Dr. Safdar has distinguished herself nationally as a clinical researcher in sex and gender-specific research focusing on cardiovascular health. Her area of focus is better diagnostics and treatment of microvascular disease as an under-diagnosed cause of persistent chest pain. She has led the first emergency department randomized clinical trial in the US, treating microvascular disease in undifferentiated emergency department chest pain patients. In the past five years, Dr. Safdar has been the recipient of federal and industrial funding to conduct experiments in investigating the physiology of unexplained chest pain and how it relates to sex. She led the Women’s Heart Program for the last five years and is currently the Co-Chair of Chest Pain Center for YNHH Heart and Vascular Center. Dr. Safdar has delivered lectures on recognition and diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and unexplained chest pain at several regional and national forums. She speaks regularly at community outreach programs for both patients and physicians. She was invited to record three national talks for MyVehuCampus, the virtual audience interactive health training environment created by the Veteran’s Health Administration, Office of Informatics and Analytics for VA staff and physicians.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
  • Cardiac Emergencies (EKGs, POC Echo, ACS)
  • Research (Methodology, Funding)
  • Sex and Gender Research