Boback Ziaeian, M.D., Ph.D.

A Short Biography:

Dr. Boback Ziaeian is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in the Division of Cardiology. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He completed his UCLA STAR fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases and doctorate degree in Health Policy and Management at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health in 2016. His research focuses on disparities and high-utilization of hospital services for heart failure patients. Dr. Ziaeian is the receipent of the American College of Cardiology Presidental Career Development Award for 2017 as well as a 3-year American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant. His primary research interest are in cardiovascular outcomes research, disparities in cardiovascular care, cost-effectiveness, and the quality of heart failure management.


Work Titles
CTSI Member, CTSI
UCLA Clinical Instructor, Cardiology
Education:
Degrees:
M.D., University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, 2004 - 2008
Ph.D., UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, 2013 - 2016
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1998 - 2002
Fellowship:
2012 - 2016 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Cardiovascular Diseases
Academic Experience:
2008 - 2011 Yale-New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine
Certifications:
Certifications:
2016 American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
2011 American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
2016 National Board of Echocardiography, Diplomate - Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography

Contact Information:

Email Address:

BZiaeian@mednet.ucla.edu


Publications:

A selected list of publications:

Agarwal Manyoo A, Fonarow Gregg C, Ziaeian Boback   National Trends in Heart Failure Hospitalizations and Readmissions From 2010 to 2017 JAMA cardiology, 2021; 36(4): 492-498.
Ziaeian Boback, Xu Haolin, Matsouaka Roland A, Xian Ying, Khan Yosef, Schwamm Lee S, Smith Eric E, Fonarow Gregg C   National surveillance of stroke quality of care and outcomes by applying post-stratification survey weights on the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke patient registry BMC medical research methodology, 2021; 21(1): 23.
Heidenreich Paul A, Fonarow Gregg C, Breathett Khadijah, Jurgens Corrine Y, Pisani Barbara A, Pozehl Bunny J, Spertus John A, Taylor Kenneth G, Thibodeau Jennifer T, Yancy Clyde W, Ziaeian Boback   2020 ACC/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2020; 76(21): 2527-2564.
Ziaeian Boback, Butler Javed, Fonarow Gregg C   With great power comes great… reliability European journal of heart failure, 2020; 22(9): 1708-1710.
Bassi Nikhil S, Ziaeian Boback, Yancy Clyde W, Fonarow Gregg C   Association of Optimal Implementation of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitor Therapy With Outcome for Patients With Heart Failure JAMA cardiology, 2020; 26(6): 341-348.
Casey Donald E, Thomas Randal J, Bhalla Vivek, Commodore-Mensah Yvonne, Heidenreich Paul A, Kolte Dhaval, Muntner Paul, Smith Sidney C, Spertus John A, Windle John R, Wozniak Gregory D, Ziaeian Boback   2019 AHA/ACC Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With High Blood Pressure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2019; 74(21): 2661-2706.
Arnett Donna K, Blumenthal Roger S, Albert Michelle A, Buroker Andrew B, Goldberger Zachary D, Hahn Ellen J, Himmelfarb Cheryl Dennison, Khera Amit, Lloyd-Jones Donald, McEvoy J William, Michos Erin D, Miedema Michael D, Muñoz Daniel, Smith Sidney C, Virani Salim S, Williams Kim A, Yeboah Joseph, Ziaeian Boback   2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines Circulation, 2019; 140(11): e596-e646.
Wong Michelle S, Hoggatt Katherine J, Steers W Neil, Frayne Susan M, Huynh Alexis K, Yano Elizabeth M, Saechao Fay S, Ziaeian Boback, Washington Donna L   Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Across the Veterans Health Administration Health equity, 2019; 3(1): 99-108.
Fonarow Gregg C, Ziaeian Boback   Hospital Readmission Reduction Program for Heart Failure: The Spread of Intended and Unintended Consequences Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2019; 73(9): 1013-1015.
Ziaeian Boback, Heidenreich Paul A, Xu Haolin, DeVore Adam D, Matsouaka Roland A, Hernandez Adrian F, Bhatt Deepak L, Yancy Clyde W, Fonarow Gregg C   Medicare Expenditures by Race/Ethnicity After Hospitalization for Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction JACC. Heart failure, 2018; 6(5): 388-397.
Weerahandi Himali, Ziaeian Boback, Fogerty Robert L, Jenq Grace Y, Horwitz Leora I   Predictors for patients understanding reason for hospitalization PloS one, 2018; 13(4): e0196479.
