Arash Kheradvar Elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association

Dr. Arash Kheradvar, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA). Kheradvar was elected to fellowship by the AHA Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention in recognition of his major contributions to cardiac imaging and image-based modeling of cardiovascular diseases.  

“I am deeply humbled to have been elected for this honor,” says Kheradvar. “It could never have happened without the hard work and dedication of my research group over the past years. I look forward to furthering my efforts toward the AHA’s mission, which is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Kheradvar’s research focuses on cardiovascular engineering with an emphasis on new cardiac imaging technologies, cardiac mechanics and novel heart valves. He is the author of more than 20 journal articles and the lead inventor of 30 issued and pending patents. Kheradvar received his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2000 and a doctorate degree in bioengineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2006. He is currently a member of The Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and has been an AHA member since 2009, serving as a grant reviewer nationally and regionally since then.

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