Emir Veledar

Courtesy Professor


Office: AHC5-471

Phone: 305-348-7795

Email: eveledar@fiu.edu


Healthcare Statistics, Prediction Data Mining, Meta Analysis


Emir Veledar leads analytical teams, conducts advanced statistical analyses, designs research activities, analyzes complex data sets and reports results. He is the director of biostatistics at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and a has appointment as full professor, courtesy status, in the Department of Biostatistics at Robert Stempel College of Public Health at FIU. He is also a faculty at Department of Medicine, School of Medicine at Emory University.

From 1990 to 1993, he was an assistant professor at the University of Mostar and the University of Sarajevo. In 1993, he became a visiting researcher at Tilburg University in Netherlands. From 1994 to 1998, he taught mathematics at the University of Georgia, and was appointed assistant professor of statistics at James Madison University in Virginia in 1998. In January 1999, he moved to the Cardiology Division at Emory University, in 2013 to Baptist Health South Florida and in 2022 to Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine.

Dr. Veledar uses and teaches statistical methods and data mining techniques. He is interested in application of meta-analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence in healthcare. Being involved on regular basis in organized research, he is familiar with statistical methods that apply to Phase I-IV clinical trials and have a strong working knowledge of SAS, Stata and R. In the past 20 years, Dr. Veledar coauthored more than 450 scientific abstracts and articles and helped colleagues with sample size and power calculation for grants. Dr. Veledar served as lead biostatistician on many small and large one-or multi-protocol projects and was a member of PhD defense teams in 12 occasions. For several years, Dr. Veledar has been participating in teaching meta-analysis at FIU and “Clinical Trial, Design and Analysis” to cardiology residents at Emory University. He is also a professor for data mining at the graduate school organized by the School of Information Technology at the University of Mostar and graduate faculty at the University of Sarajevo. He is one of most published cardiology biostatisticians in the U.S.


  • University of Mostar, Ph.D.
  • Institute for Economics, MS
  • University of Mostar, BA

Faculty Websites

1.    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=LTYv2UAAAAAJ&hl=en – Google Scholar Profile

2.    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Emir_Veledar2 – ResearchGate Profile

3.    https://works.bepress.com/emir-veledar/ – FIU bepress Profile


Partial list of published articles, out of more than 400 papers and abstracts from 2002

Alam M, Han S, Pongprutthipan M, Disphanurat W, Kakar R, Nodzenski M, Pace N, Kim N, Yoo S, Veledar E, Poon E, West DP. Efficacy of a Needling Device for the Treatment of Acne Scars: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Jun 11.doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.8687. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24919799.

Göttle M, Prudente CN, Fu R, Sutcliffe D, Pang H, Cooper D, Veledar E, Glass JD, Gearing M, Visser JE, Jinnah HA. Loss of Dopamine Phenotype Among Midbrain Neurons in Lesch-Nyhan Disease. Ann Neurol. 2014 Jun 3. doi: 10.1002/ana.24191.[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24891139.

Kella DK, Merchant FM, Veledar E, Book W, Lloyd MS. Lesion-Specific Differences for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapies in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Jun 1. doi: 10.1111/pace.12434. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24889130.

Mheid IA, Corrigan F, Shirazi F, Veledar E, Li Q, Alexander WR, Taylor WR, Waller EK, Quyyumi AA. Circadian variation in vascular function and regenerative capacity in healthy humans. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 May 15;3(3). pii: e000845. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.114.000845. PubMed PMID: 24830296.

Love EM, Marrazzo GA, Kini S, Veledar E, Chen SC. ItchyQoL Bands: Pilot Clinical Interpretation of Scores. Acta Derm Venereol. 2014 May 9. doi: 10.2340/00015555-1891. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24816723.

Al Mheid I, Veledar E, Martin GS, Vaccarino V, Quyyumi AA. Functional health and well-being, arterial stiffness and vascular dysfunction in healthy adults. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Apr 16. pii: S0167-5273(14)00683-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.04.024. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24801094.

McMichael JR, Ezirike J, Veledar E, Rice JE, Chen SC. The social acceptability of handheld umbrellas for sun protection. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2014 Apr 16. doi: 10.1111/phpp.12123. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24735389.

Wetherington S, Delong L, Kini S, Veledar E, Schaufele MK, McKenzie-Brown AM, Chen SC. Pain quality of life as measured by utilities. Pain Med. 2014 May;15(5):865-70. doi: 10.1111/pme.12405. Epub 2014 Apr 9. PubMed PMID: 24716656.

Carr CW, Veledar E, Chen SC. Factors mediating the impact of chronic pruritus on quality of life. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Jun 1;150(6):613-20. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.7696. PubMed PMID: 24671747.

Ghasemzadeh N, Patel RS, Eapen DJ, Veledar E, Al Kassem H, Manocha P, Khayata M, Zafari AM, Sperling L, Jones DP, Quyyumi AA. Oxidative stress is associated with increased pulmonary artery systolic pressure in humans. Hypertension. 2014 Jun;63(6):1270-5. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.113.02360. Epub 2014 Mar 10. PubMed PMID: 24614216.

Chow BJ, Dorbala S, Di Carli MF, Merhige ME, Williams BA, Veledar E, Min JK, Pencina MJ, Yam Y, Chen L, Anand SP, Ruddy TD, Berman DS, Shaw LJ, Beanlands RS. Prognostic value of PET myocardial perfusion imaging in obese patients. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Mar;7(3):278-87. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2013.12.008. Epub 2014 Feb 19. PubMed PMID: 24560212.

