Distinguished Cardiologist to Head Heart Center at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.
ROCHESTER, Mich., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Crittenton Hospital Medical Center has named Samer Y. Kazziha, MD, FACP FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
1. Fellow of the American College of Physicians
2. Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists , FACC FACC Fellow, American College of Cardiology , FSCAI FSCAI Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions , FCCP, FSVMB, Executive Medical Director for Cardiovascular Services. Dr. Kazziha most recently served as Medical Director for Cardiovascular Services at the Mat Gaberty Heart Center at Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center.
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In his newly-created position at Crittenton, Dr. Kazziha will be responsible for overseeing the growth, strategic development, and day-to-day activities of the cardiovascular services at Crittenton. In addition to expanding the scope of services offered by the service line, Dr. Kazziha will also initiate a clinical research program.
A. Bahjat Shahbander, MD, Section Chief of Cardiology, said, "We are excited to have Dr. Kazziha join us, as he has a wealth of experience in program development and service growth. We look forward to expanding our vision for the future."
"Dr. Kazziha brings exceptional medical credentials and administrative talents to our heart program, and we are delighted to have him join us," said Crittenton's president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Lynn Orfgen. Orfgen noted that the hospital expanded its cardiovascular program in 2004, by forming a partnership with the University of Michigan Health System The medical center also includes the Michigan Health Corporation, through which UMHS partners with other medical centers and hospital to provide specialized care throughout Michigan. and offering a world class open heart surgery program.
"We welcome the addition of Dr. Kazziha to the cardiac team to further expand the cardiac program at Crittenton," noted Crittenton cardiologist, Zakwan Majoub, MD, Medical Director, Interventional Services.
Dr. Kazziha is regionally recognized for his excellence in both clinical and administrative roles, and he has developed cardiovascular programs at several hospitals. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease, the American Board of Interventional Cardiology and the American Board of Endovascular Medicine. He is a frequent symposium speaker and is active in many aspects of cardiovascular clinical research.
Dr. Kazziha is the recipient of several awards, including the American Heartsaver Day Award from the American Heart Association, the National Research Service Award in Cardiovascular Epidemiology from the National Institute of Health, the Physician's Recognition Award from the American Medical Association among many others.
He is widely published and is a member of many professional organizations, including the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Physicians, The Society for Vascular Medicine, the American Society of Echocardiography Echocardiography Definition
Echocardiography is a diagnostic test that uses ultrasound waves to create an image of the heart muscle. Ultrasound waves that rebound or echo off the heart can show the size, shape, and movement of the heart's valves and and others.
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is a 290-bed full-service facility located in Rochester, Michigan. For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.crittenton.com/.
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