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Zainab Samad

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine
Medicine, Cardiology


Dr. Zainab Samad is chairwoman of the Department of Medicine at Aga Khan University (AKU) in Pakistan and currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. 

She attended Medical School at the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan and thereafter completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Additionally, she completed advanced training in cardiovascular imaging, specifically in clinical echocardiography, cardiac MRI and SPECT-myocardial perfusion imaging. She is also trained in quantitative methods with a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research degree from the National Institutes of Health- Duke Clinical Research Training Program. She served on faculty in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine for nine years before accepting the position at AKU in 2018. She resides full-time in Karachi.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine · 2018 - Present Medicine, Cardiology, Medicine

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University, School of Medicine · 2009 M.H.S.
Aga Khan University (Pakistan) · 2000 M.B.B.S.