Faculty Guests


Abdulla Shehab - United Arab Emirates

Abdulla Shehab is President of the Emirates Society of Cardiology, chairman of the
Arab board cardiology fellowship training and examination committee in Arab countries
2010-till present and Associate Professor of Medicine at the United Arab Emirates
(UAE) University, Al Ain, UAE, and a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Al Ain
and AlNoor Hospitals.

Abdulla Shehab is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society
of Cardiology, Royal college of physicians UK, American college of physician, Society of
cardiac of angiography and intervention, society of cardiac CT and Gulf Heart
Association

Professor Shehab has published numerous articles within the area of acute coronary
syndrome, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

Abdulmajeed Al Zubaidi - United Arab Emirates

Dr. Abdulmajeed Al Zubaidi is a consultant Interventional Cardiologist at SKMC and is currently occupying the position of Chief Medical Officer in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City since 2012. Dr. Al Zubaidi manages acute and chronically ill cardiac patients as part of his routine daily practice and has particular expertise in all aspects of Cardiac well-being. He is a fellow of the Royal college of physicians (Canada). Fellow of the American college of Cardiology. Member of the American college of physicians. Member of the American heart association, Member of the society of cardiac CT and Member of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.

Ahmed Elsayed - Sudan

Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon trained in the UK who returned to help in the reestablishment of the specialty in Sudan in 1999. I have since been very active clinically and have also held many posts including Academic Secretary of the Sudan Heart Society, Vice-head of Research committee and Council member of the African Heart Network(AHN), Convener of the Cardiac Surgery committee of the Pan African Society of Cardiology( PASCAR), Vice President of PASCAR (2009 to 2013),Member of National Blood Transfusion Committee Sudan, Member of Sudan Medical Council Professionalism task force, Convener of Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Board, SMSB, Sudan
I have always had a keen interest in research and since 2011 joined Alzaeim Alazhari university and have now got 14 ongoing research projects in different stages with 17 publications (9 in the last year) and 15 guest lectures and more than 40 presentations in international, regional and local conferences

Alaa Khalil - Egypt

Consultant none invasive cardiology at IMC ( International Medical Center ) in Jeddah

Fellowship in cardiology Saudi council December 2010

National Board of Echo American college of cardio October 2010

Cardiology fellowship April 2011. Arab board

AMERICAN BOARD OF CT ANGIO SEPT. 2013

Alessandro Frigiola - Italy

Head of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease in adults - IRCCS Policlinico San Donato
Co-Director of Cardiac Surgery Area and Head of International Cooperation
It is one of the leading experts in cardiac surgery for congenital and acquired heart diseases both for children and adults.

Alfredo Galassi - Italy

Elected member for the Accreditation of the “European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions” and executive member of the board del European CTO Club
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Disease, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Catania, Department of Medical Sciences and Pediatrics, and Director of Diagnostic and Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratory, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy

Ali Oto - Turkey

He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine with First Honour Degree . He finished his training in Internal Medicine in 1980 in the same University and was appointed as Associate Professor in Internal Medicine in 1984. Between 1983-1986 he had cardiology fellowship. In 1990 he was appointed as Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the Department of Cardiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. He served as the Dean of the Medical School and Chairman of the Medical center as well as Acting President of the University for two years He has served as the member of the executive boards and various committees of several international professional scientific societies including European Society of Cardiology. He has also been honored as the President of the Turkish Society of Cardiology for two consecutive terms. Dr Oto has also served in the editorial boards of many international medical journals and as the editor of national journals. He edited several books published in the country or internationally. He is the Author of more than 300 scientific papers.

Antonio Colombo - Italy

- Attending Cardiologist, Medical Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT, USA
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Hospital, New York, USA
- Primary Hemodynamics and Interventional Cardiology, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan
- Director of Catheterization Laboratory, Columbus Hospital, Milan

Arif Al Nooryani - United Arab Emirates

CEO of Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah – UAE
Head of Cardiac Cath Lab at Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah – UAE
Technical Director of Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah – UAE

Bernhard Mumm - Germany

President at TomTec Imaging Systems, Munich, Germany

3D Echocardiography Research in cooperation with several University sites worldwide to establish 3D Echocardiography.

