Department of Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease Fellow Accomplishments


Fellow Research


Mentored by internationally renowned faculty, fellows can achieve academic productivity as reflected by 130 publications and online media presence in the 2020-2021 academic year. 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.

View publications and online media interviews by our fellows from the 2019-2020 academic year.


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

Aliza Hussain, M.D.

ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for Integrating Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Treatment Across Multiple Chronic Conditions Council Member

Xiaoming (Ming) Jia, M.D. Prevention Editorial Board, Circulation Social Media Editor

Khurrum Khan, M.D.

ACC Innovation Section Representative for Cross-Sectional Advocacy Work Group, Texas ACC Co-Chair of Innovations Section, AHA FIT Programming Subcommittee

Stephanie Koh, M.D.

AHA Chest Pain Guidelines Ambassador

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

Jamal H. Mahar, M.D., M.Ed.

Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis Reviewer, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine Reviewer, ACC Competency Management Committee

Dhruv Mahtta, D.O., M.B.A.

NCDR Chest Pain – MI Research & Publications Committee

June K. Pickett, M.D.

NCDR EP Registry Research and Publications – ACC FIT Member
Juan Simon (Juansi) Rico Mesa, M.D.

Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine Reviewer, American Heart Journal Reviewer