Arshed Ali Quyyumi, MD, FRCP, FACC

Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine


Dr. Arshed A. Quyyumi has been involved in clinical translational research in cardiovascular diseases for over 25 years.  Dr. Quyyumi received his undergraduate degree in Pharmacology and medical degree  from the University of London, England. He completed his residency at Guy's and Royal Free Hospitals in London, and cardiology fellowships at National Heart Hospital, London; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; and the National Institutes of Health.   After completion of his residency and fellowship, he served in several capacities in the Cardiology Branch of National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH in Bethesda, MD, including Senior Investigator and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.  In 2001 he was appointed Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine, and in 2010 he was named Co-Director of the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute (ECCRI).  Since 2005, Dr. Quyyumi has been awarded more than $21 million in research funding.  He serves on the Editorial Boards of several national journals, is a member on several Scientific Advisory Boards, and is a reviewer for the NIH-NHLBI Study Sections.  Dr. Quyyumi has authored more than 180 peer-reviewed publications and has been an invited speaker and session chair at numerous National and International scientific meetings and conferences.

Dr. Quyyumi's research focus includes vascular biology, angiogenesis, progenitor cell biology, mechanisms of myocardial ischemia, and the role of genetic and environmental risks on vascular disease.  Other interests have spanned the fields of personalized medicine and disparities in cardiovascular diseases.  During his academic career, Dr. Quyyumi has carried out more than 50 NIH, industry-funded, or investigator-initiated projects, including numerous clinical trials.

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1977 Honors in Internal Medicine and Pharmacology, London University, England, UK
1977 ICI Pharmacology and Therapeutics Prize for MBBS
MRCP: Member of Royal College of Physicians, UK
1984 Finalist - Young Investigator of the Year, British Cardiac Society
1988 Doctorate of Medicine (MD) - University of London.  Thesis “Silent and Painful
Myocardial Ischeamia: The role of ambulatory ST segment monitoring”
1992 Young Investigator Award - International Society for Holter Monitoring.
1992 Fellow, finalist Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association
1993 Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Secretary of the International Society of Holter and Non-Invasive Electrocardiology
1993-1998 Science Watch
Fellow recipient of the Samuel A. Levine Young Investigator Award, AHA
Fellow finalist Samuel A. Levine Young Investigator Award, AHA
1999 Cited as one of the top 15 authors of high impact papers in cardiovascular research
2000 Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, UK
2000 Fellow, finalist Samuel A. Levine Young Investigator Award, AHA
2003 Recipient of the J Willis Hurst Teaching Award, Emory University Cardiology Department
2006 Elected to the Association of University Cardiologists
2008 One in One Hundred Mentorship Award: For excellence in Mentorship. Emory University


CURRENT APPOINTMENT - Since October 2001
Tenured Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine 


            Board Certifications   
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1990, 2000
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 1991, 2001

State of Maryland Board of Medical Examiners, 1988
State of Georgia Board of Medical Examiners, 2001

July 1988 to June 1997
Senior Investigator / Attending Physician
Cardiology Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

July 1997 to September 2001
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory / Attending Physician
Cardiology Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Secretary of the International Society for Holter and Non-invasive Electrocardiology, 1993-1998
Member of the Cardiology Branch investigational review Board 1997-present
Member of the National Institutes of Health medical records Committee 1997-2001
Member of Data safety monitoring Committee Alexion Pharmaceuticals 1999-2000
VA Merit review subcommittee for Cardiovascular Diseases 2001
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship Study section 2002
Safety Advisory Committee, General Clinical Research Center, Emory University 2005-                       
Faculty Development and Tenure Subcommittee Emory University 2007-present

Annals of Non-Invasive Electrocardiology 1997-present
Journal of the American College of Cardiology 1997- 2003, 2005-present
American Journal of Cardiology 1999-present
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology 2004-present

MANUSCRIPT REVIEWER   Circulation, Lancet, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, Heart, Diabetes

International Society of Non-invasive Electrocardiology
Member of the Council of Circulation of the American Heart Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, U.K.                   

I have chaired several scientific sessions at National and International Cardiovascular meetings.
VA Merit Review Subcommittee for Cardiovascular Diseases, 2001-2004
NIH NRSA Study Section 2002
NIH Special Emphasis Panel Reviewer R21 Exploratory Bioengineering Research Grant  2003

NIH CICS study section member 2004-2009

Publications & Presentations