Robert M. Califf

Professor of Medicine
Donald F. Fortin, M.D. Professor of Cardiology, in the School of Medicine
Member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 100 Trent Drive, Suite401, Davison Building, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-9222
Email address robert.califf@duke.edu

Robert Califf, MD MACC, is the Donald F. Fortin, MD, Professor of Cardiology. He is also Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and remains a practicing cardiologist. Dr. Califf was the Commissioner of Food and Drugs in 2016-2017 and  Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco from February 2015 until his appointment as Commissioner in February 2016. Prior to joining the FDA, Dr. Califf was a professor of medicine and vice chancellor for clinical and translational research at Duke University. He also served as director of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute and founding director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. A nationally and internationally recognized expert in cardiovascular medicine, health outcomes research, healthcare quality, and clinical research, Dr. Califf has led many landmark clinical trials and is one of the most frequently cited authors in biomedical science, with more than 1,200 publications in the peer-reviewed literature.

Dr. Califf is a Member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine (IOM)) in 2016, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Dr. Califf has served on numerous IOM committees, and he has served as a member of the FDA Cardiorenal Advisory Panel and FDA Science Board's Subcommittee on Science and Technology. Dr. Califf has also served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Library of Medicine, as well as on advisory committees for the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Council of the National Institute on Aging.

He has led major initiatives aimed at improving methods and infrastructure for clinical research, including the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), a public-private partnership co-founded by the FDA and Duke. He also served as the principal investigator for Duke's Clinical and Translational Science Award and the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory coordinating center and co-PI of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute Network.

Associated Faculty Labs

Publications

Califf, R. M., H. R. Phillips, M. C. Hindman, D. B. Mark, K. L. Lee, V. S. Behar, R. A. Johnson, D. B. Pryor, R. A. Rosati, and G. S. Wagner. “Prognostic value of a coronary artery jeopardy score..” J Am Coll Cardiol 5, no. 5 (May 1985): 1055–63.

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3989116
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Pryor, D. B., R. M. Califf, F. E. Harrell, M. A. Hlatky, K. L. Lee, D. B. Mark, and R. A. Rosati. “Clinical data bases. Accomplishments and unrealized potential..” Med Care 23, no. 5 (May 1985): 623–47.

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3892181
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Harrell, F. E., K. L. Lee, R. A. McKinnis, M. A. Hlatky, D. Mark, R. M. Califf, and D. B. Pryor. “Analysis of risk factors for sudden death after acute myocardial infarction..” Am J Cardiol 55, no. 5 (February 15, 1985): 621–22.

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3969926
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Morris, K. G., S. T. Palmeri, R. M. Califf, R. A. McKinnis, M. B. Higginbotham, R. E. Coleman, and F. R. Cobb. “Value of radionuclide angiography for predicting specific cardiac events after acute myocardial infarction..” Am J Cardiol 55, no. 4 (February 1, 1985): 318–24.

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3871581
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Hlatky, M. A., R. M. Califf, K. L. Lee, D. B. Pryor, G. S. Wagner, and R. A. Rosati. “Prognostic significance of precordial ST-segment depression during inferior acute myocardial infarction..” Am J Cardiol 55, no. 4 (February 1, 1985): 325–29.

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3969866
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Komrad, M. S., C. E. Coffey, K. S. Coffey, R. McKinnis, E. W. Massey, and R. M. Califf. “Myocardial infarction and stroke..” Neurology 34, no. 11 (November 1984): 1403–9. https://doi.org/10.1212/wnl.34.11.1403.

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6493488
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Godwin, J. D., A. V. Moore, R. E. Ideker, and R. M. Califf. “Prospective demonstration of myocardial infarction by CT..” Ajr Am J Roentgenol 143, no. 5 (November 1984): 985–86. https://doi.org/10.2214/ajr.143.5.985.

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6333170
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Rankin, J. S., J. R. Newton, R. M. Califf, R. H. Jones, A. S. Wechsler, H. N. Oldham, W. G. Wolfe, and J. E. Lowe. “Clinical characteristics and current management of medically refractory unstable angina..” Ann Surg 200, no. 4 (October 1984): 457–65. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000658-198410000-00007.

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6435550
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Hlatky, M. A., K. L. Lee, F. E. Harrell, R. M. Califf, D. B. Pryor, D. B. Mark, and R. A. Rosati. “Tying clinical research to patient care by use of an observational database..” Stat Med 3, no. 4 (October 1984): 375–87.

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6396793
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Williams, R. S., R. A. McKinnis, F. R. Cobb, M. B. Higginbotham, A. G. Wallace, R. E. Coleman, and R. M. Califf. “Effects of physical conditioning on left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with coronary artery disease..” Circulation 70, no. 1 (July 1984): 69–75.

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6723012
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