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Daniel J. Lenihan, MD

Daniel J. Lenihan, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vanderbilt Health & Vascular Institute

1215 21st Avenue South, Suite 5209
Nashville, TN 37232-8802

Phone: 615-936-0335

Member Since: 2010


Director, Clinical Research Program



Clinical Interest(s)


Research Interest(s)

  • Heart Failure

Current / Former SSCI Roles

About Daniel J. Lenihan, MD

Daniel J. Lenihan, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in 1988, and then entered active duty in the US Air Force completing his medical residency at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and subsequently a cardiology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati in 1995. After serving for 3 more years at Wright Patterson, he then held a series of positions at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, the University of North Carolina and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2009 he moved to Vanderbilt University as the Director of Clinical Research in Cardiovascular Medicine and is the Program Director for the Advanced Heart Failure/Transplantation Fellowship. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure. He has been active in clinical research in cardiology, and specifically in heart failure, for over 20 years. The main focus of these efforts have include hemodynamic assessments, angiogenic growth factor response, novel cardiac biomarkers as well as optimal methods to prevent or detect heart failure at the earliest stage possible in patients undergoing treatment for cancer.

Dr. Lenihan is the USA/Canada based president of the International CardiOncology Society-North America, a group of committed practitioners and researchers whose goal is to enhance clinical practice and patient outcomes while fostering collaboration among cardiology and oncology colleagues throughout the world (

Dr. Lenihan became a member of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation in 2010; after which he took on the role Special Feature Editor for the Cardiology Grand Rounds Series for The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, a role he still holds today.


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