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Marshall Health appoints structural heart program director
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Salem Badr, M.D., F.A.C.C., joins Marshall Health’s team of cardiologists. He has been appointed medical director of their structural heart program and an assistant professor of medicine at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
Badr specializes in invasive and interventional cardiology, interventional peripheral vascular therapies and structural heart interventions like transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral clip, left atrial appendage (LAA) closure, alcohol septal ablation and the septal occluder. He also writes and publishes extensively on the topic of invasive cardiology. His research focuses on examining and improving outcomes with coronary intervention and transcatheter structural and valve interventions.
“Dr. Badr brings to our region clinical expertise in advanced procedures coupled with an acumen for clinical research, all of which are focused on improving patient outcomes,” said Mehiar El-Hamdani, M.D., professor and chair of cardiology and internal medicine at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
Badr is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty certification in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology, as well as the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology and the National Board of Echocardiography. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Badr graduated from the prestigious Ain Shams University in Egypt, completing cardiology training and earning a master’s degree in cardiology. He was chosen to join the two-year interventional cardiology program at Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., after which he finished his remaining internal medicine training at Albany Medical College in New York and cardiology fellowship at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin. Later, he pursued an additional year of training in structural heart interventions at Advocate Aurora St Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Badr is accepting appointments and referrals at Marshall Cardiology, an outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital, located at the Erma Ora Byrd Center at 1249 15th Street in Huntington (304-691-8500).
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