Robert John Mentz, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail Np-8062, Dcri. PO Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715
Phone (919) 668-7121
Email address robert.mentz@duke.edu

I am a cardiologist with a clinical and research interest in heart failure, including advanced therapies such as cardiac transplantation and mechanical assist devices or “heart pumps." I became a heart failure cardiologist in order to help patients manage their chronic disease over many months and years. I consider myself strongly committed to compassionate patient care with a focus on quality of life and patient preference.

My research interests are focused on treating co-morbid diseases in heart failure patients and improving outcomes across the cardiovascular spectrum through clinical trials and outcomes research. Below, you will find my specific research interests:

  •     Co-morbidity characterization (diabetes, sleep apnea, renal failure) in heart failure.
  •     Phenotypic characterization and risk prognostication of patients with heart failure.
  •     Role of surrogate and nonfatal endpoints in clinical heart failure trials.
  •     Biomarkers in heart failure.
  •     Novel pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to heart failure.
  •     Improving site-based heart failure research.
In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure, Duke University School of Medicine, 2012 - 2013
  • Fellowship, Clinical Cardiology, Duke University School of Medicine, 2010 - 2012
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2008 - 2010
  • Intern, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2007 - 2008
  • M.D., Emory University, 2003

Publications

Pumill, Christopher A., Christopher G. Bush, Melissa A. Greiner, Michael E. Hall, Shannon M. Dunlay, Adolfo Correa, Lesley H. Curtis, et al. “Neck circumference and cardiovascular outcomes: Insights from the Jackson Heart Study..” Am Heart J 212 (June 2019): 72–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.03.001.

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30954832
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Chapman, Brittany, Adam D. DeVore, Robert J. Mentz, and Marco Metra. “Clinical profiles in acute heart failure: an urgent need for a new approach..” Esc Heart Fail 6, no. 3 (June 2019): 464–74. https://doi.org/10.1002/ehf2.12439.

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31021532
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Ambrosy, Andrew P., Robert J. Mentz, Mona Fiuzat, John G. F. Cleland, Stephen J. Greene, Christopher M. O’Connor, John R. Teerlink, Faiez Zannad, and Scott D. Solomon. “Erratum to 'The role of angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitors in cardiovascular disease-existing evidence, knowledge gaps, and future directions' [Eur J Heart Fail 2018;20:963-972]..” Eur J Heart Fail 21, no. 6 (June 2019). https://doi.org/10.1002/ejhf.1480.

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31222927
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Lueder, Thomas G. von, Dan Atar, Stefan Agewall, Jesper K. Jensen, Ingrid Hopper, Dipak Kotecha, Robert J. Mentz, Moo Hyun Kim, and Victor L. Serebruany. “All-Cause Mortality and Cardiovascular Outcomes With Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin in Patients With Heart Failure in the Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System..” Am J Ther, May 24, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1097/MJT.0000000000000883.

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31145139
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Khan, Sadiya S., Hongyan Ning, Sanjiv J. Shah, Clyde W. Yancy, Mercedes Carnethon, Jarett D. Berry, Robert J. Mentz, et al. “10-Year Risk Equations for Incident Heart Failure in the General Population..” J Am Coll Cardiol 73, no. 19 (May 21, 2019): 2388–97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2019.02.057.

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31097157
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Warraich, Haider J., Steven P. Wolf, Robert J. Mentz, Joseph G. Rogers, Greg Samsa, and Arif H. Kamal. “Characteristics and Trends Among Patients With Cardiovascular Disease Referred to Palliative Care..” Jama Netw Open 2, no. 5 (May 3, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.2375.

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31050773
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Sharma, Abhinav, Robert J. Mentz, Bradi B. Granger, John F. Heitner, Lauren B. Cooper, Dipanjan Banerjee, Cynthia L. Green, et al. “Utilizing mobile technologies to improve physical activity and medication adherence in patients with heart failure and diabetes mellitus: Rationale and design of the TARGET-HF-DM Trial..” Am Heart J 211 (May 2019): 22–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.01.007.

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30831331
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Hein, Aaron M., Julia J. Scialla, Daniel Edmonston, Lauren B. Cooper, Adam D. DeVore, and Robert J. Mentz. “Medical Management of Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction in Patients With Advanced Renal Disease..” Jacc Heart Fail 7, no. 5 (May 2019): 371–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2019.02.009.

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31047016
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Jawitz, Oliver K., Vignesh Raman, Yaron D. Barac, Jatin Anand, Chetan B. Patel, Robert J. Mentz, Adam D. DeVore, and Carmelo Milano. “Influence of donor brain death duration on outcomes following heart transplantation: A United Network for Organ Sharing Registry analysis..” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, April 30, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.04.060.

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31147170
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Ambrosy, Andrew P., Gregory D. Lewis, Rajeev Malhotra, Aaron D. Jones, Stephen J. Greene, Marat Fudim, Adrian Coles, et al. “Identifying responders to oral iron supplementation in heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction: a post-hoc analysis of the IRONOUT-HF trial..” J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 20, no. 4 (April 2019): 223–25. https://doi.org/10.2459/JCM.0000000000000736.

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30540649
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