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Name : Hajar Ahmed Hajar Al Binali, M.D., FACC., FESC, FGHA

Date of Birth : 1943

Nationality : Qatari

Family : Married, 5 children

EDUCATION:

· University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA - B.A.1969

· University of Colorado, School of Medicine Denver, Colorado, USA-M.D.1973

POST GRADUATE TRAINING:

· Internship : 1973-1974 University of Missouri, Kansas City Gen. Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

· Residency in Internal Medicine: 1974 - 1976 University of Oregon, Portland Oregon, USA

· Fellowship in Cardiology: 1976 - 1978 University of Oregon, Portland, Oregon, USA

CERTIFICATION:

· U.S. Licensure -State of Oregon – 1976

· American Board of Internal Medicine – 1977

MEMBERSHIP:

· F.A.C.C. (FELLOW OF AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLGOY) - 1980

· F.I.C.A. (FELLOW OF INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF ANGIOLOGY) – 1985
 
·F.E.S.C. (FELLOW OF EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY) – 1990

· FGHA (Fellow of Gulf Heart Association) 2002

AWARDS:

· WHO certificate and Medal (May 1992), for anti-smoking campaign

· WHO Prize (Dr. A. T. Shousha Prize for 1993) in Medicine

· WHO Prize for anti-smoking campaign 2003

· Qatar State award for medicine 8/11/2009

· GCC Distinction Award for Health 7/12/2015

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:

· Physician in Qatar MPH- Rumaillah Hospital, then sent abroad for further training (1973-1978)

· 4-2-1978 Specialist in Department of Internal Medicine (Cardiology Division) - Rumaillah Hospital.

· DEC. 1978 Consultant in Department of Internal Medicine (Cardiology Division) Rumaillah Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation

· 22-7-1980- 25-2-1981 Vice Chairman of Department of Medicine- Rumaillah Hospital.

· 25-2-1981 - 22-2-1982 Chairman of Department of Medicine, Rumaillah Hospital.

· 30-12-1978-April 1990 Chief of Cardiology, Department of Medicine- Rumaillah Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation.

· April 1990-23/3/2011 Chairman of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Department - Hamad Medical Corporation

  • 23/2/2011 - Present: Director of Medical Education, Cardiology Hospital, HMC.

· 1979 to April 1990 Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Hamad General Hospital (Commissioning period 1979-Feb. 1982)

· 28/4/92 - 4/8/93 Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors -Hamad Medical Corporation

· 1979- April 1990 Managing Director of Hamad General Hospital (commissioning period 1979-Feb. 1982)

· Sept 1991-4/8/93 Managing Director of Hamad Medical Corporation

· 20-1-98 - 23-12-03 Chairman of the Board of Directors & Managing Director of Hamad Medical Corporation

OFFICIAL (GOVERNMENT) APPOINTMENTS:

Ministry of Public Health

· Undersecretary of Health - 12/9/1981 until 4/8/1993

· Minister of Public Health - January 12, 1999 until 5/5/2005

· Advisor to H.H. the Emir for Health Affairs – 6/5/2005

Other Appointments :

· Member of the Board of Regents for the University of Qatar – 1980

· Vice-Chairman of the Qatar Environment Protection Committee with responsibilities to combat pollution . 5/8/1982 - 18/7/1987

· Member of the Advisory Committee of the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Medical Sciences in the University of Qatar 4/7/1992

· Member of the Board of Directors of Qatar Foundation 6/3/1999

· President of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) 1/2/2000 - 2007

· International Advisor, American College of Cardiology, for (14/5/2007 -2010).

REGIONAL APPOINTMENTS:

· Member of the Arab Board for Internal Medicine Specialty which formulated the training requirement for internal medicine specialty. 1981-1982

· Member, Advisory Committee for the establishment of School of Medicine at the Gulf University in Bahrain. 1983

· Examiner in Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Gulf University - Bahrain, 1989

· President of the Gulf Heart Association (GHA) - 17/1/2002 - Present.

