Dr. Ziyad M. Hijazi

International Office

Ziyad M. Hijaz, MD, MPH is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, the Director of Sidra Medicine’s Cardiac Program, a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, and the lead doctor at our international office.

About Dr. Hijazi

Practice emphasis: Interventional Cardiology

Board certifications: American Board Pediatrics; Sub Pediatric Cardiology; American Board Internal Medicine-Sub board Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Languages Spoken: Arabic / English

Special Interests: Congenital and Structural Heart Disease

Research Interests: Congenital and Structural Heart Disease

  • 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 intracadiac 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 perventricular 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