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Tucson doctor wins award for her health equality research

Posted at 1:34 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 17:29:09-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson woman is being recognized for her work.

Khadijah Breathett is a doctor at Banner University Medical Center. She's been selected by the National Minority Quality Forum as one of "40 under 40 Leaders in Minority Health."

Breathett is a heart-failure specialist. Her research interests include racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in advanced heart failure, as well as prevention of heart failure in those populations.

Breathett, M.D., M.S., is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.

Breathett says it's an honor to be recognized for healthy eqaulity. She says, "It's always a joy, I think, to be recognized for something that you care so much about. And I'm really incredibly passionate about this issue and being recognized for it, is like icing on the cake."