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Farhaan S. Vahidy, PhD, MBBS, MPH, FAHA

Coneway Family Centennial Endowed Directorship in Quality and Outcomes, Center for Outcomes Research
Associate Professor of Outcomes Research, Academic Institute
Associate Member, Research Institute
Associate Director, Center for Outcomes Research
Houston Methodist


Biography

Dr. Farhaan S. Vahidy serves as Associate Director of the Center for Outcomes Research (COR) at Houston Methodist and holds the inaugural Coneway Family Centennial Endowed Directorship in Quality and Outcomes.  Dr. Vahidy is also serving as the COR Division Chief of Population Health Science & Health Services Research. He also hold additional appointment of Associate Professor at the Neurological Institute Houston Methodist. 

As Associate Director and Division Chief, Dr. Vahidy leads the development of learning healthcare systems models utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning for rapid integration of scientifically robust evidence into healthcare practice. He has expertise in outcomes research applied to stroke and cerebrovascular disease. 

Dr. Vahidy was previously an Associate Professor of Neurology at the McGovern Medical School at UT Health Houston. At UTH, he directed the Data Management and Analysis Core and the Division of Population Health and Health Services Research for UTHealth's Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.  

Publications

Rapid response to drive COVID-19 research in a learning health care system: Rationale and design of the houston methodist COVID-19 surveillance and outcomes registry (CURATOR)
Vahidy, F, Jones, SL, Tano, ME, Carlos Nicolas, J, Khan, OA, Meeks, JR, Pan, AP, Menser, T, Sasangohar, F, Naufal, G, Sostman, D, Nasir, K & Kash, BA 2021, , JMIR Medical Informatics, vol. 9, no. 2, e26773. https://doi.org/10.2196/26773

Machine Learning to Predict Delayed Cerebral Ischemia and Outcomes in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Savarraj, JPJ, Hergenroeder, GW, Zhu, L, Chang, T, Park, S, Megjhani, M, Vahidy, FS, Zhao, Z, Kitagawa, RS & Choi, HA 2021, , Neurology, vol. 96, no. 4, pp. e553-e562. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000011211

Rapid response to drive COVID-19 research in a learning health care system: Rationale and design of the houston methodist COVID-19 surveillance and outcomes registry (CURATOR)
Vahidy, F, Jones, SL, Tano, ME, Nicolas, JC, Khan, OA, Meeks, JR, Pan, AP, Menser, T, Sasangohar, F, Naufal, G, Sostman, HD, Nasir, K & Kash, BA 2021, , JMIR medical informatics, vol. 9, no. 2, e26773, pp. e26773. https://doi.org/10.2196/26773, https://doi.org/10.2196/26773

Sex differences in susceptibility, severity, and outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019: Cross-sectional analysis from a diverse US metropolitan area
Vahidy, FS, Pan, AP, Ahnstedt, H, Munshi, Y, Choi, HA, Tiruneh, Y, Nasir, K, Kash, BA, Andrieni, JD & McCullough, LD 2021, , PLoS ONE, vol. 16, no. 1 January, e0245556, pp. e0245556. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245556

Lack of Racial, Ethnic, and Sex Disparities in Ischemic Stroke Care Metrics within a Tele-Stroke Network
Reddy, S, Wu, T-C, Zhang, J, Rahbar, MH, Ankrom, C, Zha, A, Cossey, TC, Aertker, B, Vahidy, F, Parsha, K, Jones, E, Sharrief, A, Savitz, SI & Jagolino-Cole, A 2021, , Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 105418. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.105418

Risk of Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation After Extracranial Hemorrhage
Zhou, E, Lord, A, Boehme, A, Henninger, N, de Havenon, A, Vahidy, F, Ishida, K, Torres, J, Mistry, EA, Mac Grory, B, Sheth, KN, Gurol, ME, Furie, K, Elkind, MSV & Yaghi, S 2020, , Stroke, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 3592-3599. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029959

Machine learning to predict delayed cerebral ischemia and outcomes in subarachnoid hemorrhage
Savarraj, JP, Hergenroeder, GW, Zhu, L, Chang, T, Park, S, Megjhani, M, Vahidy, FS, Zhao, Z, Kitagawa, RS & Choi, HA 2020, , Neurology. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000011211

