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Wael Jaber, MD

216.444.6697

Wael Jaber, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J1-5
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6697
DeskDesk:216.444.6805
WorkFax:216.445.6181
Wael Jaber, MD
Department: Nuclear Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J1-5
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6697
DeskDesk:216.444.6805
WorkFax:216.445.6181
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Wael Jaber, MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. Dr. Jaber specializes in cardiac imaging (both nuclear cardiology and echocardiograpy) and valvular heart disease. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic.

A native of Lebanon, Dr. Jaber attended college at the American University in Beirut, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He then went on at the American University to receive his medical degree while making the Dean's honor list. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he also completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and nuclear cardiology.

Cleveland Clinic offered Dr. Jaber an advanced fellowship in cardiac imaging at the Cleveland Clinic, which he accepted. Dr. Jaber also has advanced training in interpretation of carotid ultrasound, clinical cardiovascular investigations and advanced echocardiography.

He was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic as a staff cardiologist in 2000. He currently heads the center for advanced ischemic heart disease. The center specializes in patients who have coronary artery disease and have been told that they have no local options for treatment.

Dr. Jaber is currently is the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Core Laboratory. In this capacity, he focuses on leading a team that provides accurate interpretation for echocardiograms, nuclear stress perfusion images and CT and MRI cardiac scans in the setting of clinical trials.

His clinical and research studies have focused on improving outcomes in acute myocardial infarction, especially patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome and heart failure. He is currently working on multiple clinical investigations in an attempt to integrate multiple cardiac imaging modalities to improve their diagnostic accuracy. He has presented his clinical and research findings at various national and international scientific meetings.

Dr. Jaber has authored articles in leading professional and scientific publications including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, Archives of Internal Medicine, American Heart Journal, International Journal of Cardiac Imaging and the American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography and the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Jaber has been an invited speaker at the annual meetings of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and European Society of Cardiology to name few.

He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the American College of Physicians and the American Heart Association. He was also listed as an Honored Member in America?s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2002-2007.

Professional Highlights

  • Distinguished Teacher Award, Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine (2005)

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA
1999
Fellowship - Saint Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center
Cardiology & Nuclear Cardiology
New York, NY USA
1998
Residency - Saint Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA
1995
Medical School - American University of Beirut
Beirut Lebanon
1992
Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Biology
Beirut Lebanon
1988

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology- Nuclear Cardiology
  • National Board of Echocardiography- Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography

Specialty Interests

Heart Valve Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Endocarditis, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiovascular Imaging, Echocardiogram, Nuclear Imaging - Heart

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association,
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography.

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/27/2014, Dr. Jaber 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

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French