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James Enlou Tcheng

Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Cardiology
Duke Box 2708, Durham, NC 27710
Suite 403 Hock Plaza, 2424 Erwin Road, Durham, NC
Office hours Normal business hours.  


In addition to my clinical responsibilities as an interventional cardiologist, my research interests include the study of antithrombotic therapies in cardiovascular disease, clinical informatics, artificial intelligence, and information technology systems. 

I have conducted and participated in numerous clinical trials, including the EPIC, PROLOG, EPILOG, EPISTENT, IMPACT, IMPACT II, TOTAL, PRIDE, ESPRIT, MEND-1, ELECT, and SUPPORT Trials.

My areas of expertise are an outgrowth of my clinical research, and includes use of the new antiplatelet therapeutics in the treatment of coronary artery disease; treatment of unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction; quality assurance and quality improvement; application of informatics and information technology to the delivery of care; and the application of excimer laser coronary angioplasty in the treatment of coronary artery disease.

My current focus is in clinical informatics, including initiatives spanning professional societies, regulatory and other government agencies, industry, and non-governmental organizations to develop clinical data standards, interoperability solutions, and to integrate structured reporting into clinical workflows. This includes harmonizing the clinical definitions of cardiovascular concepts across academia, regulatory agencies, the life sciences industry, professional societies, and standards organizations, to improve the capture, communication, interoperability, and analysis of healthcare information.

Key words: angioplasty, excimer laser, platelet glycoproteins, computers, clinical trials, clinical informatics.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Medicine · 2007 - Present Medicine, Cardiology, Medicine
Associate Dean for Academic Appointments · 2022 - Present School of Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health · 2008 - Present Family Medicine and Community Health, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Johns Hopkins University · 1982 M.D.