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David S. Majdalany, MD, is a staff physician specializing in adult congenital heart disease in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute and a member of the Adult Congenital Heart Center. He is board-certified in internal medicine, general cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography.
Dr. Majdalany is a graduate of the Marshall University School of Medicine, in Huntington, W.Va. He completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City followed by a fellowship in adult cardiology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Ky. He subsequently completed a fellowship in advanced echocardiography at Columbia University Medical Center before relocating to Rochester, Minn. for fellowships in adult congenital heart disease and critical care medicine at Mayo Clinic. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 2010 upon completion of this subspecialty training.
While a fellow at the Mayo Clinic Dr. Majdalany was involved in a number of research projects related to adult congenital heart disease, including imaging and surgical repair and outcomes. Prior to that, he participated in several research projects at the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine, Columbia University School of Medicine, and the Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Majdalany has co-authored papers on outcomes and imaging in patients with surgically corrected adult congenital heart defects that have been published in or submitted to leading medical journals. He also has been a presenter on these topics at meetings of the Adult Congenital Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.
His professional memberships include the International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, the Adult Congenital Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and the American Society of Echocardiography.
Adult congenital heart disease, general cardiology, catheter repair procedures for congenital heart disease
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