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Akl C. Fahed, MD, MPH

Akl C. Fahed, MD, MPH

Interventional Cardiologist
Massachusetts General Hospital

Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Massachusetts General Hospital
Simches Research Building
185 Cambridge St., Room 3.218
Boston, MA 02114

Dr. Fahed is an interventional cardiologist and physician-scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is faculty member of the Cardiovascular Disease Initiative (CVDI) and Machine Learning for Health (ML4H) at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
His clinical expertise is invasive diagnosis and treatment of coronary epicardial and microvascular disease, including intravascular imaging, coronary physiology, and complex coronary interventions.
Research in the Fahed Lab bridges genomics, data science, and coronary imaging and catheterization-based phenotyping to improve prediction and prevention of coronary disease, understand its mechanisms, and improve its treatment. The Fahed Lab is focused on three key research areas to achieve these goals: (1) developing integrated risk prediction tools that combine genomic, lifestyle, and clinical data, (2) implementing and testing those tools prospectively in clinical practice to improve risk stratification and treatment of coronary disease, and (3) understanding mechanisms of coronary disease through data-driven approaches that leverage multi-omics, deep phenotyping, and machine learning. His group is affiliated with the Natarajan Lab, Ellinor Lab, and the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center at the Broad Institute.
Dr. Fahed earned his MD from the American University of Beirut where he was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and his MPH from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed residency in internal medicine, fellowship in cardiovascular disease, and fellowship in interventional cardiology all at MGH/Harvard. He completed five years of postdoctoral research fellowships in genetics at Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics (Seidman Lab) and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (Kathiresan and Ellinor Labs).

Research Areas
Vascular Biology and Metabolism
Cardiovascular Bioengineering and Biomedical Imaging

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