Douglas B. Sawyer, MD, PhD

Interim Director, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Chief Academic Officer, Maine Medical Center
Co-Director, Myocardial Biology & Heart Failure Research Lab

Dr. Sawyer is the Interim Director of the Maine Medical Center Research Institute and Co-Director of the Myocardial Biology & Heart Failure Research Lab. Dr. Sawyer joined Maine Medical Center in 2014 as Chief of Cardiac Services and Physician Leader of the Cardiovascular Services line and assumed his current role of Chief Academic Officer in 2019. As Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Sawyer oversees all aspects of 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.

Prior to joining Maine Medical Center, Dr. Sawyer held clinical and leadership positions at Vanderbilt University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. He received his MD and PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from Cornell University and completed his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiovascular fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Sawyer continues to serve his community as a practicing physician at Maine Medical Partners Cardiology and Greater Portland Health. He is a strong advocate for the American Heart Association actively participants in annual Heart Walk efforts.

Learn more about Dr. Sawyer’s research.