Adrian Hernandez, MD MHS

Coordinating Center, Co-Principal Investigator


ADRIAN HERNANDEZ, MD MHS is a cardiologist with extensive experience in clinical research ranging from clinical trials to health services and outcomes research.  He is the Coordinating Center Co-Principal Investigator for the NHLBI’s Heart Failure Research Network.

Since 2017, he has been the Vice Dean for Clinical Research at the Duke University School of Medicine. Previously, he was a Faculty Associate Director of Duke Clinical Research and Director of Health Services and Outcomes Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is the Coordinating Center Principal Investigator for multiple networks and clinical trials such as PCORI’s National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) and NIH’s Health System Collaboratory. He has served as the Steering Committee Chair or Principal Investigator of multiple large studies in the field of cardiovascular medicine and diabetes.

Dr. Hernandez has over 450 published articles in high-tier journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Lancet.  He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians.