Samuel Dudley, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Samuel Dudley

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 508
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Sally Sawyer

Administrative Email

Medical School, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA

Residency, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Fellowship, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA


Samuel C. Dudley, Jr., MD, PhD, is academic Chief of Cardiology, Director of the Lillehei Heart Institute, and the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Chair - Adult Cardiology at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Dudley was responsible for the research and education programs at all of Alpert Medical School’s teaching hospitals. Prior to his position with the U of MN, he served as chief of cardiology at Brown University in Rhode Island. Previously he served as Chief of Cardiology and co-director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, chief of cardiology at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and as associate professor of medicine and physiology at Emory University, both in Atlanta, Georgia.

He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his residency, postdoctoral fellowship and cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. He serves on several editorial boards for publications including Frontiers in Cardiac Electrophysiology; Journal of the American College of Cardiology; Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics; and the Open Biochemistry Journal. Dr. Dudley is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association and is a member of the Association of University Cardiologists, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Heart Rhythm Society, the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, and the Cardiac Muscle Society, among others. His research interests include cardiac cell replacement therapy, diastolic heart failure and sudden cardiac death.


Research Summary/Interests

Cardiac cell replacement therapy; Diastolic heart failure; sudden cardiac death.



Clinics and Surgery Center

Board Certifications

  • American Boards of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases

Clinical Interests

Abnormal heart beats, Diastolic heart failure (Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction), Experimental blood tests and treatments for abnormal heart beats and sudden death, Experimental blood tests and treatments for diastolic heart failure, Sudden death

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview