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Ask the Heart Doctor
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Mouin Abdallah, MD

  • Staff Cardiologist
  • Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Steven Nissen, MD

  • Chairman
  • Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

For the 23rd consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked as the best in the nation, earning the No. 1 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s “2017-18 Best Hospitals.” Since 1994, no hospital in the country has ranked higher than Cleveland Clinic in cardiac care. Please join us to have your heart questions answered live by staff cardiologist, Mouin Abdallah, MD, and Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Steven Nissen, MD.

The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute is the largest cardiovascular practice in the U.S. No hospital in America sees more patients for heart and vascular conditions than Cleveland Clinic. Our caregivers have collectively seen it all and experienced it all. Cleveland Clinic’s long history of innovations, from the first cardiac catheterization to new diagnostic imaging approaches and treatments for heart disease – provides a legacy of excellence in patient care, research and education.

Mouin Abdallah, MD, MSc, is a cardiologist specializing in general cardiology and cardiovascular imaging in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus. Dr. Abdallah earned his medical degree from American University of Beirut, Lebanon, in 2000. After completing an internal medicine residency at University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, in 2005 he spent the next six years as a primary care physician and hospitalist with Unity Point Health System in Iowa. During that time he also served for two years as Associate Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer for the health system followed by two years as Chief Medical Informatics Officer. His specialty interests include General cardiology, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, echocardiography, electrocardiology, nuclear cardiology, stress testing, cardiovascular disease prevention and congestive heart failure, quality of care and outcomes research.

Steven Nissen, MD, is the Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He was appointed to this position in 2006 after serving nine years as Vice Chairman of the Department of Cardiology and five years as Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Coordinating Center (C5), an organization that directs multicenter clinical trials.

Dr. Nissen has more than 35 years of experience as a physician. He is world-renowned for his work as a cardiologist, patient advocate and researcher. Equally as significant is his pioneering work in IVUS technology and its use in patients with atherosclerosis.

Dr. Nissen’s research during the last two decades has focused on the application of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging to study the progression and regression of coronary atherosclerosis. He has served as International Principal Investigator for several large IVUS multicenter atherosclerosis trials.

He is heavily involved with the American College of Cardiology (ACC), serving as President from March 2006 to March 2007, a member of the ACC Executive Committee from 2004 to 2008, and spending 10 years as a member of the organization’s Board of Trustees. In addition, Dr. Nissen has served several terms on the Program Committee for the ACC Annual Scientific Sessions.

Dr. Nissen’s specialty interests include general cardiology, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), diabetes and the heart, drug safety, and coronary intensive care.

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