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

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 at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2008


McGarrah, Robert, Damian M. Craig, Carol Haynes, Elizabeth Hauser, Christopher B. Newgard, Simon G. Gregory, William Kraus, and Svati Shah. “OMICS PROFILING HIGHLIGHTS ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM-ASSOCIATED DEGRADATION AND UBIQUITIN PROTEASOME PATHWAYS IN INSULIN RESISTANCE AND GLYCEMIC CONTROL.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 63, no. 12 (April 2014): A1600–A1600.

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McGarrah, Robert W., Damian M. Craig, Carol Haynes, Z Elaine Dowdy, Svati H. Shah, and William E. Kraus. “High-density Lipoprotein Particle Concentration Has a Stronger Inverse Association With Cardiovascular Events Than High-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in a Coronary Catheterization Population.” In Circulation, Vol. 128. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2013.


Rottiers, Veerle, Susanna Obad, Andreas Petri, Robert McGarrah, Marie W. Lindholm, Joshua C. Black, Sumita Sinha, et al. “Pharmacological inhibition of a microRNA family in nonhuman primates by a seed-targeting 8-mer antimiR..” Sci Transl Med 5, no. 212 (November 20, 2013).

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McGarrah, Robert, Svati Shah, Elizabeth Hauser, Carol Haynes, Deborah Winegar, Ray Pourfarzib, and William Kraus. “NMR-BASED LIPOPROTEIN PARTICLE PROFILING IDENTIFIES NOVEL SIGNATURES FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 61:E1213–E1213. Elsevier BV, 2013.

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Kakoki, M., R. W. McGarrah, H. -. S. Kim, and O. Smithies. “Bradykinin B1 and B2 receptors both have protective roles in renal ischemia/reperfusion injury.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104, no. 18 (May 1, 2007): 7576–81.

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Kwee, L. C., W. Hunter, R. W. McGarrah, J. P. Kelly, D. M. Craig, P. Shipkova, M. Reily, et al. “Global Metabolomic Profiling in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Identifies Markers of Myocardial Dysfunction,” n.d.


Hunter, W., J. P. Kelly, and R. W. McGarrah. “Plasma amino acid concentrations are independently associated with adverse outcomes in heart failure and preserved ejection fraction: prognostic utility of amino acid profiles in HFpEF,” n.d.