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Tariq Ahmad, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine); Chief, Heart Failure Program

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Tariq Ahmad, MD, MPH

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I am the Chief of Heart Failure at Yale Cardiology. I focus on the care of patients with end stage heart failure, left ventricular assist devices, and heart transplants. My Internal Medicine training was at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. During that time, I received an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. I did my fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine and Advanced Heart Failure at Duke University Medical Center along with a two year research fellowship at DCRI. My research interest is in using data to improve the care of heart failure patients. I partner with several investigators at Yale to run pragmatic clinical trials across the health system that are aimed at answering foundational questions about the practice of heart failure.

Education & Training

  • Advanced Heart Failure Fellow
    Duke University Medical Center (2015)
  • Research Fellow
    Duke Clinical Research Institute (2014)
  • Fellow
    Duke University Medical Center (2014)
  • MPH
    Harvard School of Public Health (2010)
  • Intern and Resident
    Brigham and Women's Hospital (2010)
  • MD
    SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine (2006)
  • BA
    New York University, Mathematics and Biology (2001)

Honors & Recognition

American College of Cardiology Leadership Cohort2018

Professional Service

Journal of the American College of CardiologyAssociate Editor2021 - Present
American Heart Association - Institute for Precision Cardiovascular MedicineReviewer2019 - 2020
Faculty Advisory CouncilMember2019 - Present
Heart Failure Society of AmericaBoard Member2019 - Present
Annual Yale Heart Failure SymposiumDirector2019 - Present
Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart FailureAssociate Editor2019 - Present
Heart Failure Advisory Board, AmgenScientific Advisor2019 - Present
Cardio Renal Syndrome, RelypsaAdvisor2019 - Present
Publication Committee, CytokineticsExpert Panel Member2019 - Present
American College of Cardiology- Expert Consensus Guidelines CommitteeCommittee Member2018 - 2019
Heart Failure Collaboratory Digital Health & Technology Working Group, Food and Drug AdministrationChair2018 - Present
American Heart JournalAssociate Editor2017 - Present

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