Cardiologist Yusuf Hassan, M.D., Joins UAMS

By ChaseYavondaC

Hassan sees patients in the UAMS Health Heart Clinic. He is an associate professor in the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine. He will be collaborating with the Department of Radiology to create a dedicated outpatient cardiac nuclear imaging program.

He comes to UAMS from the Shifa International Hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan. Previously, he was staff interventional cardiologist at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, Arizona.

Hassan  has more than five years of experience as teaching faculty at the Dallas VA Medical Center and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Hassan obtained his medical degree from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan, the oldest and most prestigious medical school in the country. He held internships and residency positions in Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United States, including serving as chief resident in internal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, where he also completed fellowships in general internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. He completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

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