PUBLICATIONS:
Books: See Arabic CV

Articles:

· Clinical Experience with an Automatic Echocardiogram Jos Roelandt, L. Limia, Hajar A. Hajar, W. Walsh and Frank E. Kloster The Journal of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Technique - 7:27,1979

· Pulmonary Arterio-Venous Fistula in a Child : A Rare Cause of Congenital Cyanosis. Slim M.S., Pimpalnerkar L, Rao S.S., Ali, A.H., Hajar, HA Z-Kinderchir, 1981 v.34 (1) : 67-71

· Cigarette Smoking and Ventricular Arrhythmia in Coronary Heart Disease. Michael J. E. Davis, Bernard E.F. Hockings, Mohammad El Dessouky, Hajar A. Hajar, and Roger Taylor. Am. J. Cardiol : 1984;54:282-285

· The Right Ventricular Outflow Pouch with Double-Chambered Right Ventricle. Gordon M. Folger, Jr., M.D., and Hajar A. Hajar, M.D. American Heart Journal 1986; Vol 112, No2, 423-424

· Effectiveness of Amiodarone on Ventricular Arrhythmias During and after Acute Myocardial Infarction. Bernard E.F. Hockings, Thomas George, Farouk Mahrous, Roger Taylor, Hajar A. Hajar. Am J Cardiol 1987;967-970

· Contrast Echocardiography in the Evaluation of Interatrial Septal Defect
Rachel Hajar, Hajar A. Hajar, Gordon M. Folger, Angiology 1987; Vol 38, No 2-1, 121-127

· Non-Q and Q-Wave Infarction after Thrombolytic Therapy with Intravenous Streptokinase for Chest Pain and Anterior ST Segment Elevation.
Chouhan L, Hajar H.A., George T, Pomposiello J.C. : Am J Cardiol 1991; 68:446-450

· Occurrence of Valvular Heart Disease in Acute Rheumatic Fever without Evident Carditis. Color-Flow Doppler Identification. Folger GM, Hajar R., Robida A., Hajar H.A., Br. Heart J. 1992;67:434- 8

· Clinical and Angiographic Features of patients from the Indian Subcontinent Treated with Intravenous Streptokinase for Acute Myocardial Infarction ; Experience in Qatar. Chouhan L.K., Hajar H.A., George T., Pomposiello J.C.
Angiology August 1992; Vol 43 #8:641-646

· Clinical and Angiographic Features of Patients with an Occluded Versus a Patient Infarct Vessel After Intravenous Streptokinase for Acute Myocardial Infarction. Chouhan L.K., Hajar H.A., George T., Pomposiello J.C.
Angiology, June 1993; Vol 44 #6 – 425-31

· Comparison of Thrombolytic Therapy for Myocardial Infarction in Patients Age <35 and >55 year. Lalit Chouhan, MD, Hajar A. Hajar MD and Juan Carlos Pomposiello, MD. Am. J. Cardiol 1993 ; 71:157-159

· Double-Chambered Right Ventricle and Down's Syndrome : A Proposed New Association Eltohami Ahmed Eltohami, M.D., Hajar Ahmed Hajar, M.D., F.A.C.A, and Gordon M. Folger, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.A. Angiology February 1994; Vol 45 #2 119-123

· Acute Myocardial-Infarction-Like Findings with Myocarditis in Infancy
Gordon M. Folger, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.A., Eltohami Ahmed Eltohami, M.D., and Hajar Ahmed Hajar, M.D. Angiology August 1994; Volume 45 #8 737-741

· Risk Factor and Results of Myocardial Infarction in Patients of the Asian Subcontinent in Qatar. Chaikhouni A., Gehani A.A., Horak J., Hajar, AH
Annual Scientific Conference on Lipid Disorders 8-10 April 1995

· Detailed Study of the Effect of PTCA After AMI on Myocardial Perfusion and Function: Prospective Study using TC99M MIBI Scintigraphy Stress. Gehani AA, Hajar R, Khalifa S; Al Khateeb D, Helmy A, Dessouky M, Hajar HA
7th Scientific Session Saudi Heart Association, September 1995

· Ventricular Conduction Defect in Isolated Non Compaction of the Ventricular Myocardium Robida A., Hajar H.A. Ped. Cardiol. 1996, v 17: (3): 189-191

· Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty Experience in Qatar : An Analysis of more than 600 Consecutive Procedures : Gehani A.A., Horak J., Banna A., Hockings B., Pomposielly J, Chauhan L., Hajar H.A. Qatar Medical Journal November 1997; Volume 6, 14-18

