Mary Klotman, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine, shared the following message with faculty, trainees and staff in the Department of Medicine:
I am very pleased to announce that Manesh Patel, MD, has agreed to be the Chief of the Division of Cardiology, effective Oct. 3, 2016.
Over the last year, the Department of Medicine conducted a deliberative and comprehensive national search for a new chief of the Division. Manesh was among the impressive internal and external final candidates, and he rose to the top with his informed vision for the Division’s immediate and long-term future. I am confident Manesh and the Division will realize that vision over the next 10 years.
Manesh also will continue to serve as co-director of the Duke Heart Center, along with Peter Smith, MD, chief of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.
About Dr. Patel
Manesh Patel is an associate professor of medicine, a member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and director of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Labs across the Duke University Health System.
His clinical interests include diagnostic and interventional coronary angiography, peripheral angiography, and endovascular intervention. He is involved in several clinical trials involving patients with cardiovascular disease and in cardiac imaging.
Manesh is the chair of the American College of Cardiology Task Force for Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiovascular Procedures, and is chair of the American Heart Association Diagnostic and Interventional Cath Committee.
Manesh’s interest in cardiac imaging, quality of care, and cardiac devices is evident in his research. His integration of these efforts into his roles at Duke was recognized in 2010 when he received the prestigious Duke Cardiology Fellowship Mentor Award. In 2011, he was named the endowed John Bush Simpson Assistant Professor of Cardiology, and on 2013, he received the Robert M. Califf Faculty Clinical Research Award.
Manesh received his M.D. from Emory University, then came to Duke for residency, served as chief resident in medicine, and completed fellowship in cardiology. He joined the faculty in 2006.
Manesh also will collaborate with Howard Rockman, MD, director of the Duke Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC), to further develop the CVRC and its research program.
I look forward to Manesh’s leadership of the Division of Cardiology. Please join me in congratulating him.
A special thanks to Tom Ortel, MD, PhD and members of the search committee for their time and effort in the search process.
I am immensely grateful for the leadership of Dr. Joseph Rogers as interim chief of the Division of Cardiology. Despite the challenges of his interim positions, he skillfully guided the continued success of Duke Cardiology across all missions. Joe will assume the role of Senior Vice Chair in the Department of Medicine assisting me across our three missions. In addition, he has been named Associate Chief Medical Officer of the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC), where he will oversee the PDC clinical growth over the next five years.