Current Fellow

Khaled Elkholey, MD



“I spent three years at Dr. Stavrakis’s lab at the University of Oklahoma as a post-doctoral fellow studying the role of the autonomic nervous system and neuromodulation in heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia. During this fellowship, I became fascinated about the autonomic nervous system and wanted to gain more experience in this field. I was fortunate enough to join the Autonomic Dysfunction Center at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a clinical fellow.

The Autonomic Dysfunction Center is a state-of-the-art center that combines strong clinical expertise and patient-oriented research that is difficult to find anywhere else. My experience here so far has been extremely gratifying. The exceptional part about autonomic training here is that the multidisciplinary team, which includes clinical pharmacologists, cardiologists, neurologists, and geriatricians, gives a broad exposure to the management of difficult patient populations from various perspectives. Apart from clinical training, there is also a well-established research program with multiple research opportunities and mentorship.

In regards to the city itself, Nashville is a very beautiful vibrant place that one can fall in love with and easily call home.”