After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1988, Dr. Farkouh interned at the Toronto General Hospital. In 1992, he completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic followed by a fellowship in Academic General Internal Medicine from McMaster University where he studied for the Master of Science in Epidemiology under Professor David Sackett. Under the mentorship of Professor Salim Yusuf, Dr. Farkouh studied cardiovascular clinical trials. He completed his cardiovascular fellowship at Mount Sinai in 1998.
Dr. Farkouh has designed and conducted numerous pivotal clinical trials including: CHEER (Chest Pain Evaluation in the Emergency Room), TARGET, STATUS and FREEDOM (enrolling). His areas of research include: evaluation of chest pain syndromes, diabetes and heart diseases and the relationship of anti-inflammatory agents and heart disease. Dr. Farkouh is the PI for the BARI 2D and TRIUMPH trials at Mount Sinai. His past appointments include director of the telemetry unit at Mount Sinai, director of the cardiac care unit at New York University and director of the Electrocardiography Core Laboratory at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. He has been awarded Teacher of the Year in the Department of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Farkouh has been an invited speaker internationally and served on numerous data safety monitoring boards.
The Clinical Trials Unit at Mount Sinai Heart serves as the clinical coordinating center for the NHLBI-sponsored FREEDOM trial and registry and for the REDEEM trial. The unit oversees clinical trial research throughout Mount Sinai Heart and interacts with various departments across the institution and beyond.
MD, University of Western Ontario
MD, University of Western Ontario
, University of Toronto
, Mayo Clinic
, McMaster University
, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Internship, Internal Medicine
University of Toronto
Residency, Internal Medicine
Fellowship, General Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital
Multicenter, randomized, 12 week, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, Phase IIA study using F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET to measure the effects of rilapladib on in-vivo macrophage activity in subjects with established atherosclerosis
This is a study in patients with atherosclerosis to assess safety, effect and PK of rilapladib vs. placebo over 12 weeks of dosing. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00695305
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Dr.Farkouh did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2016 and/or 2017: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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