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Christopher Bull Granger

Donald F. Fortin, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Cardiology
Duke Box 3409, Durham, NC 27710
300 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701


My primary research interest is in conduct and methodology of large randomized clinical trials in heart disease. I have led a number of large international clinical studies in heart attacks, unstable angina, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation. I have lead clinical studies of blood thinners and coronary intervention for heart attacks, stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, and prevention of heart attack for patients with coronary artery disease. I have been co-director of the Reperfusion of Acute MI in Carolina Emergency Departments (RACE) project that is a North Carolina state-wide program to improve reperfusion care for acute myocardial infarction. I serve as the Chairman of the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline program to improve heart attack care nationally as well as the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guideline committee for heart attack care. I have also studied the effects of genetic variation on heart disease. I work with the National Institute of Health and the Federal Drug Administration on evaluation of heart disease and of new drugs. I have developed tools to predict which patients are at risk for death, heart attack, and need for hospitalization.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Donald F. Fortin, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Medicine · 2023 - Present Medicine, Cardiology, Medicine
Professor of Medicine · 2007 - Present Medicine, Cardiology, Medicine
Professor in the School of Nursing · 2015 - Present School of Nursing
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute · 1988 - Present Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Connecticut · 1984 M.D.