Michael Hugh Sketch Jr.
Professor of Medicine


My current research interests are focused in the area of diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization. In the arena of diagnostic cardiac catheterization, I am currently evaluating the role of Prostaglandin E1 in the prevention of contrast induced renal dysfunction. In the arena of interventional cardiac catheterization, I have been actively involved in both the development and subsequent determination of potential niches for new interventional technologies in the management of coronary artery disease. These interventional technologies include balloon angioplasty, the perfusion balloon catheter, transluminal extraction catheter, and several intracoronary stents.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 7402 Hosp North, Durham, NC 27710
  • Duke Box 3157, Durham, NC 27710

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