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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Spreading the Word
When Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) first aired TV commercials featuring the tagline, “A Place That’s Always Been,” the reaction was surprising. Not only because they received numerous accolades and marketing awards for the campaign but because, at the time, it was rare for Alaska Native corporations to market themselves through the media.