Our clinician researchers include doctors, genetic counselors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who treat heart patients on a daily basis in addition to leading clinical research studies.

We are currently working on detailed profiles for our clinician researchers. Please check back soon for more details on our team members.


Kia Afshar, MD

Dr. Afshar leads our research efforts in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and also supports projects in heart failure, heart transplant, and left ventricular assist devices.


Jeffrey L. Anderson, MD

Dr. Anderson's research interests include cardiovascular genetics and pharmacogenetics.


Victoria Jacobs, PhD, APRN

Dr. Jacobs' research focuses on cardiovascular genetic disease, atrial fibrillation, dementia, and thromboembolism.


Kirk U. Knowlton, MD

Dr. Knowlton is the director of research at Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. His own research focuses on cardiovascular genetics and underlying factors of heart failure.


Viet Le, MPAS, PA

Mr. Viet Le is a researcher and physician assistant in cardiology who studies mobile health technologies, cardiovascular genetics and other factor that affect cardiovascular disease.


Kismet Rasmusson, DNP, FNP

Ms. Rasmusson's research focuses on heart failure patient education and peripartum cardiomyopathy.


Brian K. Whisenant, MD

Dr. Brian Whisenant is a researcher and innovator in the field of catheter-based therapies, including transcatheter acortic valve replacement.