Basmah Safdar, MD, FACEP

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Co-Chair, Chest Pain Center

Research Departments & Organizations

Yale School of Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Diseases; Chest Pain; Depression; Emergency Medicine; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Healthcare Disparities; Women's Health

Research Summary

Dr. Safdar's research is in sex and gender disparities in cardiovascular health and a microvascular dysfunction in a multi-system model. Her second area of interest is in creating systems-based solutions to advancing professional development of women in medicine. Dr. Safdar has won several research awards including Yale EM Research of the year award in 2004, Connecticut Chapter of Emergency Physicians (CCEP) award in 2004 and the National Best Clinical Science Research Award (Resident) by Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) in 2005. She led a national collaborative initiative on Gender-Specific Research in Emergency Care. This multidisciplinary and multi-institutional effort is aimed to set the agenda for sex- and gender-specific research in emergency care research for the next five years. Dr. Safdar has also served as President of Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM).

Specialized Terms: Sex- and gender-specific research; Persistent chest pain physiology and patient-centered outcomes; Endothelial reactivity; Microvascular disease; Cardiac biomarkers; Coronary risk factors; Depression; Disparities; Chest pain in a multidimensional model.

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Diabetes Mellitus - Type 1, Diabetes Mellitus - Type 2, Hypertension Imaging biomarkers of small vessel disease in diabetic individuals

Selected Publications

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