Dr. Khera received his BS in Biology and Neurosciences from Duke University in 2005, graduating summa cum laude. He received his MD with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2013. He completed his clinical and research fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2016.
Dr Khera's research seeks to understand how naturally occurring variation in human DNA sequence contributes to inter- individual differences in risk for cardiovascular disease, in metabolic physiology, and in response to therapies. These questions are explored via research efforts in: (1) human genetics, (2) computational biology, and (3) experimental medicine. His research is pursued under the mentorship of Dr. Sekar Kathiresan.
In addition to his research efforts, Dr. Khera is a clinical cardiologist focusing on heart attack prevention, cardiovascular risk reduction, cardiac rehabilitation, lipid disorders, based at the MGH Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center.