Thomas Michael Bashore, MD

Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 7412 Hosp North, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-2407
Email address

The major areas of research involve mostly hemodynamic and imaging research:
1. Valvular heart disease.
2. Adult congenital heart disease.
3. Pulmonary Hypertension.
4. Complex cardiovascular problems.

The Valvular Disease Program and Adult Congenital Program are nationally recognized, and many trainees have gone on to academic careers at a number of universities. Dr. Bashore is now or recently has been on the Editorial Boards of Circulation, the American Journal of Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention, the Journal of Heart Valve Disease, the American Heart Journal, Cardiology Today, the Journal of Invasive Cardiology and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He was formerly director of the Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories for 10 years, and then the Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program for 12 years. He is currently the Clinical Chief of the Division of Cardiology. He is a member and/or chairman of numerous committees of the American College of Cardiology and author of over 250 manuscripts, over 70 book chapters and reviews and 3 books. Dr. J. Kevin Harrison, Dr. Andrew Wang, Dr. Tom Gehrig, Dr. Todd Kiefer, Dr. Michael Sketch and Dr. Cary Ward complement the research team along with a variety of research personnel. Currently research is focused on the percutaneous treatment of structural heart disease and adult congenital heart disease.

Education and Training

  • M.D., Ohio State University, 1972


Gallagher, JJ, Pritchett, EL, Benditt, DG, Tonkin, AM, Campbell, RW, Dugan, FA, Bashore, TM, Tower, A, and Wallace, AG. "New catheter techniques for analysis of the sequence of retrograde atrial activation in man." Eur J Cardiol 6, no. 1 (September 1977): 1-14.


Sellers, TD, Bashore, TM, and Gallagher, JJ. "Digitalis in the pre-excitation syndrome. Analysis during atrial fibrillation." Circulation 56, no. 2 (August 1977): 260-267.


Sellers, TD, Campbell, RW, Bashore, TM, and Gallagher, JJ. "Effects of procainamide and quinidine sulfate in the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome." Circulation 55, no. 1 (January 1977): 15-22.


Gallagher, JJ, Sellers, TD, Campbell, RW, and Bashore, TM. "Effects of procainamide and quinidine sulfate in the Wolff Parkinson White syndrome." Circulation 54, no. 4 Sup2 (January 1, 1976).