Sana Mustapha Al-Khatib, MD

Professor of Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 7521 N Pavilion Bldg, Durham, NC 27715
Phone (919) 668-8649
Email address alkha001@duke.edu

Dr. Sana M. Al-Khatib is a tenured Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, a board-certified clinical electrophysiologist and an experienced clinical researcher in cardiac arrhythmias.  As a graduate of the NIH-funded Clinical Research Training Program, she is one of a few electrophysiologists nationwide with expertise in quantitative research methods. Her clinical expertise is in sudden cardiac death prevention, atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias, and implantable cardiac devices. Her research expertise lies in the design and conduct of clinical trials, outcomes research, and cost-effectiveness analyses. She is a recipient of a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s R-01 grant titled “Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy in Patients with Heart Failure” (2009-2013) and of an American Heart Association Career Development Award (2002-2006). She is a Co-Principal Investigator on an NHLBI-funded T-32 Postdoctoral Training in Cardiovascular Clinical Research and on several Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality sponsored R-01 grants including the “Duke Cardiovascular Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics.” She has more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She has established several collaborative research efforts both within and outside her institution. The goals of these collaborations are to synergize efforts aimed at improving the survival and quality of life of patients at risk for sudden cardiac death and those with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias through clinical trials and outcomes-based research and to evaluate study design and data analysis in order to improve the quality of research done in these arenas. Dr. Al-Khatib is an Associate Editor for the American Heart Journal and is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. Dr. Al-Khatib serves on multiple national committees including the Heart Rhythm Society Board of Trustees, the Heart Rhythm Society Health Policy committee, the Heart Rhythm Society Legislative subcommittee, the Heart Rhythm Society Program Planning committee, the American College of Cardiology ICD Registry Steering committee, and the National Quality Forum Cardiovascular Steering committee.

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Education and Training

  • Fellow in Cardiology, Medicine, Duke University, 1996 - 2000
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1993 - 1996
  • M.D., American University of Beirut (Lebanon), 1993

Publications

Benjamin, Emelia J., Sana M. Al-Khatib, Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, Alvaro Alonso, Luc Djoussé, Daniel E. Forman, Anne M. Gillis, et al. “Research Priorities in the Secondary Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation: A National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Virtual Workshop Report.” J Am Heart Assoc 10, no. 16 (August 17, 2021): e021566. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.121.021566.

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Darden, Douglas, Thao Duong, Chengan Du, Muhammad Bilal Munir, Frederick T. Han, Ryan Reeves, Jacqueline Saw, et al. “Sex Differences in Procedural Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: Insights From the NCDR LAAO Registry.” Jama Cardiol, August 11, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2021.3021.

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Writing Committee Members, Y Joseph, Catherine M. Otto, Rick A. Nishimura, Robert O. Bonow, Blase A. Carabello, John P. Erwin, Federico Gentile, et al. “2020 ACC/AHA guideline for the management of patients with valvular heart disease: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 162, no. 2 (August 2021): e183–353. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.04.002.

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Writing Committee Members, Y Joseph, Steve R. Ommen, Seema Mital, Michael A. Burke, Sharlene M. Day, Anita Deswal, Perry Elliott, et al. “2020 AHA/ACC guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 162, no. 1 (July 2021): e23–106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.04.001.

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Patel, Divyang, Anirudh Kumar, Eric Black-Maier, Rebecca L. Morgan, Kevin Trulock, Bryan Wilner, David Nemer, et al. “Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy With or Without Defibrillation in Patients With Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 14, no. 6 (June 2021): e008991. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.120.008991.

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Bernard, Michael L., Francis Benn, Cody M. Williams, A Elise Hiltbold, Paul A. Rogers, Glenn M. Polin, Sammy Khatib, Sana M. Al-Khatib, and Daniel P. Morin. “The role of atrial fibrillation catheter ablation in patients with heart failure.” Prog Cardiovasc Dis 66 (May 2021): 80–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2021.06.002.

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Carnicelli, Anthony P., Sana M. Al-Khatib, Denis Xavier, Frederik Dalgaard, Peter D. Merrill, Daniel M. Wojdyla, Basil S. Lewis, et al. “Premature permanent discontinuation of apixaban or warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation.” Heart 107, no. 9 (May 2021): 713–20. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2020-317229.

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Kamp, Nicholas J., Godefroy Chery, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Milind Y. Desai, Oussama Wazni, Gillian Sanders Schmidler, Manesh Patel, Renato D. Lopes, Daniel P. Morin, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Risk stratification using late gadolinium enhancement on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Prog Cardiovasc Dis 66 (May 2021): 10–16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2020.11.001.

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Ali-Ahmed, Fatima, Frederik Dalgaard, Nancy M. Allen Lapointe, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Vanessa Blumer, Daniel P. Morin, Gillian D. Sanders, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Right ventricular lead location and outcomes among patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy: A meta-analysis.” Prog Cardiovasc Dis 66 (May 2021): 53–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2021.04.002.

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