Michael Felker, MD

Michael Felker, MD

G. Michael Felker, MD

Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Therapeutic Area Lead, Cardiovascular Research, DCRI

Michael Felker, MD, MHS, is Professor of Medicine with tenure in the Division of Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center and the head of Cardiovascular Research at the DCRI. He served as Chief of the Heart Failure Section at Duke University School of Medicine from 2013 to 2020. Felker completed his medical training at Duke University School of Medicine, his internal medicine training at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was chief resident, and his cardiology training at Duke. Felker’s 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.

Felker has published more than 320 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. He directs the Advanced Heart Failure Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Training Program at Duke University School of Medicine. 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 the Associate Editor of JACC: Heart Failure and co-editor of Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, the leading heart failure textbook. He is a member of the Heart Failure Society of America Board of Directors.