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Assistant Professor of Medicine Co-Director of Cardiology Clinical Trials

Areas of Interest

Interventional cardiology; Aortic and Mitral Valve Disease; Coronary Artery Disease; Cardiogenic Shock/Hemodynamic Support Devices; Atrial Septal Defect, Patent Foramen Ovale; Peripheral Vascular Disease.


Dr. Cavender is an active interventional cardiologist with a focus on catheter based interventions for coronary artery disease, aortic and mitral valve disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cardiogenic shock. In addition to his clinical interests, he has an active research program with an emphasis on improving the quality of health care delivery and understanding the clinical effectiveness of pharmacological and device based therapies for patients with coronary artery disease, diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, and valvular heart disease.

Education and Training

  • Medical SchoolUniversity of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Master’s of Public HealthHarvard School of Public Health
  • ResidencyDuke University Medical Center
  • FellowshipCleveland Clinic
  • Post-Doctoral Research FellowshipTIMI Study Group, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced Clinical FellowshipInterventional Cardiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Advanced Clinical Fellowship Valvular Heart Disease and Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Board CertificationsInternal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology