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Hossein Bahrami, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
GNH 1937 Hospital Place Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 6130


Dr. Bahrami’s clinical interests include non-invasive cardiology and multi-modality cardiac imaging. His research interests include novel risk factors for cardiovascular disease, in particular inflammation and neurohormones, and application of novel imaging techniques in methodology, epidemiology and biostatistics.

Dr. Bahrami earned his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical science. He then went on to complete his Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins and then earned his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology with a joint Masters degree in Biostatistics. Dr. Bahrami most recently completed two fellowships at Stanford, one in Cardiovascular Medicine and the other in Multi-Disciplinary Cardiovascular Imaging.


American Public Health Association: Jay S. Drotman Memorial Award, 2006

Johns Hopkins University: The Charlotte Ferencz Award, 2007

Stanford University: Cardiovascular Institute Travel Award, 2013

NIH, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: Inflammation and Risk of Myocardial and Coronary Diseases in HIV Infected Patients, 2015-2020


Barnes RP, Lacson JC, Bahrami H. HIV Infection and Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases Beyond Coronary Artery Disease. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2017 May; 19(5):20. View in: PubMed

Lacson JC, Barnes RP, Bahrami H. Coronary Artery Disease in HIV-Infected Patients: Downside of Living Longer. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2017 Apr; 19(4):18. View in: PubMed

Farjam M, Bahrami H, Bahramali E, Jamshidi J, Askari A, Zakeri H, Homayounfar R, Poustchi H, Malekzadeh R. A cohort study protocol to analyze the predisposing factors to common chronic non-communicable diseases in rural areas: Fasa Cohort Study. BMC Public Health. 2016 Oct 18; 16(1):1090. View in: PubMed

Samet JM, Bahrami H, Berhane K. Indoor Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease: New Evidence From Iran. Circulation. 2016 Jun 14; 133(24):2342-4. View in: PubMed

Rezaeian P, Miller PE, Haberlen SA, Razipour A, Bahrami H, Castillo R, Witt MD, Kingsley L, Palella FJ, Nakanishi R, Matsumoto S, Alani A, Jacobson LP, Post WS, Budoff MJ. Extra-coronary calcification (aortic valve calcification, mitral annular calcification, aortic valve ring calcification and thoracic aortic calcification) in HIV seropositive and seronegative men: Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2016 May-Jun; 10(3):229-36. View in: PubMed

Sanchez OA, Lazo-Elizondo M, Zeb I, Tracy RP, Bradley R, Duprez DA, Bahrami H, Peralta CA, Daniels LB, Lima JA, Maisel A, Jacobs DR, Budoff MJ. Computerized tomography measured liver fat is associated with low levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic protein (NT-proBNP). Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Metabolism. 2016 May; 65(5):728-35. View in: PubMed

Bahrami H, Budoff M, Haberlen SA, Rezaeian P, Ketlogetswe K, Tracy R, Palella F, Witt MD, McConnell MV, Kingsley L, Post WS. Inflammatory Markers Associated With Subclinical Coronary Artery Disease: The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016; 5(6). View in: PubMed

Daniels LB, Clopton P, deFilippi CR, Sanchez OA, Bahrami H, Lima JA, Tracy RP, Siscovick D, Bertoni AG, Greenland P, Cushman M, Maisel AS, Criqui MH. Serial measurement of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and cardiac troponin T for cardiovascular disease risk assessment in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Am Heart J. 2015 Dec; 170(6):1170-83. View in: PubMed

Morris PB, Ference BA, Jahangir E, Feldman DN, Ryan JJ, Bahrami H, El-Chami MF, Bhakta S, Winchester DE, Al-Mallah MH, Sanchez Shields M, Deedwania P, Mehta LS, Phan BA, Benowitz NL. Cardiovascular Effects of Exposure to Cigarette Smoke and Electronic Cigarettes: Clinical Perspectives From the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section Leadership Council and Early Career Councils of the American College of Cardiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Sep 22; 66(12):1378-91. View in: PubMed

Sanchez OA, Duprez DA, Daniels LB, Maisel AS, Otvos JD, Peralta CA, Lima JA, Bahrami H, Jacobs DR. The association between N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide and lipoprotein particle concentration plateaus at higher N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide values: Multi-Ethnic Study on Atherosclerosis. Metabolism. 2015 Aug; 64(8):857-61. View in: PubMed

Sanchez OA, Jacobs DR, Bahrami H, Peralta CA, Daniels LB, Lima JA, Maisel A, Duprez DA. Increasing aminoterminal-pro-B-type natriuretic peptide precedes the development of arterial hypertension: the multiethnic study of atherosclerosis. J Hypertens. 2015 May; 33(5):966-74. View in: PubMed

Sanchez OA, Duprez DA, Bahrami H, Daniels LB, Folsom AR, Lima JA, Maisel A, Peralta CA, Jacobs DR. The associations between metabolic variables and NT-proBNP are blunted at pathological ranges: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Metabolism. 2014 Apr; 63(4):475-83. View in: PubMed

Patton KK, Heckbert SR, Alonso A, Bahrami H, Lima JA, Burke G, Kronmal RA. N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide as a predictor of incident atrial fibrillation in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis: the effects of age, sex and ethnicity. Heart. 2013 Dec; 99(24):1832-6. View in: PubMed

