Dr. Samer Ellaham
Cardiology Consultant, Director Accreditation | Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Clinical Professor Gulf Medical University | Middle East Chair, Patient Safety Movement
Dr. Ellahham is currently Cleveland Clinic Caregiver, Cleveland, US seconded as Senior Cardiovascular Consultant and Director of Accreditation in the Quality and Safety Institute in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He is Clinical Professor at Gulf Medical University. He is the Middle East Regional Chair, Patient Safety Movement Foundation, ISQua Expert, AHA Hospital Accreditation Science Committee, Member, European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Writing Group, Member, ex-Middle East Representative of the JCI Standards Subcommittee and American College of Cardiology Accreditation Foundation Board, Member.
Dr. Ellahham received his undergraduate degree in biology and his M.D. from The American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. Dr. Ellahham finished his internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital – Washington Hospital Center and his fellowship in Cardiology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in the USA. Dr. Ellahham worked in Washington DC at Georgetown University Hospital – Washington Hospital Center and in several clinical and leadership positions before moving to UAE in 2008.
Dr. Ellahham continues to be an active clinician. He demonstrates great skill and experience in the management of patients with heart failure, ischemic heart disease, and valvular heart disease and led a multi-disciplinary team in the care and delivery of advanced therapies to these patients. He has unique abilities to partner and engages local and regional referring providers. He can work in a highly matrixed environment, possess strong leadership and organizational skills, and have the experience of working effectively in a large health system. He led the First AHA GWTG Heart Failure Initiative outside the US and was the recipient of the AHA GWTG Award in Wash. DC. He is the champion of the AHA GWTG in the region.