Victor J. Dzau, MD

Professor of Medicine
James B. Duke 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


Andolsek, KM, Murphy, G, Nagler, A, Moore, PR, Schlueter, J, Weinerth, JL, Cuffe, MS, and Dzau, VJ. "Fostering creativity: How the duke graduate medical education quasi-endowment encourages innovation in GME." Academic Medicine 88, no. 2 (2013): 185-191.

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Beigi, F, Schmeckpeper, J, Pow-Anpongkul, P, Payne, JA, Zhang, L, Zhang, Z, Huang, J, Mirotsou, M, and Dzau, VJ. "C3orf58, a novel paracrine protein, stimulates cardiomyocyte cell-cycle progression through the PI3K-AKT-CDK7 pathway." Circulation Research 113, no. 4 (2013): 372-380.

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Jayawardena, TM, Egemnazarov, B, Finch, EA, Zhang, L, Payne, JA, Pandya, K, Zhang, Z, Rosenberg, P, Mirotsou, M, and Dzau, VJ. "MicroRNA-mediated in vitro and in vivo direct reprogramming of cardiac fibroblasts to cardiomyocytes." Circulation Research 110, no. 11 (May 2012): 1465-1473.

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"Introduction." Tropical Forest Conservation and Industry Partnership: an Experience From the Congo Basin (March 16, 2012): 1-20.

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Gnecchi, M, Mirotsou, M, and Dzau, VJ. "V. What is the paracrine effect of stem cells?: A. Stem cell therapy for heart repair: The paracrine paradigm." In Heart Regeneration: Stem Cells and Beyond, 219-246. January 1, 2012.

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Feener, EP, and Dzau, VJ. "Pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease in diabetes." In Joslin's Diabetes Mellitus: Fourteenth Edition, 867-884. November 3, 2011.


Ackerly, DC, Udayakumar, K, Taber, R, Merson, MH, and Dzau, VJ. "Perspective: global medicine: opportunities and challenges for academic health science systems." Acad Med 86, no. 9 (September 2011): 1093-1099. (Review)

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Ackerly, DC, Sangvai, DG, Udayakumar, K, Shah, BR, Kalman, NS, Cho, AH, Schulman, KA, Fulkerson, WJ, and Dzau, VJ. "Training the next generation of physician-executives: an innovative residency pathway in management and leadership." Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 86, no. 5 (May 2011): 575-579. (Review)

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Mirotsou, M, Jayawardena, TM, Schmeckpeper, J, Gnecchi, M, and Dzau, VJ. "Paracrine mechanisms of stem cell reparative and regenerative actions in the heart." Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 50, no. 2 (February 2011): 280-289. (Review)

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He, W, Zhang, L, Ni, A, Zhang, Z, Mirotsou, M, Mao, L, Pratt, RE, and Dzau, VJ. "Exogenously administered secreted frizzled related protein 2 (Sfrp2) reduces fibrosis and improves cardiac function in a rat model of myocardial infarction." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107, no. 49 (December 2010): 21110-21115.

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