Keynote Speakers

Mandeep Mehra
Executive Director, The Center For Advanced Heart Disease
The Brigham And Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
United States

Wilfried Mullens
Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, Hasselt University, Belgium Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist,
Belgium

William T. Abraham
Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Cell Biology College of Medicine Distinguished Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Ohio State University
United States

Faculty

Abeer Baksh
Head of Heart Function and Heart Transplant Consultant Cardiologist, Advance Heart Failure and Transplant
Prince Sultan Cardiac Center
Saudi Arabia

Adhba Almubarak
Cardiology consultant
Sheikh Shakbout Medical city
United Arab Emirates

Aftab Ahmed
Clinical Professor, Khalifa Medical University
Consultant Diabetes & Endocrinology, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
United Arab Emirates

Ahmad El Ouweini
Director, Students Happiness Center, Gulf Medical University, Ajman,
Clinical Lecturer, Gulf Medical University Critical Care Clinical Pharmacists/Preceptor, Thumbay University
United Arab Emirates

Ahmad Turk
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist
Private Practice
Jordan

Ahmed Bafadel
Consultant Cardiologist, Cardiology, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Ahmet Celik
Faculty of Medicine & Department of Cardiology
Mersin Faculty of Medicine & Department of Cardiology Mersin University Medical Faculty Hospital
Turkey

Albert Alahmar
Senior Honorary Lecturer, University of Leicester UK
Head of coronary and structural program, Dr Sulaiman Alhabib, Dubai Health City
United Arab Emirates

Amer Al Ferekh
Patient Educator, Patient and Family Education – Nursing Administration
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Ammar Chaudhary
Consultant Cardiologist in Advanced Heart Failure and Echocardiography
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
Saudi Arabia

Amr Badr
Cardiology Senior Consultant (Director of Heart Failure / Transplantation Program),
Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation
Qatar

Anas Abu Hazeem
Pediatric Cardiologist
Kids Heart Medical Center
United Arab Emirates

Angela Richard Massouh
Assistant Professor; Nurse Leader; and Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Graduate Division | Hariri School of Nursing American University of Beirut
Lebanon

Bassam Atallah
Senior Pharmacotherapy Specialist
Department of Pharmacy Services, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Fahad Alsindi
Consultant Cardiologist, Cardiology, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Faiez Zannad
MD, Cardiologist, PhD in clinical pharmacology (Université de Lorraine, Nancy, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France and Oxford MRC, UK)
Professor Emeritus of Therapeutics, Past Director of the Inserm Clinical Investigation Center at the Université of Lorra
France

Feras Bader
Chairman – MEHFC 2023, Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Director, Section of Heart Failure and Transplant
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Firas Alani
Professor of Medicine, CMU Medical School , Director of Cardio and Vascular Centre,
American Hospital of Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Firas Al Badarin
Consultant Cardiologist, Cardiology, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Ghadeera Al Mansoori
Consultant Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Genetic Heart Disease, Heart Disease in Pregnancy
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Sheikh Khalifa Medical City , Corniche Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Gopal Bhatnagar
Chair, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, Chair, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Guirgis Gabra
Associate Staff Physician, Cardiology, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Hadi Skouri
Consultant cardiology at SSMC-Abu Dhabi, Advanced Heart failure and cardio oncology, Director Heart Failure Program, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Cardiology at Khalifa University
President of HF working group at LSC Board member Heart Failure Association of ESC
United Arab Emirates

Hanan Albackr
Associate Professor of Medicine, Head of Academic Affairs, Dept of Cardiac Sciences Adult Cardiology & Echocardiography Consultant
King Fahad Cardiac Center,& College of Medicine, The Medical City at King Saud University
Saudi Arabia

Hani Sabbour
Consultant Cardiologist, Cardiology, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Hasan Ali Farhan
President
Iraqi Scientific Council of Cardiology
Iraq

Hisham Badreldin
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy, KSAU-HS
Saudi Arabia

Hussam Ghalib
Consultant Cardiologist, Cardiology, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Hussien Heshmat Kassem
Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Zulekha Hospital Group
United Arab Emirates