Bellam N, Veledar E, Dorbala S, Di Carli MF, Shah S, Eapen D, Quyyumi A, Beanlands RS, Merhige ME, Williams BA, Chow BJ, Min JK, Berman DS, Shaw LJ. Prognostic significance of impaired chronotropic response to pharmacologic stress Rb-82 PET. J Nucl Cardiol. 2014 Apr;21(2):233-44. doi: 10.1007/s12350-013-9820-1. Epub 2014 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 24482141.

Kamalpour L, Brindise RT, Nodzenski M, Bach DQ, Veledar E, Alam M. Primary cutaneous mucinous carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes after surgery. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Apr;150(4):380-4. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.6006. Review. PubMed PMID: 24452370.

Kulshreshtha A, Goyal A, Veledar E, McClellan W, Judd S, Eufinger SC, Bremner JD, Goldberg J, Vaccarino V. Association between ideal cardiovascular health and carotid intima-media thickness: a twin study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Jan 2;3(1):e000282. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.113.000282. PubMed PMID: 24385450; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3959690.

Kulshreshtha A, Goyal A, Dabhadkar K, Veledar E, Vaccarino V. Urban-rural differences in coronary heart disease mortality in the United States: 1999-2009. Public Health Rep. 2014 Jan-Feb;129(1):19-29. PubMed PMID: 24381356; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3863000.

Kim J, Park H, Bruce J, Sutton E, Rowles D, Pucci D, Holbrook J, Minocha J, Nardone B, West D, Laumann A, Roth E, Jones M, Veledar E, Ghovanloo M. The tongue enables computer and wheelchair control for people with spinal cord injury. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Nov 27;5(213):213ra166. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3006296. PubMed PMID: 24285485.

Dickert NW, Mah VA, Biros MH, Harney DM, Silbergleit R, Sugarman J, Veledar E, Weinfurt KP, Wright DW, Pentz RD. Consulting communities when patients cannot consent: a multicenter study of community consultation for research in emergency settings. Crit Care Med. 2014 Feb;42(2):272-80. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182a27759. PubMed PMID: 24145834; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3947026.

Jenkins SN, Neyman KM, Veledar E, Chen SC. A pilot study evaluating the efficacy of botulinum toxin A in the treatment of Raynaud phenomenon. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Nov;69(5):834-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2013.06.029. PubMed PMID: 24124825.

Miller CJ, Neuhaus IM, Sobanko JF, Veledar E, Alam M. Accuracy and completeness of patient information in organic World-Wide Web search for Mohs surgery: a prospective cross-sectional multirater study using consensus criteria. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Nov;39(11):1654-61. doi: 10.1111/dsu.12344. Epub 2013 Oct 9. PubMed PMID: 24118592.

Alam M, Ibrahim O, Nodzenski M, Strasswimmer JM, Jiang SI, Cohen JL, Albano BJ, Batra P, Behshad R, Benedetto AV, Chan CS, Chilukuri S, Crocker C, Crystal HW, Dhir A, Faulconer VA, Goldberg LH, Goodman C, Greenbaum SS, Hale EK, Hanke CW, Hruza GJ, Jacobson L, Jones J, Kimyai-Asadi A, Kouba D, Lahti J, Macias K, Miller SJ, Monk E, Nguyen TH, Oganesyan G, Pennie M, Pontius K, Posten W, Reichel JL, Rohrer TE, Rooney JA, Tran HT, Poon E, Bolotin D, Dubina M, Pace N, Kim N, Disphanurat W, Kathawalla U, Kakar R, West DP, Veledar E, Yoo S. Adverse events associated with mohs micrographic surgery: multicenter prospective cohort study of 20,821 cases at 23 centers. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Dec;149(12):1378-85. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.6255. PubMed PMID: 24080866.

Hebson CL, McCabe NM, Elder RW, Mahle WT, McConnell M, Kogon BE, Veledar E, Jokhadar M, Vincent RN, Sahu A, Book WM. Hemodynamic phenotype of the failing Fontan in an adult population. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 15;112(12):1943-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.08.023. Epub 2013 Sep 25. PubMed PMID: 24075283.

Morris AA, Cole RT, Veledar E, Bellam N, Laskar SR, Smith AL, Gebel HM, Bray RA, Butler J. Influence of race/ethnic differences in pre-transplantation panel reactive antibody on outcomes in heart transplant recipients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Dec 17;62(24):2308-15. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.06.054. Epub 2013 Aug 28. PubMed PMID: 23994416.

Hayek SS, Abdou MH, Demoss BD, Legaspi JM, Veledar E, Deka A, Krishnan SK, Wilmot KA, Patel AD, Kumar VR, Devireddy CM. Prevalence of resistant hypertension and eligibility for catheter-based renal denervation in hypertensive outpatients. Am J Hypertens. 2013 Dec;26(12):1452-8. doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpt132. Epub 2013 Aug 9. PubMed PMID: 23934709.

Kay J, Dorbala S, Goyal A, Fazel R, Di Carli MF, Einstein AJ, Beanlands RS, Merhige ME, Williams BA, Veledar E, Chow BJ, Min JK, Berman DS, Shah S, Bellam N, Butler J, Shaw LJ. Influence of sex on risk stratification with stress myocardial perfusion Rb-82 positron emission tomography: Results from the PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Prognosis Multicenter Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Nov 12;62(20):1866-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.06.017. Epub 2013 Jul 10. PubMed PMID: 23850903.

Elder RW, McCabe NM, Hebson C, Veledar E, Romero R, Ford RM, Mahle WT, Kogon BE, Sahu A, Jokhadar M, McConnell ME, Book WM. Features of portal hypertension are associated with major adverse events in Fontan patients: the VAST study. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 9;168(4):3764-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.06.008. Epub 2013 Jul 9. PubMed PMID: 23849105; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3805740.

