Haider Warraich, MD

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Education and Training

Medical School
Agha Khan University

Beth Israel Deaconess

Fellow Perspective

Tell us briefly about your background before fellowship?
I went to medical school in Pakistan, internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and moved to Duke for fellowship.

What are your career plans in cardiology?
I am interested in end of life care and health care costs in patients with heart failure and plan on pursuing an academic job that allows me to advance a research program in those areas.

Why did you choose Duke for your fellowship training?
Duke was the most well-rounded cardiology program in the country – it is great at both clinical training and research and has a wealth of mentors and resources that can help anyone regardless of their interest.

What advice might you offer residents looking at fellowship programs?
Know what you want and that will help you find a program that can help you achieve that. Be honest about what it is you want to do, practice vs academic, and then find programs that can prepare you for whichever goal you want to achieve.

From your experience in fellowship, what have you learned about training at Duke?
I have had a phenomenal time at Duke. I had great mentors, co-fellows and had both a lot of fun and was able to achieve or exceed the goals I had set myself before coming on.

How is your life in the Triangle area outside of work?
I have a wife and 2-year-old, and we love living in the Triangle. We consider it a hidden secret in the country and offers a wealth of things to do without any of the hassles of living in an expensive city. We love to eat out and are still finding new places that are opening up. This is a growing area, and is an exciting place to be and to raise a family.


Warraich, Haider J., Christopher O’Connor, Angie Wu, Adrian Coles, William E. Kraus, Ileana L. Piña, David J. Whellan, and Robert J. Mentz. “Differences Between Patients Enrolled Early and Late During Clinical Trial Recruitment: Insights From the HF-ACTION Trial..” Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 11, no. 7 (July 2018). https://doi.org/10.1161/circoutcomes.117.004643.

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Warraich, Haider J., Lisa A. Kaltenbach, Gregg C. Fonarow, Eric D. Peterson, and Tracy Y. Wang. “Adverse Change in Employment Status After Acute Myocardial Infarction: Analysis From the TRANSLATE-ACS Study..” Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 11, no. 6 (June 2018). https://doi.org/10.1161/circoutcomes.117.004528.

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Warraich, Haider J., Di Lu, Stacy Cobb, Lauren B. Cooper, Adam DeVore, Chetan B. Patel, Paul B. Rosenberg, et al. “Trends and outcomes of cardiac transplantation from donors dying of drug intoxication..” Am Heart J 199 (May 2018): 92–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.02.003.

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Warraich, Haider J., Adrian F. Hernandez, and Larry A. Allen. “How Medicine Has Changed the End of Life for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease..” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 70, no. 10 (September 2017): 1276–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2017.07.735.

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Warraich, Haider Javed, Larry A. Allen, Kenneth J. Mukamal, Amy Ship, and Robb D. Kociol. “Accuracy of physician prognosis in heart failure and lung cancer: Comparison between physician estimates and model predicted survival..” Palliative Medicine 30, no. 7 (July 2016): 684–89. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216315626048.

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Warraich, H. “The measles outbreak coming near you..” Missouri Medicine 112, no. 2 (April 2015): 104–5.


Shaharyar, S., H. Warraich, and K. Nasir. “Conventional and Newer Testing for Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes..” In Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Evaluation, Prevention and Management., edited by K. Wong and K. Malik. New Delhi, India: Jay Pee Publishers, 2015.


Warraich, Haider J., Alfred E. Buxton, and Robb D. Kociol. “Macroscopic T-wave alternans in a patient with takotsubo cardiomyopathy and QT prolongation.” Heart Rhythm 11, no. 10 (October 2014): 1848–49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.03.005.

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Ali, Shozab S., Ebenezer T. Oni, Haider J. Warraich, Michael J. Blaha, Roger S. Blumenthal, Adil Karim, Sameer Shaharyar, et al. “Systematic review on noninvasive assessment of subclinical cardiovascular disease in obstructive sleep apnea: new kid on the block!.” Sleep Medicine Reviews 18, no. 5 (October 2014): 379–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2014.01.004.

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