Alexander Fanaroff, MD, MHS is an interventional cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. He completed medical school, internal medicine residency, cardiology fellowship, and interventional cardiology fellowship at Duke University. He received an MHS in clinical research from the Duke/NIH Clinical Research Training Program during a two-year research fellowship at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
Dr. Fanaroff’s research focuses on identifying areas in which cardiovascular care is delivered inefficiently, variably, or is limited by difficulty changing patient/clinician behavior; developing solutions to improve care; and then testing those solutions in pragmatic clinical trials, with specific interests in increasing physical activity in patients with cardiovascular disease, intensive care unit utilization for patients with myocardial infarction, and antithrombotic therapy for patients that have had percutaneous coronary intervention or myocardial infarction. He is also interested in better characterizing the evidence base and clinical trials environment in cardiology.
His research has been published in Lancet, JAMA, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, European Heart Journal, and JAMA Cardiology, among others. His research is currently funded by the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health.