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Khera Selected for ACC Emerging Leader Mentorship Program

February 13, 2023
by Elisabeth Reitman

The ACC Emerging Faculty Leadership Academy supports early-career academic cardiologists.

Rohan Khera, MD, MS, an assistant professor in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, has been selected for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Rick Nishimura, MD, MACC and Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, MACC Emerging Faculty Leadership Academy. Established in 2005, the ACC Emerging Faculty Leadership Academy supports early-career academic cardiologists who strive to become clinician educators. Participants learn evidence-based teaching strategies and core skills in Washington, DC. Past recipients include John K. Forrest, MD.

Khera attended the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was a National Young Investigator Scholarship awardee. He completed his internship and residency training at University of Iowa, followed by cardiology fellowship and a Master of Science degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center.

In 2020, Khera established the Cardiovascular Data Science (CarDS) Lab at the Yale School of Medicine. He is the co-director for Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds and clinical director of the Center for Health Informatics and Analytics within the Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE).

Khera is the recipient of the 2023 ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Award, 2021 Jeremiah Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Research Award, ACC Young Investigator Award, Francois Abboud Young Investigator Award, and other honors. He has published extensively on data-driven innovation in cardiovascular care. His work at the CarDS Lab leverages a broad suite of digital healthcare data, spanning electronic health records, electrocardiography, cardiovascular imaging, and wearable devices to evaluate the quality of care and develop precision care solutions. Grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation support his work.

Submitted by Elisabeth Reitman on February 14, 2023