Behl M, Bliwise D, Veledar E, Cunningham L, Vazquez J, Brigham K, Quyyumi A. Vascular Endothelial Function and Self-reported Sleep. Am J Med Sci. 2014 Jun;347(6):425-8. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31829bc950. PubMed PMID: 23842206; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3852200.

Vaccarino V, Goldberg J, Rooks C, Shah AJ, Veledar E, Faber TL, Votaw JR, Forsberg CW, Bremner JD. Post-traumatic stress disorder and incidence of coronary heart disease: a twin study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Sep 10;62(11):970-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.04.085. Epub 2013 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 23810885; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3823367.

Sperduto AL, McKee MJ, DeLong LK, Veledar E, Chen SC. Describing the state of mentoring in academic dermatology. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Apr;149(4):486-8. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.1163. PubMed PMID: 23714848.

Alam M, Voravutinon N, Warycha M, Whiting D, Nodzenski M, Yoo S, West DP, Veledar E, Poon E. Comparative effectiveness of nonpurpuragenic 595-nm pulsed dye laser and microsecond 1064-nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser for treatment of diffuse facial erythema: A double-blind randomized controlled trial. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Sep;69(3):438-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2013.04.015. Epub 2013 May 17. PubMed PMID: 23688651.

Eapen DJ, Manocha P, Patel RS, Hammadah M, Veledar E, Wassel C, Nanjundappa RA, Sikora S, Malayter D, Wilson PW, Sperling L, Quyyumi AA, Epstein SE. Aggregate risk score based on markers of inflammation, cell stress, and coagulation is an independent predictor of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Jul 23;62(4):329-37. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.03.072. Epub 2013 May 9. PubMed PMID: 23665099.

Ibrahim O, Kakar R, Bolotin D, Nodzenski M, Disphanurat W, Pace N, Becker L, West DP, Poon E, Veledar E, Alam M. The comparative effectiveness of suction-curettage and onabotulinumtoxin-A injections for the treatment of primary focal axillary hyperhidrosis: a randomized control trial. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Jul;69(1):88-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2013.02.013. Epub 2013 Apr 13. PubMed PMID: 23591103.

McMichael JR, Veledar E, Chen SC. UV radiation protection by handheld umbrellas. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Jun;149(6):757-8. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.2519. PubMed PMID: 23553064.

Casa LD, Dolensky JR, Spinner EM, Veledar E, Lerakis S, Yoganathan AP. Impact of pulmonary hypertension on tricuspid valve function. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013 Apr;41(4):709-24. doi: 10.1007/s10439-012-0713-2. Epub 2012 Dec 1. PubMed PMID: 23519531.

Shah AJ, Lampert R, Goldberg J, Veledar E, Bremner JD, Vaccarino V. Posttraumatic stress disorder and impaired autonomic modulation in male twins. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Jun 1;73(11):1103-10. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.01.019. Epub 2013 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 23434412; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3648627.

Plantinga L, Bremner JD, Miller AH, Jones DP, Veledar E, Goldberg J, Vaccarino V. Association between posttraumatic stress disorder and inflammation: a twin study. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 May;30:125-32. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2013.01.081. Epub 2013 Feb 4. PubMed PMID: 23379997; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3641167.

Nagpal SV, Lerakis S, Flueckiger PB, Halista M, Willis P, Block PC, Douglas JS, Morris DC, Liff DA, Stewart J, Devireddy C, Veledar E, Nahab FB, Babaliaros VC. Long-term outcomes after percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure. Am J Med Sci. 2013 Sep;346(3):181-6. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e318276b071. PubMed PMID: 23328836.

Dorbala S, Di Carli MF, Beanlands RS, Merhige ME, Williams BA, Veledar E, Chow BJ, Min JK, Pencina MJ, Berman DS, Shaw LJ. Prognostic value of stress myocardial perfusion positron emission tomography: results from a multicenter observational registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Jan 15;61(2):176-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.09.043. Epub 2012 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 23219297; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3549438.

Karohl C, Vaccarino V, Veledar E, Goldberg J, Tangpricha V, Bellasi A, Raggi P. Vitamin D status and coronary flow reserve measured by positron emission tomography: a co-twin control study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Jan;98(1):389-97. doi: 10.1210/jc.2012-3097. Epub 2012 Nov 8. PubMed PMID: 23144471; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3537102.

Rabbah JP, Chism B, Siefert A, Saikrishnan N, Veledar E, Thourani VH, Yoganathan AP. Effects of targeted papillary muscle relocation on mitral leaflet tenting and coaptation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Feb;95(2):621-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.09.007. Epub 2012 Nov 7. PubMed PMID: 23141528.

Wells R, Gutkowicz-Krusin D, Veledar E, Toledano A, Chen SC. Comparison of diagnostic and management sensitivity to melanoma between dermatologists and MelaFind: a pilot study. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Sep;148(9):1083-4. doi: 10.1001/archdermatol.2012.946. PubMed PMID: 22986873.

Mavromatis K, Aznaouridis K, Al Mheid I, Veledar E, Dhawan S, Murrow JR, Forghani Z, Sutcliffe DJ, Ghasemzadeh N, Alexander RW, Taylor WR, Quyyumi AA. Circulating proangiogenic cell activity is associated with cardiovascular disease risk. J Biomol Screen. 2012 Oct;17(9):1163-70. Epub 2012 Aug 10. PubMed PMID: 22885731.

