Ann Marie Navar, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Population and Data Sciences and a member of the Division of Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. A board-certified cardiologist, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020 and specializes in preventive cardiology.

Dr. Navar earned her medical degree at Duke University and her Ph.D. in global disease epidemiology and control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Also at Duke, she completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics and a fellowship in cardiology, as well as a research fellowship at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

The author of numerous scholarly articles and a frequent invited speaker, Dr. Navar’s research interests include cardiovascular disease prevention and epidemiology, mining real-world data including information available in electronic health records, and risk prediction and communication. She serves as an associate editor of JAMA Cardiology and is a board member of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology.


Graduate School
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2005)
Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine (2009)
Graduate School
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2009)
Duke University School of Medicine (2013), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Duke University School of Medicine (2016), Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • Epidemiology
  • Hypertension
  • Lipids
  • Real World Data
  • Risk Communication
  • Risk Prediction

Honors & Awards

  • Next Gen Innovator
    CardiologyToday (2017)
  • Jeremiah Stamler Award
    Faculty Clinical Research, Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum (2016)
  • Joseph C. Greenfield, Jr., MD Scholar Award
    Duke Division of Cardiology (2016)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Trainee Award for Excellence
    American Heart Association Women in Cardiology (2014)
  • Community Service Award
    Duke Internal Medicine Housestaff (2013)
  • Stockman Award
    Faculty of Duke Department of Pediatrics (2013)
  • Walter W. Tunnessen, MD, Award
    Med-Peds Program Directors Association (2013)
  • Bart Haynes, MD, Resident Research Award
    Duke Department of Medicine (2011-2013)
  • Robert M. Califf, MD Resident Research Award
    Duke Department of Medicine (2011-2013)
  • Appleseed Award (For medical student teaching)
    Duke Department of Pediatrics (2010-2012)
  • Delta Omega Honors Society in Public Health
  • Dean's Tuition Scholarship
    Duke University Medical School (Full Scholarship) (2005-2009)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology (2014)
  • American Heart Association (2014)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2009-2013)
  • American Medical Association (2009-2013)