Zainab Samad

Professor of Medicine, Chair of the Department of Medicine
Aga Khan University
Zainab Samad

Dr. Samad graduated from the Aga Khan University MBBS program in 2000. She completed a residency in internal medicine, a fellowship in cardiology, and a Masters in Clinical Research at Duke University. After completing training in 2009, she served on Duke University faculty (2009-2018). She joined the Aga Khan University in 2018. Dr. Samad’s clinical and research efforts are focused on understanding the epidemiology and outcomes of heart disease. Her mentorship and educational efforts have been recognized with several awards.


An important part of her professional vision is to improve cardiovascular health in Pakistan through gender inclusive capacity building efforts that fully leverage available data resources and global connections.

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