Choi EY, Bahrami H, Wu CO, Greenland P, Cushman M, Daniels LB, Almeida AL, Yoneyama K, Opdahl A, Jain A, Criqui MH, Siscovick D, Darwin C, Maisel A, Bluemke DA, Lima JA. N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide, left ventricular mass, and incident heart failure: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Circ Heart Fail. 2012 Nov; 5(6):727-34. View in: PubMed

Yan RT, Bluemke D, Gomes A, Burke G, Shea S, Liu K, Bahrami H, Sinha S, Wu C, Fernandes V, McClelland R, Lima JA. Regional left ventricular myocardial dysfunction as a predictor of incident cardiovascular events MESA (multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Apr 26; 57(17):1735-44. View in: PubMed

Yan RT, Fernandes V, Yan AT, Cushman M, Redheuil A, Tracy R, Vogel-Claussen J, Bahrami H, Nasir K, Bluemke DA, Lima JA. Fibrinogen and left ventricular myocardial systolic function: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Am Heart J. 2010 Sep; 160(3):479-86. View in: PubMed

Van Hee VC, Adar SD, Szpiro AA, Barr RG, Diez Roux A, Bluemke DA, Sheppard L, Gill EA, Bahrami H, Wassel C, Sale MM, Siscovick DS, Rotter JI, Rich SS, Kaufman JD. Common genetic variation, residential proximity to traffic exposure, and left ventricular mass: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Jul; 118(7):962-9. View in: PubMed

Malayeri AA, Macedo R, Li D, Chen S, Bahrami H, Lai S, Lima JA, Bluemke DA. Coronary vessel wall evaluation by magnetic resonance imaging in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis: determinants of image quality. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2009 Jan-Feb; 33(1):1-7. View in: PubMed

Bahrami H, Kronmal R, Bluemke DA, Olson J, Shea S, Liu K, Burke GL, Lima JA. Differences in the incidence of congestive heart failure by ethnicity: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Oct 27; 168(19):2138-45. View in: PubMed

Malayeri AA, Natori S, Bahrami H, Bertoni AG, Kronmal R, Lima JA, Bluemke DA. Relation of aortic wall thickness and distensibility to cardiovascular risk factors (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [MESA]). Am J Cardiol. 2008 Aug 15; 102(4):491-6. View in: PubMed

Bahrami H, Bluemke DA, Kronmal R, Bertoni AG, Lloyd-Jones DM, Shahar E, Szklo M, Lima JA. Novel metabolic risk factors for incident heart failure and their relationship with obesity: the MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 May 6; 51(18):1775-83. View in: PubMed

Sadatsafavi M, Moayyeri A, Bahrami H, Soltani A. The value of Bayes theorem in the interpretation of subjective diagnostic findings: what can we learn from agreement studies? Med Decis Making. 2007 Nov-Dec; 27(6):735-43. View in: PubMed

Moayyeri A, Soltani A, Bahrami H, Sadatsafavi M, Jalili M, Larijani B. Preferred skeletal site for osteoporosis screening in high-risk populations. Public Health. 2006 Sep; 120(9):863-71. View in: PubMed

Bahrami H. Causal inference in primary open angle glaucoma: specific discussion on intraocular pressure. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2006 Aug; 13(4):283-9. View in: PubMed

Bahrami H. Causal models in primary open angle glaucoma. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2006 Aug; 13(4):291-8. View in: PubMed

Bahrami H, Melia M, Dagnelie G. Lutein supplementation in retinitis pigmentosa: PC-based vision assessment in a randomized double-masked placebo-controlled clinical trial [NCT00029289]. BMC Ophthalmol. 2006; 6:23. View in: PubMed

Bahrami H, Sadatsafavi M, Pourshams A, Kamangar F, Nouraei M, Semnani S, Brennan P, Boffetta P, Malekzadeh R. Obesity and hypertension in an Iranian cohort study; Iranian women experience higher rates of obesity and hypertension than American women. BMC Public Health. 2006; 6:158. View in: PubMed

Bahrami H. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in developing countries. World J Gastroenterol. 2005 Jun 28; 11(24):3808-9. View in: PubMed

Bahrami H. The Value of p-Value. Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 Jun; 100(6):1427-8. View in: PubMed

Bahrami H, Daryani NE, Haghpanah B, Moayyeri A, Moghadam KF, Mirmomen S, Kamangar F. Effects of indomethacin on viral replication markers in asymptomatic carriers of hepatitis B: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 Apr; 100(4):856-61. View in: PubMed

Moayyeri A, Daryani NE, Bahrami H, Haghpanah B, Nayyer-Habibi A, Sadatsafavi M. Clinical course of ulcerative colitis in patients with and without primary sclerosing cholangitis. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2005 Mar; 20(3):366-70. View in: PubMed

Ghanei M, Aslani J, Bahrami H, Adhami H. Simple method for rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis pleuritis: a statistical approach. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2004 Mar; 12(1):23-9. View in: PubMed

Bahrami H, Daryani NE, Mirmomen S, Kamangar F, Haghpanah B, Djalili M. Clinical and histological features of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in Iranian patients. BMC Gastroenterol. 2003 Oct 16; 3:27. View in: PubMed

Ebrahimi-Dariani N, Mirmomen S, Mansour-Ghanaei F, Noormohammadpoor P, Sotodehmanesh R, Haghpanah B, Bahrami H. The efficacy of furazolidone-based quadruple therapy for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection in Iranian patients resistant to metronidazole-based quadruple therapy. Med Sci Monit. 2003 Aug; 9(8):PI105-8. View in: PubMed

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