Jaffar Khan

Jaffar M Khan

Staff Clinician


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Washington, DC, US

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Jaffar is an interventional cardiologist and Staff Clinician at the NHLBI, NIH. He has a special interest in structural heart disease innovation. He co-invented transcatheter electrosurgical techniques to cut heart tissue, including LAMPOON to prevent LVOT obstruction from TMVR, BASILICA to prevent coronary obstruction from TAVR, and ELASTIC/ELASTA-Clip to displace a MitraClip to enable TMVR and SESAME to relieve LVOT obstruction. He has developed both annular and leaflet-based tricuspid valve repair procedures (PASTA, Antepasta, and TASTI) and helped translate them into patients. He contributed to the pre-clinical development of the Transmural Systems’ Mitral Cerclage Annuloplasty Device and Transcaval Closure Device. His goal is to continue to innovate devices and procedures to treat heart disease alongside clinical practice in interventional cardiology.

Dr Khan is a member of the Interventional Cardiology: Reviews, Research, Resources editorial board.

Articles by Jaffar M Khan, Staff Clinician

Advances in Transcatheter Electrosurgery for Treating Valvular Heart Disease

Jaffar M Khan, Toby Rogers, Adam B Greenbaum, et al


Citation: US Cardiology Review 2021;15:e03.