Cardiology Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker Series

November 20, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Sarver Heart Center
Event Location Other: 
Room 4137

Mohamed Hamdan, MD, from the University of Wisconsin, presents "Atrial Fibrillation, Beyond the Hemodynamic Changes". Watch it live:

Mohamed H. Hamdan, MD, MBA, attended the American University of Beirut for both hisundergraduate degree in Mathematics and his Doctor of Medicine degree.  After a year of internshipat the American University of Beirut and a year as a research fellow in cardiology at theUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, he undertook internship and residency in medicine at theUniversity of Iowa.  He then completed his cardiology fellowship at Stanford University and afellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the University of California-­‐San Francisco. After completion of training, he served   as an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor ofMedicine and Director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Service at the University of TexasSouthwestern Medical Center before being recruited to be Associate Chief of Cardiology and Directorof the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology service at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.  Dr.Hamdan was a tenured professor and holder of the John and  June B. Hartman Research EndowedProfessorship at the University of Utah until July 2012, when he joined the University of Wisconsinas the Tuchman Chair of Cardiology and Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine.  Dr. Hamdan currentlyholds the Mildred and Marv Conney Chair in Cardiology.

Dr. Hamdan’s research focus is on the role of the baroreflex in determining hemodynamic outcomeduring various tachy-­‐arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation.  He has published 75 originalresearch manuscripts and authored 20 review articles and book chapters.  His research has beensupported by both foundation grants and R01 funding from the National Institutes of Health.  Dr.Hamdan has served as a peer reviewer for the Department of Veteran Affairs, the American HeartAssociation and NHLBI, and was a member on the Board of Trustees for the Heart Rhythm Society.  Inrecent years, he has obtained his executive MBA from the University of Utah and has developed aninterest in decision support for diagnosis and treatment of patients with loss of consciousness andfalls, particularly in theelderly.