Cardiology research fellows at the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Ahmed AlBadri

Medical School: Beirut Arab University College of Medicine

Residency: NorthWell Lenox Hill Hospital; Cedars Sinai Heart Institute

Research Interests:

  • Ischemia with no obstructive coronary artery disease (INOCA)
  • Invasive and non-invasive assessment of coronary vascular function
  • Physiological non-invasive assessment of significant coronary lesions (Co-PI DEMYSTIFY Trial)
Honors and Awards:
  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • Emory Eye Clinic Research Grant Award
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award Training Grant


Zakaria Almuwaqqat

Medical School: Jordan University for Science and Technology

Residency: University of Illinois

Research Interests:

  • CV epidemiology
  • Mechanisms of stress-induced cardiovascular disease
  • Novel risk factors and mechanisms of cardiovascular disease
Honors and Awards:
  • Finalist, Sandra A. Daugherty Award for Excellence inHypertension Epidemiology and Prevention, American Heart Association 2018
  • NCATS Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance Postdoctoral Research Training Award, Georgia CTSA 2019


Shabatun Islam, MD

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Residency: Boston University/Boston Medical Center

Research Interests:

  • Cardiovascular Health Disparities
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Honors and Awards:
  • 2013-2014 Schweitzer Fellow
  • Gold Humanism Society


Jeong Hwan Kim

Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Residency: Emory University

Research Interests:

  • Cardiovascular resilience
  • Social determinants of cardiovascular health
  • Mental stress and cardiovascular disease
Honors and Awards:
  • ACC Young Investigator Award (Clinical Investigation) - 2nd place (2019)
  • Annals of Internal Medicine Junior Investigator Award 2018


Arnav Kumar

Medical School: Stanley Medical College

Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch

Research Interests:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Structural Heart Diseases
  • Vulnerable Plaque Assessment
Honors and Awards:
  • ACC William W. Parmley Young Author Achievement Award (2019)
  • ACCIO Young Investigator Award in Interventional Cardiology & Electrophysiology (2018)
  • Best Clinical Research Oral Presentation Annual Emory Cardiology Research Symposium (2018)


Bruno Lima

Medical School: Federal University of Ceara Faculty of Medicine

Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Research Interests:

  • Brain and Heart Axis Research
  • Behavioral Cardiology
Honors and Awards:
  • ACC Young Investigator Award (Clinical Investigation) - finalist (2019)
  • AHA Samuel Levine Clinical Young Investigator Award - finalist (2018)
  • APS Young Investigator Award (2018)
Anurag Mehta

Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Residency: UT Southwestern

Research Interests: 

  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Biomarkers
Honors and Awards:
  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Young Investigator Travel Grant (2018)
  • American Society of Preventive Cardiology Young Investigator Award - 1st place (2017)


Kasra Moazzami

Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Research Interests: Connections between cardiac and central nervous system pathologies including stress, dementia, depression and sleep disorders.

Honors and Awards:
  • Scott Grundy Fellowship Award for Excellence in Metabolism Research - AHA (2019)
  • Research Award for Translational Research at the Annual Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Conference - 1st place (2019)
Aditi Nayak

Medical School:  Armed Forces Medical College

Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Research Interests:

  • Advanced heart failure therapeutics and cardiac devices
  • Biomedical innovation
  • Global health
Honors and Awards:
  • Research on PD Remote Monitoring in developing countries covered in Harvard Business Review blog and the book “Reverse Innovation in Health Care: How to Make Value-Based Delivery Work"


Jason Tso

Medical School: University of Southern California

Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Research Interests:

  • Sports Cardiology

Honors and Awards: 

  • Young Achiever Award, American College of Physicians 2018
  • Clinical Vignette Poster Presentation Winner, ACP Southern California Region



An Young

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine

Residency: Emory University

Research Interests:

  • Women and cardiovascular disease risk
  • Disparities in cardiovascular health
  • Psychosocial determinants of cardiovascular disease