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Fadi Gabriel Akar, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and of Biomedical Engineering



Dr. Fadi G. Akar, Ph.D. completed his doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and his post-doctoral training in molecular cardiology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Akar joined the Faculty in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in 2004, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2007 and Yale University School of Medicine in 2020. Dr. Akar's laboratory is dedicated to uncovering the mechanisms that promote arrhythmias in common structural heart diseases and to develop novel gene-based approaches to prevent these malignant arrhythmias.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Case Western Reserve University, Biomedical Engineering
  • MS
    Case Western Reserve University, Bioengineering

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Chairman, AHA’s Cardiac Electrophysiol Fellowships CommitteeAmerican Heart Association2022

Departments & Organizations