Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH

Jerold B. Katz Investigator, Academic Institute
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness, Department of Cardiology
Co-director, Center for Outcomes Research
Houston Methodist


Biography

Dr. Nasir received his MD from Pakistan, followed by a MPH at John Hopkins University. Dr. Nasir completed his internal medicine residency at Boston Medical Center and cardiology fellowship at Yale University. He also received postdoctoral research training at the division of cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was recipient of NIH T-32 fellowship in cardiac imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. He recently earned a Master’s degree in Health Economics and Policy Management from London School of Economics & Political Science.

Dr. Nasir serves as Associate Editor for Circulation: Quality of Care and Outcomes, editorial board member for Circulation as well on the board of directors for American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC). He was honored with the Johns Hopkins Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2013, which acknowledges alumni who have typified Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and brought credit to the University by their personal accomplishments, professional achievements, or humanitarian service

Dr. Nasir has over 500 peer-reviewed articles which are published in top journals such as Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Archives of Internal Medicine, Circulation, Journal of American College of Cardiology and European Heart Journal. Dr. Nasir has lectured extensively throughout the world on coronary arthrosclerosis, cardiac imaging and prevention.

Description of Research

Dr. Nasir’s area of expertise in preventive cardiology involves the identification of high-risk individuals — those likely to have a heart attack or stroke. His research helps to identify the at-risk population so that treatments may be targeted to them.

Publications

Association of particles of lipoprotein subclasses with arterial stiffness in a high-risk working population: the Baptist Employee Healthy Heart Study (BEHHS)
Aziz, M, Gannarapu, S, Humayun, C, Siddiqui, U, Nasir, K & Aneni, EC 2020, , Egyptian Heart Journal, vol. 72, no. 1, 12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43044-020-00046-4

Financial Hardship After Traumatic Injury: Risk Factors and Drivers of Out-of-Pocket Health Expenses
ONeill, KM, Jean, RA, Gross, CP, Becher, RD, Khera, R, Elizondo, JV & Nasir, K 2020, , Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 256, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2020.05.095

Coronary Artery Calcium and the Age-Specific Competing Risk of Cardiovascular Versus Cancer Mortality: The Coronary Artery Calcium Consortium
Whelton, SP, Rifai, MA, Marshall, CH, Dardari, Z, Shaw, LJ, Al-Mallah, MH, Rozanski, A, Mortensen, MB, Dzaye, O, Bazzano, L, Kelly, TN, Matsushita, K, Rumberger, JA, Berman, DS, Budoff, MJ, Miedema, MD, Nasir, K & Blaha, MJ 2020, , American Journal of Medicine, vol. 133, no. 10, pp. e575-e583. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.02.034

Prevalence, Trends, and Distribution of Nicotine and Marijuana use in E-cigarettes among US adults: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2016–2018
Uddin, SMI, Osei, AD, Obisesan, OH, El-Shahawy, O, Dzaye, O, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Mirbolouk, M, Orimoloye, OA, Stokes, A, Benjamin, EJ, Bhatnagar, A, DeFilippis, AP, Henry, TS, Nasir, K & Blaha, MJ 2020, , Preventive Medicine, vol. 139, 106175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106175

Sex Differences in Coronary Artery Calcium and Mortality From Coronary Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, and All Causes in Adults With Diabetes: The Coronary Calcium Consortium
Wong, ND, Cordola Hsu, AR, Rozanski, A, Shaw, LJ, Whelton, SP, Budoff, MJ, Nasir, K, Miedema, MD, Rumberger, J, Blaha, MJ & Berman, DS 2020, , Diabetes care, vol. 43, no. 10, pp. 2597-2606. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc20-0166

Increasing Sepsis Rates in the United States: Results From National Inpatient Sample, 2005 to 2014
Rubens, M, Saxena, A, Ramamoorthy, V, Das, S, Khera, R, Hong, J, Armaignac, D, Veledar, E, Nasir, K & Gidel, L 2020, Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 35, no. 9, pp. 858-868. https://doi.org/10.1177/0885066618794136

Predictors of coronary artery calcium incidence and progression: The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)
Cardoso, R, Generoso, G, Staniak, HL, Foppa, M, Duncan, BB, Pereira, AC, Blaha, MJ, Blankstein, R, Nasir, K, Bensenor, IM, Lotufo, PA & Bittencourt, MS 2020, , Atherosclerosis, vol. 309, pp. 8-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2020.07.003

