Ziyad-M-Hijaz

Dr. Ziyad M. Hijazi

International Office

Ziyad M. Hijazi, MD, MPH is Sidra Medicine CMO, the Executive Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, the Director of Sidra Medicine’s Heart Center, a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, and the clinical lead of Sidra 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