Rima Arnaout, MD

Assoc. Professor in Residence
+1 415 514-6411

Dr. Rima Arnaout is an Assistant Professor in Medicine (Cardiology) and a member of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, the Biological and Medical Informatics graduate program, and the Center for Intelligent Imaging. She is a physician-scientist with a background in genetics, clinical research and programming, and a practicing cardiologist board-certified in multi-modality cardiovascular imaging. Improving the resolution and accuracy of cardiovascular phenotypes will lead to novel insights and therapies. Dr. Arnaout is currently developing computational methods to bring precision phenotyping to echocardiography. Her background as a physician-scientist informs the future scope of this work as a technology that can transform non-invasive imaging into a big-data tool for both research and clinical use.


An ensemble of neural networks provides expert-level prenatal detection of complex congenital heart disease.

Nature medicine

Arnaout R, Curran L, Zhao Y, Levine JC, Chinn E, Moon-Grady AJ

Intelligence-based medicine. Chang AC, editor

Deep learning for medical ultrasound

Arnaout R.

Machine Learning and the Future of Cardiovascular Care: JACC State-of-the-Art Review.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Quer G, Arnaout R, Henne M, Arnaout R

Learning epistatic polygenic phenotypes with Boolean interactions


Behr M, Kumbier K, Cordova-Palomera A, Aguirre M, Ashley E, Butte A, Arnaout R, Brown B, Priest J, Yu B.

Best practices for authors of healthcare-related artificial intelligence manuscripts.

NPJ digital medicine

Kakarmath S, Esteva A, Arnaout R, Harvey H, Kumar S, Muse E, Dong F, Wedlund L, Kvedar J

Development and Validation of a Deep Learning Model for Automated View Classification of Pediatric Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST)


Kornblith A, Addo N, Dong R, Rogers R, Grupp-Phelan J, Butte A, Gupta P, Callcut R, Arnaout R.

Minimum information about clinical artificial intelligence modeling: the MI-CLAIM checklist.

Nature medicine

Norgeot B, Quer G, Beaulieu-Jones BK, Torkamani A, Dias R, Gianfrancesco M, Arnaout R, Kohane IS, Saria S, Topol E, Obermeyer Z, Yu B, Butte AJ

Proposed Requirements for Cardiovascular Imaging-Related Machine Learning Evaluation (PRIME): A Checklist: Reviewed by the American College of Cardiology Healthcare Innovation Council.

JACC. Cardiovascular imaging

Sengupta PP, Shrestha S, Berthon B, Messas E, Donal E, Tison GH, Min JK, D'hooge J, Voigt JU, Dudley J, Verjans JW, Shameer K, Johnson K, Lovstakken L, Tabassian M, Piccirilli M, Pernot M, Yanamala N, Duchateau N, Kagiyama N, Bernard O, Slomka P, Deo R, Arnaout R

Pregnancy complications and premature cardiovascular events among 1.6 million California pregnancies.

Open heart

Arnaout R, Nah G, Marcus G, Tseng Z, Foster E, Harris IS, Divanji P, Klein L, Gonzalez J, Parikh N

Toward a clearer picture of health.

Nature medicine

Arnaout R

Distinct myocardial lineages break atrial symmetry during cardiogenesis in zebrafish.


Guerra A, Germano RF, Stone O, Arnaout R, Guenther S, Ahuja S, Uribe V, Vanhollebeke B, Stainier DY, Reischauer S

Fast and accurate view classification of echocardiograms using deep learning.

NPJ digital medicine

Madani A, Arnaout R, Mofrad M, Arnaout R

Neuregulin-1 is essential for nerve plexus formation during cardiac maturation.

Journal of cellular and molecular medicine

Brown D, Samsa LA, Ito C, Ma H, Batres K, Arnaout R, Qian L, Liu J


Physiological reviews

Gut P, Reischauer S, Stainier DYR, Arnaout R

Fast and accurate classification of echocardiograms using deep learning

ArXiv e-prints.

Madani A, Arnaout R, Mofrad M, Arnaout R.

Neuregulin-1 is essential for nerve plexus formation during cardiac maturation

Journal of Molecular and Cellular Medicine. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.13408

Brown D, Samsa L, Ito C, Ma H, Arnaout R, Qian L, Liu J.

A mutation in the atrial-specific myosin light chain gene (MYL4) causes familial atrial fibrillation.

Nature communications

Orr N, Arnaout R, Gula LJ, Spears DA, Leong-Sit P, Li Q, Tarhuni W, Reischauer S, Chauhan VS, Borkovich M, Uppal S, Adler A, Coughlin SR, Stainier DY, Gollob MH

Recovery of adult zebrafish hearts for high-throughput applications.

Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE

Arnaout R, Reischauer S, Stainier DY

Developmental biology: physics adds a twist to gut looping.

Current biology : CB

Arnaout R, Stainier DY

Late Recognition of Malignant Vasovagal Syncope.

Cardiac electrophysiology clinics

Arnaout R, Thorson A

Genetic and physiologic dissection of the vertebrate cardiac conduction system.

PLoS biology

Chi NC, Shaw RM, Jungblut B, Huisken J, Ferrer T, Arnaout R, Scott I, Beis D, Xiao T, Baier H, Jan LY, Tristani-Firouzi M, Stainier DY

Zebrafish model for human long QT syndrome.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Arnaout R, Ferrer T, Huisken J, Spitzer K, Stainier DY, Tristani-Firouzi M, Chi NC