Fellows

Cardiology research fellows at the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Nour Beydoun

Medical School: American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Residency: Emory University

Research Interests:

  • Women and cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiovascular disease in people living with HIV
  • Cardiac biomarkers
Honors and Awards:
  • NIH Stimulating Access to Research in Residency award (StARR R38 grant)
Publications:

@nourbeydounn

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Medical School: Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Residency: Saint Bernards Healthcare

Research Interests:

  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Clinical Lipidology
  • Health Equity
Honors and Awards:
  • 2019 First Place Winner of the National Lipid Association's Young Investigator Award
Publications:
  • Severe Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Heterozygous APOE p.V254E
  • Pancreatitis, Diabetes Mellitus, and Plantar Xanthomas
Alexis Okoh

Medical School: Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara Turkey

Residency: Rutgers Health, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Research Interests:

  • Heart Failure in Blacks
  • Racial disparities in cardiovascular disease outcomes
  • Advanced therapies in End-stage Heart Failure
  • Structural heart diseases
Honors and Awards:
  • National Medical Fellowships Diversity in Clinical Trials Research Award
  • NIH/National Medical Association Travel Award
  • Acute Cardiac Unloading and Recovery Research Merit Scholarship Award
  • Association of Black Cardiologists 2021 Dr Jay Brown Best Abstract Award
  • Association of Black Cardiologists 2019 Dr Jay Brown Best Abstract Award
  • Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society Overall Best Cardiac Presentation Award
Publications:

 

@OkohMD

Birju Rao

Medical School: University of Illinois in Chicago

Residency: Emory University

Research Interests:

  • Health Services Research
  • Shared Decision-Making
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular disease in people living with HIV
  • Cardiac biomarkers
Honors and Awards:
  • Grant support: TL1 through NCATS grant # ULITR002378 and F32 through AHRQ grant # 1F32HS028558;
  • 2020 Semi-finalist, Early Career Investigator Award QCOR Scientific Sessions
Publications:

@Birju_Rao