Zainab Samad

Department of Medicine


Telephone: 0092 21 34864661


Masters in Health Science (Clinical Research), Duke University, 2009
MBBS, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan, 2000 


Fellowship in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, Duke University, Durham, USA, 2009
Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases, Duke University, Durham, USA, 2009
Residency in Internal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, USA, 2005

Research interests

Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes
Quality Improvement in Cardiovascular Care
Education and Capacity Building

Awards and honours

The Thomas Bashore Teaching Award, Duke Cardiology Fellowship Programme, 2017
Duke Department of Medicine Medical Education Award, 2015
The Robert A. Waugh MD Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Education from the Department of Medicine, 2014
The Thomas Bashore Teaching Award from the Duke Cardiology Fellowship Programme, 2013
American Heart Association, Women in Cardiology Award for Excellence, 2007


Agarwala A, Michos ED, Samad Z, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. The Use of Sex-Specific Factors in the Assessment of Women's Cardiovascular Risk. Circulation. 2020 Feb 18;141(7):592-599. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.043429. Epub 2020 Feb 17. PMID: 32065772; PMCID: PMC7032610.

Mahtta D, Ramsey DJ, Al Rifai M, Nasir K, Samad Z, Aguilar D, Jneid H, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA, Virani SS. Evaluation of Aspirin and Statin Therapy Use and Adherence in Patients With Premature Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Aug 3;3(8):e2011051. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.11051. PMID: 32816031; PMCID: PMC7441361.

Virani SS, Alonso A, Aparicio HJ, Benjamin EJ, Bittencourt MS, Callaway CW, Carson AP, Chamberlain AM, Cheng S, Delling FN, Elkind MSV, Evenson KR, Ferguson JF, Gupta DK, Khan SS, Kissela BM, Knutson KL, Lee CD, Lewis TT, Liu J, Loop MS, Lutsey PL, Ma J, Mackey J, Martin SS, Matchar DB, Mussolino ME, Navaneethan SD, Perak AM, Roth GA, Samad Z, Satou GM, Schroeder EB, Shah SH, Shay CM, Stokes A, VanWagner LB, Wang NY, Tsao CW; American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2021 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2021 Feb 23;143(8):e254-e743. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000950. Epub 2021 Jan 27. PMID: 33501848.

Qureshi NQ, Mufarrih SH, Bloomfield GS, Tariq W, Almas A, Mokdad AH, Bartlett J, Nisar I, Siddiqi S, Bhutta Z, Mark D, Douglas PS, Samad Z. Disparities in Cardiovascular Research Output and Disease Outcomes among High-, Middle- and Low-Income Countries - An Analysis of Global Cardiovascular Publications over the Last Decade (2008-2017). Glob Heart. 2021 Jan 18;16(1):4. doi: 10.5334/gh.815. PMID: 33598384; PMCID: PMC7845477.

Mahtta D, Ramsey D, Krittanawong C, Al Rifai M, Khurram N, Samad Z, Jneid H, Ballantyne C, Petersen LA, Virani SS. Recreational substance use among patients with premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Heart. 2021 Apr;107(8):650-656. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-318119. Epub 2021 Feb 15. PMID: 33589427.

Clinical profile information

Clinical designation

Consultant Cardiologist



Created on:09/10/2020 Last modified:04/15/2021