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Faridi Awarded K23 Career Development Award from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

September 27, 2022
by Elisabeth Reitman

The NHLBI K23 career development award demonstrates Dr. Faridi's commitment to improve outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation.

Kamil Faridi, MD, MSc, assistant professor of medicine, received a prestigious K23 career development award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

The five-year grant, “Optimizing Available Data Sources for Post-Marketing Surveillance: Real-World Use of Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion,” builds on a prior AHA-funded Career Development Award.

Faridi was recruited to Yale in 2019 as an assistant professor. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his cardiovascular medicine fellowship. While in fellowship, Faridi also enrolled in a one-year outcomes research fellowship at the Smith Center for Outcomes Research and earned a master’s in epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Faridi’s commitment to outcomes research and implementation science has earned wide recognition from his colleagues. He is a member of the Yale School of Medicine Janeway Society and was previously a Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) Junior Faculty Scholar.

Jeptha Curtis, MD, professor of medicine in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, will be Faridi’s primary mentor for this award, and his co-mentors will be James V. Freeman MD, MPH, MS, and Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM.

I’m grateful for the unwavering support and investment from so many incredible mentors and colleagues over the past three years at Yale.

Kamil Faridi, MD, MSc

“I’m grateful for the unwavering support and investment from so many incredible mentors and colleagues over the past three years at Yale,” said Faridi.

“Kamil has demonstrated innovation and an unwavering dedication to his scholarship while at the same time making important contributions to our clinical services. The NHLBI K23 career development award builds on the YCCI Junior Faculty Scholar and AHA Career Development Awards and continued success as an emerging early career faculty member of our Section of Cardiovascular Medicine,” said Eric J. Velazquez, MD, Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine and chief of Yale Cardiovascular Medicine.

Faridi will continue his other ongoing projects in outcomes research. He is an author on five abstracts at the upcoming 2022 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions on November 6, where he will present his research abstract, “In-Hospital Outcomes in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease Hospitalized for Acute Myocardial Infarction: From the NCDR Chest Pain Mi Registry.”

Submitted by Elisabeth Reitman on September 27, 2022