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Minang (Mintu) Turakhia
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)On Leave from 05/23/2022 To 05/22/2024
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Turakhia has an active clinical research program, with funding from AHA, VA, NIH, the medical device industry, and foundations. His research program aims to improve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, with an emphasis on atrial fibrillation, by evaluating quality and variation of care, comparative and cost-effectiveness of therapies, and risk prediction. Dr. Turakhia has extensive expertise in using large administrative and claims databases for this work. His TREAT-AF retrospective study of over 500,000 patients with newly-diagnosed AF is the largest known research cohort of AF patients. He has served as study PI or chairman of several prominent single- and multicenter trials in atrial fibrillation, investigational devices for electrophysiology procedures, digital health interventions, and sensor technologies.
His other research interests include technology assessment of new device-based therapies and the impact of changing health policy and reform on the delivery of arrhythmia care. Dr. Turakhia is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and Heart Rhythm Society.
Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator, Medicine - Med/Endocrinology
BioNicole is the assistant clinical research coordinator in the McLaughlin Lab. She recently graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. At Davis, she volunteered at Dr. Carsten’s Lab researching the neural mechanisms of itch and pain. As assistant clinical research coordinator, Nicole hopes to use her passion for medicine to advance research findings and help those in need. She is kind, hard-working, and perpetually inspired to ignite positive, lasting change in her community.