Robert A. Harrington, MD
The Bob Harrington Show

Bob Harrington

Dr. Robert A. Harrington is an interventional cardiologist and Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. He was previously the Richard Sean Stack, MD, Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) at Duke University. His research interests include evaluating antithrombotic therapies to treat acute ischemic heart disease and to minimize the acute complications of percutaneous coronary procedures; studying the mechanism of disease of the acute coronary syndromes; understanding the issue of risk stratification in the care of patients with acute ischemic coronary syndromes; building local, national, and international collaborations for the efficient conduct of innovative clinical research; and trying to better understand and improve upon the methodology of clinical trials.

When not focusing on medicine, Dr. Harrington dreams of being a radio commentator for the Boston Red Sox.

The Bob Harrington Show is a podcast series of thoughtful interviews and discussions on topics at the core of cardiology and the practice of medicine.


Latest Articles by Bob Harrington

  • The VA System: An Integrated Healthcare Example for All   The Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated healthcare system in the US with a common EHR. Dr Harrington learns the advantages for cardiology practice and research.
  • Making Cardiology Family-Friendly Helps Men and Women   Why are only 13% of cardiologists women? Drs Harrington and Duvernoy discuss results from the recent ACC lifestyle survey and strategies for making cardiology 'a more human place.'
  • Cardiology 2016: The Politics of Medicine   In part 2 of their yearly review of cardiology news, Drs Harrington and Gibson focus on the politics and policy of medical practice --what will happen to the ACA under President Trump?
  • Cardiology 2016: The Practice of Medicine   Another year, another roundup of major cardiology news from Drs Harrington and Gibson. In part 1, they discuss the new studies that will affect clinical practice and those that missed the mark.
  • SPRINT: Why Hasn't The Low BP Goal Been Embraced in Practice?   Drs Harrington and Weiss discuss the controversial SPRINT trial and why some think its methods are not doable in clinical practice.
  • Compensation in Cardiology: A 'Sobering' Issue for Women   Drs Harrington and Douglas discuss pay disparities for women in cardiology and the importance of leveling the playing field.
  • Does Getting Paid Have to Be So Complicated? MACRA, MIPS   Like it or not, new payment models are here. The ever-optimistic Bob Harrington interviews Karen Joynt; both see an opportunity for cardiologists to take the lead in developing good-value care.
  • Digital Health Explained: Making Patient Care Easier   Bob Harrington interviews Sumbul Desai on the latest innovations and challenges in digital health, including reimbursement issues, patient satisfaction, and integration into current workflow.
  • Making Sense of Information Overload   Drs Harrington and Butte discuss the overwhelming amount of data generated in contemporary healthcare and how it can be harnessed to deliver precision medicine.
  • Cardiology 2015: The Year in Review   Drs Harrington and Gibson give their annual review of the highs and lows in medicine with a focus on cardiology.