Douglas Sawyer, M.D., Ph.D., joined Maine Medical Center in October 2014 as the chief of cardiac services at Maine Medical Center and physician leader in the Cardiovascular Service Line for MaineHealth and assumed his current role of Chief Academic Officer in 2019. He received his B.S., Ph.D., and M.D. from Cornell University and completed his residency and cardiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Prior to moving to Maine he was on the faculty at Boston Medical Center for nine years followed by eight years at Vanderbilt University where he served as director of the Cardiology Training Program and Division of Cardiology. As Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Sawyer oversees the academic and research missions of Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth, and serves as Academic Dean for the Maine Track program partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine. His clinical and research interests are focused on the pathophysiology and treatment of heart failure.