Heart failure

Ahmad takes on new role as Yale Heart Failure Program Director


Tariq Ahmad, MD, MPH, has been appointed director of the Yale Heart Failure Program. Ahmad is an Associate Professor of Medicine who joined Yale School in 2015. He completed his internal medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital during which he also earned an MPH from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. He trained in general cardiology, advanced heart failure, and clinical research at Duke University Medical Center and Duke Clinical Research Institute.

Ahmad is an internationally renowned clinician-scientist with over 140 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He is the PI of several pragmatic clinical trials, working closely with colleagues at Yale. Its efforts are aimed at redefining the care pathways at the national level. During his time at Yale, Tariq held a number of exceptional leadership roles, including serving as Director of Cardiovascular Medicine Science Sessions and Medical Director of Yale’s Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program. Partnering with his colleagues in HCV and CT surgery, Yale’s heart transplant program quickly grew into one of the largest and highest-quality programs in the North East, with outstanding results.

“We are grateful to Dr. Daniel Jacoby for guiding this program through its remarkable transformation over the past several years. Thanks to the combined efforts of Drs. Jacoby and Ahmad, we now have dedicated inpatient inventory services for advanced heart failure and transplant management in every distribution network. Dr Ahmad will ensure the continued success of the program in his new role, ”said Eric J. Velazquez, MD, Robert W. Berliner professor of medicine.

Submitted by Elisabeth Reitman on December 17, 2021