, Lee Goldman, Anne Hellkamp, Kerry Lee, Gervasio Lamas, and Gervasio Mode Selection Trial (MOST) Investigators. “Death in patients with permanent pacemakers for sick sinus syndrome.” Am Heart J 146, no. 5 (November 2003): 887–93.

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Kim, H. W., D. J. Shah, M. R. Patel, D. Kandzari, B. Hayes, J. F. Heitner, M. Parker, F. Klocke, R. M. Judd, and R. J. Kim. “Contrast MRI detects myocardial viability in patients with chronic total occlusions.” In Circulation, 108:698–698. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2003.


Alexander, John H., and Manesh R. Patel. “Screening for structural heart disease: time to stop listening and start looking.” Am Heart J 146, no. 4 (October 2003): 570–71.

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