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


Hodgkinson, Conrad P., Richard E. Pratt, Imke Kirste, Sophie Dal-Pra, John P. Cooke, and Victor J. Dzau. “Cardiomyocyte Maturation Requires TLR3 Activated Nuclear Factor Kappa B.” Stem Cells 36, no. 8 (August 2018): 1198–1209.

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Dzau, Victor J., and Alan I. Leshner. “Public Health Research on Gun Violence: Long Overdue.” Ann Intern Med 168, no. 12 (June 19, 2018): 876–77.

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Bareja, Akshay, Shubham Patel, Conrad P. Hodgkinson, Alan Payne, and Victor J. Dzau. “Understanding the mechanism of bias signaling of the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor: Effects of LL37 and HASF.” Cell Signal 46 (June 2018): 113–19.

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Bareja, Akshay, Conrad P. Hodgkinson, Erik Soderblom, Greg Waitt, and Victor J. Dzau. “The proximity-labeling technique BioID identifies sorting nexin 6 as a member of the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1)-IGF1 receptor pathway.” J Biol Chem 293, no. 17 (April 27, 2018): 6449–59.

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Dzau, Victor J., Darrell G. Kirch, and Thomas J. Nasca. “To Care Is Human - Collectively Confronting the Clinician-Burnout Crisis.” N Engl J Med 378, no. 4 (January 25, 2018): 312–14.

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Pratt, R. E., and V. J. Dzau. “Molecular and cellular biology of angiotensin-mediated growth of the cardiovascular system.” In Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Renin-Angiotensin System, 471–83, 2018.

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Dzau, Victor J., Nicole Lurie, and Reed V. Tuckson. “After Harvey, Irma, and Maria, an Opportunity for Better Health-Rebuilding Our Communities as We Want Them.” Am J Public Health 108, no. 1 (January 2018): 32–33.

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Fuster, Valentin, Jendayi Frazer, Megan Snair, Rajesh Vedanthan, Victor Dzau, and Victor Committee on Global Health and the Future of the United States: A Report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. “The Future Role of the United States in Global Health: Emphasis on Cardiovascular Disease.” J Am Coll Cardiol 70, no. 25 (December 26, 2017): 3140–56.

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