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Michael Nanna

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Contact Information

Michael Nanna, MD, MHS, FSCAI, FACC

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Cardiovascular Medicine

    333 Cedar St.

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States



Dr. Nanna is an Interventional Cardiologist specializing in coronary interventions, with a focus on the care of older adults living with multiple chronic conditions. Dr. Nanna graduated Stony Brook University School of Medicine as a member of both the Alpha Omega Alpha and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation honor societies. He completed his training in internal medicine and served as a chief resident at Yale New Haven Hospital before training in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center. In addition, he completed a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research degree through the Clinical Research Training Program at Duke University School of Medicine.

His research interests center around improving risk prediction, treatment utilization and shared decision-making for older adults at risk for or living with cardiovascular disease. He is the recipient of several awards including a GEMSSTAR (Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research) award from the NIH National Institute on Aging to address the medical needs of older adult patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease and dementia, as well as a geriatric cardiology professional development award from the American College of Cardiology Foundation supported by the George F. and Ann Harris Bellows Foundation. In collaboration with the Yale Pepper Center, he is the national PI for the LIVEBETTER trial, a randomized trial of anti-anginal therapies in older adults with stable ischemic heart disease and multiple chronic conditions funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Dr. Nanna currently serves as an Associate Editor at the American Heart Journal & JACC Advances. He has served as a reviewer for a number of scholarly journals including JAMA, JACC, and Circulation.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology
    Duke University Medical Center (2021)
  • MHS
    Duke University School of Medicine, Clinical Research (2020)
  • Cardiovascular Research Fellowship
    Duke University/Duke Clinical Research Institute (2020)
  • Fellowship, Cardiology
    Duke University Medical Center (2019)
  • Chief Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (2016)
  • Internship/Residency, Internal Medicine
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2015)
  • MD
    Stony Brook School of Medicine (2012)
  • BA
    Colgate University (2008)


  • Growing Older & Living Better: How Do We Close Cardiovascular Disease Gaps in Older Adults?
    New Haven, CT, United States 2023
    Yale University Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Sponsorship, support & serendipity: A GEMSSTAR Journey
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2023
    American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2023
  • From Prevention to PCI: Improving CAD Care in Older Adults
    Duke University 2023
    Duke Geriatrics Grand Rounds
  • LIVE BETTER: A Trial Comparing the Effectiveness and Tolerability of Medications in Older Adults with Stable Angina and Multiple Chronic Conditions
    National OAIC Leadership Meeting, Hot Topic Presentation 2023
    National OAIC Leadership Meeting
  • Young at Heart: Optimizing the care of older adults with CAD
    Yale Geriatrics Grand Rounds 2022
    Yale Geriatrics Grand Rounds
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Practical Guide
    Waterbury, CT, United States 2022
    Waterbury Hospital Internal Medicine Noon Conference
  • The 2021 Guideline for the Evaluation and Diagnosis of Chest Pain: Highlights, Updates, and Controversy
    Yale General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds 2022
    Yale General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Zebra Hunting in Durham, North Carolina: A tick-borne cause of fulminant myocarditis?
    Beaver Creek, CO, United States 2019
    28th Annual Cardiovascular Conference in Beaver Creek, Colorado

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Scholar AwardYale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center2022
Edwin C Cadman, MD Award for Outstanding Clinical TeachingYale Primary Care Residency Program2022
Robert A. Harrington Excellence in Fellowship AwardDuke Clinical Research Institute2020
Brandt & Belinda Louie Award, for all-around excellence in Clinical Care, Teaching, & ResearchDuke University Medical Center2020
ACC Geriatric Cardiology Section Winning Abstract, Clinical/TranslationalAmerican College of Cardiology2019
AHA EPI|Lifestyle Early Career Travel GrantAmerican Heart Association2019
ACC/AGS/NIA Diagnostic Testing in Older Adults Travel AwardACC/AGS/NIA2018
1st Place, Original Research Category, CT Chapter ACC Annual Meeting2015
Power Day II Resident AwardYale University School of Medicine2013
New England Journal of Medicine 200th Anniversary Scholar (2012)New England Journal of Medicine2012
Dr. Martin Liebowitz Scholarship Award (2012)Stony Brook University Department of Internal Medicine2012
Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine Honor Society (2012)Gold Foundation2012
Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society, Junior Inductee Alpha Omega Alpha2011

Professional Service

JACC AdvancesAssociate Editorial Fellow2023 - Present
YNHH Chronic CAD Pathway Working GroupCommittee Member2023 - Present
American Heart AssociationAHA Acute Care and General Cardiology Committee 2023 - Present
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)Fellow2022 - Present
PA Thesis Readers CommitteeReviewer2022 - Present
Yale Affiliated Hospitals ProgramYAHP Lectures, Cardiovascular Medicine Liaison2022 - Present
American College of Cardiology American College of Cardiology Geriatric Cardiology Leadership Council2022 - Present
American Heart JournalAssociate Editor2021 - Present
BMJReviewer2021 - Present
Annals of Internal MedicineReviewer2021 - Present
JAMA Internal MedicineReviewer2020 - Present
JAMA CardiologyReviewer2020 - Present
Circulation: Cardiovascular InterventionsReviewer2020 - Present
JACCReviewer2020 - Present
JAMAReviewer2019 - Present
CirculationReviewer2019 - Present

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