Ziyad Hijazi MD,MPH,FAHA,FACC,MSCAI

Ziyad HijaziMD,MPH,FAHA,FACC,MSCAI

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Chair - Pediatric Medicine; Program Director - Cardiovascular Years Of Experience: 38
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • About Ziyad

    Acting Chief Medical Officer, Chair of Pediatric Department,  Director, Sidra Medicine Cardiac Program

    • Is internationally recognized leader in the nonsurgical repair of congenital and structural heart defects and in development of novel transcatheter devices.
    • Performed the first multiple coil closure of patient ductus arteriosus (PDA) in (1993).
    • Was the first in the United States to use the Amplatzer device to close atrial septal defects (ASDs) in 1997.
    • Was the first to describe how intra-cardiac echocardiology can be used to assist in guiding transcatheter closure of ASDs in children and patent formen ovale (PFO) in (2000)
    • Was the first in the United States to perform percutaneous valve implantation for patients with defective pulmonary valves using the Edwards SAPIEN valve in (2005).
    • Was the first in the United States to perform periventricular pulmonary valves implantation without cardiopulmonary bypass in (2008)
    • Expert in transcatheter closure of para valvar mitral and aortic leaks.
    • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Structural Heart Disease
    • Has more than 350 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and edited 8 books.
    • Is course director for the Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS), which annually attracts more than 800 professionals from more than 60 countries.
    • In 2008, became the 31st president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions ( SCAI)
    • Is routinely selected by Chicago magazine as a “Top Doctor” in his field.
    • In 2011, Mayor Thomas Menino declared July 24th,2011 as the Ziyad M. Hijazi day in Boston, MA
    Education
    • Interventional Fellow - Pediatric Cardiology

      Yale New Haven Hospital New Haven ,CT - 1991

    • Post Doctoral Fellow - Pediatric Cardiology

      Yale University School of Medicine New Haven ,CT - 1991

    • Department of Pediatrics

      Yale New Haven Hospital New Haven ,CT - 1988

    • Department of Pediatrics

      Yale New Haven Hospital New Haven ,CT - 1987

    • Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

      Yale University School of Medicine New Haven ,CT - 1986

    • Rotating Internship

      King Hussein Medical Center - 1983

    • M.B.B.S

      Jordan University School of Medicine Amman-Jordan - 1983

    • American Board Pediatrics
    • Sub Pediatric Cardiology
    • American Board Internal Medicine-Sub board Adult Congenital Heart Disease
    Languages Spoken

    English, Arabic

    Years of Experience
    38
    Areas Of Interest

    Interventional Cardiology, Congenital and Structural Heart Disease

    Research Interests

    Congenital and Structural Heart Disease

  • Awards & Recognitions

    • 2004  Outstanding Editorial Board Member of the Year, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
    • 2005  Appointment as the George M. Eisenberg Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Chicago
    •   America’s Top Doctors Award, The Nation’s Leading Medical Specialists
    • 2006  Recognition as Founder of Pediatric Interventionald Cardiac Symposium and Ten Years of Dedication and Service
    • 2011  Appointment as the James A Hunter MD, University Chair, Rush University
    • 2011  Boston City Award in Recognition for Contributions to Field of Cardiology
    • 2012  Charles E. Mullins Interventional Lecture Series Award: In Recognition of Excellence
    • 2012  The 2012 Frank Hildner Elite Reviewer Award presented by the Editorial Office of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventions
    • 2014  Master of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
    • 2014  Leader in Chldren’s Heart Care, Visionary Award presented by The Children’s Heart Foundation
    • 2015  The Shield of the Higher Council for Science and Technology
    • 2017  CSI Asia-Pacific Achievement Award
    • 2017  Honorary Professor at the University of Jordan
    • 2017  Land Mark lecture: Interventional Cardiac Catheterization
    • 2018  Mentorship award from PICES
    • 2019  Honored by the State of Kuwait among those who helped children