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Discuss the increased risk for South Asians with your doctor. © 2020 Aga Khan Health Board USA
Salim S. Virani, MD, PhD is a Professor in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research Sections at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is also an investigator in the Health Policy, Quality, and Informatics Program at the Michael E. DeBakey VA HSR&D Center of Innovation in Houston, TX. His clinical practice includes being a Preventive Cardiologist at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, with a special emphasis on management of complex dyslipidemias. He also serves as the Director for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Virani’s research portfolio aims to understand several domains in the delivery of high quality primary and secondary cardiovascular disease preventive care including effectiveness, equity, safety, and efficiency. Via funded research grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs, American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association, his team is evaluating models of delivery of cardiovascular disease preventive care, how to leverage machine learning to identify statin intolerance, and how point-of-care informatics driven interventions can improve guideline-concordant care delivery. His team is also evaluating how best to leverage technology to deliver high- quality care in Low-Middle Income Countries. He has authored or co-authored ~300 peer-reviewed publications or book chapters (several with his mentees) related to various preventive therapies including cholesterol, blood pressure control and aspirin therapy with several in high-impact journals such as Circulation, European Heart Journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Cardiology, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Virani has been a recipient of the Scott Grundy Award for Excellence in Lipids Metabolism Research from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Jeremiah Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Research Award. Dr. Virani serves as the Chair for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Chair for the AHA's Cardiovascular Disease Statistics Committee. He also serves as the Chair for the Research and Publications Committee of the ACC’s PINNACLE Registry (the largest outpatient cardiovascular disease care delivery registry in the world). He also serves as the Associate Editor for Innovations for ACC.org and the Chair for Digital Strategy for the cardiovascular disease prevention related content for ACC.org.
Discuss the increased risk for South Asians with your doctor. © 2020 Aga Khan Health Board USA
Salim S. Virani, MD, PhD is a Professor in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research Sections at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is also an investigator in the Health Policy, Quality, and Informatics Program at the Michael E. DeBakey VA HSR&D Center of Innovation in Houston, TX. His clinical practice includes being a Preventive Cardiologist at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, with a special emphasis on management of complex dyslipidemias. He also serves as the Director for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Virani’s research portfolio aims to understand several domains in the delivery of high quality primary and secondary cardiovascular disease preventive care including effectiveness, equity, safety, and efficiency. Via funded research grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs, American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association, his team is evaluating models of delivery of cardiovascular disease preventive care, how to leverage machine learning to identify statin intolerance, and how point-of-care informatics driven interventions can improve guideline-concordant care delivery. His team is also evaluating how best to leverage technology to deliver high-quality care in Low-Middle Income Countries. He has authored or co-authored ~300 peer-reviewed publications or book chapters (several with his mentees) related to various preventive therapies including cholesterol, blood pressure control and aspirin therapy with several in high-impact journals such as Circulation, European Heart Journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Cardiology, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Virani has been a recipient of the Scott Grundy Award for Excellence in Lipids Metabolism Research from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Jeremiah Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Research Award. Dr. Virani serves as the Chair for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Chair for the AHA's Cardiovascular Disease Statistics Committee. He also serves as the Chair for the Research and Publications Committee of the ACC’s PINNACLE Registry (the largest outpatient cardiovascular disease care delivery registry in the world). He also serves as the Associate Editor for Innovations for ACC.org and the Chair for Digital Strategy for the cardiovascular disease prevention related content for ACC.org.