Ravi Karra, MD, received his medial degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Cardiology fellowship and an Advanced Heart Failure fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Section of Advanced Heart Failure at Duke University School of Medicine. He leads a research group focused on translating regenerative biology to patients with heart failure. His group uses state-of-the-art functional screening approaches to identify key mediators of heart regeneration. In addition, through collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, he has a focus on the design of biopolymers for delivering regenerative compounds to the heart. He is also a practicing cardiologist, specializing in recovery from heart failure.