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Khadijah Breathett

Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Her research focuses on reducing racial/ethnic and gender disparities in advanced heart failure and preventing populations that experience disparities from developing advanced heart failure. Her published research appears in journals such as Circulation Heart Failure and the Journal of American College of Cardiology Heart Failure. She also is the lead author of the chapter, “Review of Heart Failure Management in African Americans” in Management of Heart Failure.

Factors that affect physician bias: From “Factors Related to Physician Clinical Decision-Making for African-American and Hispanic Patients: A Qualitative Meta-synthesis,” Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, March 5, 2018

 

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