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Rohan Khera, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and of Biostatistics (Health Informatics); Clinical Director, Center for Health Informatics and Analytics, YNHH/Yale Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE); Director, Cardiovascular Data Science Lab (CarDS)

Appointments

Biography

Dr. Khera is a Cardiologist and Data Scientist and the Director of the Cardiovascular Data Science (CarDS) Lab, which is a multidisciplinary group focusing on data-driven discovery in cardiovascular disease. He is the Clinical Director of the Center for Health Informatics and Analytics at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation. He is also an Associate Editor for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Health at JAMA.

The CarDS Lab, which Dr. Khera leads, is developing and implementing strategies to improve outcomes for patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease through data-driven innovations in delivering evidence-based, patient-centered care. Dr. Khera’s work focuses on novel applications in medical informatics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to evaluate patient care and develop precision care solutions. His work spans broad digital data sources, including electronic health records, electrocardiography, cardiovascular imaging, and wearable devices, with applications to modernize US and global healthcare. The work in his Lab is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Dr. Khera graduated from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences as a National Young Investigator Scholarship awardee. During his internal medicine residency training at the University of Iowa and his cardiology fellowship training at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Khera received the American College of Cardiology’s Young Investigator Award and the Francois Abboud Young Investigator Award, in addition to being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. For his work at Yale, Dr. Khera received the 2023 ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Award, the 2023 Blavatnik Award, and the 2021 Jeremiah Stamler Award.

More details on his work can be found at www.cards-lab.org.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (2020)
  • MS
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019)
  • Clinical Scholar
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019)
  • Residency
    University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2016)
  • Internship
    University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2014)
  • MD
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences (2011)

Activities

  • Artificial Intelligence to Individualize Treatment Response in Hypertension
    Hosted by the NHLBI, the virtual meeting brought together leading experts discussing, "Transforming Hypertension Diagnosis and Management in the Era of Artificial Intelligence" on March 29 and March 30 2023
    NHLBI Seminar on Transforming Hypertension Care with Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence and Chest Pain
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2023
    American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
  • Leading Transformation in Cardiovascular Care: The Role of AI
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2023
    American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
  • Leveraging Data Science for Innovation in Cardiovascular Care
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2023
    Schulich Heart Program Grand Rounds
  • Outcome-Driven Augmented Intelligence in Healthcare
    Chicago, IL, United States 2022
    American Heart Association Scientific Sessions
  • Implementing Machine Learning for Precision Care: Crossing the Bridge to Reality
    Chicago, IL, United States 2022
    American Heart Association Scientific Sessions
  • Building your team locally, nationally, and internationally – the academic perspective
    Chicago, IL, United States 2022
    American Heart Association Scientific Sessions
  • Use of AI to improve quality and cardiovascular outcomes
    Washington, DC, United States 2022
    ACC Applied Health Innovation Consortium Summit: AI Driven Tools
  • Discovery and Portability of Precision Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies from Clinical Trials to the Real World
    Los Angeles, CA, United States 2022
    UCLA Research Frontiers in Biomathematics
  • Healthcare 2.0: AI-Driven Innovation for Accessible and Accountable Care
    New Haven, CT, United States 2022
    Yale University Foundations of Data Science Kickoff Event
  • Data-Driven Innovation in Cardiovascular Care
    New Haven, CT, United States 2022
    Yale Medical Grand Rounds
  • Innovation in Data Science and Transforming Cardiovascular Care
    Reston, VA, United States 2022
    American Heart Association QCOR
  • Personalizing Clinical Trial Interpretation Through Computational Phenomaps
    Virtual Presentation 2021
    University of Michigan, MiCHAMP Big Data AI in Health Seminar Series
  • Biased Algorithms: Is AI Perpetuating Biases?
    American Heart Association Virtual Scientific Sessions 2021
    American Heart Association Scientific Sessions
  • Future Direction on Integration of Evidence-based Practice and Health-informatics to Achieve Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
    American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) Meeting 2021
    American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Meeting
  • Integrating Data From Health Tech Devices/Tools Into Clinical Workflow
    AHA Virtual Scientific Sessions, 2021 2021
    American Heart Association Scientific Sessions
  • Personalizing Clinical Trial Interpretation Through Computational Phenomaps
    ML4H Seminar 2021
    Broad Institute Machine Learning for Health (ML4H) Seminar

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Blavatnik AwardBlavatnik Family Fund2023
Young Physician-Scientist AwardAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) 2023
Clinical Scientist Development AwardDoris Duke Charitable Foundation2022
Jeremiah Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Research Award2021
Young Investigator AwardAmerican College of Cardiology2019
Young Investigator AwardAmerican Heart Association Resuscitation Science2018
Francois M. Abboud Internal Medicine Research AwardUniversity of Iowa Carver College of Medicine2015
Outstanding Junior Resident in Internal MedicineUniversity of Iowa Carver College of Medicine2015
Quality of Care Outcomes and Research (QCOR) Young Investigator Award, FinalistAmerican Heart Association2015
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society2015

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
JAMAAssociate Editor2023 - Present
American Heart Association QCOR Early Career CommitteeMember2021 - Present
American Heart Association QCOR Specialty Conference Program CommitteePlanning Committee2021 - Present
American College of Cardiology Digital Strategies CommitteeFaculty Member2021 - 2022
American Heart Association Data Science and Precision Medicine Science SubcommitteeFaculty Member2021 - Present
American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Task Force for Performance measures.Board Member2018 - 2020
Journal of the American College of CardiologyReviewer2018 - Present
The LancetReviewer2018 - Present
American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular CommitteeMember2017 - 2021
American Heart Association Guidelines StatementsExternal Reviewer2017 - Present
JAMAReviewer2017 - Present
JAMA CardiologyReviewer2017 - Present
Lancet Digital HealthReviewer2017 - Present
BMJReviewer2017 - Present
European Heart JournalReviewer2017 - Present
Science AdvancesReviewer2017 - Present
EHJ Digital HealthReviewer2017 - Present
Nature CommunicationsReviewer2017 - Present
JAMA Internal MedicineReviewer2017 - Present
JAMA Health ForumReviewer2017 - Present
JAMA PediatricsReviewer2017 - Present
JAMA Network OpenReviewer2017 - Present
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and OutcomesReviewer2017 - Present
Circulation: Cardiovascular InterventionsReviewer2017 - Present
EHJ - Quality of Care and Clinical OutcomesReviewer2017 - Present
BMJ Quality and SafetyReviewer2017 - Present
Health AffairsReviewer2017 - Present
American Heart JournalReviewer2017 - Present
American Journal of CardiologyReviewer2017 - Present
Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA)Reviewer2017 - Present
American Journal of Preventative MedicineReviewer2017 - Present
British Medical Journal (BMJ) openReviewer2017 - Present
Open HeartReviewer2017 - Present
Journal of Cardiac FailureReviewer2017 - Present
Canadian Journal of CardiologyReviewer2017 - Present
BMC Cardiovascular DisordersReviewer2017 - Present
Annals of Pediatric CardiologyReviewer2017 - Present
Journal of General Internal MedicineReviewer2017 - Present
Risk Management and Healthcare PolicyReviewer2017 - Present
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk ManagementReviewer2017 - Present
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and TherapeuticsReviewer2017 - Present
Alimentary Pharmacology & TherapeuticsReviewer2017 - Present
HepatologyReviewer2017 - Present
Annals of Internal Medicine Top Reviewer Recognition (2016, 2017)2016 - Present
CirculationReviewer2016 - Present

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