Patel RS, Sun YV, Hartiala J, Veledar E, Su S, Sher S, Liu YX, Rahman A, Patel R, Rab ST, Vaccarino V, Zafari AM, Samady H, Tang WH, Allayee H, Hazen SL, Quyyumi AA. Association of a genetic risk score with prevalent and incident myocardial infarction in subjects undergoing coronary angiography. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2012 Aug 1;5(4):441-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.111.960229. Epub 2012 Jul 5. PubMed PMID: 22767652; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3459582.

Govindarajan B, Willoughby L, Band H, Curatolo AS, Veledar E, Chen S, Bonner MY, Abel MG, Moses MA, Arbiser JL. Cooperative benefit for the combination of rapamycin and imatinib in tuberous sclerosis complex neoplasia. Vasc Cell. 2012 Jul 5;4(1):11. doi: 10.1186/2045-824X-4-11. PubMed PMID: 22765013; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3464934.

Yousefi B, Huo X, Kim J, Veledar E, Ghovanloo M. Quantitative and comparative assessment of learning in a tongue-operated computer input device–part II: navigation tasks. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2012 Jul;16(4):633-43. doi: 10.1109/TITB.2012.2191793. Epub 2012 Jun 6. PubMed PMID: 22692932; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3593095.

Zwald FO, Spratt M, Lemos BD, Veledar E, Lawrence C, Marshall Lyon G, Chen SC. Duration of voriconazole exposure: an independent risk factor for skin cancer after lung transplantation. Dermatol Surg. 2012 Aug;38(8):1369-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2012.02418.x. Epub 2012 May 2. PubMed PMID: 22551390.

Rooks C, Veledar E, Goldberg J, Bremner JD, Vaccarino V. Early trauma and inflammation: role of familial factors in a study of twins. Psychosom Med. 2012 Feb-Mar;74(2):146-52. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e318240a7d8. Epub 2012 Jan 27. PubMed PMID: 22286843; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3307790.

Seidler AM, Kini SP, DeLong LK, Veledar E, Chen SC. Preference-based measures in dermatology: an overview of utilities and willingness to pay. Dermatol Clin. 2012 Apr;30(2):223-9, xiii. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2011.12.002. Epub 2011 Dec 22. Review. PubMed PMID: 22284136.

Sahn RE, McIlwain MJ, Magee KH, Veledar E, Chen SC. A cross-sectional study examining the correlation between sunless tanning product use and tanning beliefs and behaviors. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Apr;148(4):448-54. doi: 10.1001/archdermatol.2011.2072. Epub 2011 Dec 19. PubMed PMID: 22184716.

Spinner EM, Lerakis S, Higginson J, Pernetz M, Howell S, Veledar E, Yoganathan AP. Correlates of tricuspid regurgitation as determined by 3D echocardiography: pulmonary arterial pressure, ventricle geometry, annular dilatation, and papillary muscle displacement. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Jan;5(1):43-50. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.111.965707. Epub 2011 Nov 22. Erratum in: Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Jul;5(4):e54. PubMed PMID: 22109981.

Shah AJ, Veledar E, Hong Y, Bremner JD, Vaccarino V. Depression and history of attempted suicide as risk factors for heart disease mortality in young individuals. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011 Nov;68(11):1135-42. doi: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.125. PubMed PMID: 22065529; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3230326.

Kamalpour L, Gammon B, Chen KH, Veledar E, Pavlis M, Rice ZP, Chen SC. Resource utilization and quality of life associated with congenital ichthyoses. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011 Sep-Oct;28(5):512-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01432.x. Epub 2011 Sep 5. PubMed PMID: 21895756.

Shaw LJ, Mieres JH, Hendel RH, Boden WE, Gulati M, Veledar E, Hachamovitch R, Arrighi JA, Merz CN, Gibbons RJ, Wenger NK, Heller GV; WOMEN Trial Investigators. Comparative effectiveness of exercise electrocardiography with or without myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography in women with suspected coronary artery disease: results from the What Is the Optimal Method for Ischemia Evaluation in Women (WOMEN) trial. Circulation. 2011 Sep 13;124(11):1239-49. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.029660. Epub 2011 Aug 15. PubMed PMID: 21844080.

Spinner EM, Shannon P, Buice D, Jimenez JH, Veledar E, Del Nido PJ, Adams DH, Yoganathan AP. In vitro characterization of the mechanisms responsible for functional tricuspid regurgitation. Circulation. 2011 Aug 23;124(8):920-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.003897. Epub 2011 Aug 1. PubMed PMID: 21810662.

Galbraith EM, Mehta PK, Veledar E, Vaccarino V, Wenger NK. Women and heart disease: knowledge, worry, and motivation. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Oct;20(10):1529-34. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.2356. Epub 2011 Jul 28. PubMed PMID: 21797669.

Shah AJ, Su S, Veledar E, Bremner JD, Goldstein FC, Lampert R, Goldberg J, Vaccarino V. Is heart rate variability related to memory performance in middle-aged men? Psychosom Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;73(6):475-82. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3182227d6a. Epub 2011 Jun 28. PubMed PMID: 21715297; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3307789.

Kini SP, DeLong LK, Veledar E, McKenzie-Brown AM, Schaufele M, Chen SC. The impact of pruritus on quality of life: the skin equivalent of pain. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Oct;147(10):1153-6. doi: 10.1001/archdermatol.2011.178. Epub 2011 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 21680760.

Yousefi B, Huo X, Veledar E, Ghovanloo M. Quantitative and comparative assessment of learning in a tongue-operated computer input device. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2011 Sep;15(5):747-57. doi: 10.1109/TITB.2011.2158608. Epub 2011 Jun 7. PubMed PMID: 21652288; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3168682.

