Primary Faculty

Faculty Title Cardiovascular Disease Theme
Dennis Abraham, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Hypertrophy, heart failure
Paul Agris, PhD Consulting Professor in Medicine  
Victor Dzau, MD Professor of Medicine, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine Heart failure, atherosclerosis
Neil Freedman, MD Professor of Medicine, Professor in Cell Biology Coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis
Michael "Dee" Gunn, MD Professor of Medicine and Immunology; Associate Professor in Pathology Pulmonary hypertension, inflammation
Conrad Hodgkinson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Medicine  
Christopher Holley, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine Hypertrophy, heart failure
Alem Kahsai, PhD Assistant Professor in Medicine  
Ravi Karra, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Heart failure, regeneration
Christopher Kontos, MD Professor of Medicine Atherosclerosis
William Kraus, MD Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Nursing Exercise
Andrew Landstrom, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Pediatric cardiology
Robert Lefkowitz, MD James B. Duke Professor of Medicine Hypertrophy, heart failure
Robert McGarrah, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Intersection of cardiovascular and metabolic disease

Francis Miller, MD

Professor of Medicine

Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology

Thomas Povsic, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine Heart failure, regeneration
Sudar Rajagopal, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine Pulmonary hypertension
Maria Rapoza, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine Research systems strengthening
Howard Rockman, MD Professor of Medicine, Edward S. Orgain Professor of Cardiology Hypertrophy, heart failure
Paul Rosenberg, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Hypertrophy, arrhythmia
Svati Shah, MD, MHS Professor of Medicine Atherosclerosis
Sudha Shenoy, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology Hypertrophy, heart failure
Jonathan Stiber, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Hypertrophy, heart failure
Deepak Voora, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis
James Wisler, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Hypertrophy, heart failure
Yen Rei Yu, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Pulmonary Vascular Disease

In addition to the Cardiovascular Research Center’s primary faculty, who are generally dedicated full time to research and clinical care in cardiovascular disease, there also are many faculty across campus who have joined the CVRC because they have research projects that are relevant to cardiovascular research. 

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