Dr. Jonathan Afilalo
Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine
Primary research interests include frailty, aging biology, risk prediction before cardiac surgery and TAVI, Cardiac MRI, Echocardiography, and the Right ventricle. Dr. Afilalo is the PI of the international “FRAILTY-AVR” study comparing the impact of frailty assessment tools in elderly patients undergoing transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement. The translational arm of this research is dedicated to the discovery and validation of novel biomarkers for frailty. He is the PI of the “POSSE” registry (Pre-Operative Surgical Stratification using Echocardiography), which has yielded insights into the prognostic value of the echocardiogram in cardiac surgery patients. Dr. Afilalo was a co-author on the American Society of Echocardiography guidelines for right heart evaluation.
1. Comparing the impact of frailty assessment tools in elderly patients using transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement.
2. Discovery and validation of novel biomarkers for frailty.