Dr. Zainab Mahmoud joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology as an instructor in July of 2022. She was born and raised in Nigeria. She obtained her medical degree from Trinity College in Dublin and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She was a resident and chief resident at Pennsylvania Hospital and a cardiology fellow at Barnes Jewish Hospital. During her fellowship, she undertook additional training in cardio-obstetrics. She also obtained a Masters in Health Policy from Imperial College in London. Her clinical interests are in cardio-obstetrics with research interests in global health policy.
She collaborates with global health researchers in Nigeria and United States to improve the cardiovascular care of pregnant women and ultimately decrease maternal morbidity and mortality as well as prevent cardiovascular diseases in women, both in the US and in Nigeria. Her key interests are cardiovascular disease in women, cardio-obstetrics, health policy research, implementation science research and global health and her research areas are the use of implementation science to evaluate the use of evidence-based strategies to improve cardiovascular care of pregnant women and prevent secondary cardiovascular diseases.