Dr. Javed Butler is currently Professor of Medicine at the Emory University and the Deputy Chief Science Officer for the American Heart Association. His clinical interests includes management of patients with advanced heart failure including those who undergo cardiac transplantation or mechanical circulatory assist device implantation, and his research interests include risk assessment, prediction modeling, and early phase clinical trials with novel molecules. He is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiac Failure, American Heart Journal, Current Heart Failure Reviews, and Congestive Heart Failure. He serves on the American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association as well as the Heart Failure Society of America’s Heart Failure Guidelines Committees. He has published over 150 original research papers and has served in various committees for multiple professional organizations, the National Institutes of Health, Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality, and The Joint Commission. Dr. Butler is the principle investigator for the National Institutes of Health funded Heart Failure Clinical Trials Network at Emory, and is also funded through 3 other NIH grants. He has participated in over 50 clinical trials.
Dr. Butler graduated from the Aga Khan University with the Class of 1990. He completed his residency and chief residency at Yale University, Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, and cardiology fellowship from Vanderbilt University. He subsequently also completed an advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation fellowship from Vanderbilt University and cardiac Imaging training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Advanced Heart Failure, and Nuclear Cardiology. Prior to his move to Emory University, he was the Director for Heart Transplant and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs at Vanderbilt University.
During his stay at Vanderbilt and Emory, Dr. Butler has supervised multiple graduate and doctoral students and mentored countless young Pakistani students and physicians with an interest in Cardiology. He is married to Dr. Asma Khalid Butler, who is a geriatrician at Emory University and has a daughter, Sophia.
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