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Highland Hospitalist Researches Heart Disease and Cancer

Dr. Saadia Sherazi is a hospitalist in the Department of Medicine at Highland, an Assistant Professor of Medicine is also a Site Co-Director for Medical Students and Sub-I Clerkship, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. In addition, she is on the Research Faculty of the Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center (CCRC). Her 13-page resume reflects a plethora of research she has written and presented. But she reveres being a hospitalist at Highland because bedside care and interaction with patients spur her drive to discover what patients want and need from the health care system and how she can help meet those needs.

The conclusions of the study show:

  • A substantial proportion of early deaths in cancer treatment had cardiovascular etiology.
  • The vast majority of early cardiovascular deaths in cancer patients occur in the hospital, in contrast to overall trends in location of death in cancer patients.
  • Lung cancer is more prevalent in patients who suffered early death.
  • Patients who suffered early cardiovascular death had significant cardiovascular risk factor burden.

“I am grateful for my mentors and colleagues in CCRC and the opportunity to collaborate with so many wonderful people in medicine, cardiology and oncology,” said Dr. Sherazi who is currently working on the manuscript for her research paper.


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