Multiple publications, book chapters, patents and talks at many international scientific meetings on this topic

Charles Jazra - Lebanon

Middle East representative of the International Task force for prevention of CVD
Governor in the Middle East of the “International Society for cardiovascular pharmacotherapy”
Chief of Cardiology department St. Joseph Hospital – Beirut Lebanon
Managing director of the Lebanese Medical Journal

David Bach - United States of America

Dr. David Bach has an active clinical cardiology practice. He has long-standing clinical and research interests in patients with heart valve disease, and has published widely and lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to the evaluation and management of patients with heart valve disease, developments in prosthetic heart valves, and the use and interpretation of echocardiography in patients with valve disease. He is a strong proponent of individualized decision-making, educating patients so that they can best participate in decisions regarding their care.

An avid distance runner, Dr. Bach also has a clinical interest in athlete’s heart and heart disease in athletes, and seeks to promote an active lifestyle in his patients and his colleagues. Dr. Bach has completed more than 35 marathons (PR 3:08:42) and ultramarathons in eight states and three countries.

Eberhard Grube - Germany

University Hospital Bonn, Germany
Prof. Grube is Professor of Medicine, Head, Center of Innovative Interventions in Cardiology (CllC)University Hospital Bonn,Germany and Consulting Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his first degree in Medicine at the Rheinische Friedrich-WilhelmUniversity in Bonn. His cardiology training was completed at University of Wisconsin, Medical School and University of Bonn, Medical School. He received his Board Certification in Internal Medicine, in Cardiology and in Angiology from the North Rhine Chamber of Medical Doctors and his postdoctoral lecturing qualification “Internal Medicine” from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-University in Bonn. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Angiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions. His research interest include drug eluting stents, distal protection devices, debulking devices, restenosis and in stent restenosis.

Eleni Kletsiou - Greece

Professional clinical experience: clinical nurse in critical care units (2002-2004) and in intensive cardiac care unit (2004-2012) of the University General Hospital “ATTIKON”. Currently working as in charge of the continuous nursing educational programmes of the Nursing Administration at University General Hospital “ATTIKON” in Athens, Greece.
Member of the Hellenic NNA and immediate past Chair of the Education Committee of Council of Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Professions (CCNAP) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Also, currently, member of the ESC Education committee and Ex-officio Board Member of the ESC Council on Stroke.

Faisal Hasan - United States of America

Dr. Hasan is Staff Physician and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Dr. Hasan is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Hasan completed his training in Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology at Yale New Haven Hospital and prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, he was Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Hasan’s clinical interests include complex coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. He established a busy peripheral artery disease program at Yale, including advanced endovascular therapies for critical limb ischemia. Dr. Hasan has authored and coauthored multiple peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts in the fields of interventional cardiology and peripheral artery disease. Dr. Hasan is board certified in Cardiovascular disease and Interventional Cardiology.

Francesco Giannini - Italy

Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy

Galal Elkilany - United Arab Emirates

Consultant Cardiologist in Dibba-AlFujairah Hospital ,UAE

George Saade - Lebanon

Dr. Saade completed his medical degree in 1988 at G. D’Annunzio, College of Medicine Chieti, Italy. He completed his internship training in Internal Medicine at G. D’Annunzio University, Chieti SS. Annunziata Medical Center, residency in Internal Medicine - Cardiology at St Camillo, CH and a clinical fellowship in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Currently he is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Lebanese University Beirut, Lebanon. He is an elected fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and fellow in the American College of Cardiology. Director of the non-communicable disease program, prior to joining Bellevue medical Clinic in practice as consultant cardiologist served as non-invasive cardiologist in different university hospital from Europe, America and Africa from 1993 - 2001.

Georgios Sianos - Greece

Interventional Cardiologist, Associate Professor at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Ghassan Kiwan - Lebanon

Senior consultant Cardiologist, MD, MBA, FACP, FRCPC, FACC, started Medical school
Faculty Of Medicine(FFM) in Beirut then graduated from Paris University-France, specialized and did his Internship and Fellowship in Internal Medicine at Sherbrook University-Quebec-Canada, then trained and completed his Fellowship and Board Certification in Medicine and Adult Cardiology at” McGill University”. He detains an MBAIP from Sorbonne –Dauphine-USJ universities.

