M.B., F.R.C.P.,M.A.C.P,,M.A.C.C., D.Sc. (Hon)
Dr. Shahbudin Rahimtoola was born in Bombay, India and graduated M.B.B.S from Dow Medical College in 1954. He received the MRCP from the Royal College of Physician of Edinburgh in 1963 and he was awarded the Fellowship in 1972. He came to the United States in 1963 and became Co-Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. He was Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois and Chief of Cardiology, Cook County Hospital from 1969 to 1972, Professor of Medicine at the University of Oregon from 1972 to 1980. From 1980 to 1992, he was Chief, Division of Cardiology, University of Southern California.
In 1984, he was appointed the first George C. Griffith Professor of Cardiology. In 1993, he was awarded the title of Distinguished Professor, University of Southern California. He was Chairman, Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association and he was Trustee of the American College of Cardiology. Currently, he is the Distinguished Professor of University of Southern California. He is also the George C. Griffith Professor of Cardiology and Chairman, Griffith Center, and Professor of Medicine. He is Editor-in-Chief of a book series, Current Topics in Cardiology.
He serves on the editorial boards of Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation and numerous other journals. He was Editor of Clinical Cardiology, a publication of JAMA and of Modern Concepts of Cardiovascular Disease, a publication of AHA. He has received numerous awards and citations including the Commissioner’s Special Citation and Harvey W. Wiley Medal from FDA. From the National AHA he has received Citations for International Service and for Outstanding Service; from the AHA Oregon Affiliate a special “Salute to Research” in 1985; and from the AHA Los Angeles Affiliate the Award of Merit and a Special Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to the study and practice of Cardiology. For teaching, he has received William Osler Award from the University of Miami; from American College of Cardiology, the Gifted Teacher Award in 1986; and from the International Society of Heart Failure, the Melvin L. Marcus Memorial Award as Gifted Teacher in Cardiology, in 1996.
He received the James B. Herrick Award from the American Heart Association/Council on Clinical Cardiology in 1989. He gave the Bishop Lecture, American College of Cardiology, 1992. The American College of Physicians conferred on him Master of the College in 1996. He was appointed to the International Advisory Committee, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Mayo Foundation in 1998. The American College of Cardiology conferred on him Master of the College in 1999. He received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American College of Cardiology in 2001. He was awarded D.Sc. (Hon) by the University of Karachi in 2002. He has given 1420 national and international presentations and lectures. He has edited 11 textbooks and he has published 513 scientific articles. These include 67 “editorial”, 120 book chapters and 316 original and other scientific articles.
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S. Sultan Ahmed, M.B., B.S, FACC, SQA
Dr Sultan Ahmed is the Director of Stress Lab in NJMS / UMDNJ. Dr Sultan Ahmed is a Dow Graduate 1963, Professor of Medicine, UMD NJ Medical School, Newark, NJ. His career spans over many years which include, 25 Grants as investigator and and co-investigator from NIH, American Heart and other foundations, 128 Publications and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in 8 books and authored one book 200 presentations at local, national and international meetings. Awarded “Sitara Quide Azam (SQA)” by President of Pakistan for meritorious service (1993) Lifetime Achievement Award, Principal & Faculty, Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan (2003) “2005 Faculty of the Year” by faculty of New Jersey Medical School.
Dr. Sultan Ahmed entered Dow Medical College in 1958 after obtaining B.Sc. from D.J. Science College, Karachi. He graduated from Dow in class of 1963. His graduate training began in Civil Hospital Karachi. In United Stated Dr. Sultan Ahmed began his Rotating Intern in Samaritan Hospital, Troy, NY, then residency and Cardiology fellowship and post graduate fellowship was completed at CMDNJ, USPHS & NIH and UMDNJ, Newark, NJ.
Selected Academic & Staff Positions: 1971-1972: Instructor in Medicine, UMDNJ Medical School, Newark, NJ; 1972-1975 Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ; 1975-1980 Associate Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ Medical School; 1975 Present: Director, Stress Testing laboratory, University Hospital; 1976-1995: Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory; 1980-Present: Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ Medical School, Newark, NJ.
Recognition In Teaching; Department of Medicine Nominee for Extra Merit Award for Clinician Teacher of the Faculty of New Jersey Medical School (1981) Exceptional Merit Award-UMDNJ (1982); Designated Clinician Scientist/Teacher for the Department of Medicine (1988); Awarded Shield for meritorious teaching, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology/National Institute of Heart Disease, Rawalpindi, Pakistan (part of United Nations Development Program & TOKTEN) (1988 & 1992); Awarded: ” Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences Professor-97″ Awarded PAMS-Professorship, Pakistan Academy Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 3, 1999; Nominated for “Golden Apple” Student Council, NJMS (1999, 2001 & 2003) Voted very highly as “excellent teacher” by medical residents and cardiology faculty annually for the past twenty years.
Research & Publications: 25 Grants as investigator and co-investigator from NIH, American Heart and other foundations; 128 full publications and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals. Chapters in 8 books and authored one book; 200 presentations at local, national and international meetings.
