Manesh Raman Patel


Professor of Medicine

Manesh Patel is the Chief of the Division of Cardiology and the Division of Clinical Pharmacology.  His clinical interests include diagnostic and interventional coronary angiography, peripheral angiography and endovascular intervention.  His is involved in several clinical trials involving patients with cardiovascular disease and in cardiac imaging.  He is also 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.

Patel's interest in cardiac imaging, quality of care, cardiac devices is also 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, Dr. Patel was named the endowed John Bush Simpson Assistant Professor of Cardiology.  In 2013, Dr. Patel received the Robert M. Califf Faculty clinical research Award.

Currently, Dr. Patel is leading an effort to redesign the delivery of care to patients undergoing invasive catheterization procedures in the health system with a specific aim of measure and providing individualized, patient centered, innovative, and efficient care.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Richard Sean Stack, M.D. Distinguished Professor
  • Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
  • Chief, Division of Cardiology
  • Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 2301 Erwin Road, Hafs Building, Room 8695, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 681-4441
  • Email Address:


  • Duke University, 2006
  • Duke University, 2001
  • Duke University, 2000
  • M.D. Emory University, 1997

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Kociol, RD; Lopes, RD; Patel, MR, In reply, Jama, vol 307 no. 16 (2012) [10.1001/jama.2012.531] [abs].
  • Patel, MR; Fox, KAA; Califf, RM, Rivaroxaban versus Warfarin in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation REPLY, The New England Journal of Medicine, vol 365 no. 24 (2011), pp. 2335-2335 [abs].
  • Patel, MR; Peterson, ED; Douglas, PS, Low Diagnostic Yield of Elective Coronary Angiography REPLY, The New England Journal of Medicine, vol 363 no. 1 (2010), pp. 94-95 [abs].