Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD

Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD

Lewin Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Cardiologist-in-Chief, Barnes Jewish Hospital

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Prabhu Lab

Physician Profile

Research Profile


  • 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

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.