Grace Lin - United States of America

Fellow Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Guy Heindrickx - Belgium

Graduated from the Medical School of the University of Ghent, Belgium in 1967. He trained as a cardiologist at the University Hospital of Ghent and at the National Heart Institute London. In 1973 he joined as a NIH research fellow, the Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, USA, His work lead to the princeps description of the phenomenon of ‘myocardial stunning’. In 1975 he returned to the Cardiology department at the University of Ghent, where he performed the first coronary dilatation in Belgium (1980) and pursued his research on cardiac metabolism and coronary flow in ischemic conditions. In 1984 he became co-director of the cardiovascular department of the OLV Ziekenhuis, Aalst, Belgium, where he developed a program on interventional cardiology. In 1995 he became part time Professor in cardiac physiology at the UCL Medical School, Brussels.

Hadi Abu Hantash - Jordan

Graduate of the university of alexandria holding a Master degree in cardiovascular physiology from the university of illinois.completed an Internal medicine and cardiology advanced training and research at the cleveland clinic foundation and george washington university hospitals .currently holding active american boards in cardiology and interventional cardiology and internal medicine.

Hatem Soliman - United Arab Emirates

Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine with 11 years of post-graduate clinical experience in Critical Care, Cardiology and Echocardiography. I’ve worked in the biggest Critical Care institutions in Egypt and the UAE since 2005 with extensive experience in Medical, Surgical, Cardiac, Trauma Critical Care as well as Burns and Toxicology. European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) Ambassador to the UAE Young Community “Heart Imagers
of Tomorrow”. Certification of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography (USA). Actively involved in lecturing and teaching Critical Care and Echocardiography in national and international Critical Care and Cardiology conferences.

Hossam El Gendy - United Kingdom

Lead cardiologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital in London where he perform his routine cardiac catheters and pacemaker implants, consultant cardiologist at the Essex cardiothoracic Centre where he does regular advanced imaging sessions. He has started his cardiology career in St Mary’s Hospital in London , he was awarded his MD in Cardiology from The University of London at the Imperial college in 2001, He was appointed as Senior Lecturer and consultant Cardiologist at Birmingham before moving to his current post . He has multiple international publications as well as pioneering and running training program in Stress ECHO and 3D Transoesphgeal ECHO and CT coronary angiogram

Ihab Ghaly - Kuwait

Cardiologist at Chest Disease Hospital-Kuwait Heart Center, Kuwait. 2006-present.

Dr. Ghaly earned his medical degree from Alexandria University in 1996. He completed his internship in Alexandria University Hospitals, followed by his cardiology residency in the cardiology department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University where he got his master degree. He was a research fellow in Saint Louis University Hospitals, MO. And is a member of many international cardiology and atherosclerosis societies and bodies.

Dr. Ghaly current research of interests include cardiovascular risks where he has shared in multinational registries and published numerous articles.

Imad sheiban - Italy

From 2003 he is Associate Prof in Cardiology at the University of Turin and till 2012: Director of Interventional Cardiology Unit at the University of Torino

Jack C. Lewin - United States of America

Jack Lewin MD is the President and CEO of the Manhattan-based Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), a very highly respected global enterprise focused on pre-clinical science, human clinical trials, and cutting-edge education in the interventional cardiology (IC) space. He is also National Coalition on Health Care in Washington DC. Prior to this, Lewin had a innovative tenure as CEO of the 45,000 member American College of Cardiology from 2006 through 2012. Prior to coming to ACC, Lewin was CEO of the 35,000-member California Medical Association, and he was Hawaii’s Director of Health from 1986-1994, overseeing 6500 employees and a $1+ billion budget. He has been an advisor on health policy to President Clinton and President Obama. Lewin received his B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and his M.D. from the University of Southern California.

