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Vinay U Kini

TitleAsst Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-MED

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    Temple University, PhiladelphiaMD
    University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaMS (Health Policy)
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaInternal Medicine Residency
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaCardiovascular Medicine Fellowship
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    2015Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association
    2016Outstanding Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
    2018Clinical Faculty Scholar, University of Colorado

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    I am a cardiologist and health services researcher with an extensive background in using large datasets to examine and improve healthcare quality. For the past six years, my research has been focused on the evaluation of the clinical outcomes, economics, and social consequences of new health care policies and cardiovascular technologies. My post-graduate training in health services research at the University of Pennsylvania focused on the application of econometric methods of analysis to administrative data, and I have experience using a wide variety of administrative databases (including claims from Medicare, the Veterans Health Administration, commercial insurance payers, and statewide all-payer databases). I am currently funded by a K23 career development award from the NIH / NHLBI in which I am using a mixed-methods approach to understand and identify strategies to improve appropriate use of diagnostic cardiovascular tests and achieve high-value cardiovascular healthcare. Other active areas of research include strategies to reduce low-value care, the impact of vertical integration of cardiology practices into health systems, physician perspectives on medical aid-in-dying, and the impact of value-based payment programs on use of cardiovascular procedures and patient outcomes.

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    K23HL143208     (KINI, VINAY)Apr 5, 2019 - Feb 29, 2024
    NIH/NHLBI
    Optimizing Quality in Noninvasive Cardiovascular Testing
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Hess PL, Kini V, Liu W, Roldan P, Autruong P, Grunwald GK, O'Donnell C, Doll JA, Ho PM, Bradley SM. Appropriateness of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease in US Department of Veterans Affairs Hospitals From 2013 to 2015. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Apr 01; 3(4):e203144. PMID: 32315067.
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    2. Kini V. Relationship Between Appropriateness and Outcomes: It Is Complicated. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 01 07; 9(1):e015115. PMID: 31870232.
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    3. Kini V, Viragh T, Magid D, Masoudi FA, Moghtaderi A, Black B. Trends in High- and Low-Value Cardiovascular Diagnostic Testing in Fee-for-Service Medicare, 2000-2016. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 10 02; 2(10):e1913070. PMID: 31603486.
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    4. Raghavan S, Ho YL, Kini V, Rhee MK, Vassy JL, Gagnon DR, Cho K, Wilson PWF, Phillips LS. Association Between Early Hypertension Control and Cardiovascular Disease Incidence in Veterans With Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2019 10; 42(10):1995-2003. PMID: 31515207.
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    5. Kini V. Use of Cardiac Imaging in Canada-Missing the Trees for the Forest. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 08 02; 2(8):e198700. PMID: 31397855.
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    6. Kini V, Michael Ho P. Toward Patient-Centered Healthcare Value. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 05; 12(5):e005801. PMID: 31104473.
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    7. Kini V, Ho PM. Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence: A Review. JAMA. 2018 12 18; 320(23):2461-2473. PMID: 30561486.
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    8. Kini V, Peterson PN, Spertus JA, Kennedy KF, Arnold SV, Wasfy JH, Curtis JP, Bradley SM, Amin AP, Ho PM, Masoudi FA. Clinical Model to Predict 90-Day Risk of Readmission After Acute Myocardial Infarction. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018 10; 11(10):e004788. PMID: 30354578.
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    9. Wasfy JH, Kennedy KF, Masoudi FA, Ferris TG, Arnold SV, Kini V, Peterson P, Curtis JP, Amin AP, Bradley SM, French WJ, Messenger J, Ho PM, Spertus JA. Predicting Length of Stay and the Need for Postacute Care After Acute Myocardial Infarction to Improve Healthcare Efficiency. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018 09; 11(9):e004635. PMID: 30354547.
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    10. Hess PL, Gunzburger EC, Kini V, Liu CF, Jones J, Matlock D, Heidenreich PA, Levy CR, Maddox TM, Grunwald GK, Ho PM. National Trends of Hospital Performance in Acute Myocardial Infarction Care: Department of Veterans Affairs, 2011-2014. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018 04; 11(4):e004282. PMID: 29650717.
