Melvin R. Echols, M.D., FACC

Melvin R. Echols, M.D., FACC 

Associate Professor


Program Director

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship


Duke University
Residency/Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease 

Morehouse School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Clinical Interests

General cardiology, heart failure, and patient-centered cardiovascular outcomes



Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology


  • Ferdinand, K. C., Thanh, N. V., Echols, M., (2020). State-of-the-Art review: Hypertension practice in the era of COVID 19 (pp. 1-9). AJPC.
  • Felker, G. M., Mentz, R. J., Cole, R. T., Adams, K. F., Egnaczyk, G. F., Fuizat, M., Patel, C. B., Echols, M., Khouri, M. G., Tauras, J. M., Gupta, D., Monds, P., Roberts, R., O'Connor, C. M. (2017). Efficacy and Safety of Tolvaptan in Patients Hospitalized With Acute Heart Failure (pp. 11). JACC.
  • Echols, MR., Jiang, W. (2011). Clinical Trial Evidence for Treatment of Depression in Heart Failure (pp 81-8). Heart Fail Clin.
  • Echols, MR., O'Connor, C. M. (2010). Depression After Myocardial Infarction (pp. 185-93). Curr Heart Fail Rep.
  • Johnson, R. W., Newby, L. K., Granger, C. B., Cook, W. A., Peterson, E. D., Echols, M., Bride, W., Granger, B. B. (2010). Differences in the Level of Care at the End of Life According to Race.