tenured Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, and Mechanical Circulatory Support
improving delivery of equitable cardiovascular care in the U.S.
Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA, is committed to achieving national health equity among populations with the highest prevalence of heart failure, Patients of Color and women. She is tenured Associate Professor of Medicine and advanced heart failure/transplant cardiologist at Indiana University. As a physician-scientist and multi-board certified advanced heart failure/transplant cardiologist, Dr. Breathett has developed mixed-method studies, randomized controlled trials, population studies, and implementation science studies focused on reducing disparities in heart failure. Dr. Breathett is a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute R01, R56, and K01-funded primary investigator for work to address allocation of advanced heart failure therapies in minoritized racial and ethnic groups and women. She has published over 100 manuscripts and had over 100 invited national and international lectures. Her work has critically defined how social determinants of health, bias, and structural racism mechanistically contribute to disparate care and has developed rigorous strategies to improve care delivery. Her work has received press acknowledgment in Reuters, MedPage Today, Forbes, Business Insider, and Essence magazine among others. Dr. Breathett has been recognized with the international Women As One Escalator Award, National Minority Quality Forum 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health, National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leaders Forum Awardee, and Heart Failure Society of America Emerging Leader. Dr. Breathett has chaired and co-authored multiple American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology statement papers. She chairs and vice-chairs multiple national committees within the American Heart Association and Heart Failure Society of America. Dr. Breathett is an Associate Editor for Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes and led the development of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Disparities Research Guidelines. Dr. Breathett is passionate about reducing racial/ethnic and gender disparities in heart failure.