Sadeer G. Al-Kindi, MD, FACC

Associate Professor of Medicine, Academic Institute
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Jerold B Katz Investigator, Academic Institute
Houston Methodist


Biography

Dr. Sadeer Al-Kindi received his MD from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. He went on to complete his residency in internal medicine, fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and cardiovascular imaging at University Hospitals – Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He then served as the co-director for the cardiometabolic center and a staff cardiologist at University Hospitals. In 2023, Dr Al-Kindi moved to Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center.

Clinically, Dr. Al-Kindi serves as a preventive and an imaging cardiologist at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, where he is the associate director for the division of cardiovascular prevention and wellness and a member of the cardiovascular imaging faculty at Houston Methodist. Dr Al-Kindi uses advanced imaging to guide therapeutic interventions to reduce risk.

Description of Research

Dr. Al-Kindi is an active clinical and translational researcher, with over 200 peer-reviewed publications in top journals such as Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, European Heart Journal, and JAMA Cardiology. His research has focused on understanding the underpinnings of cardiovascular disease and novel methods to identify risk and precision cardiovascular prevention. He also focuses on environmental determinants of cardiovascular disease, social determinants of health, cardiometabolic disease, and advanced cardiovascular imaging. He is the associate director for the center for cardiovascular computational and precision health (C3PH) at DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center.

Dr. Al-Kindi serves on the editorial board member for several cardiology journals. He has served as a reviewer for many top medical journals including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Lancet, and JAMA Cardiology. Dr. Al-Kindi is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award (2020 and 2023), the Heart Failure Society of America Jay N. Cohn New Investigator Award (finalist), and the Case Western Reserve University Peter Agre Award for Research Mentorship.

Publications

Geographic proximity to cardiovascular clinical trial sites: A National analysis in the United States
Salerno, PRVDO, Bourges-Sevenier, B, Chen, Z, Pereira, GTR, Deo, S, Nasir, K, Rajagopalan, S & Al-Kindi, S 2024, , Current Problems in Cardiology, vol. 49, no. 8, 102683. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2024.102683

Trends of Cardiovascular Disease–Related Mortality in Breast Cancer in the United States From 1999 to 2019
Garg, M, Creechan, P, Sadeghpour, A, Abramov, D, Dani, SS, Ganatra, S, Al-Kindi, SG, Michos, ED, Misra, A, Deswal, A, Palaskas, NL, Virani, SS, Nambi, V & Minhas, AMK 2024, , American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 221, pp. 110-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2024.04.020

Quantifying lead-attributable cardiovascular disease burden in the United States
Abdulhai, F, Motairek, I, Mirzai, S, Bazarbachi, B, Chamseddine, F, Alamer, M, Salerno, PRVO, Makhlouf, MHE, Deo, SV & Al-Kindi, S 2024, , Current Problems in Cardiology, vol. 49, no. 6, 102565. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2024.102565

Cardiovascular disease in Arab Americans: A literature review of prevalence, risk factors, and directions for future research
Lababidi, H, Lababidi, G, Rifai, MA, Nasir, K & Al-Kindi, S 2024, , American Journal of Preventive Cardiology, vol. 18, 100665, pp. 100665. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpc.2024.100665

Houston Methodist cardiovascular learning health system (CVD-LHS) registry: Methods for development and implementation of an automated electronic medical record-based registry using an informatics framework approach
Nasir, K, Gullapelli, R, Nicolas, JC, Bose, B, Nwana, N, Butt, SA, Shahid, I, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Patel, KV, Bhimaraj, A, Javed, Z, Andrieni, J, Al-Kindi, S, Jones, SL & Zoghbi, WA 2024, , American Journal of Preventive Cardiology, vol. 18, 100678, pp. 100678. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpc.2024.100678, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpc.2024.100678

Houston Methodist cardiovascular learning health system (CVD-LHS) registry: Methods for development and implementation of an automated electronic medical record-based registry using an informatics framework approach
Nasir, K, Gullapelli, R, Nicolas, JC, Bose, B, Nwana, N, Butt, SA, Shahid, I, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Patel, KV, Bhimaraj, A, Javed, Z, Andrieni, J, Al-Kindi, S, Jones, SL & Zoghbi, WA 2024, , American Journal of Preventive Cardiology, vol. 18, 100678. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpc.2024.100678

Enhancing cardiovascular risk prediction through AI-enabled calcium-omics
Hoori, A, Al-Kindi, S, Hu, T, Song, Y, Wu, H, Lee, J, Tashtish, N, Fu, P, Gilkeson, R, Rajagopalan, S & Wilson, DL 2024, , Scientific Reports, vol. 14, no. 1, 11134. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-60584-8

