Internal Medicine

Ferhaan Ahmad, MD, PhD


Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Center
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine  - Cardiovascular Medicine
Associate Professor of Radiology

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MD, McGill University
PhD, Cardiovascular Sciences, Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine

Residency, Internal Medicine, McGill University
Fellowship, Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine, McGill University
Fellowship, American Heart Association-Bugher Foundation Center for Molecular Biology in the Cardiovascular System, Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship, Nuclear Cardiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Fellowship, Genetics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School

Licensure and Certifications

Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
Certification, Board of Nuclear Cardiology
Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine
Medical License, Pennsylvania Board of Medicine
Medical License, Quebec Medical Board, Canada

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics
Medical Scientist Training Program

Research Summary

Dr. Ahmad is the Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Program at the University of Iowa, which brings together basic scientists at the Carver College of Medicine and clinicians at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) who are focusing on heritable cardiovascular disorders. He directs a laboratory conducting basic and translational research into the genetic and genomic mechanisms underlying inherited cardiovascular disorders, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, glycogen storage cardiomyopathy, inherited arrhythmias, and pulmonary hypertension. His laboratory uses laboratory uses a wide range of techniques in human and mouse genetics and genomics, and fosters crosstalk between clinical studies, human molecular genetic studies, animal modeling, basic cellular and molecular studies, and computational systems biology analyses. At the UIHC Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, an interdisciplinary team evaluates, counsels, and treats patients with inherited cardiovascular disorders and their families.

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Cardiovascular Research Center
Iowa Initiative in Human Genetics

Selected Publications

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George M, Yao M, Ahmad F, Sembrat J, Rajkumar R, Enrico N, Stenmark K, Gladwin M, Champion H, Isenberg J.  End-stage sickle cell disease (SCD)-associated pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by abnormal cellular, mechanical and vaso-active profiles.  Proceedings of the 5th World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension.  2013. 

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