Fetnat Mahmoud Fouad Tarazi, MD, is Head of the Cleveland Clinic’s Hemodynamic and Neuroregulation Lab in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiology, EP Imaging Section. She holds joint appointments in the Department of Nuclear Medicine and the Department of Molecular Cardiology. Dr. Fouad, who specializes in syncope, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Fouad received her medical degree from the Cairo University Faculty of Medicine in Egypt. She completed her internship and residency (in cardiology) at the Kasr El Aini Hospital at Cairo University, where she became Senior Registrar. She was a Special Fellow at Cleveland Clinic in the Division of Research. She also received the International Traveling Fellowship from Cleveland Clinic and a Senior Fellowship from the American Heart Association.
She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Central Society for Clinical Research, and the Council for High Blood Pressure Research. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology, the American Medical Women’s Association, Inc, the American Medical Association, the American Autonomic Society, the American Federation for Clinical Research and the Cardiac Muscle Society.
Dr. Fouad is a reviewer for numerous publications including the American Journal of Cardiology, the Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, and Cardiovascular Drugs, to name a few. She is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Noninvasive Cardiology and Hypertension. She grades abstracts for the American College of Cardiology, the North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology and the American Heart Association
She is currently involved in several research projects that focus on blood pressure regulation in the supine posture and during Upright posture [changes induced by effect of gravity and acceleration/deceleration]. Some of the studies in hypertensive patients focus on how the use of different medicines can, among other things, help lower patients' blood pressure and fight heart failure. Other studies in syncope focus on understanding the mechanisms of postural dizziness/light headedness and syncope, the predictors to precipitation of events, and the establishment of contemporary approaches to diagnose and treat this condition.
Dr. Fouad has authored or co-authored numerous articles and abstracts in leading medical journals including Hypertension, Anesthesiology, the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the American Journal of Cardiology, Annals of Internal Medicine and Circulation.