Dr. Ziyad Hijazi

MD, MPH, MSCAI, FACC - Acting Chief Medical Officer - Sidra Medical and Research Center

From Qatar

Ziyad M. Hijazi is an interventional cardiologist who specializes in treating congenital and structural heart disease in both children and adults. He is a pioneer in the non-surgical repair of congenital and structural heart defects. As well as his position of Clinical Chief of Pediatrics, he also holds the position of Chair of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar.

After graduation from medical school and upon completion of his internship in Amman, Jordan, Dr. Hijazi moved to the U.S. to begin postgraduate training in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University, where he was subsequently awarded a Masters of Public Health. He remained at Yale University where he completed a residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology. Upon completion of his fellowship training, he joined the faculty at Tufts University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. In 1997 he was promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, and in 1999 Dr. Hijazi accepted a faculty appointment at the University of Chicago as Endowed Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Chief of the division of cardiology. He has been successful in building a preeminent Pediatric Cardiology Program, which is nationally and internationally recognized for its outstanding clinical service and innovative technologies. In 2007 Dr. Hijazi became the Director of the Rush Center for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease at Rush University Medical Center and in 2010,he became the James A. Hunter, MD, University Chair.

In 2008, Dr. Hijazi became the 31st president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), the major organization for interventional cardiologists that has more than 4,000members worldwide. In 2011, Mayor Thomas Menino declared July 25, 2011 as the Ziyad Hijazi day in Boston, MA.