Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD

Lewin Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases, Chief, Division of Cardiology

Additional Titles

  • Tobias and Hortense Lewin Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Pathology and Immunology
  • Cardiologist-in-Chief, Barnes Jewish Hospital

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  • BS, 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)

Board Certifications

  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • ABIM – Cardiovascular Disease
  • ABIM – Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology


  • Best Doctors in America, 1996 – Present
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Cardiovascular Disease, 2014 – Present
  • Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lectureship, American Physiological Society, 2022
  • President, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, 2021-2022
  • Associate Editor, Circulation Research, 2020
  • Vice-Chair, BCVS Specialty Conference Program Committee, 2020
  • Southern Society for Clinical Investigation Mentor of the Year – Junior Faculty Division, 2020
  • Scientific Committee, Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation, 2018-2024
  • Innovation in Research Award, UAB Department of Medicine, 2018
  • American Clinical and Climatological Association, 2017
  • Association of University Cardiologists, 2017
  • Max Cooper Award for Research Excellence, UAB Department of Medicine, 2015
  • Member, NIH MPOR Study Section, 2015
  • Mary Gertrude Waters Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, UAB, 2012
  • Distinguished Physician Award, American Association of Cardiologist of Indian Origin, 2011
  • Distinguished University Scholar, University of Louisville, 2011
  • University of Louisville President’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Research, 2010
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation, 2009
  • Member, NIH CCHF Study Section, 2007
  • University Scholar, University of Louisville, 2000
  • Established Investigator, American Heart Association, 1998
  • Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award, UTHSCSA, 1993
  • Summa Cum Laude, Jefferson Medical College, 1985
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1984

Clinical Interests

Cardiomyopathy and heart failure, cardio-oncology, and general cardiology

Research Interests

Dr. Prabhu’s 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.


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