Mazin Al Salihi
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine , USA
Prior to coming to the United States, Dr. Al Salihi was an attending cardiac surgeon at Ibn Al Bittar Cardiac Surgery in Baghdad; held several positions at the Iraqi Center for Heart Diseases, including general director; and worked as a cardiac surgeon at Al-Issra General Hospital in Amman, Jordan. Upon arriving in the states in 2008, he studied for the three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and recertified his credentials at Kaplan Institute, Akron, Ohio. He then joined the Cleveland Clinic as a clinical associate staff surgeon while completing fellowships in cardiac surgery and heart and lung transplantation. He joins Emory as its first surgeon dedicated primarily to heart and lung procurement for transplantation. His clinical interests also include minimally invasive valve surgery and VATS thoracic surgery, and his research focus is ex vivo lung perfusion.