Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist Joins TGMC and CIS

Houma, LA–03/21/2016

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) welcome interventional cardiologist Amjad AlMahameed, MD to the active medical staff.  He will be joining the world-renowned cardiovascular programs at TGMC and CIS.

Dr. AlMahameed is board certified in internal medicine, vascular medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine. He received his doctorate from Damascus University School of Medicine in Syria and completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in vascular medicine at the renowned Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He then accepted faculty appointment at the Cleveland Clinic and served as a vascular medicine consultant and director of vascular medicine research program. Dr. AlMahameed also received a master’s degree in public health from the Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland State University joint program.

Dr. AlMahameed received his general cardiology and interventional coronary and peripheral training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2010, Dr. AlMahameed accepted faculty appointment at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Harvard Medical School and served as an interventional cardiologist and endovascular specialist. During this tenure, he was named director of the vascular medicine program, founding director of the vascular laboratory and founding director of the vascular disease management program, as well as co-director of the peripheral interventional program.  Dr. AlMahameed also served as a consultant at Harvard Clinical Research Institute, and was also a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is also the recipient of several awards including the Cleveland Clinic’s senior resident of the year, Cleveland Clinic’s chief medical resident, and the chief cardiology fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess – Harvard Medical School.   

Dr. Almahameed is widely published and has authored several book chapters in leading interventional, endovascular and cardiology textbooks. He is also a regular contributor to premier medical journals, and serves on the editorial board and as a reviewer to several prominent cardiovascular journals. He has presented his work and shared his expertise in numerous national and regional conferences, where he also was an effective organizer and leader. 

Using the most advanced technology, TGMC's cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons have the knowledge, experience, and training to effectively treat a wide range of heart ailments. The TGMC cardiac team has been internationally recognized for innovation in the field of cardiology and holds many prestigious awards and accolades including the only fully accredited Chest Pain Center in the region.

“We are honored to have Dr. AlMahameed join our talented cardiovascular team,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of TGMC. “TGMC is on the forefront of advanced cardiac care and Dr. AlMahameed’s knowledge and expertise will be an asset to our cardiology program.”



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