Khaled F. Al-Shaibi - Saudi Arabia

Director of the Cardiac Center at King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, KSA

Khalid Alnemer - Saudi Arabia

- Consultant cardiologist.
- certified nuclear cardiologist.
-certified interventional cardiologist.
- Certified Cardiac CT imaging cardiologist.
-certified consultant internist.
-Head of nuclear cardiology Lab in PSHC, KFMC.2006-2009
-programme director of internal medicine residency programme SFH.2011-2012
-head of cath lab at security forces hospital.2009-2013
-Moderator of Riyadh chapter of Saudi interventional cardiology society. 2006-2011

Khalid Tammam - Saudi Arabia

Khalid Tammam, MD, FSCAI
Consultant interventional cardiology and Director invasive department in international medical center, Jeddah, KSA since 2010
He completed general cardiology training in National Heart institute, Cairo - Egypt.
Completed Fellowship period in the Hemodynamic and Interventional Cardiology department of Clinique Pasteur in Toulouse. 2008-2009 as Award of EAPCI grant 2008.
He has received training of TRI and CTO for in South Korea and Japan 2004- 2005.
Master degree from saint Etienne University France, visiting research fellow for PhD in Tokai University Japan .
PhD Tokai Univeristry .
His main areas of interest are complex coronary interventions and chronic total occlusion.
He has been actively involved in many new technologies and devices in the field of interventional cardiology.
He is funder of IMC live CTO summit course in Jeddah, KSA since 2011.

Khusrow Niazi - United States of America

the Director of Peripheral Vascular Interventions at Emory University, Atlanta, USA. He treats patients with coronary artery, carotid artery, peripheral arteries and chronic venous disease. He is actively involved in clinical research and teaches nationally and internationally.

Kim Williams - United States of America

Immediate-Past president of the ACC from 2015-2016.

He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular computed tomography. He served as professor of medicine and radiology and director of nuclear cardiology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He then became the Dorothy Susan Timmis Endowed Professor and chair of the division of cardiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. In 2013, Williams assumed the position of James B. Herrick Professor and chief of the division of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Williams has served on numerous committees and boards at the national level, including the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association (AMA), the Certifying Board of Nuclear Cardiology, the Certifying Board of Cardiac Computed Tomography, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC). He served as President of ASNC and as Chairman of the Board of ABC. He also served on the Cardiovascular Disease Examination Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Williams previously served as chair of the ACC’s Cardiac Imaging Committee, the Cardiovascular Imaging Collaborative, the Coalition of Cardiovascular Organizations and the Cardiac Imaging Council. He has also been an ACC delegate to the AMA since 2000.

Lee Samuel Wann - United States of America

Dr. Samuel Wann graduated from Indiana University Medical School, where he also received training in internal medicine and cardiology, specializing in echocardiography, publishing early papers in stress echocardiography, infective endocarditis and pericardial diseases. Dr. Wann joined the faculty at Indiana, later moving to the Medical College of Wisconsin, and served a sabbatical in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging at the Brompton Hospital in London. He is also experienced in cardiac CT and nuclear cardiology, including SPECT and PET. He has served on the Board of Trustees of American College of Cardiology, serving as chair of advocacy and guideline committees and as a Delegate to the American Medical Association. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed scientific papers.

Luigi Badano - Italy

Prof. Badano currently serves as the director of the echocardiography laboratory and a professor of cardiovascular imaging at the University of Padua School of Medicine, Padua, Italy.

Magdi Saba - United States of America

Dr. Saba joined St. George’s Hospital and University of London as a Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Cardiac Electrophysiology in 2010. He previously served as Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, in the division of Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology for four years. After receiving his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University, Egypt, Dr. Saba completed a residency and obtained his M.Sc. in Cardiovascular Disease at Cairo University Hospitals. Subsequently, he completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY at Syracuse, New York, and The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA. He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, USA, where he was the recipient of the 2005 Charles B. Moore Research in Car diology Award, and subsequently a sub-fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dr. Saba is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Dr Saba's research focuses on ventricular tachyarrhythmia mapping and ablation, with a special interest in efficient site of origin localization. is founding Chairman of the Annual London VT Symposium.

