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Khadijah K. Breathett, MD, MS

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Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA is tenured Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University, Division of Cardiology, and advanced heart failure transplant cardiologist with the Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation Team at Indiana University Health. Dr. Breathett graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering. Dr. Breathett is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School with distinction in service. She completed training in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and cardiology and advanced heart failure/transplant subspecialty fellowships at the Ohio State University. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association while obtaining a Master of Science in Clinical Science at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Breathett is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. As an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist, her clinical work focuses on the prevention and treatment of the advanced heart disease including longitudinal heart transplantation and ventricular assist device care. Dr. Breathett prioritizes providing evidence-based care and shared decision-making in her clinic. She co-authored the 2021 Update to the 2017 American College of Cardiology Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for Optimization of Heart Failure Treatment.

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Breathett has developed randomized controlled trials, outcomes studies, observational population studies, mixed-method studies, implementation science studies, and community interventions focused on reducing racial and gender disparities in cardiovascular disease, resulting in over 80 manuscripts. Dr. Breathett is a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) funded primary investigator with a portfolio of work including R01, R56, and K01 focused on achieving racial/ethnic and gender equity in advanced heart failure care. Dr. Breathett’s research has been published in high impact journals including Circulation, JAMA, JAMA Network Open, JACC, Circulation: Heart Failure, JACC: Heart Failure, and The American Journal of Medicine. Her works have received press acknowledgment in Reuters, MedPage Today, U.S. News & World Report, and Business Insider among others.

Dr. Breathett has been widely recognized for her research and clinical achievements. She has been recognized with prestigious awards including Women As One Escalator Award recipient, Heart Failure Society of America Emerging Leader, National Minority Quality Forum 40 under 40 Leaders in Minority Health, and selected for the American Heart Association Research Leader’s Academy. She chairs and serves on multiple national committees for the American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America, and Association of Black Cardiologists. She serves on multiple editorial boards and led the development of the Disparities Research Guidelines for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association journals. Dr. Breathett is passionate about reducing racial/ethnic and gender disparities in heart failure.


Insurance plans accepted by this provider are below.

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Anthem Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Anthem Hoosier Care Connect
  • Anthem Hoosier Healthwise
  • Anthem Medicare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway Essentials Network
  • Care Source Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Care Source Hoosier Healthwise
Community Health Alliance
Community Health System
Coventry/First Health
Deaconess OneCare
  • Health Alliance Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
IU Health Plans
Johnson County Health Network
Lutheran Preferred
  • Managed Health Services Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Care Connect
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Healthwise
  • Managed Health Services Medicare Advantage
  • MDWise Excel Healthy Indiana Plan
  • MDWise Excel Hoosier Healthwise
  • Parkview Health Plan Signature Care PPO
  • Point Comfort - Refugee Medical Assistance Program
  • Point Comfort - Unaccompanied Children Program
Select Health Network
  • The Healthcare Group Encircle
  • The Healthcare Group Encore
  • TriCare Select
  • United DSNP
  • United HealthCare
  • United HealthCare Hoosier Care Connect
  • United HMO
  • United Medicare Advantage
  • United PPO
  • VA - CCN via United Healthcare

Note: Although this listing was accurate at the time of posting, insurances change regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Please confirm with your insurance company that this provider is covered by your plan before your appointment.

Specialties & Details



Conditions & Treatments:

Heart Failure, Heart Transplant


School of Medicine:

University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI


Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC


Ohio State University School of Medicine, Columbus, OH


Ohio State University School of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Hospitals & Affiliations

Hospital Privileges:

IU Health Methodist/IU Health University, IU Health Saxony

Physician Group:

IU Health Physicians


Research Publications
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