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

  • 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.
  • Calling Time on the Failure in Heart Failure   Optimal medical therapy and recent advances show that heart failure is preventable and not obligatory, Clyde Yancy tells Bob Harrington.
  • Cardiology Topics to Watch for in 2019 Wearables, aspirin for secondary prevention, AI and machine learning, and drug pricing are among the topics to keep an eye on in 2019, according to cardiologists Drs Harrington and Gibson.
  • 'Hope' and 'Optimism' for Reducing Physician Burnout   It's not all dire. Tait Shanafelt, MD, is witnessing improvement and momentum in the field of clinician wellness. Learn about his journey from hematology to chief wellness officer.
  • The Top Cardiology Trials of 2018 in Review Contrasting studies on the benefits of percutaneous mitral valve repair and a fall from grace for aspirin make the list for Bob Harrington and Mike Gibson. Find out what else piqued their interest.
  • For Better Clinical Research, Collaborate With Statisticians   Volunteering at a VA hospital was the first step in biostatistician Frank Harrell's illustrious career in cardiovascular research.