Abu Dhabi Heart Transplant Conference


Dr. Feras Bader MD, MS, FACC
Conference Chairman
Associate Professor of Medicine & Cardiology, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Bader served as Medical Director of the Heart Failure Program and Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship Program at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, US. He was also Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Utah, specializing in the field of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation. Dr. Bader also helped establish an advanced heart failure program for the Kuwait Ministry of Health, adding valuable regional experience to his experience practicing in the US.

Dr. Bader earned his medical degree from the University Of Jordan School Of Medicine in Amman, Jordan. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine as well as a fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant at the Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut, US. He then completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, where he also obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Bader is American Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Echocardiography, and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. His research interests include various aspects of ventricular assist devices, hemodynamics and cardiorenal interaction in heart failure, as well as non-invasive diagnosis of rejection in heart transplantation. He has participated in many single and multi-center trials and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Hani Sabbour MD, FACC, FHRS, FASE
Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiology & Advanced Heart Failure
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

He is graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in basic Medical Sciences and Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery from Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine in 1994 with first class honors and was twice awarded His Highness the Emirs Gold Medal for academic excellence in both degrees.

He subsequently went on to train in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at SUNY Stony Brook in New York and was elected resident and fellow of the year several times. He then completed his training in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School and was appointed Clinical Instructor in Cardiology at Harvard Medical School in 2001 as well as SUNY Stony Brook.

He is currently American Board of Internal Medicine Certified in Advanced Heart failure and Transplant Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Electrophysiology, and Board Certified in Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. He has always been heavily involved in teaching and been on the teaching faculty at Brown University since 2006. He was recently promoted to Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine.

Dr Sabbour has been active in research and is currently an active PI in two international multi-centre trials in the field of pacing and ICDs and has had several publications in the field. He was also appointed the Internal medicine residency program director at Al Ain Hospital as well as Arab Board Cardiology fellowship site director. He has been in practice in Rhode Island for 11 years and recently moved to the UAE to be on staff as Consultant Cardiologist at SKMC, Mafraq Hospital, Al Ain Hospital and Tawam Hospitals. His main clinical interests are the management of Arrhythmias and Advanced CHF and Pulmonary HTN as well as Familial Hyperlipidemia cardiac imaging.

He is currently a member the Guideline Writing Group for HOFH in the Gulf and is participating in the design of a clinical education screening program for FH in Abu Dhabi UAE as well as utilization of therapeutic plasmapheresis in FH patients.