Position: Professor of Medicine
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. Her clinical expertise is in sudden cardiac death prevention, ventricular arrhythmias, implantable cardiac devices, and atrial fibrillation. As a graduate of the NIH-funded Clinical Research Training Program, she is one of a few electrophysiologists nation-wide with expertise in quantitative research methods. Her research expertise lies in the design and conduct of clinical trials, outcomes research, cost-effectiveness analyses, electronic clinical decision support, and use of big data. She is a recipient of a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) R-01 grant titled “Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy in Patients with Heart Failure”(2009 – 2013). She has also been a Co-Principal Investigator on multiple NHLBI and Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality sponsored R-01 grants many of which involved large clinical and administrative databases and many focused on patients with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and cardiac rhythm management devices. She has more than 330 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Al-Khatib is the Duke Clinical Research Institute’s Fellowship Program Director. She is a Senior Associate Editor for Circulation, and she serves on the Editorial Board for Heart Rhythm, Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, JACC Electrophysiology, the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal, and the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. She chaired the 2017 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society Guideline on the Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death.