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

Cocoros, NM, Pokorney, SD, Haynes, K, Garcia, C, Al-Khalidi, HR, Al-Khatib, SM, Archdeacon, P, Goldsack, JC, Harkins, T, Lin, ND, Martin, D, McCall, D, Nair, V, Parlett, L, Temple, R, McMahill-Walraven, C, Granger, CB, and Platt, R. "FDA-Catalyst-Using FDA's Sentinel Initiative for large-scale pragmatic randomized trials: Approach and lessons learned during the planning phase of the first trial." Clinical Trials (London, England) 16, no. 1 (February 2019): 90-97.

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Goldstein, SA, Mentz, RJ, Hellkamp, AS, Randolph, TC, Fonarow, GC, Hernandez, A, Yancy, CW, and Al-Khatib, SM. "Timing of cardiac resynchronization therapy device implantation in heart failure patients and its association with outcomes." Clinical Cardiology (December 11, 2018).

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Borre, ED, Goode, A, Raitz, G, Shah, B, Lowenstern, A, Chatterjee, R, Sharan, L, Allen LaPointe, NM, Yapa, R, Davis, JK, Lallinger, K, Schmidt, R, Kosinski, A, Al-Khatib, SM, and Sanders, GD. "Predicting Thromboembolic and Bleeding Event Risk in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review." Thrombosis and Haemostasis 118, no. 12 (December 2018): 2171-2187.

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Kochar, A, Rymer, J, Samad, Z, and Duke Cardiovascular Education Group, . "Disrupting Fellow Education Through Group Texting: WhatsApp in Fellow Education?." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 72, no. 25 (December 2018): 3366-3369.

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Ambrosy, AP, Parzynski, CS, Friedman, DJ, Fudim, M, Hernandez, AF, Fonarow, GC, Masoudi, FA, and Al-Khatib, SM. "Is Time From Last Hospitalization for Heart Failure to Placement of a Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Associated With Patient Outcomes?." Circulation 138, no. 24 (December 2018): 2787-2797.

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Friedman, DJ, and Al-Khatib, SM. "Response by Friedman and Al-Khatib to Letter Regarding Article, "Ventricular Fibrillation Conversion Testing After Implantation of a Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: Report From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry"." Circulation 138, no. 25 (December 2018): 2972-2973. (Letter)

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Al-Khatib, SM, and Pokorney, SD. "Knowledge and Insights Vested in Us by the VEST." Circulation 138, no. 24 (December 2018): 2735-2737.

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Alexander, KP, Brouwer, MA, Mulder, H, Vinereanu, D, Lopes, RD, Proietti, M, Al-Khatib, SM, Hijazi, Z, Halvorsen, S, Hylek, EM, Verheugt, FWA, Alexander, JH, Wallentin, L, Granger, CB, and ARISTOTLE Investigators, . "Outcomes of apixaban versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation and multi-morbidity: Insights from the ARISTOTLE trial." American Heart Journal (November 22, 2018).

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Pokorney, SD, Bloom, D, Granger, CB, Thomas, KL, Al-Khatib, SM, Roettig, ML, Anderson, J, Heflin, MT, and Granger, BB. "Exploring patient-provider decision-making for use of anticoagulation for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: Results of the INFORM-AF study." European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing : Journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology (November 12, 2018): 1474515118812252-null.

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Lowenstern, A, Al-Khatib, SM, Sharan, L, Chatterjee, R, LaPointe, NMA, Shah, B, Borre, ED, Raitz, G, Goode, A, Yapa, R, Davis, JK, Lallinger, K, Schmidt, R, Kosinski, AS, and Sanders, GD. "Interventions for Preventing Thromboembolic Events in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review." Annals of Internal Medicine (October 30, 2018).

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