Sophia Airhart, MD

Assistant Professor, UA College of Medicine - Tucson, Division of Cardiology

Sophia Airhart, MD, is 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, cardiovascular disease, and echocardiography, and advanced heart failure and transplantation. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology's Heart Failure and Transplant Section, the Heart Rhythm Society, and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Council on Clinical Cardiology, among others.

Her clinical interests include: hemodynamics in pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure, as well as the use of mechanical assist devices in management of shock and advanced heart failure.

Research Interests: 

Dr. Airhart's research interests include exploring the genetic predisposition to pulmonary vascular disease in patients with pulmonary hypertension, and developing novel therapy to address mitochondrial dysfunction in systolic heart failure. She has authored multiple original research publications as well as several book chapters on cardiomyopathy.

Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Board Certifications: 
Diplomate, ABIM, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, 2018
Diplomate, ABIM, Cardiovascular Diseases, 2016
Diplomate, American Society of Echocardiography, 2015
Diplomate, ABIM, Internal Medicine, 2014
MD: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Ore., 2010
BA: Philosophy, Chemistry Minor, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash., 2004
Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology: Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., 2016- 2017
Cardiology: University of Washington, Seattle, 2013-2016
Honors and Awards: 
Washington Chapter ACC Poster Competition Winner, 2016
Mentors in Medicine Research Scholarship, Washington University School of Medicine, 2012
Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute Summer Scholar, Oregon Health & Science University, 2007
The Robert L. Bacon Fund for Medical Education Enrichment, School of Medicine of Oregon Health & Science University, 2007
Whitman College Summer Research Grant, 2002
Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Internal Medicine, 2010-2013