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Samer Ellahham, MD, Cardiology, Cleveland, OH

SamerHelmiEllahhamMDFACC,FAHA,FACP,FCCP,CPHQ,EFQM,CMQ

Cardiology Cleveland, OH

Heart Failure & Transplantation, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Vascular Medicine

Director, Accreditation, Senior Cardiovascular Consultant Cleveland Clinic Care Giver, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Summary

  • Samer Ellahham, MD, CPHQ, EFQM, FACMQ, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FCCP
    Dr Ellahham is currently Cleveland Clinic Caregiver, Cleveland, US seconded as Senior Cardiovascular Consultant and Director of Accreditation in the Quality and Safety Institute in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Also, he is middle east regional chair, Patient Safety Movement Foundation, AHA Hospital Accreditation Science Committee, Member, European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Writing Group, Member, ex-Middle East Representative of the JCI Standards Subcommittee and American College of Cardiology Accreditation Foundation Board, Member.
    Dr. Ellahham received his undergraduate degree in biology and his M.D. from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. Dr. Ellahham finished his internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital - Washington Hospital Center and his fellowship in Cardiology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in USA.

    Dr. Ellahham worked in Washington DC at Georgetown University Hospital - Washington Hospital Center and in several clinical and leadership positions before moving to UAE in 2008. Dr. Ellahham continues to be an active clinician. He demonstrates great skill and experience in the management of patients with heart failure, ischemic heart disease, and valvular heart disease and led a multi-disciplinary team in the care and delivery of advanced therapies to these patients. He has unique abilities to partner and engages local and regional referring providers. He can work in a highly matrixed environment, possess strong leadership and organizational skills and have the experience to working effectively in a large health system. He led the First AHA GWTG Heart Failure Initiative outside US and was the recipient of the AHA GWTG Award in Wash. DC. He is the champion of the AHA GWTG in the region.

    Dr. Ellahham has served as Chief Quality Officer for SKMC from 2009 till 2017. In his role, he has led the development of a quality and safety prog

Education & Training

  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
    Virginia Commonwealth University Health SystemFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1989 - 1992
  • MedStar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center
    MedStar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1988 - 1989
  • Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland
    Good Samaritan Hospital of MarylandResidency, Internal Medicine, 1986 - 1988
  • American University of Beirut
    American University of BeirutClass of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1989 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease
  • American College of Medical QualityAmerican Board of Medical Quality
  • American Society of QualityMaster Black Belt Lean Six Sigma
  • NAHQCertified Professional In Healthcare Quality

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow American Heart Assiciation American Heart Assiciation, 1996
  • Fellow American College of Physicians American Collefe of Physicians, 1995
  • Fellow American College of Cardiology American College of Cardiology, 1994

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Authored Content

  • Emerging Therapeutics for Cardiac Transthyretin AmyloidosisAugust 2020

Press Mentions

  • The 1st GCC Patient Experience Summit Kicks off in Abu Dhabi
    The 1st GCC Patient Experience Summit Kicks off in Abu DhabiSeptember 18th, 2017
  • Cleveland Clinic Hospitals Worldwide Join Forces to Share Expertise at Arab Health 2020
    Cleveland Clinic Hospitals Worldwide Join Forces to Share Expertise at Arab Health 2020January 21st, 2020
  • Symposium ‘Virtual Blockchain in Healthcare Symposium 2020’ Scheduled on 9th December 2020
    Symposium ‘Virtual Blockchain in Healthcare Symposium 2020’ Scheduled on 9th December 2020December 9th, 2020