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Ross Joseph Simpson, Jr., MD, PhD - Division of Cardiology

Ross Joseph Simpson, Jr., MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Contact Information


UNC School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology:
160 Dental Circle #6033
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
UNC Cardiology at Eastowne:
100 Eastowne Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Ross Joseph Simpson, Jr., MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Areas of Interest

Lipid management; cholesterol management; preventive cardiology; arrhythmias, heart rhythm abnormalities; non-invasive cardiology.


Dr. Simpson’s clinical interests include preventive cardiology and cholesterol management. As a world-class medical lecturer and collaborator towards improving cardiovascular health, Dr. Simpson is regularly invited to present his clinical work and research studies at medical conferences across the globe.

Dr. Simpson’s research interests include an emphasis on population and individual-focused intervention to prevent heart attacks, sudden death, and strokes. He has been instrumental in growing the SUDDEN Study at UNC, which is researching sudden unexpected death across the United States.

  • Undergraduate

    University of Notre Dame

  • Medical School

    Georgetown University

  • Residency

    Georgetown University

  • Cardiology Fellowship

    University of Illinois