Wasse H, Cardarelli F, De Staercke C, Hooper C, Veledar E, Guessous I. 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration is inversely associated with serum MMP-9 in a cross-sectional study of African American ESRD patients. BMC Nephrol. 2011 May 22;12:24. doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-12-24. PubMed PMID: 21600051; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3118225.

Hartlage G, Janik M, Anadiotis A, Veledar E, Oshinski J, Kremastinos D,Stillman A, Lerakis S. Prognostic value of adenosine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance and dobutamine stress echocardiography in patients with low-risk chest pain. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Apr;28(4):803-12. doi:10.1007/s10554-011-9885-3. Epub 2011 May 12. PubMed PMID: 21562726.

Vaccarino V, Khan D, Votaw J, Faber T, Veledar E, Jones DP, Goldberg J, Raggi P, Quyyumi AA, Bremner JD. Inflammation is related to coronary flow reserve detected by positron emission tomography in asymptomatic male twins. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Mar 15;57(11):1271-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2010.09.074. PubMed PMID: 21392641; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3073445.

Chung V, Alexander H, Pavlis M, Alexander M, Veledar E, Washington CV, Chen SC. The public’s perception of dermatologists as surgeons. Dermatol Surg. 2011 Mar;37(3):295-300. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2011.01876.x. Epub 2011 Feb 25. PubMed PMID: 21352403.

Rooks C, Faber T, Votaw J, Veledar E, Goldberg J, Raggi P, Quyyumi AA, Bremner JD, Vaccarino V. Effects of smoking on coronary microcirculatory function: a twin study. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Apr;215(2):500-6. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2011.01.012. Epub 2011 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 21315354; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3082474.

Veledar E, Fazel R, Shaw L, Fazlibegovic E, Hadziomerovic M. Analyzing recent trends in coronary heart disease (CHD) deaths among the elderly in the United States using data from official statistical sources. Med Arh. 2010;64(5):281-3. PubMed PMID: 21287953.

King SM, Bonaccorsi P, Bendeck S, Hadley J, Puttgen K, Kolm PG, Veledar E, Lawson D, Chen SC. Melanoma quality of life: pilot study using utility measurements. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Mar;147(3):353-4. doi: 10.1001/archdermatol.2010.340. Epub 2010 Nov 15. PubMed PMID: 21079051.

Chung VQ, Gordon JS, Veledar E, Chen SC. Hot or not–evaluating the effect of artificial tanning on the public’s perception of attractiveness. Dermatol Surg. 2010 Nov;36(11):1651-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2010.01713.x. PubMed PMID: 20961347.

Negi S, Shukrullah I, Veledar E, Bloom HL, Jones DP, Dudley SC. Statin therapy for the prevention of atrial fibrillation trial (SToP AF trial). J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Apr;22(4):414-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2010.01925.x. Epub 2010 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 20946227; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3022954.

Karohl C, Su S, Kumari M, Tangpricha V, Veledar E, Vaccarino V, Raggi P. Heritability and seasonal variability of vitamin D concentrations in male twins. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Dec;92(6):1393-8. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2010.30176. Epub 2010 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 20943799; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2980965.

Patel RS, Su S, Neeland IJ, Ahuja A, Veledar E, Zhao J, Helgadottir A, Holm H, Gulcher JR, Stefansson K, Waddy S, Vaccarino V, Zafari AM, Quyyumi AA. The chromosome 9p21 risk locus is associated with angiographic severity and progression of coronary artery disease. Eur Heart J. 2010 Dec;31(24):3017-23. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehq272. Epub 2010 Aug 20. PubMed PMID: 20729229; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3001587.

Raggi P, Su S, Karohl C, Veledar E, Rojas-Campos E, Vaccarino V. Heritability of renal function and inflammatory markers in adult male twins. Am J Nephrol. 2010;32(4):317-23. doi: 10.1159/000319449. Epub 2010 Aug 17. PubMed PMID: 20720405; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2980816.

Pavlis MB, Rice ZP, Veledar E, Bradley BR, Spraker MK, Chen SC. Quality of life of cutaneous disease in the ectodermal dysplasias. Pediatr Dermatol. 2010 May-Jun;27(3):260-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2010.01121.x. PubMed PMID: 20609143.

Kamalpour L, Rice ZP, Pavlis M, Veledar E, Chen SC. Reliable methods to evaluate the clinical severity of ichthyosis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2010 Mar-Apr;27(2):148-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2010.01114.x. PubMed PMID: 20537064.

Hill ND, Delong LK, Pennie ML, Veledar E, Slade CE, Chen SC. Factors affecting resident career decisions: the first five years of the society for investigative dermatology resident retreat. J Invest Dermatol. 2010 Jul;130(7):1931-4. doi: 10.1038/jid.2010.53. Epub 2010 Apr 8. PubMed PMID: 20376061.

Bloom HL, Shukrullah I, Veledar E, Gutmann R, London B, Dudley SC. Statins Decrease Oxidative Stress and ICD Therapies. Cardiol Res Pract. 2010;2010:253803. doi: 10.4061/2010/253803. Epub 2010 Mar 25. PubMed PMID: 20369058; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2847377.

Garelnabi M, Veledar E, Abramson J, White-Welkley J, Santanam N, Weintraub W, Parthasarathy S. Physical inactivity and cardiovascular risk: baseline observations from men and premenopausal women. J Clin Lab Anal. 2010;24(2):100-5. doi: 10.1002/jcla.20368. PubMed PMID: 20333763.

