Robert W. McGarrah, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Campus mail 104775, 49-208J, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 681-3945
Email address robert.mcgarrah@duke.edu

Education and Training

  • Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2012 - 2016
  • Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2011 - 2012
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2008 - 2011
  • M.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, 2008

Publications

White, Phillip J., Robert W. McGarrah, Mark A. Herman, James R. Bain, Svati H. Shah, and Christopher B. Newgard. “Insulin action, type 2 diabetes, and branched-chain amino acids: a two-way street.” Mol Metab, May 24, 2021, 101261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molmet.2021.101261.

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34044180
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Yoneshiro, Takeshi, Naoya Kataoka, Jacquelyn M. Walejko, Kenji Ikeda, Zachary Brown, Momoko Yoneshiro, Scott B. Crown, et al. “Metabolic flexibility via mitochondrial BCAA carrier SLC25A44 is required for optimal fever.” Elife 10 (May 4, 2021). https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.66865.

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33944778
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Peters, Anthony E., Ambarish Pandey, Colby Ayers, Kara Wegermann, Robert W. McGarrah, Justin L. Grodin, Manal F. Abdelmalek, et al. “Association of liver fibrosis risk scores with clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: findings from TOPCAT.” Esc Heart Fail 8, no. 2 (April 2021): 842–48. https://doi.org/10.1002/ehf2.13250.

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Walejko, Jacquelyn M., Bridgette A. Christopher, Scott B. Crown, Guo-Fang Zhang, Adrian Pickar-Oliver, Takeshi Yoneshiro, Matthew W. Foster, et al. “Branched-chain α-ketoacids are preferentially reaminated and activate protein synthesis in the heart.” Nat Commun 12, no. 1 (March 15, 2021): 1680. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21962-2.

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Ellison, Stephen, Jawan W. Abdulrahim, Lydia Coulter Kwee, Nathan A. Bihlmeyer, Neha Pagidipati, Robert McGarrah, James R. Bain, William E. Kraus, and Svati H. Shah. “Novel plasma biomarkers improve discrimination of metabolic health independent of weight.” Sci Rep 10, no. 1 (December 7, 2020): 21365. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78478-w.

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White, Phillip J., Amanda L. Lapworth, Robert W. McGarrah, Lydia Coulter Kwee, Scott B. Crown, Olga Ilkayeva, Jie An, et al. “Muscle-Liver Trafficking of BCAA-Derived Nitrogen Underlies Obesity-Related Glycine Depletion.” Cell Rep 33, no. 6 (November 10, 2020): 108375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2020.108375.

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33176135
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Abdulrahim, Jawan W., Lydia Coulter Kwee, Fawaz Alenezi, Albert Y. Sun, Aris Baras, Teminioluwa A. Ajayi, Ricardo Henao, et al. “Identification of Undetected Monogenic Cardiovascular Disorders.” J Am Coll Cardiol 76, no. 7 (August 18, 2020): 797–808. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.06.037.

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Shah, Nishant P., Neha J. Pajidipati, Robert W. McGarrah, Ann Marie Navar, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Michael A. Blazing, Svati H. Shah, Adrian F. Hernandez, and Manesh R. Patel. “Lipoprotein (a): An Update on a Marker of Residual Risk and Associated Clinical Manifestations.” Am J Cardiol 126 (July 1, 2020): 94–102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.03.043.

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Zeitouni, Michel, Stephanie N. Giamberardino, Robert McGarrah, Neha Pagidipati, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Udo Hoffmann, Ann Marie Navar, Pamela Douglas, and Svati Shah. “A NOVEL INFLAMMATORY MARKER OF GLYCOSYLATED PROTEINS IS ASSOCIATED WITH CAD AND INCIDENT EVENTS AND DEMONSTRATES AGE EFFECTS IN THE PROMISE TRIAL.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 75:263–263. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

McGarrah, Robert W., Guo-Fang Zhang, Bridgette A. Christopher, Yann Deleye, Jacquelyn M. Walejko, Stephani Page, Olga Ilkayeva, Phillip J. White, and Christopher B. Newgard. “Dietary branched-chain amino acid restriction alters fuel selection and reduces triglyceride stores in hearts of Zucker fatty rats.” Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 318, no. 2 (February 1, 2020): E216–23. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpendo.00334.2019.

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31794262
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