Service to University hospital, NJMS & UMDN; Chief, Medical Service (1986-1991) Co-Director, Cardiac Cath lab (1976-1994); Director, Stress lab (1976-present); Member, Executive committee (1988-1990); Chairman, FCAP, Faculty Affairs, & Student Affairs Committees; Member Faculty Council (1981-1990); Chairman, IRB (1981-1983); President, AAUP (1989); President, NJMS Faculty Org (1988); Member University-wide committee of Review (1985-86); Member, of many Boards of trustees, professional and ethnic societies
Selected Awards & Honors; Fellow of many American Colleges (Cardiology, Physicians, Chest Physicians, Clinical Pharmacology) & Royal college of Canada, and professional societies (Physiology, Society of Cardiac intervention & Angiography and Royal Society of Medicine of UK); Exceptional Merit Award-University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1982); Delivered the Opening Lecture at the inauguration of Medical Research Society of Pakistan; Awarded “Sitara Quide Azam (SQA)” by President of Pakistan for meritorious service (1993); Lifetime Achievement Award, Principal & Faculty, Dow, Karachi, Pakistan (2003); “2005 Faculty of the Year” by faculty of New Jersey Medical School; International Consultancies & Visiting professorships; 1984-1992: Consultant, National Talent Pool, Govt. of Pakistan & Visiting Professor, Dow Medical College, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Peshawar, Punjab Medical College, (TOKTEN) Faisalabad, Pakistan; 2001: Member, President of Pakistan’s Task Force on Human Development.
Naeem A. Khan, M.B., B.S, FACC
Dr. Khan Graduated from Khyber Medical College in Peshawar Pakistan in 1973. He completed Internship at Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar Pakistan in 1974. He finished Internship at Roger William Hospital in Providence, RI, in 1977. In 1980, completed Medical Residence in Worcester, MA. in 1982, completed Cardiovascular Fellowship University of New Jersey.
His various cardiology society affiliations include; American College of Cardiology F.A.C.C, American College of Physicians F.A.C.P, Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions F.S.C.A.I., American Heart Association, American College of Chest Physicians F.C.C.P., Association of Pakistani Cardiology of North America A.P.C.N.A, Association of Pakistani Physicians, Society of Nuclear Cardiology and Society of Echocardiography.
In addition to various affliation, Dr. Khan has been active on various levels throughout his career, this include;Board of Trustees KMCAANA – The Khyber Medical College Alumni Association of North America. Council ACC Southern Illinois Chapter – three times, Chief of Staff, St. Mary’s Hospital, Centralia, IL twice, Active member of St. Mary’s Hospital, Medical Credentials Committee
Bylaws Committee, Quality Assurance, and Board of Trustees.
In teaching and academic positions, he has held many positions, this include; Assistant Professor, Clinical instructor of Cardiology at SIU in Springfield, IL Clinical instructor of Medicine at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. He has held many leadership positions as; Chief of Cardiovascular Disease at St. Mary’s Hospital since 1986, Chief of Cardiac Catheterization Lab since 2000, Director of non-invasive Cardiology Echo Lab since 1986, Director of Vascular Lab since 1986, and Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation since 1986.
His special interests include active participation in many philanthropic work, APCNA Humanitarian Activities, and KKF , Khpal Kor Foundation for Orphan Children.
Javed Suleman, M.B., B.S, FACC
Javed Suleman, MD, FACC, FSCAI, is an Interventional Cardiologist and the Director of Interventions, Mount Sinai Queens, New York. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine / Cardiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has private practice in Queens, NY and works part-time at Jamaica Hospital, Jamaica, Queens as Associate Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology.
Javed Suleman graduated from Sindh Medical College , Karachi, in 1986. He completed Residency from Salem Hospital – North Shore Medical Center (an affiliate of Harvard Medical School) in1996. Cardiology Fellowship was at the Saint Vincent Hospital – University of Massachusetts Medical School Program, Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1996 – 1999. And from 1999 – 2000 he did his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY.
Wajid Baig, M.B., B.S, FACC
Dr. Wajid Baig, MD, FACC, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Nuclear Cardiology. He received his medical degree in Pakistan, and his Cardiology training was at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He has been Chief Section of Cardiology at Charlton Memorial Hospital, and Director of Nuclear Cardiology and Stress Lab at St. Anne’s Hospital. He is former Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. .Dr. Baig is also a Trustee of the Southcoast Hospitals Board. Clinical Specialty: Cardiovascular Diseases.
His career includes: Fellowship: The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York , University of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey, University Hospital, East Orange, VA, Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, NJ. Residency: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UNDNJ). Medical School: Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. Certifications: Cardiovascular Medicine Internal Medicine Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology. He is a fellow: American College of Cardiology, Fellow American Society of Nuclear Cardiolog.y
His clinical interests include; Nuclear Cardiolog, Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE), Clinical Studies Congestive Heart Failure and Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Immad Sadiq, M.B., B.S, FACC
Dr. Immad Sadiq, MD, FACC, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Interventonal Cardiology. He received his medical degree in Pakistan, and his Cardiology training was at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He has been Chief Section of Cardiology at Charlton Memorial Hospital, and Director of Nuclear Cardiology and Stress Lab at St. Anne’s Hospital. He is former Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. .Dr. Baig is also a Trustee of the Southcoast Hospitals Board. Clinical Specialty:
His career includes: Fellowship: The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York , University of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey, University Hospital, East Orange, VA, Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, NJ. Residency: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UNDNJ). Medical School: Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. Certifications: Cardiovascular Medicine Internal Medicine Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology. He is a fellow: American College of Cardiology, Fellow American Society of Nuclear Cardiolog.