Renato Lopes


Renato Lopes, MD, MHS, PhD

Director, Clinical Events Classification
Co-Director, Integrated Clinical Events and Safety Surveillance (ICE-SS)
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology



Dr. Lopes is a professor of medicine of the Department of Medicine in the divisions of internal medicine and cardiology at Duke University Medical Center and in the Federal University of Sao Paulo, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Lopes completed his clinical training at the Federal University of Sao Paulo and his cardiology fellowship at the DCRI, serving as chief fellow for the research training program during his senior year. After his fellowship, Dr. Lopes joined the faculty at Duke. At the DCRI, he serves as the co-director of the Integrated Clinical Events and Safety Surveillance (ICE-SS) program.

Lopes' research interest include the impact and outcomes of atrial fibrillation complicating acute coronary syndromes, novel antithrombotic therapies for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndromes, and the discovery of new biomarkers in the field of cardiology. Lopes has participated in clinical events committees (CECs) for many important clinical trials, serving as CEC chair or principal investigator for several of these trials.

Lopes helped establish the Brazilian Clinical Research Institute (BCRI), an academic research organization (ARO), in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is the current BCRI Executive Director and is involved in the conduct of several national and international clinical studies. The BCRI collaborates with other AROs around the globe to develop and share knowledge that improves the care, health, and quality of life of patients in Brazil and Latin America.