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Tariq Ahmad, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine; Medical Director of Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiovascular Medicine

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Tariq Ahmad, MD, MPH


I am the Medical Director of the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program and the Interim Chief of the Comprehensive Heart Failure Program at the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale New Haven Health System. I focus on the care of patients with end stage heart failure, left ventricular assist devices, and cardiac transplantation. My clinical training began at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. During that time, I also received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. Next, I completed a fellowship in general cardiology and advanced heart failure at Duke University Medical Center. I also did a 2 year fellowship in cardiovascular research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, the worlds largest Academic Research Organization. My research interest is in using data to improve the care of patients with heart failure. 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

American Heart Association - Institute for Precision Cardiovascular MedicineReviewer2019 - 2020
Faculty Advisory CouncilMember2019 - Present
Publication Committee, CytokineticsExpert Panel Member2019 - Present
Heart Failure Advisory Board, AmgenScientific Advisor2019 - Present
Cardio Renal Syndrome, RelypsaAdvisor2019 - Present
Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart FailureAssociate Editor2019 - Present
Annual Yale Heart Failure SymposiumDirector2019 - Present
Heart Failure Society of AmericaBoard 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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