Naser M. Ammash, M.D.

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Vice Chair, Minnesota

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota | Jacksonville, Florida

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 the vice chair for Clinical Practice for the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. 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
  1. Atrial fibrillation
  2. Bicuspid aortic valve
  3. Congenital heart defects in adults
  4. Congenital heart disease
  5. Marfan syndrome
  6. Patent foramen ovale
  1. Echocardiogram
  • 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

Rochester, Minnesota

Jacksonville, Florida

  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. 2014
    Poster ModeratorAdult Congenital Heart Association
  2. 2013 - 2015
    Panel MemberDivision of Children's Medical Services, Florida Department of Health
  3. 2013 - 2015
    Physician RepresentativeCardiac Technical Advisory Panel, Division of Children's Medical Services, Florida Department of Health
  4. 2013
    Examination WriterABIM ACHD Board Test Writing Committee
  5. 2013
    Committee MemberABIM ACHD Board Test Writing Committee
  6. 2012
    Editorial Board MemberInternational Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease
  7. 2012
    Committee MemberInternational Relations Task Force, Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Council, American Society of Echocardiography
  8. 2012
    Editorial Board MemberLearning Centre Committee, International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease
  9. 2011 - 2014
    ChairEchocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  10. 2011 - 2014
    Co-DirectorEchocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  11. 2011 - 2014
    ChairFocus Study Task Force, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  12. 2011 - present
    MemberCardiovascular Leadership Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  13. 2011 - present
    Ad Hoc MemberQuality Council, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  14. 2011 - present
    Medical Board RepresentativeAdult Congenital Heart Association
  15. 2011 - present
    Workgroup MemberEuropean Society of Cardiology
  16. 2009
    Board MemberPan Arab Congenital Heart Disease Association
  17. 2009
    Member of CouncilNational Marfan Foundation
  18. 2009
    MemberPediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Council, American Society of Echocardiography
  19. 2009
    Co-course DirectorNational Marfan Foundation
  20. 2009 - present
    DirectorAdult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  21. 2008 - 2011
    Training DirectorEchocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  22. 2008
    ModeratorAmerican College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session
  23. 2008 - present
    MemberCardiovascular Education Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  24. 2001 - 2010
    Co-DirectorCardioversion Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  25.  
    MemberEquipment/IT, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  26.  
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  27.  
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  28.  
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  29.  
    MemberLebanese Cardiology Society
  30.  
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology Annual Meeting
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