Abuzaid Joins Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute
Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute (AHVI) announced the addition of Ahmed Sami Abuzaid, MD, FACP, FASE, FACC, to its Anchorage office. In 2007, Abuzaid graduated in general medicine and surgery from Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt. He recently completed an Advanced Echocardiography and Cardiac Imaging Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and before that a Cardiology Fellowship at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/CCHS. From July 2015 through 2017, Abuzaid completed a post graduate two-year research program at the Value Institute at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware.
A published author of nearly sixty manuscripts, Abuzaid is also a current member of the American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging, Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, and the Society of Cardiac CT.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the heart and enjoy working as part of a team,” expressed Abuzaid. “My goal is to provide the best cardiac care possible to my patients. I like making my patient’s medical problems easy to manage.”
A traveler and explorer at heart, Alaska seemed like an ideal place to practice for Abuzaid. “When I first met with the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute, I felt that I met the right people at the right time. It was a natural fit.” When he’s not seeing patients, Abuzaid and his wife enjoy exploring the world together. “We love to exercise and travel, and I enjoy scuba diving, playing squash and soccer, as well,” he said. “Now that I’m in Alaska, it’s time I take up hiking and fishing!”
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.