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Board Certified in internal medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography and Nuclear Medicine, Public Health, Clinical Trials, Epidemiology, Anticoagulation, Atrial fibrillation, Myocardial infarction, Hypertension, Diabetes, Stents, In stent thrombosis, Restenosis, Retroperitoneal bleed, Anti platelet therapy, Plavix, Effient, Brillianta, Coumadin, Eliquis, Pradaxa, Xarelt, Anticoagulation, Atrial fibrillation, Myocardial infarction, Hypertension, Diabetes, Stents, In stent thrombosis, Restenosis, Retroperitoneal bleed, Anti platelet therapy, Plavix, Effient, Brillianta, Coumadin, Eliquis, Pradaxa, Xarelto


Doctor of Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky
08/99 – 05/03

Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology)
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
Birmingham, Alabama
08/96 – 06/98

Bachelors in Science (Biology)
Centre College, Danville, Kentucky
08/92 – 06/96

Post Doctoral Training
Cardiology Fellowship
Saint Vincents Hospital, Manhattan, NY
Cardiology Fellow, completion June, 2010
Board Certified 12/2010

Level II CTA training, Lennox Hill Hospital, April 2009
Level II Echocardiogram, Board Certified, Jan, 2010
Level II Transesophageal Echocardiogram
Level II Nuclear Medicine, Board Certified, 2/2011

Level II Left Heart Catherization
Level II Peripheral Angiogram
Transesophageal Echocardiogram
Stress Echocardiogram
Nuclear Stress Testing
Exercise Stress Testing

Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residency
Case Western Medical Center
University Hospitals of Cleveland/Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Combined Residency,
completion June 30, 2007

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, 10/2007
Board Eligible in Pediatrics

California State Medical Board 10/2015 (active)
Ohio State Medical Board License 7/2006 (expired)
New York State Medical Board 6/2007-7/2014 (active)
Kentucky State Medical Board 7/2010 (expired)
Indiana State Medical Board 8/2011 (expired)


6/2012 – present
Sherman Oaks, CA
Preventive Cardiologist

8/11 – 6/2012
Jeffersonville, IN
Invasive Cardiologist

7/2010 – 07/2011
TJ Samson Hospital, Glasgow, KY
Invasive Cardiologist

3/08 – 5/09
Emergency Medical Associates, Richmond University Medical Center
Staten Island, NY
Pediatric Attending (Part Time; during cardiology fellowship) Worked part time as pediatric attending in urgent care seeing low acuity pediatric patients, procedures included suturing, splints, interpretation of XRays, Labs. Also, taught pediatric residents working in urgent care

Carnival Cruise Lines
Medical Doctor on Duty (part time)
Responsible for crew members and passengers on a 7-8 day Carnival cruise.Mainly triage patients in a primary care setting. Provided continuity care forcrew members, many from different regions of the world, with a variety of chronic health problems.

Wade Park Veterans Hospital Urgent Care, Cleveland, OH
Medical Officer on Duty (part time during residency)
Moonlighting in urgent care at the VA, 12 bed urgent care, provide emergent care to veterans, which includes orthopedic, cardiac, primary care, ophthalmologic, and respiratory care.

06/98 – 02/99
National Assembly on School-Based Health, Washington, DC
Program Associate
Provided technical support, research analysis and web-site design. Also, database development for a large survey of school-based health centers. Assisted in writing a one million dollar CDC (Center for Disease Control) grant regarding school based health initiatives

02 / 1999 – 06 /99
Abacus Tech. Corp, Chevy Chase, MD
Technical Writer Consultant
Documented and analyzed the budget process of one branch of FDIC (Division of Information and Resource Management)

08/98 – 01/99
Computer Learning Center, Alexandria, VA
Computer Instructor
Taught adult students Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and customer service skills

06/97 – 02/98
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
Medical Writer. Organized a list of articles for review and researched author guidelines for possible submission

03/97 – 06/97
Jefferson County Health Department, Birmingham, AL
Senior Administrative Intern. Audited immunization charts at day care centers and schools in the city of Birmingham


2011 Site Coordinator for RAID study (Ranolazine Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Trial), training done in Rochester, NY. No patients enrolled.

ABC News Medical Unit, Intern
Internship in medical research on newsworthy medical topics, discussions with researchers, synthesized and prepared background medical information for ABC programs.

Center for Disease Control, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Darwin Labarthe, MD, PhD

EIS (Epidemic Information Surveillance) Intern. Literature review regarding the interaction between cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment. Acknowledged in review article: Can we save the brain? A public health question. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages S65-69. D Labarthe

08/02 – 09/02
Robert Graham Institute on Health Policy, Washington, DC
Dr. Larry Green, MD
Performed research analysis on maternity care services provided by Family Physicians

05/00 – 12/00
University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY and Mondana,
Dr. Kevin Pearce, MD, MPH
Research Assistant
Designed and participated in a research study to collect data regarding ambulatory diagnosis statistics from a clinic in the Amazon region of Ecuador (see publications)

09/94 – 06/96
Centre College Department of Biology
Dr. Randy Hunt, PhD
Research Assistant. Research on the sexual behaviors of leafhoppers (see presentations)

Universitat de Bokentur Department of Biochemistry, Vienna, Austria
Dr. Jungbauer, PhD
Research Assistant. Performed computer simulated protein synthesis

Presentations: Upon Request

Publications: Upon Request


  • Honorable Mention: 12th Annual Residents and Fellows Research Paper. Competition: Severe Widening of the QRS complex, Left Ventricular Depression, Syncope Induced by Propafenone Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation. (5/09)
  • Professional Membership and Activities
  • Board Member, Clinica Romero, clinic serving indigent patients in downtown Los  Angeles.
  • American Heart Association (past)
  • American College of Cardiology (past)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (past)
  • American Society of Nuclear Medicine (past)
  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (past)
  • American College of Physicians (past)
  • American Association of Pediatrics (past)
  • American Public Health Association (past)
  • Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved Reviewer: (1999-2001)
  • International Electronic Journal of Rural and Remote Health Research, Education,
  • Practice and Policy Reviewer: 2003-2006
  • Student Development Council Scholarship, University of Kentucky College of Medicine (01-02)
  • Beale Family Medicine Scholarship, University of Kentucky College of Medicine (99-01)
  • National Arab American Fellowship Scholarship (99-01)
  • National Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, University of
  • Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health (98)
  • National Phi Alpha Theta, Centre College (Honorary Historical Society, 95)
  • Goodwill Scholarship, Centre College (94-96)
  • First Prize Centre College Literary Photo Contest (95)
  • Health Blog, Health and Wellness Contributor


Running: completed NYC marathon, 2009, Disney Marathon, 2010, Louisville
Derby marathon 2011
Triathlons: NYC triathlon 2008 and 2009
Fine Dining
History and Non Fictional Books
Tennis 3.0 level


English, Arabic, Spanish

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