Mauro Lo Rito - Italy

Born in Italy in 1980. I graduated from Padova University Medical School in 2006. I graduated in 2011 as cardiac surgeon from the Medical School of Padova under the mentorship of Prof. Giovanni Stellin and Prof. Gino Gerosa. I trained in pediatric cardiac surgery internationally for several years. I’ve trained with Prof. Aldo Castaneda in his center in Guatemala for 18 months. I’ve been clinical fellow at the Birmingham Children Hospital (UK) under the guidance of Dr. William Brawn and Dr. David Barron between from 2012 and 2013. Between 2013 and 2015 I refined my clinical and research training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto with Dr. Glen Van Arsdell and Dr. Christopher Caldarone where I’ve been Chief Fellow from 2013 to 2014. In 2015 I joined the team of Dr. Alessandro Frigiola and Dr. Alessandro Giamberti at the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato.

Michael Henein - United Kingdom

Professor of Cardiology at Umea University Sweden, since 2008
Professor of Cardiology at Canterbury Christ Church University UK
Consultant Cardiologist at Umea Heart Centre, Sweden

Mohamed Fathi - United Arab Emirates

• Fellowship in Cardiac Imaging (Cardiac CT, SPECT and Hybrid Imaging) November 2015 from University of Zurich – Switzerland.
• Post graduate Diploma in Healthcare professional education (Gulf Medical University) – April 2014.
• Diploma in atherosclerosis (Boston University) – February 2014.
• Diploma of Total Quality Management in Healthcare (American University in Cairo -A.U.C.) October 2003.
• Master of Cardiology and Angiology (Faculty of Medicine -Alexandria University) September 2003.
• Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Faculty of Medicine –Alexandria University) September 1995.
• General Certificate of Education (University of London School examination board) - January and June 1989.

Mohamed Magdy - United Arab Emirates

Deputy Head of Cardiology Dept. Head of Electrophysiology Dept. Al Qassimi Hospital - Sharjah, UAE

Mohammad Shenasa - United States of America

Currently, he is in the Department of Cardiovascular Services at O’Connor Hospital, and is the founder of Heart and Rhythm Medical group. He is the senior editor of Cardiac Mapping; the 5th edition is in preparation for 2017. He is a guest editor of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics for the September 2016 issue, and also for December 2017.

Mouhamadoul Dia - Senegal

Secretary General of the Senegalese Society of Cardiology
Medical Advisor at National Health Council

Nabil Maurice - France

Associate Professor - Cardiology University Paris VII
Head Perinatal Cardiology Unit - European Hospital La Roseraie Paris
Consultant Prenatal Cardiology Hopital Bichat Beaujon Debre Paris

Oscar Mendiz - Argentina

Chief Cardiology & Cardiovascular Institute. Favaloro Foundation University Hospital
Chief Cardiology & Cardiovascular Institute
Chief Interventional Cardiology Department
Board of Director
Favaloro Foundation University Hospital
Board of Director Favaloro University
TCT Associated Director
SCAI Board of Trustees Member
SOLACI ex-President

Owayed Al Shameri - Saudi Arabia

American Board of cardiology
American Board of vascular medicine
American Board of endovascular interventions

Panoraia Rammou - Greece

Nursing Director - HYGEIA HOSPITAL TIRANA (HHT)

Petar Seferovic - Serbia

- Head, Heart failure Department, University medical center Belgrade
- Chairman, Serbian National Committee for Cardiovascular
- Diseases
- Past President, Heart Failure Society of Serbia
- Member of the Board, Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology
- President, Serbian Heart Association (2001-2002)
- Member, European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
- Member of the Nucleus, ESC WG on Myocardial & Pericardial Diseases
- Full Professor, Belgrade University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Rosalinda Madonna - Italy

Assistant Professor in Cardiology Center of Aging Sciences and Translational Medicine CESI-MeT, Institute of Cardiology, Department of Neurosciences, Imaging, and Clinical Sciences, “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti, Italy (2009 –present)

Adjunct Assistant Professor Internal Medicine, Cardiology Division University of Texas Medical School in Houston – TX (2009-present)

Visiting Research Scientist (Assistant Professor equivalent, Texas Heart Institute, Houston – TX
(2012 - present)

Consultant Cardiology University Cardiology Division “SS. Annunziata” University Hospital 66100 Chieti Scalo (2014 – present)

President Elect of Working Group “Cellular Biology of the Heart” European Society of Cardiology (Vice-Chairperson years 2016-2018; Chairperson years 2018-2020; Past Chairperson years 2020-2022