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    11. Kini V, Dayoub EJ, Hess PL, Marzec LN, Masoudi FA, Ho PM, Groeneveld PW. Clinical Outcomes After Cardiac Stress Testing Among US Patients Younger Than 65 Years. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 03 10; 7(6). PMID: 29525784.
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    12. Dixit S, Kini V. Generator Replacement in Primary Prevention ICD Patients: Is it Time to Develop Guideline Recommendations? JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 10; 3(10):1190-1192. PMID: 29759504.
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    13. McCarthy FH, Savino DC, Brown CR, Bavaria JE, Kini V, Spragan DD, Dibble TR, Herrmann HC, Anwaruddin S, Giri J, Szeto WY, Groeneveld PW, Desai ND. Cost and contribution margin of transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 12; 154(6):1872-1880.e1. PMID: 28712581.
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    14. Kini V, McCarthy FH, Dayoub E, Bradley SM, Masoudi FA, Ho PM, Groeneveld PW. Cardiac Stress Test Trends Among US Patients Younger Than 65 Years, 2005-2012. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Dec 01; 1(9):1038-1042. PMID: 27846640.
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    15. Kini V, Weiner RB, McCarthy FH, Wiegers SE, Kirkpatrick JN. Association of Liability Concerns with Decisions to Order Echocardiography and Cardiac Stress Tests with Imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 12; 29(12):1155-1160.e1. PMID: 27639813.
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    16. McCarthy FH, McDermott KM, Spragan D, Hoedt A, Kini V, Atluri P, Gaffey A, Szeto WY, Acker MA, Desai ND. Unconventional Volume-Outcome Associations in Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the United States. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Aug; 102(2):489-95. PMID: 27130248.
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    17. Kini V, McCarthy FH, Rajaei S, Epstein AJ, Heidenreich PA, Groeneveld PW. Variation in use of echocardiography among veterans who use the Veterans Health Administration vs Medicare. Am Heart J. 2015 Oct; 170(4):805-11. PMID: 26386805.
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    18. McCarthy FH, McDermott KM, Kini V, Gutsche JT, Wald JW, Xie D, Szeto WY, Bermudez CA, Atluri P, Acker MA, Desai ND. Trends in U.S. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Use and Outcomes: 2002-2012. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015; 27(2):81-8. PMID: 26686427.
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    19. Kini V, Mehta N, Mazurek JA, Ferrari VA, Epstein AJ, Groeneveld PW, Kirkpatrick JN. Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in Place of Repeat Echocardiography: Reliability and Cost Implications. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Sep; 28(9):1053-9. PMID: 26165448.
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    20. Kini V, Ferrari VA, Han Y, Jha S. Adherence to thresholds: overdiagnosis of left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy. Acad Radiol. 2015 Aug; 22(8):1016-9. PMID: 25797302.
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    21. Kini V, Dixit S. Reply: Ejection fraction may improve but the scar still exists! The risk may be lower but not zero. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Sep 09; 64(10):1070. PMID: 25190249.
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    22. Kini V, Soufi MK, Deo R, Epstein AE, Bala R, Riley M, Groeneveld PW, Shalaby A, Dixit S. Appropriateness of primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillators at the time of generator replacement: are indications still met? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jun 10; 63(22):2388-94. PMID: 24727249.
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    23. Dixit S, Kini V. Eastern promises: Additive role of metabolic syndrome for thromboembolic risk stratification in Taiwanese atrial fibrillation patients. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Mar; 11(3):358-9. PMID: 24315965.
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    24. Kini V, Kirkpatrick JN. Con: Patient's desire for termination of destination LVAD therapy should be respected. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Oct; 27(5):1051-2. PMID: 24054191.
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    25. Kini V, Kirkpatrick JN. Ethical challenges in advanced heart failure. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2013 Mar; 7(1):21-8. PMID: 23328735.
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    26. Kini V, Logani S, Ky B, Chirinos JA, Ferrari VA, St John Sutton MG, Wiegers SE, Kirkpatrick JN. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography for the indication of suspected infective endocarditis: vegetations, blood cultures and imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 Apr; 23(4):396-402. PMID: 20138467.
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