County-level socio-environmental factors and obesity prevalence in the United States
Salerno, PRVO, Qian, A, Dong, W, Deo, S, Nasir, K, Rajagopalan, S & Al-Kindi, S 2024, , Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 1766-1774. https://doi.org/10.1111/dom.15488

Artificial intelligence–based assessment of built environment from Google Street View and coronary artery disease prevalence
Chen, Z, Dazard, JE, Khalifa, Y, Motairek, I, Al-Kindi, S & Rajagopalan, S 2024, , European heart journal, vol. 45, no. 17, pp. 1540-1549. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehae158

Mapping Proximity to Infectious Disease Physicians Across the United States
Maamari, J, Chen, Z, Motairek, I, Al-Kindi, S & Fleisher, J 2024, , Open Forum Infectious Diseases, vol. 11, no. 5. https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofae208

Transportation-Related Carbon Footprint of Coronary Heart Disease Ambulatory Care in the United States
Salerno, PRVO, Chen, Z, Bourges-Sevenier, B, Qian, A, Deo, S, Nasir, K, Rajagopalan, S & Al-Kindi, S 2024, , Circulation Research, vol. 134, no. 9, pp. 1218-1220. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.124.324330

The Urban Environment and Cardiometabolic Health
Rajagopalan, S, Vergara-Martel, A, Zhong, J, Khraishah, H, Kosiborod, M, Neeland, IJ, Dazard, JE, Chen, Z, Munzel, T, Brook, RD, Nieuwenhuijsen, M, Hovmand, P & Al-Kindi, S 2024, , Circulation, vol. 149, no. 16, pp. 1298-1314. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.123.067461

Environmental Exposome and Atrial Fibrillation: Emerging Evidence and Future Directions
Wass, SY, Hahad, O, Asad, Z, Li, S, Chung, MK, Benjamin, EJ, Nasir, K, Rajagopalan, S & Al-Kindi, SG 2024, , Circulation Research, vol. 134, no. 8, pp. 1029-1045. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.123.323477

Association of Environmental Injustice and Cardiovascular Diseases and Risk Factors in the United States
Khadke, S, Kumar, A, Al-Kindi, S, Rajagopalan, S, Kong, Y, Nasir, K, Ahmad, J, Adamkiewicz, G, Delaney, S, Nohria, A, Dani, SS & Ganatra, S 2024, , Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 13, no. 7, e033428. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.123.033428

Green cardiovascular care: a call for sustainable transformation of cardiovascular practices
Al-Kindi, S, Brook, RD & Rajagopalan, S 2024, , European heart journal, vol. 45, no. 10, pp. 744-747. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehad844

Air pollution exposure and cardiometabolic risk
Rajagopalan, S, Brook, RD, Salerno, PRVO, Bourges-Sevenier, B, Landrigan, P, Nieuwenhuijsen, MJ, Munzel, T, Deo, SV & Al-Kindi, S 2024, , The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 196-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(23)00361-3

Sex-specific heart failure burden across the United States: Global burden of disease 1990-2019
Salerno, PRVO, Chen, Z, Wass, S, Motairek, I, Elamm, C, Salerno, LMVO, Hassani, NS, Deo, SV & Al-Kindi, SG 2024, , American Heart Journal, vol. 269, pp. 35-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2023.12.008

Second-year results from CINEMA: A novel, patient-centered, team-based intervention for patients with Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes at high cardiovascular risk
Neeland, IJ, Arafah, A, Bourges-Sevenier, B, Dazard, JE, Albar, Z, Landskroner, Z, Tashtish, N, Eaton, E, Friswold, J, Porges, J, Nennstiel, M, Davies, A, Rahmani, S, Howard, QS, Forrest, K, Sullivan, C, Greene, L, Al-Kindi, SG & Rajagopalan, S 2024, , American Journal of Preventive Cardiology, vol. 17, 100630. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpc.2023.100630

Impact of Residential Social Deprivation on Prediction of Heart Failure in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: External Validation and Recalibration of the WATCH-DM Score Using Real World Data
Deo, SV, Al-Kindi, S, Motairek, I, McAllister, D, Shah, ASV, Elgudin, YE, Gorodeski, EZ, Virani, S, Petrie, MC, Rajagopalan, S & Sattar, N 2024, , Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. E010166. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.123.010166

Redefining Cardiovascular Risk Assessment as a Spectrum: From Binary to Continuous
Saba, PS, Al Kindi, S & Nasir, K 2024, , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 83, no. 5, pp. 574-576. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2023.11.026