Gene Fazil Kwan
Gene Fazil Kwan, M.D.
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Kwan (MD, MPH) is a cardiologist and global health researcher developing expertise in the intersection between these two fields. His research stems from experience in the field in rural Rwanda and Haiti since 2008 in collaboration with local Ministries of Health and the non-governmental organizations Partners In Health and Zanmi Lasante. His research has helped determine that heart failure in rural Rwanda and Haiti is generally from endemic causes (as opposed to coronary heart disease) and a leading cause of hospitalization. In addition, his team demonstrated that nurse-directed management improves control of blood pressure for patients with hypertension and improves symptoms for those with heart failure.

In completing his Master in Public Health coursework at the Harvard School of Public Health, he has learned techniques in study design and quantitative methods. While a Fellow in the Research Career Development Program in Vascular Medicine (K12, NIH/NHLBI) he continued his academic pursuits with projects in Haiti, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Jordan. He is one of the principal authors of the implementation guide and clinician handbook The Partners In Health Guide to Chronic Care Integration for Endemic Non-Communicable Diseases. He continues to serve as an Advisor for Non-Communicable Diseases at Partners In Health in Boston, Haiti and Rwanda. 

10-Year Heart Failure Outcomes From Nurse-Driven Clinics in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa.
Authors: Authors: Eberly LA, Rusingiza E, Park PH, Ngoga G, Dusabeyezu S, Mutabazi F, Gahamanyi C, Ntaganda E, Kwan GF, Bukhman G.
J Am Coll Cardiol
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Nurse-Driven Echocardiography and Management of Heart Failure at District Hospitals in Rural Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: Eberly LA, Rusingiza E, Park PH, Ngoga G, Dusabeyezu S, Mutabazi F, Harerimana E, Mucumbitsi J, Nyembo PF, Borg R, Gahamanyi C, Mutumbira C, Ntaganda E, Rusangwa C, Kwan GF, Bukhman G.
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes
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Understanding the Etiology of Heart Failure Among the Rural Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa: A 10-Year Experience From District Hospitals in Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: Eberly LA, Rusingiza E, Park PH, Ngoga G, Dusabeyezu S, Mutabazi F, Harerimana E, Mucumbitsi J, Nyembo PF, Borg R, Gahamanyi C, Mutumbira C, Ntaganda E, Rusangwa C, Kwan GF, Bukhman G.
J Card Fail
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Outcomes for patients with rheumatic heart disease after cardiac surgery followed at rural district hospitals in Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: Rusingiza EK, El-Khatib Z, Hedt-Gauthier B, Ngoga G, Dusabeyezu S, Tapela N, Mutumbira C, Mutabazi F, Harelimana E, Mucumbitsi J, Kwan GF, Bukhman G.
Heart
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Racial Differences in Hospital Death for Atrial Fibrillation: The National Inpatient Sample 2001-2012.
Authors: Authors: Kwan GF, Enserro DM, Benjamin EJ, Walkey AJ, Wiener RS, Magnani JW.
Proclins Cardiol
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Global, Regional, and National Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases for 10 Causes, 1990 to 2015.
Authors: Authors: Roth GA, Johnson C, Abajobir A, Abd-Allah F, Abera SF, Abyu G, Ahmed M, Aksut B, Alam T, Alam K, Alla F, Alvis-Guzman N, Amrock S, Ansari H, Ärnlöv J, Asayesh H, Atey TM, Avila-Burgos L, Awasthi A, Banerjee A, Barac A, Bärnighausen T, Barregard L, Bedi N, Belay Ketema E, Bennett D, Berhe G, Bhutta Z, Bitew S, Carapetis J, Carrero JJ, Malta DC, Castañeda-Orjuela CA, Castillo-Rivas J, Catalá-López F, Choi JY, Christensen H, Cirillo M, Cooper L, Criqui M, Cundiff D, Damasceno A, Dandona L, Dandona R, Davletov K, Dharmaratne S, Dorairaj P, Dubey M, Ehrenkranz R, El Sayed Zaki M, Faraon EJA, Esteghamati A, Farid T, Farvid M, Feigin V, Ding EL, Fowkes G, Gebrehiwot T, Gillum R, Gold A, Gona P, Gupta R, Habtewold TD, Hafezi-Nejad N, Hailu T, Hailu GB, Hankey G, Hassen HY, Abate KH, Havmoeller R, Hay SI, Horino M, Hotez PJ, Jacobsen K, James S, Javanbakht M, Jeemon P, John D, Jonas J, Kalkonde Y, Karimkhani C, Kasaeian A, Khader Y, Khan A, Khang YH, Khera S, Khoja AT, Khubchandani J, Kim D, Kolte D, Kosen S, Krohn KJ, Kumar GA, Kwan GF, Lal DK, Larsson A, Linn S, Lopez A, Lotufo PA, El Razek HMA, Malekzadeh R, Mazidi M, Meier T, Meles KG, Mensah G, Meretoja A, Mezgebe H, Miller T, Mirrakhimov E, Mohammed S, Moran AE, Musa KI, Narula J, Neal B, Ngalesoni F, Nguyen G, Obermeyer CM, Owolabi M, Patton G, Pedro J, Qato D, Qorbani M, Rahimi K, Rai RK, Rawaf S, Ribeiro A, Safiri S, Salomon JA, Santos I, Santric Milicevic M, Sartorius B, Schutte A, Sepanlou S, Shaikh MA, Shin MJ, Shishehbor M, Shore H, Silva DAS, Sobngwi E, Stranges S, Swaminathan S, Tabarés-Seisdedos R, Tadele Atnafu N, Tesfay F, Thakur JS, Thrift A, Topor-Madry R, Truelsen T, Tyrovolas S, Ukwaja KN, Uthman O, Vasankari T, Vlassov V, Vollset SE, Wakayo T, Watkins D, Weintraub R, Werdecker A, Westerman R, Wiysonge CS, Wolfe C, Workicho A, Xu G, Yano Y, Yip P, Yonemoto N, Younis M, Yu C, Vos T, Naghavi M, Murray C.
J Am Coll Cardiol
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Rheumatic Heart Disease: The Unfinished Global Agenda.
Authors: Authors: Nulu S, Bukhman G, Kwan GF.
Cardiol Clin
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Cardiovascular Complications of HIV in Endemic Countries.
Authors: Authors: Feinstein MJ, Bogorodskaya M, Bloomfield GS, Vedanthan R, Siedner MJ, Kwan GF, Longenecker CT.
Curr Cardiol Rep
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Response by Wirtz et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Access to Medications for Cardiovascular Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries".
Authors: Authors: Wirtz VJ, Kaplan WA, Kwan GF, Laing RO.
Circulation
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Global epidemiology of atrial fibrillation.
Authors: Authors: Rahman F, Kwan GF, Benjamin EJ.
Nat Rev Cardiol
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