Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, is an assistant professor in the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, Division of Cardiology and a heart failure specialist with the Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation Team at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson.
She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.
Dr. Breathett's clinical interests include heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support devices.
Her research interests include reducing racial/ethnic and gender disparities in advanced heart failure and preventing populations that experience disparities from developing advanced heart failure. Dr. Breathett has developed several outcomes and population studies as well as community interventions focused on reducing racial/ethnic and gender disparities in cardiovascular disease. She serves on multiple national committees within the American Heart Association and Heart Failure Society of America.
2004, BS, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2008, MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
2017, MS, Clinical Science, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, CO
06/2008 - 06/2011, Internal Medicine Residency, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
07/2011 - 06/2014, Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
07/2014 - 06/2015, Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Fellowship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
07/2015 - 06/2016, NIH T32 Cardiovascular/Obesity Outcomes Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, CO
07/2016 - 06/2017 American Heart Association Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Outcomes Research Fellow for Strategically Focused Research Network, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, CO
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
American Board of Internal Medicine 8/2011 - 12/2021
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiology 10/2014 - 12/2024
American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 10/2016 - 12/2026
Member, American Heart Association, 2011- present
Women in Cardiology Committee, Clinical Cardiology Council, 2014 - 2015
Fellows in Training (Early Career) Committee, Clinical Cardiology Council, 2015 - present
Social Determinants of Health Committee, Epidemiology and Quality of Care and Outcomes Research
Councils, 2015 - present
Member, American College of Cardiology, 2011 - present
Member, Association of Black Cardiologists, 2013 - present
Member, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant, 2014 - present
Member, Heart Failure Society of America, 2014 - present
Early Career Committee, 2017 - present
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