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

Komrad, MS, Coffey, CE, Coffey, KS, McKinnis, R, Massey, EW, and Califf, RM. "Myocardial infarction and stroke." Neurology 34, no. 11 (November 1984): 1403-1409.

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6493488
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Godwin, JD, Moore, AV, Ideker, RE, and Califf, RM. "Prospective demonstration of myocardial infarction by CT." Ajr. American Journal of Roentgenology 143, no. 5 (November 1984): 985-986.

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6333170
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Rankin, JS, Newton, JR, Califf, RM, Jones, RH, Wechsler, AS, Oldham, HN, Wolfe, WG, and Lowe, JE. "Clinical characteristics and current management of medically refractory unstable angina." Annals of Surgery 200, no. 4 (October 1984): 457-465.

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6435550
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Hlatky, MA, Lee, KL, Harrell, FE, Califf, RM, Pryor, DB, Mark, DB, and Rosati, RA. "Tying clinical research to patient care by use of an observational database." Statistics in Medicine 3, no. 4 (October 1984): 375-387.

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6396793
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Williams, RS, McKinnis, RA, Cobb, FR, Higginbotham, MB, Wallace, AG, Coleman, RE, and Califf, RM. "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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Hlatky, MA, Pryor, DB, Harrell, FE, Califf, RM, Mark, DB, and Rosati, RA. "Factors affecting sensitivity and specificity of exercise electrocardiography. Multivariable analysis." The American Journal of Medicine 77, no. 1 (July 1984): 64-71.

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6741986
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Califf, RM, Conley, MJ, Behar, VS, Harrell, FE, Lee, KL, Pryor, DB, McKinnis, RA, and Rosati, RA. ""Left main equivalent" coronary artery disease: its clinical presentation and prognostic significance with nonsurgical therapy." The American Journal of Cardiology 53, no. 11 (June 1984): 1489-1495.

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6731291
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Crimm, A, Severance, HW, Coffey, K, McKinnis, R, Wagner, GS, and Califf, RM. "Prognostic significance of isolated sinus tachycardia during first three days of acute myocardial infarction." The American Journal of Medicine 76, no. 6 (June 1984): 983-988.

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6731469
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Trask, N, Califf, RM, Conley, MJ, Kong, Y, Peter, R, Lee, KL, Hackel, DB, and Wagner, GS. "Accuracy and interobserver variability of coronary cineangiography: a comparison with postmortem evaluation." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 3, no. 5 (May 1984): 1145-1154.

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6707366
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Mark, DB, Califf, RM, Morris, KG, Harrell, FE, Pryor, DB, Hlatky, MA, Lee, KL, and Rosati, RA. "Clinical characteristics and long-term survival of patients with variant angina." Circulation 69, no. 5 (May 1984): 880-888.

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6705163
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