Renato D. Lopes, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine of the Department of Medicine of the Division of Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center, in Durham, North Carolina, as well as an Associate Professor of Medicine of the Divisions of Internal Medicine and Cardiology in the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He completed his clinical training at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, and his Cardiology Fellowship at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), serving as Chief Fellow for the research training program during his senior year.
Dr. Lopes is currently the Director of Clinical Events Classification (CEC) and the Co-Director of the Integrated Clinical Events-Safety Surveillance Group. His primary research interests include investigating the impact and outcomes of atrial fibrillation complicating acute coronary syndromes. He also has an interest in novel antithrombotic therapies for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndromes as well as in the discovery of new biomarkers in the field of Cardiology. Dr. Lopes has led several national and international clinical trials and registries, and has participated in clinical events committees for many important clinical trials, often serving as chair or principal investigator.
Working with colleagues, Dr. Lopes established the Brazilian Clinical Research Institute (BCRI), an academic research organization (ARO). There he is the current Executive Director and is involved in national and international clinical studies. In addition, Dr. Lopes has been working closely with the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) to expand to other parts of the world. As a result, he has created the Brazilian Global Health Institute (BGHI) at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.