I am an interventional cardiologist with a specific focus on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease. As a clinician, I see patients in the office and do coronary and peripheral vascular procedures (angiography and interventions) in the Duke Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. I have served as the Medical Director of the cath lab at Duke since 2016. Alongside my partners in the cath lab, we collaborate with our cardiothoracic surgeons to hold Heart Team meetings each week, and we frequently are asked to address complex cardiovascular issues as a multidisciplinary team.
I also have a broad background in cardiovascular site-based research, multicenter clinical trials, clinical event classification, and observational analyses. I have helped to lead clinical trial efforts at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) by designing and conducting studies evaluating new and existing treatments for patients with coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease. My specific research interests include examining access to care and disparities in care for patients with peripheral artery disease and the design and conduct of pragmatic clinical trials in cardiovascular disease.
Education and Training
- Fellow in Cardiology, Medicine, Duke University, 2004 - 2005
- Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 2001 - 2004
- M.D., University of Arkansas, Little Rock, 2001
- RECOVER - Subaward from CHOP
- Implementation of a Medication Adherence Instrument Among Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease after PVI
- Study to Test Risk factor Improvement through Dedicated Education, Engagement, and assessment of patient symptoms in the Cardiac Cath Lab (STRIDE-Cath Lab)
- Benefit Risk Tradeoffs Associated with PRO for PAD - Option Period
- EMPACT-MI: A streamlined, multicenter, randomized, parallel group, double-blind placebo-controlled superiority trial to evaluate the effect of EMPAgliflozin on hospitalization for heart failure and mortality in patients with aCuTe Myocardial Infarct
- Postdoctoral Training in Cardiovascular Clinical Research
- Sentinel Initiative: CDRN Work Order 1:Sentinel Operations Center "RWE: Establish Routine Querying Capability with a Network of EHR Database"
- Addressing variability in peripheral arterial disease outcomes using machine learning techniques
- Benefit Risk Tradeoffs Associated with PRO for PAD
- COVID-19 Electronic Health Data Initiative-Amendment 1
- ADAPTABLE Supplement