Advanced Heart Failure Transplant Cardiology (AHFTC) Fellows

Aly Elezaby, MD, PhD

Dr. Aly Elezaby attended college at the University of Arizona, where he studied molecular and cellular biology. He graduated from the MD-PhD program at Boston University, with a dissertation focus on the effects of diet on mitochondrial function and oxidative stress in the heart. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Stanford as part of the Translational Investigator Program, and intends to pursue a career studying cardiac metabolism with a clinical focus on heart failure.

Jamal Mahar, MD, MEd

Dr. Jamal Mahar was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his MD from the Aga Khan University Medical College and subsequently completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio where he also served as Chief Medical Resident While there, he pursued a Masters in Health Professions Education. He then moved to Houston, Texas for his Cardiology fellowship training at the Baylor College of Medicine. As an aspiring Clinician-Educator, he has a keen interest in curriculum development and instructional design. He is now pursuing a career in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. In his time away from the hospital, he is an avid hiker, enjoys long drives, and is fond of astrophotography.

Natalie Tapaskar, MD

Dr. Natalie Tapaskar grew up in both Toronto and Chicago and attended college at Northwestern University. She received her MD from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine training at The University of Chicago. Her research focuses include risk stratification tools for patients on anticoagulation and quality improvement interventions. She hopes to pursue advanced heart failure with a focus on socioeconomic disparities and improvement of coordination of care.