Education and Training
Agha Khan University
Beth Israel Deaconess
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.