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Department of Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Health and Disease

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Fahad Waqar, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine; Associate Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Clinical Interest

Cardiology Interventional

Research Interests

Coronary physiology, high-risk coronary interventions, endovascular interventions, cardiogenic shock, cardiac imaging, structural heart disease


Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Internal Medicine

  • Medical Degree: Aga Khan University
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Cincinnati
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Diseases: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology: Gerald McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute, Allegheny Health Network
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Vascular Medicine: Endovascular
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Interventional Cardiology
Contact Information
  • Medical Science Building
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way, MLC 0542
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

Athar MW, Waqar F, Dwivedi AK, Ahmad S, Sanghvi S, Scott E, Khan N, Gerson MC 2019. Effects of gender and defect reversibility on detection of coronary disease with an upright and supine cadmium-zinc-telluride camera J Nucl Cardiol. 2019 Sep 5, ,

Sanghvi S, Waqar F, Effat M 2019. Coronary thrombosis in acute pancreatitis J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2019 Jan;47(1):157-161, ,

Ahmad S, Jamali HK, Waqar F, Harris DM 2016. Cardiac Tamponade Physiology Secondary to Tense Ascites Cardiology. 2016 Apr 28;134(4):423-425, ,

Jamali HK, Raza U, Waqar F 2016. Idiopathic Atrial Fibrillation and Coronary Arteriovenous Fistulae: Is There a Link? Cardiology. 2016;134:433-435, ,

Jamali HK, Waqar F, Gerson MC 2016. Cardiac autonomic innervation Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, ,

Waqar F, Jamali HK, Gerson MC 2016. Role of I-123 MIBG in sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, ,

Waqar F, Gerson MC. 2015. Cardiac sympathetic imaging in the diagnosis of cardiac autonomic neuropathy in pre-diabetes Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 2015 Dec;22(6):1269-72, ,

Radwan ZH, Demirci FY, Wang X, Waqar F, Hokanson JE, Hamman RF, Bunker CH, Kammerer CM, Barmada MM, Kamboh MI 2014. Comprehensive evaluation of the association of APOE genetic variation with plasma lipoprotein traits in U.S. Whites and African Blacks PLoS One. 2014 Dec 12;9(12):e114618, ,

Waqar F, Dunlap SH, Gerson MC 2012. What will be the role of I-123 MIBG in improving the outcome of medically treated heart failure patients? Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 2012 Dec;19(6):1198-205, ,

Waqar F, Jamali H, Raza A, Yousaf W. 2012. Large ulcerated atheroma in descending thoracic aorta fully visualized with 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography. Journal of Hospital Medicine, Supplement 2 , 507

Jafary FH, Arham AZ, Waqar F, Raza A, Ahmed H 2008. Survival of patients receiving fibrinolytic therapy for acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in a developing country - patient characteristics and predictors of mortality Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. 2008 Oct;26(2):147-9, ,

Taj F, Tanwir M, Aly Z, Khowajah AA, Tariq A, Syed FK, Waqar F, Shahzada K. 2008. Factors associated with Non-adherence among Psychiatric patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan: a questionnaire based cross-sectional study Journal of Pakistan Medical Association. 2008 Aug;58(8):432-6, ,

Taj F, Aly Z, Tanwir M, Zafar AM, Sohani AA, Syed F, Tariq A, Waqar F, Shahzada SK 2007. From syringe to sex: Comparison of high-risk sexual behavior between HIV-positive and HIV-negative injection drug user in Karachi, Pakistan European Journal of Medical Research, 12 IV, 18

Li W, Waqar F, Khalil R, Premyslova M, Challis JRG. 2004. Metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 imbalance in human preterm placenta and fetal membranes with chorioamnionitis. Journal of Society of Gynecologic Investigations, 11 2, 220A