Department of Medicine

Fellow Accomplishments


Fellow Research


Mentored by internationally renowned faculty, fellows can achieve academic productivity as reflected by 86 publications in the past academic year and online media presence. Fellows pursuing an academic career can spend a substantial amount of time during the third year for research. Separate fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Health Services Research are also available.


Fellow National Leadership Positions


Our program encourages and mentors our fellows to become FIT leaders and leaders in national organizations such as the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Several of our fellows serve on prominent national committees listed below. Our faculty members who serve as academic leaders on these national and international committees take great pride in grooming our fellows for these leadership positions.

Name Role
Mahmoud Al Rifai, M.D., M.P.H. Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section Leadership Council
Gilad Birnbaum, M.D. Pulse Check
Aliza Husain, M.D. American College of Cardiology Expert Consensus Decision Pathway (ECDP) for Integrating Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) Treatment Across Multiple Chronic Conditions Council Member
Xiaoming (Ming) Jia, M.D. Prevention Editorial Board, ACC FIT Work Group, AHA FIT Program Director Subcommittee
Khurrum Khan, M.D. ACC Innovation Section Representative for Cross-Sectional Advocacy Work Group, Texas ACC Co-Chair of Innovations Section
Chayakrit Krittanawong, M.D. ACC Solution Set Oversight Committee, ACC Abstract Review Committee, AHA Abstract Review Committee, Editorial Board Journal of the American Heart Association
Jing Liu, M.D. Pulse Check
Jamal H. Mahar, M.D., M.Ed. Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis Reviewer, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine Reviewer
Dhruv Mahtta, D.O., M.B.A. NCDR Chest Pain – MI Research & Publications Committee