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Kahwash, Rami MD


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473 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 293-4967

Email: kahwash.4@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments

Assistant Professor-Clinical, Cardiovascular Medicine

Physician, FGP-Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Clinical Interest

Advanced Management of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure

Cardiac Critical Care

Cardiac Transplantation Evaluation and Post-transplant Care

Pre-implant Evaluation and Post-implant Care of Patients with Ventricular Assit Devices

Endomyocardial Biopsy

Diagnostic Coronary Angiography

Academic Advising

February 2011, May 2011. Preceptor of Third and Fourth Year Medical Students rounding on heart failure service. Including post round designated interactive sessions on pulmonary artery catheter indication, interpretation and management of hemodynamic data, acute decompensated heart failure, heart failure with preserved ejection Fraction, device therapy for heart failure. Students were also allowed to observe procedures in the cath lab.



February 2010 - June 2011. Preceptor of medical student Spencer Trooboff. The Ohio State University College of Medicine (Columbus, OH). Precepting in the heart failure clinic included close exposure to heart failure presenting symptoms, exam findings, heart failure staging and evinced based therapy for each stage. Activities also included allowing the student to closely observe invasive procedures such as left and right heart catherizations, cardiac biopsies and interpretation of hemodynamic data.

Clinical Interest

Invasive Hemodynamic Evaluation

Implant of Cardiac Devices

Academic Advising

2010 - 2011 Spencer Trooboff The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Graduated 2011.
2012 Lorri Hage The Ohio State University.
2014 Daniel Moussa The Ohio State University.
 

Certifications

2007 - present Cardiovascular Medicine: American Board of Internal Medicine
2010 - present Advanced Heart Failure/ Transplant Cardiology: American Board of Internal Medicine
2010 - present International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiner: International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners
2003 - 2013 Internal Medicine: American Board of Internal Medicine
 

Chapters in Books

Kahwash R. "Nuclear Cardiology, A Prime." In Specialty Board Review: Cardiology. 1st ed. Edited by Baliga, RR. -. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill Professional, January 2011.

Kahwash R, Leier CV, Miller L. "Roles of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter in Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure." In Catheterization Hemodynamics. Edited by Michael H Crawford. 281-288. Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders Company, January 2011.

Kahwash, R. "Approach to Edema." In Practical Cardiology 3rd Edition. -.

Kahwash, R. "Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) in Heart Failure." In Color Atlas on Heart Failure. -.

Kahwash R, Haas, G. "Heart Failure and Malignancy." In Heart Failure, A Practical Approach to Treatment. -.

Kahwash, R. "Implantable Cardiovertor Defibrillators (ICDs) in Heart Failure." In Color Atlas on Heart Failure. -.

 

Degrees

1997 M.D., Damascus University

 

Editorial Activities

2010 2010 Case Reports in Medicine
2011 - present Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
2011 2011 Journal of Cardiac Failure
 

Honors

present Teaching Excellence Award 2012. The Department of Internal Medicine.
present Best Doctor in America 2013. Best Doctors in America.
present Top 10% in Patient Satisfaction. Patient Satisfaction.
present Best Doctors In America 2012. Best Doctors in America.
present Best Doctor in America 2014. Best Doctors in America.
present Teaching Excellence Award 2011. The Department of Internal Medicine.
2010 Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service 2010.
 

Journal Articles

Kahwash,Rami; Rugg,Sarah,Sartini; Smith,Mikel,D. "Relapsing B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia in an adult presenting as an infiltrative cardiac mass with tamponade." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY. Vol. 20, no. 11. (November 2007.): 1319.e1-.

Kahwash R; Leier CV; Miller L. "Role of the pulmonary artery catheter in diagnosis and management of heart failure.." Heart Failure Clinics. Vol. 5, no. 2. (January 2009.): 241-.

Kahwash,Rami; Leier,Carl,V; Miller,Leslie. "Role of the pulmonary artery catheter in diagnosis and management of heart failure.." Heart failure clinics. Vol. 5, no. 2. (April 2009.): 241-248.

Kahwash,Rami; Kikta,Donald; Khayat,Rami. "Recognition and management of sleep-disordered breathing in chronic heart failure.." Current Heart Failure Reports. Vol. 8, no. 1. (March 2011.): 72-79.

Kahwash,Rami; Leier,Carl,V; Miller,Leslie. "Role of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter in Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure." Cardiology Clinics. Vol. 29, no. 2. (May 2011.): 281-?.

Rami Kahwash MD. "Will CRT Super-Responders Make us Super-Selectors?." International Circulation. Vol. 12, (August 2012.): 56-.

Kahwash, Rami; Burkhoff; Abraham, William. "Cardiac contractility modulation in patients with Advanced Heart Failure." Expert Review of Cardiovasuclar Therapy. Vol. 11, no. 5. (May 2013.): 635-645.

