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Dr. Michael Felker

G. Michael Felker


G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA is Professor of Medicine with tenure in the Division of Cardiology at Duke University School of Medicine. He is currently Director of Cardiovascular Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Vice-Chief for Clinical Research in the Division of Cardiology. He was formerly Chief of the Heart Failure Section at Duke University School of Medicine from 2013 to 2020. He did his medical training at Duke, his internal medicine training at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was chief resident, and his cardiology training at Duke. His clinical focus is on the care of patients with acute and chronic heart failure, as well as patients with heart transplant and mechanical cardiac support. 

Dr. Felker has published over 425 peer reviewed articles and book chapters in the field of heart failure. He has served on the Executive and Steering Committees for multiple national and international clinical trials in heart failure. Dr. Felker is an editorial board member or peer reviewer for multiple high impact medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, Circulation, and JACC. He is co-editor of Heart Failure: A Companion
to Braunwald’s Heart Disease
, the leading heart failure textbook. He is the current President-elect of the Heart Failure Society of America and a member of the Board of Directors. His research focus is on clinical trials in acute and chronic heart failure and the use of biomarkers as diagnostics, prognostic, and therapeutic tools in heart failure.


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