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Mohammad Reza Movahed

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Professor USA

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rmova-mo@qingres.com

Mohammad Reza Movahed

Department of medicine, College of Medicine, University of Arizona

Specialty Area

Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, Cardiovascular disease, Advanced Heart failure/Transplantation, Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology

Editor introduction

Dr. M Reza Movahed received his MD from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany. He completed his medical residency at the University of Rochester, New York and his cardiology training at the University of South Caroline, Columbia. His final training in interventional cardiology was completed at Yale University Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut in 2000. After his training, he joined University of California Irvine as Assistant Clinical Professor and later joined University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2006 as Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. In July 2010, Dr. Movahed was promoted to Professor of Medicine, Tenure at the University of Arizona College of Medicine due to his excellent clinical work, teaching, service and research with over 200 peer reviewed publications. He has been Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Nuclear Cardiology at the University of California, Irvine medical Center and Director of Coronary Care Unit and Medical Director of Cardiac Transplantation at the University of Arizona Medical Center. In 2007, he joined the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System for his clinical work and as the Medical Director of Heart Transplantation. In May 2012, he joined CareMore as The Regional Cardiology Director of CareMore in Arizona while keeping his teaching and research affiliation with the VA and the University of Arizona as Professor of Medicine, tenure. His major area of research is related to coronary intervention, non-invasive cardiology and cardiovascular epidemiology. He is world-renowned for his coronary bifurcation classification known as “The Movahed Classification” He is also known for his discovery on the flattening of interventricular septum as a sign for right ventricular overload the so called “ Movahed’s sign” that can be seen during Gated SPECT studied and recently published reverse “Movahed Maneuver” that can be used for improvement of stent deliverability during difficult and tortuous vein graft interventions. He also has two cardiovascular patents issued to him. One is a device for removal of contrast from coronary sinus during coronary angiography or intervention in order to reduce contrast exposure to kidneys for prevention of contrast induced nephropathy. The other one is a method and device that can measure cross sectional lumen of a vessel using impedance sensors. His publications include prestige’s journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Reviews, Circulation, American Journal of Medicine, Journal of American College of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Society of Echocardiography, JACC cardiovascular Intervention, JACC Imaging, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention, Journal of Invasive cardiology, Journal of Interventional Cardiology, etc. He is an editorial board member of numerous peer reviewed journals. He has been nvited speaker and chair for many national and international cardiology conventions and conferences.

Selected Awards

  • University of Arizona Cardiology Fellows Appreciation Award 2012, June 2012, Tucson, Arizona
  • Receiver of “Top 30 poster award” at TCT, November 8, 2011: Movehad MR, et al. Poster “Gradual Reduction in the age Adjusted Nationwide Trends in the Incidence of Cardiogenic Shock Occurring in the setting of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Across Different Ethnicities and Gender in the United State”.
  • Appointed as top 27 Young Leaders in Interventional Cardiology at Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapy (CRT) 2/2010, Washington, DC
  • Elected as top 10 best abstract award presenting at Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapy (CRT) Conference, presented 2/2010 Washington, DC
  • Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Senior Investigator of the Year 2008 Award, May 7, 2009
  • Southern Arizona VA Health Care System 2008 Most Productive Senior Investigator of the Year Award, Dec 31, 2008
  • Recipient of Frank Frazer and William Alexander Young Investigator award,
  • University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, 2007
  • University of Shahid Beheshtie Appreciation Award, May 2007, Tehran, Iran
  • Al Zahra University Appreciation Award, May 2007, Tehran, Iran
  • Second place for best poster Award for the 2005 CHEST Foundation Congress, Montreal, Canada
  • University of California 2004 School of Medicine Research Award
  • Recognition Award for Newest Innovations Spinning out of top Universities in California
  • University of California Primary Care Recognition Award, UCI Medical Center, Orange, 2004
  • Received the American Heart Association Recognition Award given to UCI for Getting with the Guidelines to Prevent Atherosclerosis as a representative of UCI
  • Instructor of the Year Award, University of California, Irvine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, 2001
  • Faculty Career Development Award at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 2004
  • Instructor of the Year Award, University of California, Irvine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, 2000
  • Cardiology Fellow Teaching Award at University of South Carolina, 1998-1999, Columbia, south Carolina
  • Grand-in-Aid Award, Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina, 1999 Academic Year
  • Cardiology Fellow Research Award at University of South Carolina, 1997-1998 Columbia, South Caronia
  • Grand-in-aid Award, Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina, 1999 academic Year
  • Cardiology Fellow Research Award at University of South Carolina, 1996-1997, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Award for International Exchange at the Ulcer County Community College, (UCCC) , 1996

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Career

5/2012-Present Professor of Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine, and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
5/2015-2017 MD/PhD Committee Member University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
2011-2012 Chair Continue Education Committee, University of Arizona, Tucson
7/2010- 5/2012 Professor of Medicine Tenure University of Arizona College of Medicine, and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
07/2007-Present Faculty member The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
7/2008-5/2012 Medical Director of Heart Transplant University of Arizona School of Medicine. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
10/2006-7/2008 Cardiac Transplant Cardiologist The University of Arizona Medical Center
6/2006- 7/2010 Associate Professor of Medicine University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
09/2007-7/2008 Medical Director of Heart/Heart and Lung Transplant University of Arizona Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
6/2006-7/2008 Director of Coronary Care Unit University of Arizona Medical Center
6/2002-7/2004 Director of Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention Laboratories, UCI Medical Center
6/2002-6/2006 Director of Nuclear Cardiology UCI medical Center
7/2000-6/2006 Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine University of California Irvine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
6/2005-6/2006 Faculty Staff Member Long Beach VA Medical Center
7/1998-6/1999 Chief Cardiology Fellow University of South Carolina

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