Seidler AM, Pennie ML, Veledar E, Culler SD, Chen SC. Economic burden of melanoma in the elderly population: population-based analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)–Medicare data. Arch Dermatol. 2010 Mar;146(3):249-56. doi: 10.1001/archdermatol.2009.389. PubMed PMID: 20231494.

Babaliaros VC, Junagadhwalla Z, Lerakis S, Thourani V, Liff D, Chen E, Vassiliades T, Chappell C, Gross N, Patel A, Howell S, Green JT, Veledar E, Guyton R, Block PC. Use of balloon aortic valvuloplasty to size the aortic annulus before implantation of a balloon-expandable transcatheter heart valve. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Jan;3(1):114-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2009.09.017. PubMed PMID: 20129579.

Lerakis S, Janik M, McLean DS, Anadiotis AV, Zaragoza-Macias E, Veledar E, Oshinski J, Stillman AE. Adenosine stress magnetic resonance imaging in women with low risk chest pain: the Emory University experience. Am J Med Sci. 2010 Mar;339(3):216-20. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e3181c6bfcc. PubMed PMID: 20051822.

Vaccarino V, Votaw J, Faber T, Veledar E, Murrah NV, Jones LR, Zhao J, Su S, Goldberg J, Raggi JP, Quyyumi AA, Sheps DS, Bremner JD. Major depression and coronary flow reserve detected by positron emission tomography. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Oct 12;169(18):1668-76. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.330. PubMed PMID: 19822823; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2899479.

Lerakis S, McLean DS, Anadiotis AV, Janik M, Oshinski JN, Alexopoulos N, Zaragoza-Macias E, Veledar E, Stillman AE. Prognostic value of adenosine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with low-risk chest pain. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2009 Sep 21;11:37. doi: 10.1186/1532-429X-11-37. PubMed PMID: 19772587; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2758876.

Zhao J, Quyyumi AA, Patel R, Zafari AM, Veledar E, Onufrak S, Shallenberger LH, Jones L, Vaccarino V. Sex-specific association of depression and a haplotype in leukotriene A4 hydrolase gene. Psychosom Med. 2009 Sep;71(7):691-6. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181b05c57. Epub 2009 Jul 21. PubMed PMID: 19622707; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3113512.

Samady H, McDaniel M, Veledar E, De Bruyne B, Pijls NH, Fearon WF, Vaccarino V. Baseline fractional flow reserve and stent diameter predict optimal post-stent fractional flow reserve and major adverse cardiac events after bare-metal stent deployment. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Apr;2(4):357-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2009.01.008. PubMed PMID: 19463450.

Babaliaros VC, Liff D, Chen EP, Rogers JH, Brown RA, Thourani VH, Guyton RA, Lerakis S, Stillman AE, Raggi P, Cheesborough JE, Veledar E, Green JT, Block PC. Can balloon aortic valvuloplasty help determine appropriate transcatheter aortic valve size? JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Oct;1(5):580-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2008.06.010. Erratum in: JACC CardiovascInterv. 2009 Oct;2(10):1034. Veladar, Emir [corrected to Veledar, Emir]. PubMed PMID: 19463362.

Bellasi A, Kooienga L, Block GA, Veledar E, Spiegel DM, Raggi P. How long is the warranty period for nil or low coronary artery calcium in patients new to hemodialysis? J Nephrol. 2009 Mar-Apr;22(2):255-62. PubMed PMID: 19384844.

Ghazzal ZB, Dhawan SS, Sheikh A, Douglas JS, Veledar E, Mavromatis K, Pohlel FK, Vaccarino V. Usefulness of serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level as an independent predictor of one-year mortality after percutaneous coronary interventions. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Apr 1;103(7):902-6. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2008.11.053. PubMed PMID: 19327413.

Dai J, Su YX, Bartell S, Le NA, Ling WH, Liang YQ, Gao L, Wu HY, Veledar E, Vaccarino V. Beneficial effects of designed dietary fatty acid compositions on lipids in triacylglycerol-rich lipoproteins among Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism. 2009 Apr;58(4):510-8. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2008.11.010. PubMed PMID: 19303972.

Cardarelli F, Bellasi A, Ou FS, Shaw LJ, Veledar E, Roe MT, Morris DC, Peterson ED, Klein LW, Raggi P. Combined impact of age and estimated glomerular filtration rate on in-hospital mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction (from the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry). Am J Cardiol. 2009 Mar 15;103(6):766-71. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2008.11.033. Epub 2009 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 19268729.

Rizk D, Jurkovitz C, Veledar E, Bagby S, Baumgarten DA, Rahbari-Oskoui F, Steinman T, Chapman AB. Quality of life in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease patients not yet on dialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Mar;4(3):560-6. doi: 10.2215/CJN.02410508. Epub 2009 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 19261830; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2653655.

Gehi AK, Lampert R, Veledar E, Lee F, Goldberg J, Jones L, Murrah N, Ashraf A, Vaccarino V. A twin study of metabolic syndrome and autonomic tone. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2009 Apr;20(4):422-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2008.01363.x. Epub 2008 Nov 21. PubMed PMID: 19054251; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2722434.

Weintraub WS, Boden WE, Zhang Z, Kolm P, Zhang Z, Spertus JA, Hartigan P, Veledar E, Jurkovitz C, Bowen J, Maron DJ, O’Rourke R, Dada M, Teo KK, Goeree R, Barnett PG; Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program No. 424 (COURAGE Trial) Investigators and Study Coordinators. Cost-effectiveness of percutaneous coronary intervention in optimally treated stable coronary patients. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2008 Sep;1(1):12-20. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.108.798462. PubMed PMID: 20031783.

