Naser M. Ammash, M.D.

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Echocardiographer

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

ArabicEnglishFrench

Naser M. Ammash, M.D., is a professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, and a consultant in cardiovascular disease at Mayo Clinic. He is CEO at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He is board certified in cardiovascular diseases, with subspecialty certification in adult congenital heart disease and echocardiography. Dr. Ammash attended the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, medical school and moved to the United States in 1987. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic in 1994, he completed training in internal medicine and adult cardiovascular diseases at the University of Iowa and Louisville, respectively. Dr. Ammash currently serves on the Cardiovascular Board Adult Congenital Heart Disease Exam Committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Congenital heart disease in adults
  • Aortic syndromes such as bicuspid aortic valve, Marfan, Loeys-Dietz
  • Pregnancy and heart disease
  • Echocardiography: adult and congenital, including transthoracic and transesophageal
  • Care of patients with cerebrovascular events and atrial fibrillation or patent foramen ovale; Heart Brain Clinic
  • Congenital heart disease in adults
  • Aortic syndromes such as bicuspid aortic valve, Marfan, Loeys-Dietz
  • Pregnancy and heart disease
  • Echocardiography: adult and congenital, including transthoracic and transesophageal
  • Care of patients with cerebrovascular events and atrial fibrillation or patent foramen ovale; Heart Brain Clinic
  1. 1995
    Fellow - Division of Cardiovascular Diseases & Internal Medicine, Adult Congenital Heart DiseaseMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1993
    Chief Cardiology Fellow - Cardiovascular DiseaseUniversity of Louisville
  3. 1993
    Fellow - Cardiovascular DiseaseUniversity of Louisville
  4. 1990
    Resident - Internal MedicineUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  5. 1987
    Internship - Internal MedicineAmerican University of Beirut Medical Center, American University of Beirut
  6. 1986
    MDAmerican University of Beirut
  7. 1982
    BS - BiologyAmerican University of Beirut

Certifications

  1. 2015
    Adult Congenital Heart DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2013
    Adult Transthoracic Plus Transesophageal EchocardiographyNational Board of Echocardiography
  3. 1993
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2000
    Outstanding Teacher in Physical DiagnosisMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  2. 1994
    Teacher of the Year AwardUniversity of Louisville
  3. 1992
    Excellence in Teaching AwardUniversity of Louisville
  4. 1980
    Arts & Sciences, Dean's Honor ListAmerican University of Beirut
  5. 1979
    High School Diploma with HonorsInternational Collge of Beirut

Professional memberships

  1. 2016 - 2018
    Midwest Specialty Care CPC Space and Remodeling Subcommittee
  2. 2014 - present
    Adult Congenital Heart Association
  3. 2013 - 2015
    Division of Children's Medical Services, Florida Department of Health
  4. 2013 - 2015
    Cardiac Technical Advisory Panel, Division of Children's Medical Services, Florida Department of Health
  5. 2013 - present
    ABIM ACHD Board Test Writing Committee
  6. 2013 - present
    ABIM ACHD Board Test Writing Committee
  7. 2012 - 2017
    International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease
  8. 2012 - 2017
    Learning Centre Committee, International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease
  9. 2012 - present
    International Relations Task Force, Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Council, American Society of Echocardiography
  10. 2011 - present
    Adult Congenital Heart Association
  11. 2011 - 2014
    Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  12. 2011 - 2014
    Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  13. 2011 - 2014
    Focus Study Task Force, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  14. 2011 - present
    Cardiovascular Leadership Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  15. 2011 - present
    Quality Council, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  16. 2011 - present
    European Society of Cardiology
  17. 2009 - 2017
    Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  18. 2009
    National Marfan Foundation
  19. 2009
    Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Council, American Society of Echocardiography
  20. 2009 - present
    Pan Arab Congenital Heart Disease Association
  21. 2009 - present
    National Marfan Foundation
  22. 2008 - 2011
    Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  23. 2008
    American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session
  24. 2008 - present
    Cardiovascular Education Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  25. 2001 - 2010
    Cardioversion Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  26.  
    Equipment/IT, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  27.  
    American Medical Association
  28.  
    American College of Physicians
  29.  
    American College of Cardiology
  30.  
    Lebanese Cardiology Society
  31.  
    American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting

Publications

Research activities

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