Yousif Ahmad, BMBS, PhD, has been appointed Assistant Program Director of the Interventional Cardiology Program at Yale.
Ahmad joined the Yale faculty last year as an assistant professor of medicine. He will work closely with Robert Attaran, MBBS, assistant professor of medicine and director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program and the Endovascular Fellowship Program, to provide an academically and clinically rigorous training environment with one of the highest volume vascular programs in the country. Fellows are exposed to a broad range of interventional techniques and devices including atherectomy, embolic protection filters, TACK, novel stents and balloons, and catheter thrombolysis.
Ahmad obtained his general and interventional cardiology training at the Hammersmith Hospital, UK and holds a PhD in aortic and coronary physiology. He completed a Complex PCI fellowship at Columbia University followed by a Structural Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai.
“During his time at Yale, Dr. Ahmad has established himself as a talented clinician and researcher committed to the education of our clinical fellows,” said Attaran.
Ahmad is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Heart Association Samuel A. Levine Young Clinical Investigator Award for his study, "Coronary Pressure and Flow Pre and Post TAVI: Analysis of Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis and Coronary Artery Disease: Implications for Clinical Assessment of Functional Coronary Significance," and 2018 EuroPCR Young Investigator Award and American College of Cardiology Young Author Achievement Award for his abstract, "Coronary haemodynamics in patients with severe aortic stenosis and coronary artery disease undergoing TAVI: implications for clinical indices of coronary stenosis severity." He has published over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals including The Lancet, JAMA Internal Medicine, Circulation, European Heart Journal and JACC.