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 serve our group as Chief of the Heart Failure Section. 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:

  •     Cardiometabolic disease
  •     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

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): e192375. 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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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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Warraich, Haider J., Mathew S. Maurer, Chetan B. Patel, Robert J. Mentz, and Keith M. Swetz. “Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Caring for Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices.” J Palliat Med 22, no. 4 (April 2019): 437–41. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2019.0044.

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Dal-Ré, Rafael, Cristina Avendaño-Solà, Brigitte Bloechl-Daum, Anthonius de Boer, Stefan Eriksson, Uwe Fuhr, Søren Holm, et al. “Low risk pragmatic trials do not always require participants' informed consent.” Bmj 364 (March 27, 2019): l1092. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1092.

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30917969
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Zhong, Victor W., Linda Van Horn, Marilyn C. Cornelis, John T. Wilkins, Hongyan Ning, Mercedes R. Carnethon, Philip Greenland, et al. “Associations of Dietary Cholesterol or Egg Consumption With Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality.” Jama 321, no. 11 (March 19, 2019): 1081–95. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.1572.

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30874756
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Luo, Nancy, Bradley Hammill, Adam DeVore, Haolin Xu, Gregg Fonarow, Adrian Hernandez, Roland Matsouaka, Nancy Albert, Clyde Yancy, and Robert Mentz. “ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ASSIGNMENT TO AN ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATION AND QUALITY OF CARE AND OUTCOMES AMONG MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES HOSPITALIZED FOR HEART FAILURE.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 73:913–913. Elsevier BV, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0735-1097(19)31520-7.

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Clark, Donald, Loretta R. Cain, Michael J. Blaha, Andrew P. DeFilippis, Robert J. Mentz, Daisuke Kamimura, Wendy B. White, et al. “Cigarette Smoking and Subclinical Peripheral Arterial Disease in Blacks of the Jackson Heart Study.” J Am Heart Assoc 8, no. 3 (February 5, 2019): e010674. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.118.010674.

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Luo, Nancy, Steven J. Lippmann, Robert J. Mentz, Melissa A. Greiner, Bradley G. Hammill, N Chantelle Hardy, Warren K. Laskey, et al. “Relationship Between Hospital Characteristics and Early Adoption of Angiotensin-Receptor/Neprilysin Inhibitor Among Eligible Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure.” J Am Heart Assoc 8, no. 3 (February 5, 2019): e010484. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.118.010484.

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30712431
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