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Yousif Ahmad

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine); Associate Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship



Yousif Ahmad is an Interventional Cardiologist with specific expertise in treating both chronic total occlusions (CTO) and the most complex coronary lesion subsets, as well as performing structural heart interventions for valvular heart disease.

He completed the majority of his undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in the U.K. where he he was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians. He undertook his General and Interventional Cardiology training at The Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London and holds a PhD in aortic and coronary physiology at Imperial College London. His thesis focused on the interaction between coronary hemodynamics and aortic stenosis and his research saw him awarded the American Heart Association Samuel A. Levine Young Clinical Investigator Award, EuroPCR Young Investigator Award and American College of Cardiology Young Author Achievement Award.

He then moved to the U.S. for advanced procedural training. He has completed dedicated Advanced Fellowships in CTO and Complex/High Risk PCI and Mechanical Circulatory Support (CHIP Fellowship) at Columbia University and in Structural Heart Disease at Cedars-Sinai. He is one of the only physicians to have completed two such Fellowships. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals including The Lancet, JAMA Internal Medicine, Circulation, European Heart Journal and JACC and is regularly invited to speak at leading international conferences.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2021)
  • Fellowship
    Columbia University Medical Center (2020)
  • PhD
    Imperial College London, Aortic and Coronary Physiology (2019)
  • Fellowship
    Imperial College London (2016)
  • Fellowship
    Imperial College London (2016)
  • BMBS
    The University of Nottingham, Medicine and Surgery With Honors (2009)
  • BMedSci
    The University of Nottingham (2007)


  • Calcium, Calcium and More Calcium
    Phoenix, AZ, United States 2023
    TVT 2023 (The Structural Heart Summit)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
SCAI 30 in their 30s awardSociety for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)2023
Young Leadership Recognition ProgramCardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT)2021
ACC Young Author Achievement AwardAmerican College of Cardiology2019
Samuel A. Levine Early Career Clinical Investigator AwardAmerican Heart Association2018
President's Medal (finalist)Royal Society of Medicine2018
Best Abstract/Young Investigator AwardEuroPCR2018
Best AbstractBritish Cardiac Society2016

Professional Service

JSCAIEditorial Board2021 - Present
Cardiovascular Revascularization MedicineEditorial Board2021 - Present
Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meetingFaculty Member2021 - Present
Transcatheter Valve Therapeutics (TVT) meetingFaculty Member2021 - Present
European Heart JournalReviewer2019 - Present
Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)Reviewer2019 - Present
CirculationReviewer2019 - Present
JACC: Cardiovascular InterventionsReviewer2019 - Present
Circulation: Cardiovascular InterventionsReviewer2019 - Present
EuroInterventionReviewer2019 - Present
BMJReviewer2019 - Present
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & OutcomesReviewer2019 - Present
Journal of the American Heart AssociationReviewer2019 - Present
American Heart JournalReviewer2019 - Present
American Journal of CardiologyReviewer2019 - Present
EuroPCR meetingFaculty Member2019 - Present

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