Tuzovic Mirela, Herrmann Joerg, Iliescu Cezar, Marmagkiolis Kostas, Ziaeian Boback, Yang Eric H   Arterial Thrombosis in Patients with Cancer Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine, 2018; 20(5): 40.
Hsu Jeffrey J, Ziaeian Boback, Fonarow Gregg C   Heart Failure With Mid-Range (Borderline) Ejection Fraction: Clinical Implications and Future Directions JACC. Heart failure, 2017; 5(11): 763-771.
Juo Yen-Yi, Mantha Aditya, Ebrahimi Ramin, Ziaeian Boback, Benharash Peyman   Incidence of Myocardial Infarction After High-Risk Vascular Operations in Adults JAMA surgery, 2017; 152(11): e173360.
Fonarow Gregg C, Ziaeian Boback   Holding the Readmission Gates: Incentivizing Quality and Cost-Effective Care for Heart Failure JACC. Heart failure, 2017; 5(8): 589-590.
Ziaeian Boback, Fonarow Gregg C   Maximizing Cardiovascular Event Reduction by Expanding and Intensifying the Targets Circulation, 2017; 136(9): 813-816.
Ziaeian Boback, Fonarow Gregg C, Heidenreich Paul A   Clinical Effectiveness of Hydralazine-Isosorbide Dinitrate in African-American Patients With Heart Failure JACC. Heart failure, 2017; 5(8): 589-590.
Mantha Aditya, Juo Yen-Yi, Morchi Ravi, Ebrahimi Ramin, Ziaeian Boback, Shemin Richard J, Benharash Peyman   Evolution of Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in the Era of Transcatheter Valve Technology JAMA surgery, 2017; 5(8): 589-590.
Ziaeian Boback, Kominski Gerald F, Ong Michael K, Mays Vickie M, Brook Robert H, Fonarow Gregg C   National Differences in Trends for Heart Failure Hospitalizations by Sex and Race/Ethnicity Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, 2017; 10(7): 589-590.
Ziaeian Boback, Heidenreich Paul A, Xu Haolin, DeVore Adam D, Matsouaka Roland A, Hernandez Adrian F, Bhatt Deepak L, Yancy Clyde W, Fonarow Gregg C   Race/Ethnic Differences in Outcomes Among Hospitalized Medicare Patients With Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction JACC. Heart failure, 2017; 5(7): 483-493.
Ziaeian Boback, Fonarow Gregg C   Statins and the Prevention of Heart Disease JAMA cardiology, 2017; 2(4): 464.
Ziaeian Boback, Fonarow Gregg C   Epidemiology and aetiology of heart failure Nature reviews. Cardiology, 2016; 13(6): 368-78.
Fonarow Gregg C, Ziaeian Boback   Gaps in Adherence to Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy Before Defibrillator Implantation Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2016; 67(9): 1070-3.
Ziaeian Boback, Dinkler John, Guo Yuanlin, Watson Karol   The 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines: Applicability to Patients with Diabetes Current diabetes reports, 2016; 16(2): 13.
Ziaeian Boback, Fonarow Gregg C   The Prevention of Hospital Readmissions in Heart Failure Progress in cardiovascular diseases, 2016; 58(4): 379-85.
Ziaeian Boback, Shamsa Kamran   Dazed, confused, and asystolic: possible signs of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis Texas Heart Institute journal, 2015; 42(2): 175-7.
Ziaeian Boback, Sharma Puza P, Yu Tzy-Chyi, Johnson Katherine Waltman, Fonarow Gregg C   Factors associated with variations in hospital expenditures for acute heart failure in the United States American heart journal, 2015; 169(2): 282-289.e15.
Ziaeian Boback, Dinkler John, Watson Karol   Implementation of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Blood Cholesterol Guideline Including Data From the Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial Reviews in cardiovascular medicine, 2015; 16(2): 125-30.
Ziaeian Boback, Zhang Yan, Albert Nancy M, Curtis Anne B, Gheorghiade Mihai, Heywood J Thomas, Mehra Mandeep R, O'Connor Christopher M, Reynolds Dwight, Walsh Mary Norine, Yancy Clyde W, Fonarow Gregg C   Clinical effectiveness of CRT and ICD therapy in heart failure patients by racial/ethnic classification: insights from the IMPROVE HF registry Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2014; 64(8): 797-807.
Horwitz Leora I, Moriarty John P, Chen Christine, Fogerty Robert L, Brewster Ursula C, Kanade Sandhya, Ziaeian Boback, Jenq Grace Y, Krumholz Harlan M   Quality of discharge practices and patient understanding at an academic medical center JAMA internal medicine, 2013; 173(18): 1715-22.
Ziaeian Boback, Fonarow Gregg C   Heart failure: Heart failure clinical trials: how do we define success? Nature reviews. Cardiology, 2013; 10(9): 492-4.
Horwitz Leora I, Jenq Grace Y, Brewster Ursula C, Chen Christine, Kanade Sandhya, Van Ness Peter H, Araujo Katy L B, Ziaeian Boback, Moriarty John P, Fogerty Robert L, Krumholz Harlan M   Comprehensive quality of discharge summaries at an academic medical center Journal of hospital medicine, 2013; 8(8): 436-43.
Ziaeian Boback, Araujo Katy L B, Van Ness Peter H, Horwitz Leora I   Medication reconciliation accuracy and patient understanding of intended medication changes on hospital discharge Journal of general internal medicine, 2012; 27(11): 1513-20.

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