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Saamir A. Hassan, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Associate Director, Echo Lab, Department of Cardiology, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2005 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, MD, Medicine
2000 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, BA, Economics

Postgraduate Training

7/2008-2011 Clinical Fellowship, Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2008-2011 Level III, Echocardiography, Training in comprehensive Echocardiography, transthoracic echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2008-2011 Level II, Nuclear Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2008-2011 Level II, Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization, Additional training in Peripheral Vascular Imaging, and Cardiac MRI and Cardiac CT, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
7/2005-6/2008 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

2010 National Board of Echocardiography, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
2008 American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

2000 National Collegiate Scholar, Northwestern University
2000 Northwestern University Medical Scholars Program nomination, Northwestern University
1997-2001 Dean's List, Golden Key Honor Society, Northwestern University
1997 Northup Grumman Scholarship, Northwestern University
1997 Pakistani Association of Greater Houston Academic Scholar, Northwestern University
1997 Texas Academic Decathlon College Scholarship, Northwestern University

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Ragbir S, Jneid H, Hassan S, Biykem B. Hyperacute T-waves: Wolff-Parkinson White Pattern or Acute Coronary Syndrome? Emergency Medicine. In Press.
2. Divikaran V, Mehta S, Yao D, Hassan S, Simpson S, Wiegernick E, Weinkels DW, Mann DL, Afshar-Kharghan V. Hepcidin in anemia of chronic heart failure. American Journal of Hematology 86:107-109, 2011.
3. Hassan S, Deswal A, Bozkurt B, Aguilar D, Mann D, Pritchett A. The metabolic syndrome and mortality in an ethnically diverse heart failure population. Journal of Cardiac Failure 4(7):590-595, 2008.
4. Ensenat D, Hassan S, Reyna S, Schafer A, Durante W. Transforming growth factor-B1 stimulates vascular smooth muscle cell L-proline transport by inducing system A amino acid transporter 2 (SAT2) gene expression. Biochemical Journal 360:507-512, 2001.

Last updated: 7/7/2014