Prevalence of and sociodemographic disparities in influenza vaccination among adults with diabetes in the United States
Bhugra, P, Mszar, R, Valero-Elizondo, J, Grandhi, GR, Virani, SS, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Vahidy, FS, Omer, S & Nasir, K 2020, , Journal of the Endocrine Society, vol. 4, no. 11, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1210/jendso/bvaa139, https://doi.org/10.1210/jendso/bvaa139

Prevalence of and Sociodemographic Disparities in Influenza Vaccination Among Adults With Diabetes in the United States
Bhugra, P, Mszar, R, Valero-Elizondo, J, Grandhi, GR, Virani, SS, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Vahidy, FS, Omer, S & Nasir, K 2020, , Journal of the Endocrine Society, vol. 4, no. 11, pp. bvaa139. https://doi.org/10.1210/jendso/bvaa139

Risk of Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation After Extracranial Hemorrhage
Zhou, E, Lord, A, Boehme, A, Henninger, N, de Havenon, A, Vahidy, F, Ishida, K, Torres, J, Mistry, EA, Mac Grory, B, Sheth, KN, Gurol, ME, Furie, K, Elkind, MSV & Yaghi, S 2020, , Stroke, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 3592-3599. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029959

Association between 2010 Medicare Reforms and Utilization of Post-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation in Ischemic Stroke
Ifejika, N, Vahidy, F, Reeves, M, Xian, Y, Liang, L, Matsouaka, R, Fonarow, GC & Savitz, SI 2020, , American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000001605, https://doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000001605

Association between 2010 Medicare Reforms and Utilization of Post-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation in Ischemic Stroke
Ifejika, N, Vahidy, F, Reeves, M, Xian, Y, Liang, L, Matsouaka, R, Fonarow, GC & Savitz, SI 2020, , American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000001605

Time trends of delirium rates in the intensive care unit
Khan, SH, Lindroth, H, Hendrie, K, Wang, S, Imran, S, Perkins, AJ, Gao, S, Vahidy, FS, Boustani, M & Khan, BA 2020, , Heart and Lung, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 572-577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrtlng.2020.03.006

A Learning Health Care System-Based Approach for Improving Quality of Care Among Patients With Transient Ischemic Attack
Vahidy, FS 2020, , JAMA Network Open, vol. 3, no. 9, pp. e2016123. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.16123

Disparities in COVID-19 hospitalizations and mortality among Black and Hispanic patients: Cross-sectional analysis from the greater Houston metropolitan area
Pan, AP, Khan, O, Meeks, JR, Boom, ML, Masud, FN, Andrieni, JD, Phillips, RA, Tiruneh, YM, Kash, BA & Vahidy, FS 2020, , Unknown Journal. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.19.20177956

Racial and ethnic disparities in SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: analysis of a COVID-19 observational registry for a diverse US metropolitan population
Vahidy, FS, Nicolas, JC, Meeks, JR, Khan, O, Pan, A, Jones, SL, Masud, F, Sostman, HD, Phillips, R, Andrieni, JD, Kash, BA & Nasir, K 2020, , BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 8, e039849, pp. e039849. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039849

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Asymptomatic Health Care Workers in the Greater Houston, Texas, Area
Vahidy, FS, Bernard, DW, Boom, ML, Drews, AL, Christensen, P, Finkelstein, J & Schwartz, RL 2020, , JAMA Network Open, vol. 3, no. 7, pp. e2016451. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.16451

Long-Term Cognitive Impairment Associated With Delirium in Acute Neurological Injury
Meeks, JR, Bambhroliya, AB, Sheth, SA, Khan, B, Slooter, AJC, Ely, EW, Miller, CC, Tyson, JE, McCullough, LD, Savitz, SI & Vahidy, FS 2020, , Critical care explorations, vol. 2, no. 6, pp. e0130. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCE.0000000000000130

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among asymptomatic healthcare workers in greater Houston: A cross-sectional analysis of surveillance data from a large healthcare system
Vahidy, FS, Sostman, HD, Bernard, DW, Boom, ML, Drews, AL, Christensen, P, Finkelstein, J, Kash, BA, Phillips, RA & Schwartz, RL 2020, , Unknown Journal. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.21.20107581

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: Analysis of a COVID-19 Observational Registry for a Diverse U.S. Metropolitan Population
Vahidy, FS, Carlos Nicolas, J, Meeks, JR, Khan, O, Jones, SL, Masud, FN, Sostman, HD, Phillips, RA, Andrieni, JD, Kash, BA & Nasir, K 2020, , Unknown Journal. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.24.20073148