Head, Center of Pulmonary Hypertension University Cardiology Division, “SS. Annunziata” University Hospital, A.S.L. Lanciano – Vasto – Chieti, 66100 Chieti Scalo (2013-present)

Group Leader at Experimental Cardiology Unit of the Center of Excellence on Aging at the “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti Scalo – Italy (2012 – present)

Lecturer at Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
Lecturer at Faculty of Dentistry
Lecturer at School of Cardiovascular Perfusion
“G. d’Annunzio” University – Italy (2012 present)

Lecturer at School of Radiology
University of Brescia – Italy (2016 present)

Salama Hussein Omar - Saudi Arabia

Worked at Critical Care Department, Cairo University I under supervision of Prof. Sherif Mukhtar.

I had my Master thesis in Cardiac Pacing & I received the Master degree in “Cardiology”.

Attended an advanced training course at "Cleveland Clinic Foundation" at the Nuclear Medicine Department (1991).

I had my Doctorae thesis in nuclear Cardiology & in 1997, I received the Doctorate degree in “Critical Care Medicine”.

Worked as Cardiology & Critical care Medicine consultant in Erfan Hospital Saudi Arabia. I became in charge of the Cardiac Pacing & Nuclear Cardiology Services.

I became in charge of Life support Training Centre and Head of CPR committee.

I received a training course in Cardiac CT (Erasmus) and I started CT Cardiology service in Erfan hospital With Dr.Amr Hassan

I started the EECP program in Erfan Hospital with Dr Amr Hassan.

I had the European Assessment Exam of Cardiac Pacing (EHRA).

Earned the title of Professor in Critical Care Medicine.

Samih Lawand - Saudi Arabia

Senior Interventional Cardiologist
Head of IVUS Laboratory
Head of Coronary Care Unit Prince Salman Heart Center

Sobhi Dada - Lebanon

President Lebanease society of cardiology
Fellow European society of cardiology
Fellow American college of cardiology
Assistant professor Beirut Arab university
Chairman cardiology division Hammoud hospital- university medical center -Saida Lebanon

Stephan von Haehling - Germany

Consultant Cardiologist
Universitätsmedizin Göttingen Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Talip Asil - Turkey

University of Cerrahpaşa Medical school 1993 MD
University of Osmangazi 2001 Neurologist
University of Calgary 2008-2009 Stroke Fellow

Tarek Helmy - United States of America

Tarek Helmy, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Dr. Helmy is a Professor of cardiology and director of the J. Gerard Mudd Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis Missouri.

Dr. Helmy is a 1991 graduate of Cairo University, Egypt. In June 2000, he completed his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at New England Medical Center Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts. He has served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, and Professor of Medicine, Director of the interventional cardiology fellowship program, and director of the cardiac Catheterization Lab at the University Of Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently Dr. Helmy is a Professor of cardiology and director of the J. Gerard Mudd Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis Missouri.

Dr. Helmy has published over 100 articles and abstracts and has lectured over 60 times across the United States and worldwide. He has been involved in Clinical Teaching of general and interventional cardiology fellows since 2002 to the present.

Tour Ali Ibrahim - Niger

After M'y Baccalauréat at National HIGH SCHOOL. I went to Medical SCHOOL for général medicine in Dakar (Senegal‎). Residency in Dakar médical SCHOOL and in Montpellier teaching SCHOOL. And Bordeaux teaching school.Consultant CARDIOLOGIST teaching hospital of LAMORDE NIGER.Assistant Professor médical school in NIger.Graduation of Maitre de Conférence Agrégé inParis 1990 .Training in New England Institute of EPIDEMIOLOGY in Boston (USA).DIRECTOR of Teaching Hospital of LAMORDE UNTILL 1994.Elected Dean 1994 in Medical school of Niamey (Niger capital city).Chairman of cardiovascular Département and Internal Medicine departement.Full Professor in Cardiologyof CAMES(Conférence Africaine Malgache pour l'enseignement Superieur:High Commission for High éducation of African french Speaking countries).Special médical ADVISOR of Minister of Health and Président of Niger republic from 2000 to 2010.Associate Member of FRENCH Cardiac society.FESC AHA/ASA Profesional Membership.President of Niger cardiac Society. DEPUTY General SECRETARY of Pan African Society of Cardiology.Member of CAMES JURY for HIGH Education board in Medicine. Field of Publications HIGH BLOOD pressure,Congenital Heart diseases,Ischemic Heart diseases,Heart failure.Member Quality Assurance in Medical Education Board for African french speaking countries.(CAMES)
‎Distinction:chevalier des Palmes academiques(Niger)
Chevalier des Palmes Academiques Internationales du CAMES.High Officier of National Merite of Niger Republic.Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (France).

