Dr. Filardo is an NIH and AHRQ-funded Principal Investigator. As 2017, Dr. Filardo is serving as the BSWH Principal Investigator in the All of Us Research Program as a member of the Trans-America Consortium – a collaborative of 4 integrated delivery networks that span 7 states. The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. By taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology, researchers will uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine.
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In 2014, Dr. Filardo received a 2-year $500,000 grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc., to investigate Ranolazine’s potential to prevent short- and long-term re-hospitalizations after cardiac catheterization/percutaneous coronary intervention, and the associated impact on costs of care.
As of 2013, Dr. Filardo is also a co-investigator on the NHLBI–funded Baylor Core Clinic Center for the Cardiothoracic Surgical Network (CTSN), which seeks to establish a cooperative network of cardiac surgery programs to promulgate the use of evidence-based medicine in surgical practice.
In 2011, Dr. Filardo received a 3-year, $2.3 million grant from NIH / National Heart Lung Blood Institute for the study Post-CABG Atrial Fibrillation.
In 2010, Dr. Filardo received a 3-year, $700,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for the study Large Population-based Study of Surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.
In 2009, Dr. Filardo was among the 5 finalists for the American Heart Association QCOR Young Investigator Award for his study showing the direct and significant effect of new-onset post-CABG AF on long term survival.
Dr. Filardo is the Director of Epidemiology within the Baylor Scott & White Health Office of the Chief Quality Officer, the Bradley Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at Baylor University Medical Center, and the Director of Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. Currently, he is leading/collaborating on over 60 research projects, the majority involving multiple sites/centers, including three randomized trials. He has published over 130 manuscripts and presented his research results at more than 30 conferences. Dr. Filardo’s research predominantly focuses on outcomes of cardiac surgery.
Dr. Filardo also serves as a Clinical Professor of Health Services Research at Baylor University, Research Associate Professor of Statistics II at Southern Methodist University, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at University of Louisville, KY, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Texas, Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Filardo received his PhD in Epidemiology with a concentration in cardiovascular disease from Yale University and has worked with several world leaders in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, and epidemiology, including Dr. Alessandro Liberati at the Italian Cochrane Center, Dr. Ballard at Emory University and at Baylor, Dr. Harlan Krumholz at Yale University, Drs. Paul Grayburn, and William Roberts at Baylor University Medical Center and the Baylor Heart Hospital, Dr. Clyde Yancy at Northwestern University, and Drs. Shahian, Damiano, and Mack at Massachusetts General Hospital, Washington University, and Baylor, respectively. Dr. Filardo has a strong record of research pertaining to the quality and safety of medical care and has conducted key research into understanding the patterns of care and patient outcomes in cardiovascular disease, particularly with respect to patients undergoing cardiac surgery. In 2006, his work in the field of cardiothoracic surgery risk model development led to an invitation to serve as an associate member of the STS Quality Measurement Task Force responsible for developing mortality and morbidity models for the STS Workforce. Since 2016, Dr. Filardo serves in the STS Participant User File Research Program Task Force in charge of streamlining and facilitating National Database participant-led research. Dr. Filardo also serves on the American Journal of Cardiology Editorial Board as an Associate Editor.
Dr. Filardo has a strong record of research pertaining to the quality and safety of medical care and has conducted key research into understanding the patterns of care and outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease. He is experienced in study design, data collection, data management and analysis, and manuscript preparation.
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