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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
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

Structural Heart Disease Fellowship: Valvular Heart Disease and Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Senior Research Fellowship
: TIMI Study Group, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
: Focus in Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 
Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham
Undergraduate: University of Alabama, Birmingham

  • Phone Number

    Office: 984-974-5956 (Office Phone)

  • Addresses

    UNC School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

    6037 Burnett-Womack Building

    CB# 7075

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • UNC Cardiology Outpatient Center at Eastowne

    100 Eastowne Drive

    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • UNC Cardiology Panther Creek

    6715 McCrimmon Parkway, Suite 300

    Cary, NC 27519