Temporal Trends in E-Cigarette Use Among U.S. Adults: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016 to 2018
Al Rifai, M, Merchant, AT, Nambi, V, Jia, X, Gulati, M, Valero-Elizondo, J, Nasir, K, Ballantyne, CM & Virani, SS 2020, , American Journal of Medicine, vol. 133, no. 9, pp. e508-e511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.12.020

Premature Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: What Have We Learned Recently?
Mahtta, D, Khalid, U, Misra, A, Samad, Z, Nasir, K & Virani, SS 2020, , Current Atherosclerosis Reports, vol. 22, no. 9, 44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-020-00862-8

The evolving role of coronary artery calcium in preventive cardiology 30 years after the Agatston score
Kapoor, K, Cainzos-Achirica, M & Nasir, K 2020, , Current Opinion in Cardiology, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 500-507. https://doi.org/10.1097/HCO.0000000000000771

Digital Phenotyping of Myocardial Dysfunction With 12-Lead ECG: Tiptoeing Into the Future With Machine Learning
Nasir, K & Khera, R 2020, , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 76, no. 8, pp. 942-944. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.07.001

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, pp. e039849. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039849

Evaluation of Aspirin and Statin Therapy Use and Adherence in Patients With Premature Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
Mahtta, D, Ramsey, DJ, Al Rifai, M, Nasir, K, Samad, Z, Aguilar, D, Jneid, H, Ballantyne, CM, Petersen, LA & Virani, SS 2020, , JAMA Network Open, vol. 3, no. 8, pp. e2011051. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.11051

Correction to: Staged testing as a solution to the challenges of testing lower risk patients (Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, (2018), 10.1007/s12350-018-1437-y)
Murthy, VL & Nasir, K 2020, , Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, vol. 27, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12350-019-01592-4

Predictive Value of Coronary Artery Calcium Score Categories for Coronary Events Versus Strokes: Impact of Sex and Race: MESA and DHS
Mehta, A, Pandey, A, Ayers, CR, Khera, A, Sperling, LS, Szklo, MS, Gottesman, RF, Budoff, MJ, Blaha, MJ, Blumenthal, RS, Nasir, K & Joshi, PH 2020, , Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. e010153. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.010153

Diabetes is associated with worse long-term outcomes in young adults after myocardial infarction: The partners young-mi registry
Divakaran, S, Singh, A, Biery, D, Yang, J, Defilippis, EM, Collins, BL, Ramsis, M, Qamar, A, Hainer, J, Klein, J, Cannon, CP, Polk, DM, Plutzky, J, Nasir, K, Januzzi, JL, Di Carli, MF, Bhatt, DL & Blankstein, R 2020, , Diabetes care, vol. 43, no. 8, pp. 1843-1850. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc19-0998

Associations between particulate matter air pollution, presence and progression of subclinical coronary and carotid atherosclerosis: A systematic review
Jilani, MH, Simon-Friedt, B, Yahya, T, Khan, AY, Hassan, SZ, Kash, B, Blankstein, R, Blaha, MJ, Virani, SS, Rajagopalan, S, Cainzos-Achirica, M & Nasir, K 2020, , Atherosclerosis, vol. 306, pp. 22-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2020.06.018

Role of Coronary Artery and Thoracic Aortic Calcium as Risk Modifiers to Guide Antihypertensive Therapy in Stage 1 Hypertension (From the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
Elshazly, MB, Abdellatif, A, Dargham, SR, Rifai, MA, Quispe, R, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Martin, SS, Yeboah, J, Psaty, BM, Post, WS, Nasir, K, Budoff, MJ, Blumenthal, RS, Blaha, MJ & McEvoy, JW 2020, , American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 126, pp. 45-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.02.036

The relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness, cardiovascular risk factors and atherosclerosis
Chu, DJ, Al Rifai, M, Virani, SS, Brawner, CA, Nasir, K & Al-Mallah, M 2020, Atherosclerosis, vol. 304, pp. 44-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2020.04.019

The not so secret power of cardiac CT: Prevention and value
Blankstein, R, Shaw, LJ & Nasir, K 2020, , Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 289-290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcct.2020.06.197