Research & Publications
Maen D. Abou Ziki, MD is a Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University/Yale New Haven Medical Center. He graduated with honors in research from the Qatar campus of the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University prior to starting his internal medicine residency at Yale University in June 2014.
Since medical school, Dr. Abou Ziki has been involved in genetic medicine research with projects encompassing genomics and gene therapy. His current projects focus on genetic modifiers for atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, and arrhythmogenic conditions such as long QT syndrome and heart block. He has also collaborated with several research groups on studies of thromboembolic disease and outcomes research in heart failure patients.
Dr. Abou Ziki's cardiovascular genetics research will contribute towards better screening and cardiovascular risk stratification, in addition to advancing our molecular understanding of disease pathways.
Furthermore, Dr. Abou Ziki has strong interest in the complex social, ethical, and legal questions that advances in genetic technology have given rise to. For instance, the consequences of genome editing with CRISPR are currently dominated by uncertainty. The concerns for misuse are not only ethical but also touch upon human rights, security, and geopolitics. This is one of many rapidly changing landscapes that will benefit from physician-scientist leadership to help guide the responsible use of these technologies, and their ethical application in humans against discriminatory practices. He currently serves a distinguished medical scholar in residence at the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at the Yale Law School.
Education & Training
- MDWeill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (2014)
Honors & Recognition
|Leadership in Medicine Award||Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar of Cornell University||2014|
|Biomedical Research Award||Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar of Cornell University||2014|
|Best Student Health and Biomedical Research of the Year||Qatar Foundation Third Annual Research Forum||2012|
|James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial Understanding and Harmony (Second Place, Honorable Mention) on behalf of the IthaQatar (IQ) Program||Cornell University||2010|
|Howard Hughes Undergraduate Scholar||Cornell University- Howard Hughes Medical Institute||2009|
|Adelphic Award||Cornell’s John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, Cornell University||2008|
|Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Scholar||US Department of State||2005|
|Yale Resident and Fellow Senate||Executive Board||2017 - Present|
|Yale Resident and Fellow Senate||Secretary||2016 - 2017|