Sudarshan Rajagopal, MD

Sudarshan Rajagopal, MD, PhD

Cardiology Durham, NC

Assistant Professor in Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center

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  • Duke University Medical Center - Box 31224
    Erwin Road
    Durham, NC 27710
    Phone: (919) 681-8111


  • I am a physician-scientist with a clinical focus on pulmonary hypertension. My research is on basic receptor signaling pathways in PH.

Dr. Rajagopal's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Cardiology: General Cardiology
  • Clinical Interests: pulmonary hypertension; Cell Line; Ligands; Signal Transduction; Phosphorylation; Arrestins; Molecular Models; Tertiary Protein Structure; Kinetics

Dr. Rajagopal's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Assistant ProfessorDuke University Medical Center
    Durham, NC

Dr. Rajagopal's Education & Medical Training

  • Duke University HospitalDuke University HospitalFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Duke University HospitalDuke University HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine
  • U of Chicago, Pritzker Sch of MedUniversity of Chicago Pritzker School of MedicineMedical School
  • The University of ChicagoThe University of ChicagoOther Training, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • The College, The University of ChicagoThe College, The University of ChicagoOther Training, B.S., Chemistry, with General and Departmental Honors

Dr. Rajagopal's Certifications & Licensure

  • NC State Medical LicenseNC State Medical License2006 - 2014
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 2010
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease, 2014, Current

Dr. Rajagopal's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical CenterChair’s AwardDepartment of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2013
  • Division of Cardiology, 
Duke University Medical CenteJoseph C. Greenfield, Jr., MD Scholar in CardiologyDivision of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Cente, 2012
  • American College of CardiologyACCF/Herman K. Gold Young Investigator Award in Molecular and Cellular CardiologyAmerican College of Cardiology, 2011
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Dr. Rajagopal's Publications & Presentations

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  • Beta-arrestins regulate signaling by the type II bone morphogenetic protein receptor in pulmonary arterial hypertension.Rajagopal S, Duke Cardiovascular Symposium, Durham, NC., 5/24/2010
  • Beta-arrestins regulate signaling by bone morphogenetic protein receptor 2 in pulmonary arterial hypertension.Rajagopal S, American Society for Clinical Investigation Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL., 4/23/2010
  • Total Chemical Synthesis of a Minimal Isoform of a Potassium Channel Regulatory Subunit.Rajagopal S, American Society for Clinical Investigation, Chicago, IL., 5/1/2006
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  • Beta-arrestins Regulate Signaling by Type II Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptor in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.American College of Cardiology, New Orleans, LA. - 4/3/2011
  • G proteins, Beta Arrestins and the Role of Hypoxia in Adrenergic Signaling.17th International Hypoxia Symposium, Lake Louise, Canada. - 2/17/2011
  • Beta-arrestin- but not G protein-mediated Signaling by the "Decoy" Receptor CXCR7.Columbia University Division of Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Seminar Series. - 10/14/2009
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