Rami Kahwash. "Aggressive salt and water restriction in acutely decompensated heart failure: is it worth its weight in salt?." Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. Vol. 11, no. 9. (September 2013.): 1125-1128.

Rami Kahwash MD and Emile G Daoud MD. "Just Because You Can, Does That Mean You Should?." Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. Vol. 24, no. 10. (October 2013.): 1130-1131.

Das A.M., Kahwash R., Kayat R.. "The current management of patients with syndromes associated with obstructive and central apnea." Minerva Pneumologica. Vol. 3, (September 2014.): 87-103.

Adam Pleister MD, Rami Kahwash MD, Garrie Haas MD, Stefano Ghio MD, Antonio Cittadini MD, and Ragavendra R Baliga MD. "Echocardiography and Heart Failure: A Glimpse of the Right Heart." Echocardiography. Vol. 00, (September 2014.): 1-13.

 

Presentations

"Portal Hypertesion." Presented at Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Lexington, KY. (April 2002)

"Unusual case of Pancreatic AVM." Presented at American College of Physicians American Society of Internal Medicine, Louisville, KY. (March 2002)

"Target study and Cardiovascular Risks of COX2 inhibitors." Presented at Cardiology Grand Round, Lexington, KY. (March 2005)

"Discussion of VMAC and OPTIME-CHF Studies Review of CHF Management." Presented at Cardiology Grand Rounds, Lexington, KY. (May 2005)

"Charisma trial discussion and its clinical implications in current practice, Review of Plavix Trials." Presented at Cardiology Grand Rounds, Lexington, KY. (March 2006)

"Anticoagulation in Prevention of Mural Thrombus and Stroke after Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction." Presented at Cardiology Grand Rounds, Lexington, KY. (March 2006)

"Sudden Cardiac Death Among the Young and Athlete's Heart." Presented at Marmarita Cultural Center, . (June 2008)

"Know Your EF." Portsmouth, OH. (December 2009)

"Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy." Presented at Cardiovascular Medicine Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (February 2011)

"Sleep Apnea in the Heart Failure Patient: Diagnosis and Management." Presented at 3rd Annual Contemporary Multi-Disciplinary Cardiovascular Medicine Conference 2011, Orlando, FL, US|USA. (October 2011)

"Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: What's new in 2011?." Presented at 3rd Annual Contemporary Multi-Disciplinary Cardiovascular Medicine Conference 2011, Orlando, FL, US|USA. (October 2011)

"Diastolic Heart Failure: Easy Diagnosis, Difficult Management." Presented at 3rd Annual Contemporary Multi-Disciplinary Cardiovascular Medicine Conference, Orlando, FL, US|USA. (October 2011)

"Approach to end-of-life care." Presented at 3rd Annual Contemporary Multi-Disciplinary Cardiovascular Medicine Conference 2011, Orlando, FL, US|USA. (October 2011)

"Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplant: When to Refer." Presented at First Annual Central Ohio NAAMA Chapter Scientifice Symposium, Columbus, OH. (March 2011)

"Overview of Surgical Heart Failure Therapy." Presented at First Annual Central Ohio NAAMA Chapter Scientific Symposium, Columbus, OH. (March 2011)

"Future of Health Care in the US." Presented at First Annual Central Ohio NAAMA Chapter Scientific Symposium, Columbus, OH. (March 2011)

"Heart Failure Review & Update in 2011." Presented at Adena Health System Medical Education Center, Chillicothe, OH. (June 2011)

"Cardiac Transplantation Indication, Work Up and Referral Process including overview of Ohio State University Heart Transplant Program Experience." Presented at Ohio States' Comprehensive Transplant Center Conference: Transplantation in 2011: Defining & Meeting the Challenges of a New Decade, Columbus, OH. (June 2011)

"Cardiac Transplantation Breakout Session." Presented at Transplantation in 2011: Defining & Meeting the Challenges of a New Decade, Columbus, OH. (June 2011)

"Who is a Candidate for CRT Therapy?." Columbus, OH, US|USA. (January 2012)

"Advanced Heart Failure and VAD Therapy Update." Presented at CME Educational Event, Columbus, OH, US|USA. (August 2013)

 

Professional Activities

present Amyloid Support Group. OSU James Cancer Center. Columbus, Ohio.
2011 - present NAAMA. First Annual Central Ohio NAAMA Chapter Scientifice Symposium. Columbus, OH.
2011 - present NAAMA. First Annual Central Ohio NAAMA Chapter Scientifice Symposium. Columbus, OH.
2013 - present Transplant Education Committee. Columbus, OH.
2014 - present Mortality Reduction Committee. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
2014 - present Lung Transplant Selection Committee. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
2014 - present Heart Transplant Selection Committee. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
2012 Diabetes Complications Prevention. National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) Scientific Symposium.
 

Unpublished Works

Kahwash, R; Daoud, Emile. Just Because You Can, Does That Mean You Should?. June 2013.