Weintraub WS, Spertus JA, Kolm P, Maron DJ, Zhang Z, Jurkovitz C, Zhang W, Hartigan PM, Lewis C, Veledar E, Bowen J, Dunbar SB, Deaton C, Kaufman S, O’Rourke RA, Goeree R, Barnett PG, Teo KK, Boden WE; COURAGE Trial Research Group, Mancini GB. Effect of PCI on quality of life in patients with stable coronary disease. N Engl J Med. 2008 Aug 14;359(7):677-87. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa072771. PubMed PMID: 18703470.

Ali B, Bloom H, Veledar E, House D, Norvel R, Dudley SC, Zafari AM. Automated external cardioversion defibrillation monitoring in cardiac arrest: a randomized trial. Trials. 2008 Jun 11;9:36. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-9-36. PubMed PMID: 18547438; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2440367. Vaccarino V, Brennan ML, Miller AH, Bremner JD, Ritchie JC, Lindau F, Veledar E, Su S, Murrah NV, Jones L, Jawed F, Dai J, Goldberg J, Hazen SL. Association of major depressive disorder with serum myeloperoxidase and other markers of inflammation: a twin study. Biol Psychiatry. 2008 Sep 15;64(6):476-83. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.04.023. Epub 2008 Jun 2. PubMed PMID: 18514165; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2597204.

Cardarelli F, Bellasi A, Veledar E, Vaccarino V, Raggi P. Impact of race and chronic kidney disease on 1-year outcome in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions: a single tertiary center experience. Am Heart J. 2008 Jun;155(6):1027-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2008.01.004. Epub 2008 Mar 5. PubMed PMID: 18513515.

Shaw LJ, Berman DS, Maron DJ, Mancini GB, Hayes SW, Hartigan PM, Weintraub WS, O’Rourke RA, Dada M, Spertus JA, Chaitman BR, Friedman J, Slomka P, Heller GV, Germano G, Gosselin G, Berger P, Kostuk WJ, Schwartz RG, Knudtson M, Veledar E, Bates ER, McCallister B, Teo KK, Boden WE; COURAGE Investigators. Optimal medical therapy with or without percutaneous coronary intervention to reduce ischemic burden: results from the Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation (COURAGE) trial nuclear substudy. Circulation. 2008 Mar 11; 117(10):1283-91. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.743963. Epub 2008 Feb 11. PubMed PMID: 18268144.

Lerakis S, Kalogeropoulos AP, El-Chami MF, Georgiopoulou VV, Abraham A, Lynch SA, Lewis AJ, Leach GC, Osier EJ, Veledar E, Martin RP. Transthoracic dobutamine stress echocardiography in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Obes Surg. 2007 Nov;17(11):1475-81. PubMed PMID: 18219774.

Dai J, Miller AH, Bremner JD, Goldberg J, Jones L, Shallenberger L, Buckham R, Murrah NV, Veledar E, Wilson PW, Vaccarino V. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is inversely associated with circulating interleukin-6 among middle-aged men: a twin study. Circulation. 2008 Jan 15;117(2):169-75. Epub 2007 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 18086924; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3232063.

Kolm P, Yuan Y, Veledar E, Mehta SR, O’Brien JA, Weintraub WS. Cost-effectiveness of clopidogrel in acute coronary syndromes in Canada: a long-term analysis based on the CURE trial. Can J Cardiol. 2007 Nov;23(13):1037-42. PubMed PMID: 17985004; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2651926.

Risser J, Pressley Z, Veledar E, Washington C, Chen SC. The impact of total body photography on biopsy rate in patients from a pigmented lesion clinic. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Sep;57(3):428-34. Epub 2007 Jul 10. PubMed PMID: 17624623.

Champney KP, Veledar E, Klein M, Samady H, Anderson D, Parashar S, Wenger N, Vaccarino V. Sex-specific effects of diabetes on adverse outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention: trends over time. Am Heart J. 2007 Jun;153(6):970-8. PubMed PMID: 17540197.

Pennie ML, Soon SL, Risser JB, Veledar E, Culler SD, Chen SC. Melanoma outcomes for Medicare patients: association of stage and survival with detection by a dermatologist vs a nondermatologist. Arch Dermatol. 2007 Apr;143(4):488-94. PubMed PMID: 17438181.

Katz MG, Jacobson TA, Veledar E, Kripalani S. Patient literacy and question-asking behavior during the medical encounter: a mixed-methods analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Jun;22(6):782-6. Epub 2007 Apr 12. PubMed PMID: 17431697; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2583801.

Wolfenden LL, Anderson G, Veledar E, Srinivasan A. Catheter-associated bloodstream infections in 2 long-term acute care hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Jan;28(1):105-6. PubMed PMID: 17301939.

Bramlette TB, Lawson DH, Washington CV, Veledar E, Johns BR, Brisman SF, Abramova L, Chen SC. Interferon Alfa-2b or not 2b? Significant differences exist in the decision-making process between melanoma patients who accept or decline high-dose adjuvant interferon Alfa-2b treatment. Dermatol Surg. 2007 Jan;33(1):11-6. PubMed PMID: 17214673.

Veledar E, Thompson T, Haitao C. Building predictive medical models on incomplete data. Med Arh. 2007;61(2 Suppl 1):41-3. PubMed PMID: 21548417.

Fazlibegovic E, Hadziomerovic M, Dedovic A, Veledar E, Fazlibegovic F. SCD in the world, Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Mostar. Med Arh. 2007;61(2 Suppl 1):23-6. PubMed PMID: 21548414.

