Robert John Mentz
Assistant Professor of Medicine

I am a cardiologist with a clinical and research interest in heart failure, including advanced therapies such as cardiac transplantation and mechanical assist devices or “heart pumps." I became a heart failure cardiologist in order to help patients manage their chronic disease over many months and years. I consider myself strongly committed to compassionate patient care with a focus on quality of life and patient preference.

My research interests are focused on treating co-morbid diseases in heart failure patients and improving outcomes across the cardiovascular spectrum through clinical trials and outcomes research. Below, you will find my specific research interests:

  •     Co-morbidity characterization (lung disease, sleep apnea, renal failure) in heart failure.
  •     Angina pectoris in heart failure patients with preserved and reduced ejection fraction.
  •     Phenotypic characterization and risk prognostication of patients with heart failure.
  •     Role of surrogate and nonfatal endpoints in clinical heart failure trials.
  •     Ischemic biomarkers in heart failure.
  •     Novel pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to heart failure.
  •     Improving site-based heart failure research.

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