Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker Series

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Title: Racial and Gender Disparities in Access to Advanced Therapies for Heart Failure

Speaker:  Khadijah Breathett, MD

Event Series: 
Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds Guest Speaker Series
Date: 
May 12, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Sarver Heart Center Room 4137

Title: Racial and Gender Disparities in Access to Advanced Therapies for Heart Failure

Speaker:  Khadijah Breathett, MD, is completing a research fellowship and Master of Science in Clinical Science at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center in Aurora, Colo, where she is an American Heart Association Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Outcomes Research Fellow for Strategically Focused Research Network.

Dr. Breathett’s career is devoted to research exploring the underlying causes of and potential remedies for health care disparities, particularly focused on cardiovascular disease, and her area of specialty, advanced heart failure. Of late, she has begun to focus further on the implications of health policy on promotion and persistence of health disparities. She has shown great passion for this field, and although just completing her training has won a number of prestigious awards for emerging cardiovascular scientists, including the 2015 Charles A Bush Award in Cardiovascular Research at Ohio State. She was named a finalist in the Heart Failure Society of America’s Jay N. Cohn New Investigator Award in Clinical/Integrative Physiology in 2016. A recent publication on which she is first author has garnered significant media attentions: “The Affordable Care Act-Medicaid Expansion Correlated With Increased Heart Transplant Listings in African-Americans But Not Hispanics Or Caucasians,” published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in February 2017.

Dr. Breathett is a board-certified cardiologist who completed fellowships at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Cardiovascular Diseases (2014) as well as Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant (2015). She completed her internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center (2011) after she graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 2008.