Dr. Mustafa Husaini joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology as an Assistant Professor in July, 2020.
Dr. Husaini received his Medical Degree from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine in 2014. Dr. Husaini has learned from world-renowned experts in sports cardiology in order to create and lead The Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics at Washington University in St. Louis. Sports cardiology has four main components which include differentiating athletic-induced remodeling from pathology, risk stratification for patients who have a risk of sudden cardiac death due to underlying cardiovascular disease, treating and managing patients with cardiovascular disease that chose to increase their physical activity level, and being a steward for the appropriate and judicious use of cardiovascular pre-participation screening to prevent sudden cardiac death. He enjoys taking care of athletes and active patients with all types of cardiovascular disease including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, aortopathies, and channelopathies. Dr. Husaini also practices general cardiology and clinical echocardiography.
Dr. Husaini has a wide breadth of research interests including sports cardiology, healthy policy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, and coronary artery disease. He is closely involved within the American College of Cardiology Sports and Exercise Section leading projects to improve the training of sports cardiologists throughout the nation. Dr. Husaini will be creating and leading the sports cardiology subsection within the cardiovascular division as the director of The Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics at Washington University in St. Louis.