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Fadi Akar, PhD

    • Position
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Cardiology
    • Language
    • English


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Fadi G. Akar, Ph.D. completed his doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and his post-doctoral training in molecular cardiology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Akar was subsequently promoted to assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University from 2004 to 2007. Dr. Akar joined the Cardiovascular Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2007, where he established the Cardiac Bioelectricity Research Laboratory. The Akar lab is dedicated to uncovering the mechanisms that promote arrhythmias in common structural heart diseases and to develop novel gene-based approaches to prevent these malignant arrhythmias.

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Research Topics

Biophysics, Cardiovascular, Electrophysiology, Gap Junctions, Gene Therapy, Mathematical and Computational Biology, Mitochondria, Oxidative Stress

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology [BSP], Design Technology and Entrepreneurship [DTE]


BS, Pennsylvania State University
MS, Case Western Reserve University
PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Postdoc, Johns Hopkins University