My clinical specialty is pediatric cardiology, and I’m a general cardiology fellow at the Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute. I provide clinical care to children with various heart conditions and conduct translational and outcomes research.
I was first drawn to pediatric cardiology during medical school in Pakistan, where the incidence of pediatric heart disease was largely unknown. Each child posed a challenge in terms of management, which motivated me to seek training in the United States. I’ve been immersed in learning about different pediatric cardiac disease processes ever since.
As a cardiology fellow, I spend time building my knowledge in cardiac physiology and using this education to inform patient-specific treatment plans. Seeing these patients live a normal, healthy life outside the hospital is one of the most rewarding experiences.
Since graduating from medical school, I have been fortunate to learn from leading researchers in the field. During my pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s, I was part of the integrated research pathway. This experience allowed me to spend a year of protected time performing ex-vivo testing of artificial heart valves, conducting extensive animal studies and exploring database-driven heart transplant outcomes research. I was honored to be chosen to present institutional grand rounds and fortunate to be named Cardiology Resident of the Year at Cincinnati Children’s (2022).
When not working, I enjoy cooking, biking, playing squash, and most importantly, hanging out with my family.
MBBS, MD: The Aga Khan University Hospital Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, 2015.
Research Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2016-2018.
Residency: General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2018-2019.
Residency: General Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2019-2022.
Heart, Cardiology Clinic
Device development; translational research; large animal studies; heart transplant; global health
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