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Nader Moazami, MD

216.444.6708

Nader Moazami, MD
Department: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J4-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6708
WorkFax:216.636.6995
Nader Moazami, MD
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J4-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6708
WorkFax:216.636.6995
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Nader Moazami, MD, is a staff cardiothoracic surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, and Director of the Cardiac Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Device Therapy Program in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in thoracic surgery.

Specialty interests: Surgical treatment for heart failure, heart surgery, heart transplant, mechanical heart-assist devices

Number of Procedures Performed: Cleveland Clinic surgeons perform more than 4,000 heart surgeries each year.

Dr. Moazami has vast experience in surgery for heart failure. He has performed more than 400 heart transplants and implanted more than 300 heart-assist devices

Success rates: Among top U.S. hospitals for cardiac surgery, Cleveland Clinic’s volume is the highest with the best quality outcomes. You can view success rates for specific procedures at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Prior to his appointment to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2012, Dr. Moazami was surgical director of Cardiac Transplantation and the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn. His previous positions include surgical director of Cardiac Transplantation and the Total Artificial Heart Program in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Moazami  was also associate professor of surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine from 2001 through 2010.

Dr. Moazami is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. He served his internship and residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, where he participated in the thoracic organ procurement team and was chief resident during his final year of training. Dr. Moazami completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Cleveland Clinic in 2001 and continued his post-graduate training with multiple specialty training courses on the leading heart-assist devices at institutions across the country.

Publications and Speaking: A dedicated researcher as well as a clinician, Dr. Moazami has been principal investigator on nearly two dozen trials of new heart-assist devices and other therapies for end-stage heart failure. He has published more than 100 scientific articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Circulation, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Moazami is a manuscript reviewer for a number of heart and transplantation journals.

Dr. Moazami is a frequent speaker and instructor with more than 150 presentations and educational sessions to his credit. His professional memberships include the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation; Society of Thoracic Surgeons; Heart Failure Society of America; American Society for Artificial Internal Organs; American Association for Thoracic Surgery; Mid-America Transplant Services – Medical Affairs, Executive Committee Member; and Standards Committee for United Network of Organ Sharing

About Dr. Moazami: “I ensure that when you are under my care, I treat you like family. I make decisions that I would make for a family member. I don’t think of my patients as a medical case, but as people I care about.

In his leisure time, Dr. Moazami enjoys spending time with family and travelling.

Dr. Moazami speaks English, Farsi and Spanish.

Education & Fellowships

Other - Cleveland Clinic
Thoracic Surgery Clinical Scholar
Cleveland, OH USA
2001
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Thoracic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2001
Residency - Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
General Surgery
New York, NY USA
1998
Medical School - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY USA
1992
Undergraduate - New York University
New York, NY USA
1988

Certifications

  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Specialty Interests

Surgical treatment for heart failure, heart surgery, heart transplant, mechanical heart-assist devices Heart surgery, surgical treatment of heart failure, heart transplant, mechanical heart assist devices

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine, 2014

Memberships

  • American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation
  • Mid-America Transplant Services – Medical Affairs, Executive Committee Member
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Standards Committee for United Network of Organ Sharing

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/14/2014, Dr. Moazami has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi