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

Harrell, FE, Lee, KL, Califf, RM, Pryor, DB, and Rosati, RA. "Regression modelling strategies for improved prognostic prediction." Statistics in Medicine 3, no. 2 (April 1984): 143-152.

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6463451
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Hassel, D, Heinsimer, J, Califf, RM, Benson, A, Rice, J, and German, L. "Complete heart block in Reiter's syndrome." The American Journal of Cardiology 53, no. 7 (March 1984): 967-968.

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6702658
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Pryor, DB, Harrell, FE, Lee, KL, Rosati, RA, Coleman, RE, Cobb, FR, Califf, RM, and Jones, RH. "Prognostic indicators from radionuclide angiography in medically treated patients with coronary artery disease." The American Journal of Cardiology 53, no. 1 (January 1984): 18-22.

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6691259
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Pryor, DB, Harrell, FE, Lee, KL, Califf, RM, and Rosati, RA. "USING EXPERIENCE TO IMPROVE CLINICAL DECISION MAKING." Proceedings Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (December 1, 1983): 936-939.

Scholars@Duke

Califf, RM, McKinnis, RA, McNeer, JF, Harrell, FE, Lee, KL, Pryor, DB, Waugh, RA, Harris, PJ, Rosati, RA, and Wagner, GS. "Prognostic value of ventricular arrhythmias associated with treadmill exercise testing in patients studied with cardiac catheterization for suspected ischemic heart disease." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2, no. 6 (December 1983): 1060-1067.

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6630778
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Pryor, DB, Harrell, FE, Lee, KL, Califf, RM, and Rosati, RA. "Estimating the likelihood of significant coronary artery disease." The American Journal of Medicine 75, no. 5 (November 1983): 771-780.

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6638047
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Roberts, KB, Califf, RM, Harrell, FE, Lee, KL, Pryor, DB, and Rosati, RA. "The prognosis for patients with new-onset angina who have undergone cardiac catheterization." Circulation 68, no. 5 (November 1983): 970-978.

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6616798
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Pryor, DB, Hindman, MC, Wagner, GS, Califf, RM, Rhoads, MK, and Rosati, RA. "Early discharge after acute myocardial infarction." Annals of Internal Medicine 99, no. 4 (October 1983): 528-538. (Review)

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6354032
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Pryor, DB, Harrell, FE, Lee, KL, Califf, RM, and Rosati, RA. "An improving prognosis over time in medically treated patients with coronary artery disease." The American Journal of Cardiology 52, no. 5 (September 1983): 444-448.

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6613865
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Hlatky, MA, Califf, RM, Kong, Y, Harrell, FE, and Rosati, RA. "Natural history of patients with single-vessel disease suitable for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty." The American Journal of Cardiology 52, no. 3 (August 1983): 225-229.

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6223520
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