Shaden Z. Khalaf, M.D.
Department of Cardiology, Division of Internal Medicine
About Dr. Shaden Z. Khalaf
Shaden Khalaf, MD, assistant professor, specializes in cardiovascular echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance.
Her research focus and expertise is in noninvasive imaging to detect early atherosclerosis and cardiac pathologies in oncology patients.
Dr. Khalaf received her medical degree from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. She then completed her clinical fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston and went on to complete her Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital.
Present Title & Affiliation
Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Assistant Professor, Department of Thoracic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Assistant Professor, Department of Multimodality CV Imaging, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Education & Training
|2012||Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA, MD, Medical Doctor|
|2008||Earlham College, Richmond, IN, USA, BA, Biochemistry|
|2018-2020||Clinical Fellowship, Cardiovascular Imaging, Houston Methodist, Houston, TX|
|2015-2018||Clinical Fellowship, Cardiovascular Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX|
|2012-2015||Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine Residency, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH|
|2022||Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography|
|2019||Board of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance|
|2018||Board of Nuclear Cardiology|
|2018||ABIM Cardiovascular Medicine Board|
|2017||National Board of Echocardiography|
|2015||American Board of Internal Medicine|
- Khalaf S, Khan N, Al-Mallah M, Kassi M, Shah D. A positive PYP scan: Thinking beyond amyloid. J Nucl Cardiol 28(4):1796-1797, 2021. e-Pub 2020. PMID: 32385833.
- Zhan Y, Debs D, Khan MA, Nguyen DT, Graviss EA, Khalaf S, Little SH, Reardon MJ, Nagueh S, Quiñones MA, Kleiman N, Zoghbi WA, Shah DJ. Natural History of Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation Quantified by Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. J Am Coll Cardiol 76(11):1291-1301, 2020. PMID: 32912443.
- Khalaf S, Al-Mallah MH. Fluorodeoxyglucose Applications in Cardiac PET: Viability, Inflammation, Infection, and Beyond. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 16(2):122-129, 2020. PMID: 32670472.
- Khalaf S, Hussain M, Awar M, Preti HA, Schwartz MR, Valderrabano M, Nabi F, Shah D. Unconventional Path to Healing: Diagnostic Value of CMR in a Patient With Incessant VT. JACC Case Rep 1(4):638-642, 2019. e-Pub 2019. PMID: 34316896.
- Khalaf S, Chamsi-Pasha M, Al-Mallah MH. Assessment of myocardial viability by PET. Curr Opin Cardiol 34(5):466-472, 2019. PMID: 31393420.
- Bozkurt B, Khalaf S. Heart Failure in Women. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 13(4):216-223, 2017. PMID: 29744014.
- Isma'eel HA, Cremer PC, Khalaf S, Almedawar MM, Elhajj IH, Sakr GE, Jaber WA. Artificial neural network modeling enhances risk stratification and can reduce downstream testing for patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes, negative cardiac biomarkers, and normal ECGs. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 32(4):687-96, 2016. e-Pub 2015. PMID: 26626458.
- Coleman CM, Khalaf S, Mould S, Wazni O, Kanj M, Saliba W, Cantillon D. Novel Oral Anticoagulants for DC Cardioversion Procedures: Utilization and Clinical Outcomes Compared with Warfarin. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 38(6):731-7, 2015. e-Pub 2015. PMID: 25721150.
- Cremer PC, Khalaf S, Agarwal S, Mayer-Sabik E, Ellis SG, Menon V, Cerqueira MD, Jaber WA. Myocardial perfusion imaging in emergency department patients with negative cardiac biomarkers: yield for detecting ischemia, short-term events, and impact of downstream revascularization on mortality. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 7(6):912-9, 2014. e-Pub 2014. PMID: 25273569.
- Cremer PC, Khalaf S, Lou J, Rodriguez L, Cerqueira MD, Jaber WA. Stress positron emission tomography is safe and can guide coronary revascularization in high-risk patients being considered for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Nucl Cardiol 21(5):1001-10, 2014. e-Pub 2014. PMID: 24942611.
- Ekeh AP, Khalaf S, Ilyas S, Kauffman S, Walusimbi M, McCarthy MC. Complications arising from splenic artery embolization: a review of an 11-year experience. Am J Surg 205(3):250-4; discussion 254, 2013. e-Pub 2013. PMID: 23375704.
- Elder BL, Bullock JD, Warwar RE, Khamis HJ, Khalaf SZ. Pan-antimicrobial failure of alexidine as a contact lens disinfectant when heated in Bausch & Lomb plastic containers: implications for the worldwide Fusarium keratitis epidemic of 2004 to 2006. Eye Contact Lens 38(4):222-6, 2012. PMID: 22495680.
Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications
- Khalaf, SK, Levine, G, Bozkurt,B. Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Cardiology Secretes, 2018.
- Paul Cremer, Shaden Khalaf, Ellen Mayer Sabik, Manuel Cerqueira, Venu Menon, Wael Jaber. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Emergency Department Patients: Are Negative Cardiac Biomarkers Enough for Early Risk Stratification?. ACC 63(12), 2014.