Bob Harrington

Robert A. Harrington, MD The Bob Harrington Show

Robert A. Harrington, MD, is chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University and a former president of the American Heart Association. He cares deeply about the generation of evidence to guide clinical practice.

When not focusing on medicine, 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.

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Latest Articles by Bob Harrington

  • Meet the Doc Who Put Hydroxychloroquine on Trial in COVID-19   Drs Bob Harrington and Martin Landray discuss the importance of randomization for testing therapeutics and the opportunities the COVID-19 pandemic provided.
  • A Tale of Medical Mysteries Unraveled by Genetic Detectives   A genomics giant with a family history of heart disease and an Olympic athlete accused of cheating are just two of the medical mysteries that were unraveled by DNA analysis.
  • COVID and the Athlete's Heart   When is it safe to return to play after having COVID? Bob Harrington and Manesh Patel discuss our evolving understanding of how SARS-CoV-2 affects the hearts of athletes and weekend warriors.
  • 2020 Wrap-up: COVID-19's Effects on Cardiology   Bob Harrington and Mike Gibson continue their review of 2020, discussing the 'riddle wrapped in an enigma' that was the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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.