About Me

I am a T32 Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow with a passion for heart disease prevention and public health research. I am interested in several aspects of primary prevention, including lipids, diet, and physical activity. My current projects focus on lipoprotein(a) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk. 

Link to publications

1. Rikhi R, Shapiro MD. Assessment of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Primary Prevention. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2022 Nov 1;42(6):397-403. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000746. PubMed PMID: 36342682.
2. Rikhi R, Hammoud A, Ashburn N, Snavely AC, Michos ED, Chevli P, Tsai MY, Herrington D, Shapiro MD. Relationship of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol and lipoprotein(a) to cardiovascular risk: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Atherosclerosis. 2022 Oct 8;. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2022.10.004. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36253168.
3. Rikhi R, Shapiro MD. Newer and Emerging LDL-C Lowering Agents and Implications for ASCVD Residual Risk. J Clin Med. 2022 Aug 8;11(15). doi: 10.3390/jcm11154611. Review. PubMed PMID: 35956226; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9369522.
4. Bungo B, Chaudhury P, Arustamyan M, Rikhi R, Hussain M, Collier P, Kanj M, Khorana AA, Mentias A, Moudgil R. Better prediction of stroke in atrial fibrillation with incorporation of cancer in CHA2DS2VASC score: CCHA2DS2VASC score. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2022 Aug;41:101072. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2022.101072. eCollection 2022 Aug. PubMed PMID: 35757148; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9218829.
5. Martinez CA, Rikhi R, Pester MS, Parker M, Gonzalez A, Larson M, Chavez J, Mendez A, Raines JK, Kolber MA, Schulman IH, Alcaide ML, Hurwitz BE. Abacavir antiretroviral therapy and indices of subclinical vascular disease in persons with HIV. PLoS One. 2022;17(3):e0264445. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0264445. eCollection 2022. PubMed PMID: 35271614; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8912137.
6. Bansal A, Saad A, Gad MM, Jain V, Farwati M, Rikhi R, Reed GW, Puri R, Yun J, Krishnaswamy A, Kapadia SR. Gender Differences in the Outcomes of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation. Am J Cardiol. 2022 Jan 1;162:207-209. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.09.034. Epub 2021 Oct 29. PubMed PMID: 34756595.
7. Rikhi R, Karnuta J, Hussain M, Collier P, Funchain P, Tang WHW, Chan TA, Moudgil R. Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Mediated Lymphocytic and Giant Cell Myocarditis: Uncovering Etiological Mechanisms. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2021;8:721333. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2021.721333. eCollection 2021. Review. PubMed PMID: 34434981; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8381278.
8. Rikhi R, Samra G, Arustamyan M, Patel J, Zhou L, Bungo B, Moudgil R. Radiation induced cardiovascular disease: An odyssey of bedside-bench-bedside approach. Life Sci Space Res (Amst). 2020 Nov;27:49-55. doi: 10.1016/j.lssr.2020.07.005. Epub 2020 Jul 22. Review. PubMed PMID: 34756229.
9. Martinez C, Rikhi R, Haque T, Fazal A, Kolber M, Hurwitz BE, Schneiderman N, Brown TT. Gender Identity, Hormone Therapy, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2020 May;45(5):100396. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2018.09.003. Epub 2018 Sep 20. Review. PubMed PMID: 30340769.
10. Patel J, Rikhi R, Hussain M, Ayoub C, Klein A, Collier P, Moudgil R. Global longitudinal strain is a better metric than left ventricular ejection fraction: lessons learned from cancer therapeutic-related cardiac dysfunction. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2020 Mar;35(2):170-177. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000716. Review. PubMed PMID: 31850935.
11. Rikhi R, Singh T, Modaresi Esfeh J. Work up of fatty liver by primary care physicians, review. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2020 Feb;50:41-48. doi: 10.1016/j.amsu.2020.01.001. eCollection 2020 Feb. Review. PubMed PMID: 31993196; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6976911.
12. Berlow NE, Rikhi R, Geltzeiler M, Abraham J, Svalina MN, Davis LE, Wise E, Mancini M, Noujaim J, Mansoor A, Quist MJ, Matlock KL, Goros MW, Hernandez BS, Doung YC, Thway K, Tsukahara T, Nishio J, Huang ET, Airhart S, Bult CJ, Gandour-Edwards R, Maki RG, Jones RL, Michalek JE, Milovancev M, Ghosh S, Pal R, Keller C. Probabilistic modeling of personalized drug combinations from integrated chemical screen and molecular data in sarcoma. BMC Cancer. 2019 Jun 17;19(1):593. doi: 10.1186/s12885-019-5681-6. PubMed PMID: 31208434; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6580486.
13. Martinez CA, Rikhi RR. Gender, hormone therapy, and HIV: what should cardiologists know?. Neth Heart J. 2019 May;27(5):233-236. doi: 10.1007/s12471-019-1233-6. Review. PubMed PMID: 30671882; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6470229.
14. Rikhi R. Transparency of Medication Costs: A Method of Building Patient Trust. Acad Med. 2019 May;94(5):615. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002604. PubMed PMID: 30681443.
15. Rikhi R, Wilson EM, Deas O, Svalina MN, Bial J, Mansoor A, Cairo S, Keller C. Murine model of hepatic breast cancer. Biochem Biophys Rep. 2016 Dec;8:1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrep.2016.07.021. eCollection 2016 Dec. PubMed PMID: 28955934; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5613703.
16. Rikhi RR, Spady KK, Hoffman RI, Bateman MS, Bateman M, Howard LE. Hepatoblastoma: A Need for Cell Lines and Tissue Banks to Develop Targeted Drug Therapies. Front Pediatr. 2016;4:22. doi: 10.3389/fped.2016.00022. eCollection 2016. Review. PubMed PMID: 27047905; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4800278.