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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


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.  


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.

Risk of Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation After Extracranial Hemorrhage
Eric, Z, Aaron, L, Amelia, B, Nils, H, Adam, DH, Vahidy, F, Koto, I, Jose, T, A. ME, Brian, MG, N. SK, Edip, GM, Karen, F, S.V. EM & Shadi, Y 2020, , Stroke, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. STROKEAHA.120.029959.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Provider Burnout and Fatigue During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from a High-Volume Intensive Care Unit
Sasangohar, F, Jones, SL, Masud, FN, Vahidy, FS & Kash, BA 2020, , Anesthesia and Analgesia, vol. 131, no. 1, pp. 106-111.

Association of Primary Intracerebral Hemorrhage With Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
Meeks, JR, Bambhroliya, AB, Alex, KM, Sheth, SA, Savitz, SI, Miller, EC, McCullough, LD & Vahidy, FS 2020, , JAMA Network Open, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. e202769.

A Retrospective Study to Identify Novel Factors Associated with Post-stroke Anxiety
Sanner Beauchamp, JE, Casameni Montiel, T, Cai, C, Tallavajhula, S, Hinojosa, E, Okpala, MN, Vahidy, FS, Savitz, SI & Sharrief, AZ 2020, , Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, vol. 29, no. 2, 104582.

Vision, Aphasia, Neglect Assessment for Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke
Navalkele, D, Vahidy, F, Kendrick, S, Traylor, A, Haydel, M, Drury, S & Martin-Schild, S 2020, , Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, vol. 29, no. 1, 104478.

National Institutes of Health StrokeNet Training Core
Vahidy, FS, Sozener, CB, Meeks, JR, Chhatbar, PY, Ramos-Estebanez, C, Ayodele, M, Richards, RJ, Sharma, R, Wilbrand, SM, Prabhakaran, S, Bregman, BS, Adams, HP, Jordan, LC, Liebeskind, DS, Tirschwell, D, Janis, LS, Marshall, RS & Kleindorfer, D 2020, , Stroke, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 347-352.

Characteristics and Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients during Initial Peak and Resurgence in the Houston Metropolitan Area
Vahidy, FS, Drews, AL, Masud, FN, Schwartz, RL, Askary, BB, Boom, ML & Phillips, RA 2020, , JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 324, no. 10, pp. 998-1000.

Sociodemographic Disparities in Influenza Vaccination among Adults with Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the United States
Grandhi, GR, Mszar, R, Vahidy, FS, Valero-Elizondo, J, Blankstein, R, Blaha, MJ, Virani, SS, Andrieni, JD, Omer, SB & Nasir, K 2020, , JAMA Cardiology.

Combining symmetric and standard deep convolutional representations for detecting brain hemorrhage
Barman, A, Lopez-Rivera, V, Lee, S, Vahidy, FS, Fan, JZ, Savitz, SI, Sheth, SA & Giancardo, L 2020, . in HK Hahn & MA Mazurowski (eds), Medical Imaging 2020: Computer-Aided Diagnosis., 113140D, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 11314, SPIE, Medical Imaging 2020: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, Houston, United States, 2/16/20.

Use of single versus multiple vasodilator agents in the treatment of cerebral vasospasm: is more better than less?
Chen, PR, Bulsara, K, Lopez-Rivera, V, Sheriff, FG, Sanzgiri, A, Sheth, S, Oni-Orisan, AO, Vahidy, FS, Erkmen, K, Kim, DH & Day, AL 2020, , Acta Neurochirurgica.

Association between 2010 Medicare Reforms and Utilization of Post-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation in Ischemic Stroke
Vahidy, FS 2020, , American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Risk of Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation After Extracranial Hemorrhage

Association Between Sociodemographic Determinants and Disparities in Stroke Symptom Awareness Among US Young Adults
Vahidy, FS 2020, , Stroke.

Prevalence of and Sociodemographic Disparities in Influenza Vaccination Among Adults With Diabetes in the United States
Vahidy, FS 2020, , Journal of the Endocrine Society.

High in-hospital blood pressure variability and severe disability or death in primary intracerebral hemorrhage patients
Meeks, JR, Bambhroliya, AB, Meyer, EG, Slaughter, KB, Fraher, CJ, Sharrief, AZ, Bowry, R, Ahmed, WO, Tyson, JE, Miller, CC, Warach, S, Khan, BA, McCullough, LD, Savitz, SI & Vahidy, FS 2019, , International Journal of Stroke, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 987-995.