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Rima Arnaout, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-514-6411
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MASBBiology, Bioengineering
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAMDMedicine
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MAInternal Medicine Residency
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CACardiology Fellowship
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    Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation2013  - 2015Sarnoff Scholar Award
    UCSF2012  - 2013Pierre and Christine Lamond Research Fellow in Cardiology
    NIH2011  - 2013National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award
    Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation2005  - 2006Sarnoff Fellow Award
    Voice of America2004  - 2005AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship Award

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    Dr. Rima Arnaout is an Assistant Professor in Medicine (Cardiology) and a member of the UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences (ICHS). She is a physician-scientist with a background in genetics, clinical research and programming, and a practicing cardiologist board-certified in multi-modality cardiovascular imaging. Improving the resolution and accuracy of cardiovascular phenotypes will lead to novel insights and therapies. This can occur by drilling down—understanding the genetic and cellular mechanism of a particular disease—or going broad, using computational means to analyze precision phenotypes at scale. Dr. Arnaout is currently developing computational methods to bring precision phenotyping to echocardiography. Her background as a physician-scientist informs the future scope of this work as a technology that can transform non-invasive imaging into a big-data tool for both research and clinical use. She also uses the zebrafish animal model to study cardiovascular developmental gene function and to model human cardiovascular disease.
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    Improving cardiovascular image-based phenotyping using emerging methods in artificial intelligence
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL150394Apr 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Deep Learning as a New Method for Echocardiographic Data Harmonization in the Cloud
    AHA 17IGMV33870001Oct 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genetics and Structure of Trabecular Myocardium in Development and Disease
    NIH/NHLBI K08HL125945Sep 9, 2015 - Aug 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Adapting GRASP to zebrafish; interrogating the role of endocardial-myocardial interactions on heart development
    UCSF Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research (PBBR) Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genetic analysis of trabeculated myocardium
    Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Scholar Award Aug 1, 2013 - Jul 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genetic Analyst of Early Conduction System Development
    NIH/NHLBI F32HL110489Aug 1, 2011 - Jul 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Minimum information about clinical artificial intelligence modeling: the MI-CLAIM checklist. Nat Med. 2020 Sep; 26(9):1320-1324. Norgeot B, Quer G, Beaulieu-Jones BK, Torkamani A, Dias R, Gianfrancesco M, Arnaout R, Kohane IS, Saria S, Topol E, Obermeyer Z, Yu B, Butte AJ. PMID: 32908275.
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    2. Pregnancy complications and premature cardiovascular events among 1.6 million California pregnancies. Open Heart. 2019; 6(1):e000927. Arnaout R, Nah G, Marcus G, Tseng Z, Foster E, Harris IS, Divanji P, Klein L, Gonzalez J, Parikh N. PMID: 30997125.
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    3. Toward a clearer picture of health. Nat Med. 2019 Jan; 25(1):12. Arnaout R. PMID: 30613101.
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    4. Distinct myocardial lineages break atrial symmetry during cardiogenesis in zebrafish. Elife. 2018 05 15; 7. Guerra A, Germano RF, Stone O, Arnaout R, Guenther S, Ahuja S, Uribe V, Vanhollebeke B, Stainier DY, Reischauer S. PMID: 29762122.
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    5. Fast and accurate view classification of echocardiograms using deep learning. NPJ Digit Med. 2018; 1. Madani A, Arnaout R, Mofrad M, Arnaout R. PMID: 30828647.
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    6. Neuregulin-1 is essential for nerve plexus formation during cardiac maturation. J Cell Mol Med. 2018 03; 22(3):2007-2017. Brown D, Samsa LA, Ito C, Ma H, Batres K, Arnaout R, Qian L, Liu J. PMID: 29265764.
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    7. LITTLE FISH, BIG DATA: ZEBRAFISH AS A MODEL FOR CARDIOVASCULAR AND METABOLIC DISEASE. Physiol Rev. 2017 07 01; 97(3):889-938. Gut P, Reischauer S, Stainier DYR, Arnaout R. PMID: 28468832.
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    8. Fast and accurate classification of echocardiograms using deep learning. ArXiv e-prints. 2017; (arXiv:1706). Madani A, Arnaout R, Mofrad M, Arnaout R..
    9. Neuregulin-1 is essential for nerve plexus formation during cardiac maturation. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Medicine. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.13408. 2017. Brown D, Samsa L, Ito C, Ma H, Arnaout R, Qian L, Liu J.
    10. A mutation in the atrial-specific myosin light chain gene (MYL4) causes familial atrial fibrillation. Nat Commun. 2016 Apr 12; 7:11303. Orr N, Arnaout R, Gula LJ, Spears DA, Leong-Sit P, Li Q, Tarhuni W, Reischauer S, Chauhan VS, Borkovich M, Uppal S, Adler A, Coughlin SR, Stainier DYR, Gollob MH. PMID: 27066836.
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    11. Recovery of adult zebrafish hearts for high-throughput applications. J Vis Exp. 2014 Dec 12; (94). Arnaout R, Reischauer S, Stainier DY. PMID: 25548868.
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    12. Actin binding GFP allows 4D in vivo imaging of myofilament dynamics in the zebrafish heart and the identification of Erbb2 signaling as a remodeling factor of myofibril architecture. Circ Res. 2014 Oct 24; 115(10):845-56. Reischauer S, Arnaout R, Ramadass R, Stainier DY. PMID: 25228389.
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    13. Developmental biology: physics adds a twist to gut looping. Curr Biol. 2011 Oct 25; 21(20):R854-7. Arnaout R, Stainier DY. PMID: 22032191.
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    14. Late Recognition of Malignant Vasovagal Syncope. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2010 Jun; 2(2):281-283. Arnaout R, Thorson A. PMID: 28770764.
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    15. Genetic and physiologic dissection of the vertebrate cardiac conduction system. PLoS Biol. 2008 May 13; 6(5):e109. Chi NC, Shaw RM, Jungblut B, Huisken J, Ferrer T, Arnaout R, Scott I, Beis D, Xiao T, Baier H, Jan LY, Tristani-Firouzi M, Stainier DY. PMID: 18479184.
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    16. Zebrafish model for human long QT syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jul 03; 104(27):11316-21. Arnaout R, Ferrer T, Huisken J, Spitzer K, Stainier DY, Tristani-Firouzi M, Chi NC. PMID: 17592134.
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