Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH

Professor of Cardiology, Academic Institute
Jerold B. Katz Investigator, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness, Department of Cardiology
Co-director, Center for Outcomes Research
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


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

Financial burden, distress, and toxicity in cardiovascular disease
Slavin, SD, Khera, R, Zafar, SY, Nasir, K & Warraich, HJ 2021, , American Heart Journal, vol. 238, pp. 75-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2021.04.011

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, and Financial Toxicity Among Adults in the United States
Valero-Elizondo, J, Chouairi, F, Khera, R, Grandhi, GR, Saxena, A, Warraich, HJ, Virani, SS, Desai, NR, Sasangohar, F, Krumholz, HM, Esnaola, NF & Nasir, K 2021, , JACC: CardioOncology, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 236-246. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaccao.2021.02.006

Association Between Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels and Risk for Incident Major Bleeding Events and Atrial Fibrillation: MESA
Kapoor, K, Alfaddagh, A, Al Rifai, M, Bhatt, DL, Budoff, MJ, Nasir, K, Miller, M, Welty, FK, McEvoy, JW, Dardari, Z, Shapiro, MD, Blumenthal, RS, Tsai, MY & Blaha, MJ 2021, , Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. e021431. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.121.021431

Letter to the Editor: Temporal Trends in E-Cigarette and Cigarette Use among US Adults by US State: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016 to 2018
Al Rifai, M, Merchant, AT, Nambi, V, Jia, X, Gulati, M, Mahtta, D, Nasir, K, Ballantyne, CM & Virani, SS 2021, , Population Health Management, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 414-415. https://doi.org/10.1089/pop.2020.0193

A cohort study and meta-analysis of isolated diastolic hypertension: Searching for a threshold to guide treatment
Jacobsen, AP, Al Rifai, M, Arps, K, Whelton, SP, Budoff, MJ, Nasir, K, Blaha, MJ, Psaty, BM, Blumenthal, RS, Post, WS & Mcevoy, JW 2021, , European heart journal, vol. 42, no. 21, pp. 2119-2129. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehab111

Inequitable covid-19 vaccine distribution and its effects
Hyder, AA, Hyder, MA, Nasir, K & Ndebele, P 2021, , Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 99, no. 6, pp. 406-406A. https://doi.org/10.2471/BLT.21.285616

Role of coronary artery calcium score in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
Nasir, K & Cainzos-Achirica, M 2021, , BMJ (Online), vol. 373, pp. n776. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n776

Performance of the pooled cohort equations in hispanic individuals across the united states: Insights from the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis and the dallas heart study
Rosario, KF, Mehta, A, Ayers, C, Gonzalez, PE, Pandey, A, Khera, R, Kaplan, R, Blaha, MJ, Khera, A, Blumenthal, RS, Nasir, K, Rodriguez, CJ & Joshi, PH 2021, , Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 10, no. 9, e018410. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.018410

Role of coronary artery calcium score in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
Nasir, K & Cainzos-Achirica, M 2021, , BMJ, vol. 373, n776. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n776

Strengthening the Learning Health System in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Time to Leverage Big Data and Digital Solutions
Wagle, AA, Isakadze, N, Nasir, K & Martin, SS 2021, , Current Atherosclerosis Reports, vol. 23, no. 5, 19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-021-00916-5

Warranty Period of a Calcium Score of Zero: Comprehensive Analysis From MESA
Dzaye, O, Dardari, ZA, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Blankstein, R, Agatston, AS, Duebgen, M, Yeboah, J, Szklo, M, Budoff, MJ, Lima, JAC, Blumenthal, RS, Nasir, K & Blaha, MJ 2021, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 990-1002. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.06.048

Familial hypercholesterolemia related admission for acute coronary syndrome in the United States: Incidence, predictors, and outcomes
Kheiri, B, Simpson, TF, Osman, M, Balla, S, Rahmouni, H, Mehta, A, Pokharel, Y, Nasir, K, Fazio, S & Shapiro, MD 2021, , Journal of Clinical Lipidology, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 460-465. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacl.2021.04.005

Use of Advanced CT Technology to Evaluate Left Atrial Indices in Patients with a High Heart Rate or with Heart Rate Variability: The Converge Registry
Cherukuri, L, Birudaraju, D, Kinninger, A, Chaganti, BT, Pidikiti, S, Pozon, RG, Pozon, ACG, Lakshmanan, S, Dahal, S, Hamal, S, Flores, F, Christopher, D, Andreini, D, Pontone, G, Conte, E, Nakanishi, R, ORourke, R, Hamilton-Craig, C, Nasir, K, Roy, SK, Mao, SS & Budoff, MJ 2021, , Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 65-69. https://doi.org/10.2967/jnmt.120.253781

Racial and geographic disparities in influenza vaccination in the U.S. among individuals with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: Renewed importance in the setting of COVID-19
Al Rifai, M, Khalid, U, Misra, A, Liu, J, Nasir, K, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Mahtta, D, Ballantyne, CM, Petersen, LA & Virani, SS 2021, , American journal of preventive cardiology, vol. 5, pp. 100150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpc.2021.100150

Comparing Risk Scores in the Prediction of Coronary and Cardiovascular Deaths: Coronary Artery Calcium Consortium
Blaha, MJ, Whelton, SP, Al Rifai, M, Dardari, Z, Shaw, LJ, Al-Mallah, MH, Matsushita, K, Rozanski, A, Rumberger, JA, Berman, DS, Budoff, MJ, Miedema, MD, Nasir, K & Cainzos-Achirica, M 2021, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 411-421. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2019.12.010

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

Relationship of Preeclampsia With Maternal Place of Birth and Duration of Residence Among Non-Hispanic Black Women in the United States
Boakye, E, Sharma, G, Ogunwole, SM, Zakaria, S, Vaught, AJ, Kwapong, YA, Hong, X, Ji, Y, Mehta, L, Creanga, AA, Blaha, MJ, Blumenthal, RS, Nasir, K & Wang, X 2021, , Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. e007546. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.120.007546

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

Life's Simple 7 and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: The Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Oni, E, Ogunmoroti, O, Allen, N, A-Mallah, MH, Blankstein, R, Martin, SS, Zeb, I, Cushman, M, Joshi, PH, Budoff, MJ, Blaha, MJ, Blumenthal, RS, Veledar, E & Nasir, K 2021, , American Journal of Medicine, vol. 134, no. 4, pp. 519-525. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.09.023