Training at ImBaba cardiac Institute in Cairo in 1994.Iniitiator and Responsable of coopération between Cairo and Ain shams University médical schools and Niger médical school from 1994 to 1998.

Tyrone J. Collins - United States of America

Dr. Collins earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his internship at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. followed by his residency and a fellowship in cardiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, also in Washington, D.C. Dr. Collins is a Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI), the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the American Heart Association (FAHA), and a member of the Association of Black Cardiologist. He has been on the faculty at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans since 1989. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He is the Section Head of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and the Program Director for the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute.

Dr. Collins served as an Associate Editor for Catheterizations and Cardiovascular Interventions journal from 2000 to 2010 and currently serves as an Editorial Board Member. He has authored more than 100 manuscripts, 100 abstracts, and 25 book chapters. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), is chairman of the Carotid Interventional Committee and a member of the Peripheral Vascular Disease Committee, and Fellows in Training Committee, the American Heart Association Peripheral Vascular Disease Council, and American Heart Association’s Stroke Council. His current research interests involve coronary stents to prevent heart attacks, carotid stents to prevent stroke, and non-surgical (keyhole) heart valve replacement to avoid open heart surgery. He is an investigator on approximately 12 clinical research studies.

Dr. Collins expertise includes complex coronary, renal, lower extremity, and carotid stents. He is skilled in diagnosing and treating aortic and mitral valve stenosis. He is also an expert in intracranial arterial stenting and acute stroke intervention. Dr. Collins maintains an active clinical referral practice performing more than 300 invasive procedures per year.

Valeri Gelev - Bulgaria

1990 – 1991 General Practitioner-Kostenetz

1991 – 2001 Cardiologist in Emergency Hospital Pirogov- Sofia, Bulgaria

August 2001 – 2009 National Heart Center – Interventional cardiologist- Cath Lab Sofia, Bulgaria

April 2009 – March 2013 - Head of Interventional Cardiology Department - University Emergency Hospital “ N.I. Pirogov” Sofia, Bulgaria

From March 2013 till now - Director of Cardiology Clinic -Tokuda Hospital Sofia, Bulgaria

Wadea Tarhuni - Canada

Dr Tarhuni is an exemplary cardiac leader in Canada, as well as internationally. This is reflected in his certification by the Canadian Certified Physician Executive Program (CCPE), Fellow of American Society of Echo (FAHA).
He established the first Canadian Out Patient Facility that has been fully accredited by Accreditation Canada and Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (AIC). This attests that he has the leadership capabilities, knowledge and skills needed for successful performance and, more important, to direct, influence and orchestrate change in Canada’s complex heart care system.
Dr Tarhuni in Board Director of Heart and Stroke Foundation Saskatchewan and the American Society of Echocardiography guidelines.
Dr Tarhuni is considered as international expert in congestive heart failure, and has participated in recent heart and stroke foundation “Congestive heart Failure” Report. Six other Canadian experts in heart failure.
He has also established he first and only Accredited Canadian Arrhythmia Monitoring Centre through 24/7 live monitor program using award winning real time Cardiophone Loop Monitor and Mobile Cardiac Telemetry Monitors.
Dr. Tarhuni is very active in clinical research in early Atrial fibrillation detection and stroke prevention in Canada using wireless live Cardiac Monitoring.

Wael Chalak - Lebanon

Chief of Cardiology Division .Faculty of Medical Science

Ziyad Hijazi - United States of America

Dr. Hijazi is an interventional cardiologist who specializes in treating congenital & structural heart disease in both children and adults. He is a pioneer in the non-surgical repair of congenital and structural heart defects.

- Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
- Director, Sidra Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
- Chief Medical Officer (Acting)
- Sidra Medical & Research Center
- Past President, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)