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Joseph A. Sivak, MD, FACC

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Specialty Areas

Advanced cardiac imaging

Education and Experience

MD: University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2009; Resident, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2012; Clinical Fellow, Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2012-2015; Fellow, Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Duke University Medical Center, 2016; Non-Invasive Cardiologist, Cardiac Associates, Rockville, Maryland, 2016-2018; Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC, present.

Selected Bibliography

Samad Z, Sivak JA, Phelan M, Schulte PJ, Patel U, Velazquez EJ. Prevalence and Outcomes of Left-Sided Valvular Heart Disease Associated With Chronic Kidney Disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Oct 11;6(10).

Broderick-Forsgren K, Davenport CA, Sivak JA, Hargett CW, Foster MC, Monteagudo A, Armour A, Rajagopal S, Arges K, Velazquez EJ, Samad Z. Improving on the diagnostic characteristics of echocardiography for pulmonary hypertension. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Sep;33(9):1341-1349.

Sivak JA, Raina A, Forfia PR. Assessment of the physiologic contribution of right atrial function to total right heart function in patients with and without pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2016 Sep;6(3):322-8.

Sivak JA, Vora AN, Navar AM, Schulte PJ, Crowley AL, Kisslo J, Corey GR, Liao L, Wang A, Velazquez EJ, Samad Z. An Approach to Improve the Negative Predictive Value and Clinical Utility of Transthoracic Echocardiography in Suspected Native Valve Infective Endocarditis. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Apr;29(4):315-22.

Samad Z, Minter S, Armour A, Tinnemore A, Sivak JA, Sedberry B, Strub K, Horan SM, Harrison JK, Kisslo J, Douglas PS, Velazquez EJ. Implementing a Continuous Quality Improvement Program in a High-Volume Clinical Echocardiography Laboratory: Improving Care for Patients With Aortic Stenosis. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Mar;9(3).

Cooper LB, Doll JA, Kelly JP, McGarrah RW, Randolph TC, Sivak JA, Vora AN, Zeitler EP. A Company of Equals: Success Through Friendship in Fellowship. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Aug 4;66(5):589-91.

Fairchild KD, Saucerman JJ, Raynor LL, Sivak JA, Xiao Y, Lake DE, Moorman JR. Endotoxin depresses heart rate variability in mice: cytokine and steroid effects. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009 Oct;297(4):R1019-27.

  • Phone Number

    919-843-5214 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    6020 Burnett-Womack Building

    Campus Box 7075

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599