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Kiran Kaur Khush, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

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  • Clinical Offices
    Cardiovascular Medicine Clinic 300 Pasteur Dr MC 5319 A260 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-6459 Fax (650) 723-8392
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Professional Overview


After growing up in the Philippines (albeit of Indian descent), Kiran Kaur Khush graduated with Honors and Distinction in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. She completed her medical training at Harvard University and medical residency at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), followed by general cardiology training and advanced training in heart failure, heart transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, and echocardiography at UCSF. She then joined the faculty at UCSF while concomitantly earning a Masters’ Degree in Clinical Research and Epidemiology. Dr. Khush moved back to Stanford University in 2008 upon joining the faculty in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, where she focuses on clinical and translational research in the field of heart transplantation. Since her appointment she has received a Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health as well as research grants from the American Heart Association and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Dr. Khush’s research focuses on the evaluation and selection of donors for heart transplantation; the pathogenesis of post-transplant complications, including acute rejection and cardiac allograft vasculopathy; and non-invasive diagnosis of post-transplant complications. She currently serves on the Donor Management Task Force—an ad hoc committee appointed by the US Department of Health and Human Services that has been charged with improving outcomes in donor management practices. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and is a peer reviewer for the NIH. Dr. Khush is also the program director of the advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowship at Stanford.

Mother to three young children, Dr. Khush enjoys international travel and a quiet moment with a good book.

Clinical Focus

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine (2011 - present)
  • Instructor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University (2008 - 2011)

Honors and Awards

  • Clinical Research Program Award, American Heart Association (2010)
  • Transplant Registry Early Career Award, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (2010)
  • Career Development Award (K23), National Institutes of Health (2009)
  • Beginning Grant-in-Aid, American Heart Association (2008)
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (2008)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award, American Heart Association (2006)
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)
Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)
Fellowship: UCSF Dean's Office Postdoctoral Education CA (2006)
Residency: UCSF-Graduate Medical Education CA (2003)
Medical Education: Harvard Medical School - Children's Hospital MA (2000)
MAS: Univ of California San Francisco, Clinical Research (2008)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Khush'’s clinical research interests include the evaluation of donors and recipients for heart transplantation; mechanisms of adverse outcomes after heart transplantation, including cardiac allograft vasculopathy and antibody-mediated rejection; and development of non-invasive diagnostic approaches for post-transplant monitoring.


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