Hadziomerovic M, Fazlibegovic E, Dilic M, Raljevic E, Fazlibegovic F,Veledar E. Left bundle branch block (LBBB) in patients with heart failure (HF) in Mostar region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Med Arh. 2007;61(2 Suppl 1):15-7. PubMed PMID: 21548413.

McDaniel C, Veledar E, LeConte S, Peltier S, Maciuba A. Ethical environment, healthcare work, and patient outcomes. Am J Bioeth. 2006 Sep-Oct;6(5):W17-29.PubMed PMID: 16997803.

Deaton C, Kimble LP, Veledar E, Hartigan P, Boden WE, O’Rourke RA, Weintraub WS. The synergistic effect of heart disease and diabetes on self-management, symptoms, and health status. Heart Lung. 2006 Sep-Oct;35(5):315-23. PubMed PMID: 16963363.

Bremner JD, Quinn J, Quinn W, Veledar E. Surfing the net for medical information about psychological trauma: an empirical study of the quality and accuracy of trauma-related websites. Med Inform Internet Med. 2006 Sep;31(3):227-36. PubMed PMID: 16954059; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3226702.

Weintraub WS, Barnett P, Chen S, Hartigan P, Casperson P, O’Rourke R, Boden WE, Lewis C, Veledar E, Becker E, Culler S, Kolm P, Mahoney EM, Dunbar SB, Deaton C, O’Brien B, Goeree R, Blackhouse G, Nease R, Spertus J, Kaufman S, Teo K. Economics methods in the Clinical Outcomes Utilizing percutaneous coronary Revascularization and Aggressive Guideline-driven drug Evaluation (COURAGE) trial. Am Heart J. 2006 Jun;151(6):1180-5. PubMed PMID: 16781215.

Lerakis S, El-Chami MF, Patel AD, Veledar E, Alexopoulos E, Zacharoulis A, Triantafyllou A. Effect of lipid levels and lipid-lowering therapy on restenosis after coronary artery stenting. Am J Med Sci. 2006 May;331(5):270-3. PubMed PMID: 16702797.

Ashfaq S, Ghazzal Z, Douglas JS, Morris DC, Veledar E, Weintraub WS. Impact of diabetes on five-year outcomes after vein graft interventions performed prior to the drug-eluting stent era. J Invasive Cardiol. 2006 Mar;18(3):100-5. PubMed PMID: 16598106.

Sherwood M, Smith D, Crisel R, Veledar E, Lerakis S. Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis: The Grady Memorial Hospital Experience. Am J Med Sci. 2006 Feb;331(2):84-7. PubMed PMID: 16479180.

Beinart SC, Kolm P, Veledar E, Zhang Z, Mahoney EM, Bouin O, Gabriel S, Jackson J, Chen R, Caro J, Steinhubl S, Topol E, Weintraub WS. Long-term cost effectiveness of early and sustained dual oral antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel given for up to one year after percutaneous coronary intervention results: from the Clopidogrel for the Reduction of Events During Observation (CREDO) trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Sep 6;46(5):761-9. PubMed PMID: 16139122.

Smith DT, Sherwood M, Crisel R, Abraham J, Mansour C, Veledar E, Mondschein R, Lerakis S; Emory Endocarditis Group. A comparison of HIV-positive patients with and without infective endocarditis: an echocardiographic study–the Emory Endocarditis Group experience. Am J Med Sci. 2004 Sep;328(3):145-9. PubMed PMID: 15367871.

Mavromatis K, Ghazzal Z, Veledar E, Diamandopoulos L, Weintraub WS, Douglas JS, Kalynych AM. Comparison of outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention of ostial versus nonostial narrowing of the major epicardial coronary arteries. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Sep 1;94(5):583-7. PubMed PMID: 15342287.

Bialy TL, Whalen J, Veledar E, Lafreniere D, Spiro J, Chartier T, Chen SC. Mohs micrographic surgery vs traditional surgical excision: a cost comparison analysis. Arch Dermatol. 2004 Jun;140(6):736-42. PubMed PMID: 15210467.

Abraham J, Mansour C, Veledar E, Khan B, Lerakis S. Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis: the Grady Memorial Hospital experience with methicillin-sensitive S aureus and methicillin-resistant S aureus bacteremia. Am Heart J. 2004 Mar;147(3):536-9. PubMed PMID: 14999206.

Husak L, Vaccarino V, Veledar E, Murrah N, Wenger NK. Comparison of angiographic findings among postmenopausal women using unopposed estrogen, estrogen/progestin combinations, and nonusers. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Mar 1;93(5):563-8. PubMed PMID: 14996580.

Abraham J, Veledar E, Lerakis S. Comparison of frequency of active infective endocarditis by echocardiography in patients with bacteremia with and without human immunodeficiency virus. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Jun 15;91(12):1500-3, A9. PubMed PMID: 12804746.

Abramson JL, Veledar E, Weintraub WS, Vaccarino V. Association between gender and in-hospital mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention according to age. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Apr 15;91(8):968-71, A4. PubMed PMID:12686338.

Mahoney EM, Thompson TD, Veledar E, Williams J, Weintraub WS. Cost-effectiveness of targeting patients undergoing cardiac surgery for therapy with intravenous amiodarone to prevent atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002 Aug 21;40(4):737-45. PubMed PMID: 12204505.

Vaccarino V, Abramson JL, Veledar E, Weintraub WS. Sex differences in hospital mortality after coronary artery bypass surgery: evidence for a higher mortality in younger women. Circulation. 2002 Mar 12;105(10):1176-81. PubMed PMID: 11889010.