Amit Khera, MD MSc, FACC, FAHA, FASPC
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Amit Khera, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, FASPC

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Khera is Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas where he serves as Director of the Preventive Cardiology, and holder of the Dallas Heart Ball Chair in Hypertension and Heart Disease. His clinical and research interests include the primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease, focusing on risk assessment and risk factor modification in those with premature and familial disease.

 

Dr. Khera received his undergraduate degree in American History from the University of Pennsylvania, with magna cum laude honors. He obtained his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine where he served as class president and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, followed by a Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. He also completed his Masters degree in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.

 

He has published over 150 publications in the field of preventive cardiology and has served on numerous local and national committee and leadership roles for the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association where he is currently Vice Chair of Scientific Sessions planning, and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology where he is the Immediate Past PresidentHe is currently Digital Strategies Editor and an Associate Editor for the journal Circulation.  Dr. Khera has been named Best Doctor in Dallas and Texas SuperDoctor every year since 2014 and was previously the Program Director for the Cardiology Fellowship at UT Southwestern from 2011-2019.