Department: Cardiology Department
University: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Samer Ellahham has received his undergraduate degree in biology and his M.D. from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. He finished his internal medicine residency in Georgetown University Hospital - Washington Hospital Center and his fellowship in Cardiology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in USA. He worked in Washington DC in Georgetown University Hospital - Washington Hospital Center and in several clinical and leadership positions before moving to UAE in 2008. He 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 engage local and regional referring providers. He is able to work in a highly matrixed environment, possess strong leadership and organizational skills and have 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. He 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 program that has been highly successful and visible and has been recognized internationally by several awards. As Chief Quality Officer and Global Healthcare Leader, he had a focus on ensuring that implementation of these best practices leads to breakthrough improvements in clinical quality, patient safety, patient experience and risk management.
Heart Failure; Frailty; Artificial Intelligence; Hyperliidemia; Safety and Quality