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Research Interests

Dr. Ahmad is an assistant professor of medicine-cardiology and a faculty member in the Center for Health Information Partnerships in Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a practicing advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and cares for patients across the spectrum of heart failure, including evaluation for and management of ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation. Dr. Ahmad’s research interests are in the development of the methods, tools, and technologies to collect, store, analyze, and apply diverse electronic health data—including patient-reported outcomes measures—for improving clinical care, conducting pragmatic clinical trials, and generating real world evidence. His research in these areas has been supported by multiple organizations, including the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Heart Failure Society of America, the National Institutes of Health, and the People-Centered Research Foundation.

Certifications and Licenses

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

Training Experience

2012Residency, University of Pennsylvania Hospitals
2016Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center
2017Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
2018Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center

Education/Academic qualification

MS, Northwestern University

… → 2017

MD, University of Chicago

… → 2009

Keywords

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Clinical Trial Methodology
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Epidemiology
  • Healthcare Quality
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Medical Informatics
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Amyloidosis

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Research Output 2013 2018

  • 76 Citations
  • 18 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate

Adjudicated heart failure in HIV-infected and uninfected men and women

Feinstein, M. J., Steverson, A. B., Ning, H., Pawlowski, A. E., Schneider, D., Ahmad, F., Sanders, J. M., Sinha, A., Nance, R. M., Achenbach, C. J., Delaney, J. A. C., Heckbert, S. R., Shah, S. J., Hanna, D. B., Hsue, P. Y., Bloomfield, G. S., Longenecker, C. T., Crane, H. M. & Lloyd-Jones, D. M., Nov 1 2018, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 7, 21, e009985.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
HIV
CD4 Lymphocyte Count
Viral Load
Confidence Intervals

A Novel Patient Recruitment Strategy: Patient Selection Directly from the Community through Linkage to Clinical Data

Zimmerman, L. P., Goel, S., Sathar, S., Gladfelter, C. E., Onate, A., Kane, L. L., Sital, S., Phua, J., Davis, P., Margellos-Anast, H., Meltzer, D. O., Polonsky, T. S., Shah, R. C., Trick, W. E., Ahmad, F. S. & Kho, A. N., Jan 1 2018, In : Applied clinical informatics. 9, 1, p. 114-121 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Selection
Health
Electronic Health Records
Workflow
Surveying

Heart Failure Home Management Challenges and Reasons for Readmission: a Qualitative Study to Understand the Patient’s Perspective

Sevilla-Cazes, J., Ahmad, F., Bowles, K. H., Jaskowiak, A., Gallagher, T., Goldberg, L. R., Kangovi, S., Alexander, M., Riegel, B., Barg, F. K. & Kimmel, S. E., Jul 10 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of general internal medicine. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Patient Readmission
Uncertainty
Interviews
Frustration

Incorporating patient-centered factors into heart failure readmission risk prediction: A mixed-methods study

Ahmad, F., French, B., Bowles, K. H., Sevilla-Cazes, J., Jaskowiak-Barr, A., Gallagher, T. R., Kangovi, S., Goldberg, L. R., Barg, F. K. & Kimmel, S. E., Jun 1 2018, In : American heart journal. 200, p. 75-82 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Area Under Curve
Urban Health
ROC Curve
Health Status