Research and Professional Experience

Mr. Le joined Intermountain Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research in 2012. He devotes a portion of his time to seeing patients in clinic and the rest of his time to research projects.

Mr. Le’s research interests are wide and varied. He particularly enjoys the study of mobile health technologies and interventions. He has also studied the efficacy of over-the-counter supplements and substances such as Omega 3 and Vitamin D, as well as the familiarity of genetic diseases.

Mr. Le currently serves as a co-investigator on Intermountain's INSPIRE registry. The purpose of this prospective registry is to collect biological samples, clinical information, and laboratory data from patients diagnosed with any healthcare-related conditions who are seen at facilities affiliated with Intermountain Healthcare. The INSPIRE registry is then used to investigate a wide range of research questions.

Current Research Projects

  • Omega-3 plasma levels and severity of coronary artery disease, the risk of cardiac events, and prostate cancer (a sub-study of Intermountain's INSPIRE registry)
  • Smartphone ECG technology in the identification of STEMI heart attacks (ST LEUIS Study)
  • Lipid management and the effect of treatment with evolocumab, an investigational cholesterol lowering drug  (FOURIER Study)
  • Assessing cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients using the SOMAscan protein assay
  • Factors that impact the care and outcomes of patients seen in the cardiac catheterization lab (DETERMINE Study)
  • Genetic risk for mitral valve prolapse (Valve Genetics Study)
  • Patient compliance with cardiovascular medications (The ENCOURAGE Trial)