Department: Department of Cardiology
University: North Cumbria University Hospital
Bassem S Ibrahim is Graduated from Ain Shams University Medical School. He worked and trained in UK hospitals in General Medicine & Cardiology from 1986-1992. Bassem S Ibrahim joined the National Heart Institute (NHI), Cairo in 1992 and completed training in clinical and interventional Cardiology. He became a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, (FACC) in 2003, and in the following year Ibrahim was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, (FRCP). He has established himself as a national leader in heart failure. He started the first specialized Heart Failure Clinic in Egypt in 2008. In July 2010 he founded the first Heart Failure Unit in Egypt and became Director of HF Department since then. NHI HF unit registry includes more than 700 patients. He is leading a team of middle grade and young cardiologists aspired to be the next generation of HF specialists. He introduced the discipline of HF specialized nurse and shared in the establishment of the first heart failure patient support group. His lectures have contributed to the increase of public awareness of the magnitude of heart failure problem. He has a special interest in right ventricular failure, peripartum cardiomyopathy, and HF with preserved EF. He is the Principal Investigator of site of several international trials and Registries including; TIMI 51, QUALIFY, ESC HF-long term, REPORT-HF, and Peripartum CM. He has a dedication for teaching and is regular examiner in PACES MRCP (UK) clinical exam. He has published 10 papers mostly in heart failure and supervised 5 MSc and MD theses in the same field. Currently he is a member of Peripartum Study Group of Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC. He is engaged in teaching roles with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Ibrahim was an elected Board Member of the Egyptian Heart Failure Working Group (from 2015-2017). Currently, Consultant Cardiologist & Lead of Heart Failure services, North Cumbria University Hospitals, UK.