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Dr. Hamden is New Cardiovascular Medicine Chair

Mohamed Hamdan, MD, MBA, Cardiovascular Medicine Chair, UW HealthMohamed Hamdan, MD, MBA comes to UW Health after serving as associate chief of cardiology and director of the arrhythmia service and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship program at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.


He was born in Beirut and attended the American University of Beirut for both his undergraduate degree in mathematics and his doctor of medicine degree.


After a year of internship at the American University of Beirut and a year as a research fellow in cardiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, he undertook internship and residency in the Department of Medicine at the University of Iowa. He then completed his cardiology fellowship at Stanford University and a fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the University of California-San Francisco.


After he completed his training, he served as an assistant professor and associate professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.


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Dr. Hamdan is an internationally recognized expert in cardiac arrhythmias, with a research focus on atrial fibrillation and the autonomic nervous system. He has published over 65 original research manuscripts and has authored 20 review articles and book chapters. His research has been supported by both foundation grants and R01 funding from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hamdan reviews for several major cardiology journals and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. He has served as a peer reviewer for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Heart Association and the NHLBI. He is also member on the Board of Trustees for the Heart Rhythm Society.


He brings to UW Health his interest in diagnosis and treatment of patients with loss of consciousness and falls, particularly in the elderly.


"UW's strengths in cardiovascular medicine provide a unique opportunity to build new programs that add value to patient care while enhancing our research and educational missions," says Dr. Hamdan.