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Vascular Medicine Institute
University of Pittsburgh
BST E1240
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-383-5853
Fax: 412-648-5980

Saba Laboratory

Contact

Lab phone: 412-802-3372 | 412-647-6272

Lab address: B535 UPMC Presbyterian, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Research

Dr. Saba's research broadly focusses on examining patient outcomes in patients suffering from arrhythmic conditions. More specifically, his laboratory has concentrated its efforts over the past few years on studying the causes of racial and gender disparities in the delivery of defibrillator therapy and on evaluating interventions to reduce and eliminate these disparities. The Saba laboratory also studies the adherence of physician groups to the published guidelines in arrhythmic diseases such as atrial fibrillation and the impact of adherence on patient outcomes. Other on-going projects include a project examining the role of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in elderly patients and another analyzing the effect of image-guidance at the time of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) procedures on health care utilization and the cost of patient management.


People

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
  Samir Saba

SAMIR SABA, MD, FACC, FHRS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Associate Professor in Clinical and Translational Science
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory

sabas@upmc.edu | 412-647-6272

 

POSTDOCS / FELLOWS
 

MIAN B. ALAM, MD

Hospitalist, UPMC

alammb@upmc.edu | 412-647-3136

   

 

  amber johnson

AMBER JOHNSON, MD, MBA

Cardiology Fellow, UPMC

johnsonae2@upmc.edu | 412-647-3429

   

 

 

MD. BILAL MUNIR, MD

Medical Resident, UPMC

munirb@upmc.edu | 412-802-3372

   

 

 

DINGXIN QIN, MD

Medical Resident, UPMC

qind@upmc.edu | 412-802-3372

   

 

 

YASSER RODRIGUEZ, MD, MBA

Cardiology Fellow, UPMC

rodriguezy@upmc.edu | 412-647-3429

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS
 

GEORGE LEEF

Medical Student, University of Pittsburgh