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Dr. Sumanth Prabhu

Chief, Division of Cardiology

Tobias and Hortense Lewin Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases 

Dr. Sumanth Prabhu serves as the Secretary/Treasurer on the APC Council. His term runs from 2022 through 2024.


Dr. Prabhu is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Clinical and Climatological Association, and the Association of University Cardiologists. He is currently President of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation and he serves on the Scientific Committee of the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation. He is also a Councilor for the Association of Professors of Cardiology.


Dr. Prabhu’s clinical interests include: Cardiomyopathy and heart failure, cardio-oncology, and general cardiology. His primary research interest has been in mechanisms underlying inflammation and immune cell activation in HF (i.e., cardio-immunology), and in the translation of new therapeutic approaches to alleviate inflammation and promote cardiac repair.


Education and Training

  • B.S., Science: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (1983)

  • Medical Degree: Jefferson Medical College- Now known as Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (1985)

  • Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine: Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (1988)

  • Research Fellowship, Physician Investigator: Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (1989)

  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease: Department of Medicine/Cardiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (1992)

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