Khurram NasirDirector, Professor | Louisville, Kentucky
Khurram Nasir, M.D., MPH, who received his master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University, is the recipient of that university’s 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award. The honor recognizes alumni whose professional achievements and humanitarian service typify the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence. Dr. Nasir is director of Wellness and Prevention Research at Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 130 physicians in multiple specialties integrated within Baptist Health South Florida.
Dr. Nasir’s area of expertise in preventive cardiology involves the identification of high-risk individuals — those likely to have a heart attack or stroke. His research helps to identify the at-risk population so that treatments may be targeted to them, rather than medicating everyone considered at high risk by current guidelines, which includes those with high cholesterol, a large number of whom will never develop heart disease.