Dr. Basit grew up in Houston, Texas and received initial medical training at George Washington Medical School in Washington, D.C. Drawn by the pathophysiology of the heart, he focused his training on Internal Medicine and Cardiology.  He brought together his prior technology experience with his medical training by completing a clinical informatics fellowship.  His scholarly and innovative work is in clinical informatics and quality improvement, specifically focusing on clinical decision support.  He currently focuses his clinical practice in general cardiology and personalized management of long-term cardiovascular risk.  Dr. Basit’s interests outside of medicine include his family, cooking, travel and photography.


Medical School
George Washington University Medical Center (2008)
The George Washington University (2009), Internal Medicine
The George Washington University (2011), Internal Medicine
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (2014), Cardiology
Other Post Graduate Training
Harvard Medical School (2016)
Graduate School
Harvard Medical School (2016)
Graduate School
Harvard Medical School (2016), Medical Sciences
Harvard Medical School (2016), Clinical Informatics

Research Interest

  • Clinical Decision Support Evaluation and Optimization
  • Precision Medicine and Genetic Data in EHRs
  • Usability Design for Electronic Health Record Systems


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Dallas Heart Study: a population-based probability sample for the multidisciplinary study of ethnic differences in cardiovascular health.
Victor RG, Haley RW, Willett DL, Peshock RM, Vaeth PC, Leonard D, Basit M, Cooper RS, Iannacchione VG, Visscher WA, Staab JM, Hobbs HH Am. J. Cardiol. 2004 Jun 93 12 1473-80
Correcting data shifts in gel files created by Model 377 DNA Sequencers.
O'Brien KM, Ironside MA, Athanasiou MC, Basit MA, Evans GA, Garner HR BioTechniques 1998 Jun 24 6 1002-3

Honors & Awards

  • Golden Humanism Award (Outstanding Service)
    George Washington School of Medicine (2008)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Medical Informatics Association (2014)
  • American College of Cardiology (2011)
  • American Medical Society (2008)