Dr. Tariq Ahmad

Dr. Tariq Ahmad is the Chief of Heart Failure at Yale Cardiology. His clinical focus is on the care of patients with end stage heart failure, left ventricular assist devices, and cardiac transplantation. His Internal Medicine training was at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. During that time, he received an MPH with a focus on cardiovascular epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He did my fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine and Advanced Heart Failure at Duke University Medical Center along with a two year research fellowship at DCRI. His research interests are in using data to improve the care of heart failure patients and he had done foundational work in this area, with more than 120 peer reviewed manuscripts. He has led and continues to lead pragmatic clinical trials across the health system that are aimed at answering foundational questions about the practice of heart failure.

What do you do with data science?

I am interested in leveraging the massive amounts of data generated by the health system to understand and improve care in cardiovascular medicine. My group was one of the first to use machine learning and cluster analysis in heart failure. We also did the first ever randomized controlled clinical trial of risk prediction in heart failure.