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Research of Rami Doukky, MD, MSc

Rami Doukky, MD, MSc, professor, is a funded clinical investigator whose research is focused on cardiovascular outcome research.

Doukky’s work is concentrated on outcome research related to nuclear cardiology, heart failure, diastolic function, cardiovascular risk in solid organ transplant recipients. His work is published in prominent medical journals.

Our work

Myocardial perfusion imaging

  • Impact of appropriate use on the prognostic value of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging
  • Impact of appropriate use on radiation risk from SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging
  • Use of Aminophylline to Ameliorate the Adverse Side Effects of Regadenoson Vasodilator Stress with Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

Heart failure

  • Impact of sodium restriction on heart failure outcomes
  • Impact of physical inactivity on heart failure outcomes
  • The Congestive Heart Failure Adherence and Redesign Trial (CHART) [NCT01698242]: An NIH-sponsored trial [1P50HL105189-01] investigating multilevel intervention of simultaneously providing individualized feedback to physicians and community-based support and education to socioeconomically disadvantaged patients with systolic heart failure.

Left atrial appendage thrombus in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation

Clinical and noninvasive risk assessment in patients with end-stage renal disease and end-stage liver disease prior to solid organ transplantation

Telerobotic ultrasound


  • Astellas Pharma: three active grants and two completed grants
  • Rush-Stroger Collaborative Research Grants
  • NIH 1P50HL105189-01

Contact us

Rami Doukky, MD, MSc
Office: (312) 563-7473