Amit Shah, DO
Hometown: Edison, NJ
Undergrad School: Rutgers University
Medical School: Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Morristown Medical Center
What drew me to Cardiology: I had an interest in Cardiac Critical Care and a background in Public Health.
What do I like to do in my free time: Gym, spending time with friends and family, travel.
Hao Yang, MD
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Undergrad School: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: St. Vincent Health
What drew me to Cardiology: What drew me to Cardiology is its balance between academic rigor and hands-on learning. I thoroughly enjoy the intellectual challenges that the field of Cardiology demands and learning about all aspects of cardiovascular diseases.
What do I like to do in my free time: Playing my cello, going hiking, camping, playing/watching basketball, football. I also like to find and dine in hole-in-the-wall restaurants around town. I recently picked up skiing!
Michael Bianco, MD
Hometown: East Williston, NY
Undergrad School: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Residency: Greenwich Hospital Yale New Haven Health
What drew me to Cardiology: My younger brother was born with congenital heart defects associated with Down Syndrome and from a very early age I enjoyed learning about both the normal and abnormal cardiovascular system. I took a fairly circuitous route to Cardiology but still enjoy learning about all things cardiac as I did when I was younger.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with my wife and children. I love all things outdoors and any sort of DIY home project. I'm a big fan of anything with an engine or mechanical, especially all things automotive, and love working on my own cars.
Aadil Lodhi, MD
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Undergrad School: East Carolina University
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
What drew me to Cardiology: I was drawn to Cardiology early on due to its strong connection with physics. I was a physics major during undergrad, and I soon became to realize Cardiology, in many ways, was applied physics. From cardiac physiology to echocardiography, nuclear stress testing, and even EKGs - it is basically all physics. Cardiology brought together my passion for medicine and helping others, with my love of physics.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with my family, reading, running, basketball, mountain biking, cooking.
Ashraf El-Dabh, MD
Hometown: Assiut, Egypt
Undergrad School: University of Assiut
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, University of Assiut
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine
What drew me to Cardiology: I chose Cardiology because it complements my personal traits. I like high intensity work and fast pace. Cardiology is also always evolving and makes use of modern technology which I'm a fan of. It lets you shape your career in multiple different ways as well.
What do I like to do in my free time: Running and fitness, swimming and basketball. I also like reading and listening to music.
Abdel Rahman Omer, MD
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Undergrad School: University of Medical Sciences and Technology
Medical School: University of Medical Sciences and Technology
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
What drew me to Cardiology: The heart is a fascinating organ as it effects and becomes affected by all organ systems. Rewarding to say the least. I knew it was what I wanted to pursue as a career after my first cardiovascular inpatient rotation in medical school.
What do I like to do in my free time: Bike riding with my boys, cooking and traveling.