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Ali K. Salah

Ali K. Salah, MD, FACC, RPVI

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Specializing in Cardiology
  • One Health
Gender:
Male

Languages

  • English

Education & Training

Residency

Medical College of Georgia, Internal Medicine Residency

Fellowship

University of Kentucky, Cardiology Fellowship: Gill Heart Institute
Stony Brook University and St. Francis Heart Hospital in New York, Fellowship in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging
University of Kentucky, Fellowship in Public Health

Internships

Medical College of Georgia, Internal Medicine Internship

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Attending Cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Washington DC
  • Attending Cardiologist and Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Center at State University of New York, Upstate Medical University in New York
  • Attending Cardiologist and Director of Echocardiography Services: Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Society of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Society of Cardiovascular MRI

Founding Affiliate Member

  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) - October 2005

Heart Diseases and Conditions Treated

  • Chest pain, chest discomfort, chest pressure or chest tightness symptoms
  • Heart diseases causing shortness of breath
  • Coronary artery disease or blockages in heart arteries
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Palpitations or heart fluttering
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Syncope
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Leaky heart valves
  • Mitral valve regurgitation
  • Aortic valve regurgitation
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Congenital heart diseases
  • Blood clot in the heart
  • Abnormal EKG

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Annual Best Resident Research Award from Georgia Medical Society - 2003
  • Travel Grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) - 2003

Research Grants

  • Medical College of Georgia, Intramural Grant - 2002
  • World Health Organization (WHO) - 1996

Physician Profile

Dr. Salah is a board certified cardiologist with Owensboro Health Medical Group. Dr. Salah completed his medical school training in 1997 and has extensive experience in treating patients with chest pain, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, palpitations, arrhythmias, peripheral arterial disease and valvular heart disease.

Prior to joining Owensboro Health, Dr. Salah was an attending cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine in one of the leading heart centers in the country, Georgetown University School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Washington DC. In addition, he also served as Attending Cardiologist and Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Center at State University of New York.

Dr. Salah served in leadership roles including Medical Director of Cardiology Group, chaired several committees and published in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Salah is a well-known expert in Cardiovascular Imaging and possesses several board certifications from leading American Medical Board Organizations in Cardiovascular Medicine, Internal Medicine, Comprehensive Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular CT, Cardiovascular MRI and Vascular Ultrasound.

Board Certified

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • National Board of Echocardiography, Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT), Cardiovascular CT
  • Certification Board of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Cardiovascular MRI,
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vascular Ultrasound

Research Interest

  • Evaluation of Right Ventricular contraction patterns in healthy subjects using Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging. A five year prospective study. Salah A K, Pollack S, Reichek, Nathaniel, Cao J J. St. Francis Heart Hospital/SUNY Stony Brook University.Oral presentation at Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Meeting. Arizona, January 2010.
  • Epicardial Adipose Tissue and risk for Cardiovascular Events –
  • The St. Francis Heart Study. Salah A K, Gupta, D, Reichek, Nathaniel. St.  Francis Heart Hospital. Poster presentation at American College of Cardiology meeting, March 2009.
  • Prognostic significance of right ventricular contraction abnormalities which do not meet criteria for arythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. A five-year retrospective, Pollack S, Reichek, Nathaniel, Cao J J. St. Francis Heart Hospital. Poster presentation at American College of Cardiology meeting

Publications

  • You Can Assay that again! Antibody Mediated False elevation of Troponin I and its clinical implications. Ali K. Salah, Salahadin M. Gharad, David Booth. University of
  • Kentucky and St. Clair Regional Hospital/Morehead Clinic. American Journal of Medicine. August 2007;120(8):671-2.
  • The D-dimer assay: a possible tool in the evaluation of atrial thrombosis Ibebuogu U, Ali K.Salah, Thornton J, Robinson Vincent.  Gill Heart Institute, University of Kentucky and Medical College of Georgia. Canadian  J Cardiol. 2008 Jun;24(6):517-9.
  • Latex D-dimer signal in in-situ femoral vein thrombus in swine and effect of mini-dose exogenous tissue plasminogen activator bolus.  Vincent J.B. Robinson, Guillermo E. Pineda, Ali k. Salah, Walter L. Pipkin, Gyanedra Sharma.  (Award Winning Research from Georgia Medical Society). CHEST 2005 127: 622-629
  • Cardiac Amyloidosis. Ali K. Salah, Ahmed A, Bodiwala KN, Manaloor EJ, Moliterno DJ University of Kentucky and Medical College of Georgia. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. May 2008;24(5):e35