Victor J. Dzau, MD

Professor of Medicine
James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pathology
Campus mail Victor J. Dzau Laboratory GSRBII # Room 4015, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-5448
Email address

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Cardiology, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1979 - 1980
  • Chief Resident Physician, Children's Hospital Boston, 1978 - 1979
  • Fellow in Cardiology, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1976 - 1978
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Physiology, Harvard University , 1976 - 1978
  • Senior Assistant Resident, Children's Hospital Boston, 1975 - 1976
  • Clincal Fellow, Medicine, Harvard University , 1974 - 1976
  • Assistant Resident, Children's Hospital Boston, 1974 - 1975
  • Resident in Pathology, Pathology, Children's Hospital Boston, 1973 - 1974
  • Intern in Medicine, Medicine, Cornell University, 1972 - 1973
  • M.D., McGill University (Canada), 1972


Dzau, Victor J., Darrell Kirch, and Thomas Nasca. “Preventing a Parallel Pandemic - A National Strategy to Protect Clinicians' Well-Being.” N Engl J Med 383, no. 6 (August 6, 2020): 513–15.

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Dzau, Victor J., Harvey V. Fineberg, Kenneth I. Shine, Samuel O. Thier, Debra Malina, and Stephen Morrissey. “A Half-Century of Progress in Health - A Perspective Series in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Academy of Medicine.” N Engl J Med 383, no. 1 (July 2, 2020): 76–77.

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Kavanagh, Matthew M., Ngozi A. Erondu, Oyewale Tomori, Victor J. Dzau, Emelda A. Okiro, Allan Maleche, Ifeyinwa C. Aniebo, Umunya Rugege, Charles B. Holmes, and Lawrence O. Gostin. “Access to lifesaving medical resources for African countries: COVID-19 testing and response, ethics, and politics.” Lancet 395, no. 10238 (May 30, 2020): 1735–38.

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Saleem, Mohammad, Conrad P. Hodgkinson, Liang Xiao, Juan A. Gimenez-Bastida, Megan L. Rasmussen, Jason Foss, Alan J. Payne, et al. “Sox6 as a new modulator of renin expression in the kidney.” Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 318, no. 2 (February 1, 2020): F285–97.

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Wu, Albert W., and Victor J. Dzau. “What Can Patient Safety Teach Us About Clinician Burnout?” Ann Intern Med 171, no. 12 (December 17, 2019): 933–34.

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Dzau, Victor J., and Jo Ann C. Jenkins. “Creating a Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity.” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 74, no. Suppl_1 (November 13, 2019): S4–6.

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Dzau, Victor J., Sharon K. Inouye, John W. Rowe, Elizabeth Finkelman, and Tadataka Yamada. “Enabling Healthful Aging for All - The National Academy of Medicine Grand Challenge in Healthy Longevity.” N Engl J Med 381, no. 18 (October 31, 2019): 1699–1701.

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