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Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. Mouaz Al-Mallah received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.  He completed his training at Henry Ford Hospital, Wayne State University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  He is the director of cardiovascular PET at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center and the Associate Director of Nuclear Cardiology. He is also the treasurer of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC).

Dr. Al-Mallah recently started the cardiac PET service at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center.  This service utilizes the most recent digital PET and performs multiple PET procedures including PET for myocardial perfusion imaging, viability, assessment of inflammatory cardiomyopathy, detection of cardiac infections and cardiac devices related infections as well as vascular graft infections.

He is a member of several American and European cardiovascular councils, while serving as an Associate Editor of Atherosclerosis and Cochrane reviews.  He is also a member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and European Heart Journal -Cardiovascular Imaging.

Dr Al-Mallah received many local and international awards including Francis N. Fernandez Fellowship Award, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center award in 2011, Best Teacher award from Henry Ford Hospital, Elite Reviewer for the year 2013 for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology Journals, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center senior researcher award in 2016 and in 2019 was recipient of Best Teacher award from Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center.  Many of his trainees have established academic careers and received multiple research awards while working under his supervision.

Research interests

Dr. Al-Mallah’s research is focused on the prognostic value of advanced cardiac imaging procedures and its impact on risk prediction, patient management and outcomes.  He published on the prognostic value of cardiac CT, cardiac PET and nuclear cardiology as well as coronary calcium score. Dr. Al-Mallah has more than 300 published publications and book chapters and received multiple grants from various funding agencies.

Research Area Keywords

  • Heart & Vascular
  • Imaging & Radiology

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Research Output

A positive Tc-99m PYP scan in a patient with cardiac sarcoidosis

El-Tallawi, K. C., Parikh, R., Nabi, F., Maclayton, P. I., Trachtenberg, B. H. & Al-Mallah, M., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Association of BMI, fitness, and mortality in patients with diabetes: Evaluating the obesity paradox in the Henry Ford exercise Testing Project (FIT project) cohort

Whelton, S. P., McAuley, P. A., Dardari, Z., Orimoloye, O. A., Brawner, C. A., Ehrman, J. K., Keteyian, S. J., Al-Mallah, M. & Blaha, M. J., Mar 1 2020, In : Diabetes care. 43, 3, p. 677-682 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Incident Stroke Types: The FIT (Henry Ford ExercIse Testing) Project

    Al Rifai, M., Blaha, M. J., Ahmed, A., Almasoudi, F., Johansen, M. C., Qureshi, W., Sakr, S., Virani, S. S., Brawner, C. A., Ehrman, J. K., Keteyian, S. J. & Al-Mallah, M., Jul 1 2020, In : Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 95, 7, p. 1379-1389 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Cardiovascular Implications of COVID-19 Infections

    Thakkar, A. N., Tea, I. & Al-Mallah, M., Apr 1 2020, In : Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal. 16, 2, p. 146-154 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Clinical risk factors and atherosclerotic plaque extent to define risk for major events in patients without obstructive coronary artery disease: The long-term coronary computed tomography angiography CONFIRM registry

    Van Rosendael, A. R., Bax, A. M., Smit, J. M., Van Den Hoogen, I. J., Ma, X., Al'Aref, S., Achenbach, S., Al-Mallah, M. H., Andreini, D., Berman, D. S., Budoff, M. J., Cademartiri, F., Callister, T. Q., Chang, H. J., Chinnaiyan, K., Chow, B. J. W., Cury, R. C., Delago, A., Feuchtner, G., Hadamitzky, M. & 18 others, Hausleiter, J., Kaufmann, P. A., Kim, Y. J., Leipsic, J. A., Maffei, E., Marques, H., De Araújo Gonçalves, P., Pontone, G., Raff, G. L., Rubinshtein, R., Villines, T. C., Gransar, H., Lu, Y., Peña, J. M., Lin, F. Y., Shaw, L. J., Min, J. K. & Bax, J. J., May 1 2020, In : European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging. 21, 5, p. 479-488 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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