Amanda C. Doran, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4), Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Research Description

Our lab is interested in the immunologic and molecular mechanisms underlying atherosclerotic and cardiometabolic disease. In particular, we are interested in the reasons that the chronic inflammation underlying these diseases fails to resolve. We focus primarily on the functions of macrophages and T lymphocytes as well as the crosstalk between these two cell types.

Brief Description

Dr. Doran’s research interest is in the cellular-molecular biology of cardiomatabolic disease. In particular, she is interested in mechanisms by which the immune system modulates the development of advanced atherosclerosis and promotes the resolution of inflammation. In addition, she has a clinical interest in preventive cardiology and lipidology.



MD - University of Virginia
PhD - University of Virginia

Clinical interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • General Cardiology
  • Hypercholesterolemia and/or Dyslipidemia
  • Preventive Cardiology

Board and Certifications

Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine, 2015

Cardiovascular Disease – American Board of Internal Medicine, 2019