Bob Harrington

Robert A. Harrington, MD The Bob Harrington Show

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

  • Top Cardiology Trials of 2020 in Review   The annual tradition continues as did cardiology research despite a pandemic. Trials on fish oils, statins, SGLT2 inhibitors, and antiplatelets are among the selections of Drs Harrington and Gibson.
  • Pandemic Publishing: Speed vs Quality Control   Three editors of cardiology journals -- Drs Harrington, Yancy, and Nallamothu -- discuss the challenges of maintaining quality during the COVID-19 surge in submissions.
  • Thrombosis in COVID-19: What We Know and How to Treat   Hematologist Mary Cushman discusses arterial and venous thrombosis issues with SARS-CoV-2 and the role of anticoagulation.
  • Pandemic: 'Another Earthquake' Exposing Health Inequities   Bob Harrington asks Michelle Albert why mortality rates are so high in minority communities, and whether COVID-19 will lead to meaningful changes in health and social inequities.
  • Yes, There Is a Role for Poetry and Fiction in a Pandemic   'They fancy themselves free. And no one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences,' wrote Camus in 'The Plague', which Abraham Verghese sees as relevant to our collective experience of COVID-19.
  • A Cardiologist's Search for Medicine's Lost Heart   Cardiologist Lisa Rosenbaum seeks meaning in her work as a physician and correspondent for the New England Journal of Medicine, a quest first started by her grandfather who was also a physician-writer.
  • Cardiology's Hottest Trial of 2019 and Healthcare 2020   Bob Harrington and Mike Gibson continue their review of 2019 with the 'hottest trial of the year' and what to expect in healthcare in 2020.
  • Cardiology 2019: Top Trials in Review   'It's like we're in the '90s again.' Drs Gibson and Harrington review top cardiology trials on revascularization, lipid management, and antithrombotics in part 1 of their annual wrap-up.
  • How a Snakebite and Sudden Death Led to Cardiology and Writing   A family history of sudden death was the impetus for author Sandeep Jauhar's fascination with the heart, which led to a career in cardiology and his latest book Heart: A History.
  • 'I Was That Kid': Dr Quinn Capers Inspires #BlackMenInMedicine   Fewer black men are going into medicine today than in 1978. Drs Harrington and Capers discuss how to increase diversity in medicine and why it's important for caregivers to reflect the population they treat.