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@mc.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 (Lebannon), 1993

Publications

Cronin, Edmond M., Frank M. Bogun, Philippe Maury, Petr Peichl, Minglong Chen, Narayanan Namboodiri, Luis Aguinaga, et al. “2019 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS expert consensus statement on catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias..” J Arrhythm 35, no. 3 (June 2019): 323–484. https://doi.org/10.1002/joa3.12185.

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31293696
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Hohnloser, Stefan H., Marat Fudim, John H. Alexander, Daniel M. Wojdyla, Justin A. Ezekowitz, Michael Hanna, Dan Atar, et al. “Efficacy and Safety of Apixaban Versus Warfarin in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Extremes in Body Weight..” Circulation 139, no. 20 (May 14, 2019): 2292–2300. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.037955.

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30773022
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Cronin, Edmond M., Frank M. Bogun, Philippe Maury, Petr Peichl, Minglong Chen, Narayanan Namboodiri, Luis Aguinaga, et al. “2019 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS expert consensus statement on catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias..” Europace, May 10, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euz132.

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31075787
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Cronin, Edmond M., Frank M. Bogun, Philippe Maury, Petr Peichl, Minglong Chen, Narayanan Namboodiri, Luis Aguinaga, et al. “2019 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS expert consensus statement on catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias..” Heart Rhythm, May 10, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.03.002.

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31085023
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Cronin, Edmond M., Frank M. Bogun, Philippe Maury, Petr Peichl, Minglong Chen, Narayanan Namboodiri, Luis Aguinaga, et al. “2019 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS expert consensus statement on catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias: Executive summary..” Heart Rhythm, May 10, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.03.014.

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31102616
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Slotwiner, David J., Robert L. Abraham, Sana M. Al-Khatib, H Vernon Anderson, T Jared Bunch, Martha G. Ferrara, Neal Lippman, et al. “HRS White Paper on interoperability of data from cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs)..” Heart Rhythm, May 8, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.05.002.

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31077801
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Slotwiner, David J., Khaldoun G. Tarakji, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Rod S. Passman, Leslie A. Saxon, Nicholas S. Peters, Debbe McCall, and Debbe Advisors. “Transparent sharing of digital health data: A call to action..” Heart Rhythm, May 8, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.04.042.

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31077802
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Levine, Glenn N., Patrick T. O’Gara, Joshua A. Beckman, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Kim K. Birtcher, Joaquin E. Cigarroa, Lisa de Las Fuentes, et al. “Recent Innovations, Modifications, and Evolution of ACC/AHA Clinical Practice Guidelines: An Update for Our Constituencies: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines..” Circulation 139, no. 17 (April 23, 2019): e879–86. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000651.

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30892927
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