Ferhaan Ahmad, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FAHA

Associate Professor of Medicine

(319) 384-8756


Dr. Ahmad directs a laboratory conducting basic and translational research into the genetic and genomic mechanisms underlying inherited cardiovascular disorders, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, glycogen storage cardiomyopathy, inherited arrhythmias, and pulmonary hypertension. His laboratory uses laboratory uses a wide range of techniques in human and mouse genetics, and fosters crosstalk between clinical studies, human molecular genetic studies, animal modeling, and basic cellular and molecular studies. He is also Director of the Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Program at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, where patients with inherited cardiovascular disorders and their families are evaluated, counseled, and treated.