Iman Hamour
Associate Staff Physician, Cardiology, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Joseph Maalouf
Chair of Cardiology Division, Medical Director of the Office of International and Executive Care and Consultant Cardiologist
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City
United Arab Emirates

Juwairia Al Ali
Consultant Non-Invasive Cardiologist, Rashid Hospital
President of Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates

K R Balakrishnan
Chairman & Director – Institute of Heart & Lung Transplant & Mechanical Circulatory Device & Artificial Heart / Total Heart Replacement Program, MGM Healthcare, Chennai, India
Adjunct Professor - Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai,
India

Khaldoon Al Humood
Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Program
Ministry Of Health
Kuwait

Leila Abid
Professor, Head of the Department of Cardiology
Hédi Chaker University Hospital & Sfax University Medical School
Tunisia

Magdy Abdelhamid
Professor & Chairman of the department of Cardiovascular Medicine,
Cairo University, Egypt Co-Chair of the Educational Committee of HFA, ESC
Egypt

Mahmoud Traina
Consultant Cardiologist, Section Head Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Mahmoud Al Tamimi
Physical Therapist
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Makhabbat Bekbossynova
Professor, DMSc, Cardiologist, Chairman of the Board of NJSC
National Research Cardiac Surgery Center,
Kazakhstan

Manyoo Agarwal
Staff Physician Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Matlooba Al Zadjali
Executive Director, Senior Consultant Public Health Physician, Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Vascular Centre
Oman

Medhat Soliman
Associate Staff Physician, Cardiology, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
Academic Staff, Professor of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology,
Dokuz Eylul University
Turkey

Mohamed El-Harari
Consultant Cardiologist
Tawam Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Mohamed Salah Osman
Senior Consultant Cardiologist
Kalba Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Mohammed Khalil
Staff Physician, Cardiology, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Muriel Ghosn
Consultant Physician Nephrology, Medical Subspecialties Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Nadya Al Matrooshi
Consultant Cardiologist , Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Nassir Marrouche
Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine & Director of the Electrophysiology Division
Tulane University
United States

Obaid Al Jassim
Consultant Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
Dubai Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Oumol Khairy El Houssein
Senior Registered Nurse, CCU
Tawam Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Ramzi Tabbalat
Assistant Professor and part-time faculty member
Jordan University school of Medicine
Jordan

Randall Starling
Professor of Medicine Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of the Case Western Reserve University, Former Head of the Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Medicine, and a Staff Cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
United States

Richard Ferrer
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Nurse Coordinator Section of Heart Failure and Transplantation Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Righab Hamdan
Consultant Cardiology
Al Qassimi Hospital-EHS
United Arab Emirates

Riyad Tarazi
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Kuwait University
Kuwait

Rizwan Ahmed
Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiovascular MRI Consultant, SSMC (in partnership with Mayo Clinic) and SKMC, Abu
United Arab Emirates

Safaa Al Mohdar
Head of Cardiology
Zayed Military Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Sarala Vedamony
Staff nurse
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Sasa Borovic
Chief and Director Dedinje Heart Failure Center Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
Dedinje Cardiovascular Institute
Serbia

Shaira Manalo Villa
Ambulatory Nurse, Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute,
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Shumaila Sheikh
Social Worker, Clinical Patient Navigator
Cleveland Clinic Hospital Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Tatyana Ivanova-Razumova
Medical Director of the National Research Cardiac Surgery Center
Kazakhstan

Thomas Luscher
Professor of Cardiology Imperial College , Director of Research, Education & Development
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals
United Kingdom

Umer Darr
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Valluvan Jeevanandam
Professor of Surgery, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Director of Heart and Vascular Center
University of Chicago

Wael Al Mahmeed
Consultant Cardiologist, Cardiology, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Walid El Tahlawy
Associate Staff Physician, Cardiology, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Yosef Manla
Research Scholar Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abudhabi
United Arab Emirates

Yousef Alattar
Consultant Cardiologist
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City
United Arab Emirates

Ziad Sadik
Senior Pharmacotherapy Specialist
Department of Pharmacy Services, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Zviad Kipiani
Head of Cardiovascular Department
American Hospital Tbilisi
Georgia