New cardiovascular diseases chair at Mayo Clinic in Florida

Issam D. Moussa, M.D., has been named chair of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Florida.

Dr. Moussa graduated from Damascus University Medical School in Damascus, Syria, followed by postgraduate training at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.; University of California, Irvine; and Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute of New York. He is board certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine, the American Board of Interventional Cardiology, and the American Board of Endovascular Medicine.

Previously Dr. Moussa was affiliated with the University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell as director of the Endovascular Service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Weill Cornell Medical College and co-director of the Endovascular Service at the Columbia University campus. He was also with Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute as director of interventional cardiology research.

Dr. Moussa has been a subinvestigator on multiple clinical trials. He has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and almost 200 abstracts. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Acute Cardiac Care and chair of the publications committee of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

Dr. Moussa's interests include interventional treatment of complex coronary and peripheral vascular disease.