George Marzouka, MD
Dr Marzouka is a practicing cardiologist and researcher who specializes in cardiac imaging. He is board certified in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography. Moreover, Dr Marzouka holds faculty positions at the University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine where he teaches medical students, residents, and cardiology fellows. He is the Chief of Echocardiography at the Miami VA where he focuses on treating high-risk cardiovascular patients. Dr Marzouka is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. After graduating from medical school at the University of Miami, he completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the University of Miami, and the Miami VA healthcare system. He then went into private practice for one year and returned to academic medicine in 2016. His current research focuses on identifying novel risk factors and predictors of cardiovascular disease by analyzing several large databases from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the Department of Veterans Affairs. His aims are to identify habits, behaviors, and other factors that cause or protect against cardiovascular diseases. In addition, he also functions as the principle investigator for drug trials investigating novel drug therapies for systolic heart failure and as the coinvestigator for a trial that is investigating reducing cardiovascular risk with already established generic diabetes drugs. He has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented over a dozen abstracts at both the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. Dr Marzouka has coauthored a text book chapter on Guidelines and Appropriate Use Criteria for nuclear cardiac imaging. You can follow him on Twitter @DrMarzouka.