· Acute Rheumatic Fever in Qatar : Effect of Climate, Advantageous Socioeconomic Conditions, and Access to Medical Care. Eltohami,EA; Hajar ,HA; Folger,G First Qatari International Pediatric Conference. Dec. 15-17, 1997 ; 44 (A22)

· Peak Creatine Kinase In Relation To Fatal & Non-Fatal Complications Of Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Comparison Of Patients With & Without Thrombolytic Therapy. Gehani AA, Ammar AA, Mahrous F, Abul-Hassan N, Khalifa S, Tirkawi R, Helmy A, Ashraf A, Hakim M, Shimy R, Hajar HA Joint Conference of Royal Colleges. Proc Royal Coll Phys Edin1997:18

· Thrombolytic Therapy in Smokers Compared to Diabetics: a Clinical and Angiographic Study of 1340 Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction. Gehani AA, Abul-Hassan N, Ammar A, Helmy A, Hajar HA. Joint Conference of Royal Colleges. Proc Royal Coll Phys Edin 1997:17

· HLA DQ Alpha Genotype and Allele Frequencies in Qatari Population
Sebetan I M, Hajar HA Forensic Sci. Int. 1997, v90 (1-2) : 11-5

· V Analysis of the Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Locus HumVWA in a Qatari Population Sebetan, Ismail M, Hajar A. Hajar Forensic Science International 95 (1998) 1691-171

· Frequency Distribution of D1S80 (MTC118) Locus Polymorphism in a Qatari Population Ismail M. Sebetan, Hajar A. Hajar, Eiji Isobe, Human Biology, February 1998, v70, no1, 129-135

· Coronary Angiography in Qatar: The first Ten Years. Chaikhouni A, Gehani A.A., Horak J, Hajar HA Angiolgoy 1998 v 49 (8) 625-30

· Does IV Heparin After Streptokinase Prevent Left Ventricular Thrombus In Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction?: A Randomised, Prospective, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study. Gehani A. A., Mahrous F, Ammar A, Desouky M, Hajar HA. American College of Cardiology Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. JACC 1998; 31 Supp A: 452 Qatar Medical Journal 1999; 8/1:79.

· Left Ventricular Thrombus after Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction: A prospective study of Streptokinase, Tissue Plasminogen Activator and Heparin. Gehani AA, Ammar A, Mahrous F, Desouki M, Hajar HA Eur Heart J 1999; 20:284.

· Acute Myocardial Infarction Associated with Heat Exhaustion in a Young Man with Normal Coronary Angiography: Case Study and Review of Literature. Omer,AA; Gehani,AA; Hajar,HA The Middle East Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2001 v 1 : 42 – 43

· Myocardial Infarction With Normal Coronary Angiography: Compared To Severe Coronary Artery Disease Without Myocardial Infarction: The Crucial Role of Smoking. Gehani A.A, Al-Mulla A, Chaikhouni A, Ammar. A, Mahrous F, Tirkawi R, Ashraf A, H.A.Hajar. Journal of Cardiovascular Risk 2001, 8:1-8 Qatar Medical Journal 2002; 11/2:75.

· Thrombolytic Therapy in Smokers Compared to Diabetics. A clinical and Angiographic Study of 1320 Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction. Gehani A. A., Al Suwaidi J., Tamimi O., Hajar H. A. Qatar Medical Journal 2002; 11/1:74.

· Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Professional Diver after Jellyfish Sting. Salam AM, Gehani AA, Albinali AH, Al Suwaidi J. Mayo Clin Proc 2003;78(12):1557-1560

· Effect of Potentially Modifiable Risk Factors Associated with Myocardial Infarction in 52 Countries (the INTERHEART study): case-control study. (Multicentre Study: Gehani AA, Hajar HA, Omer A, Hanifa M, from Qatar). (Yusuf S, Hawken S, Ounpuu S, Dans T, Avezum A, Lanas F, McQueen M, Budaj A, Pais P, Varigos J, Lisheng L; INTERHEART Study Investigators.) Lancet. 2004 Sep 11-17;364(9438):937-52

· A Population-Based Study of Ramadan Fasting and Acute Coronary Syndromes (1991-2001) Al Suwaidi J, Bener A, Hajar HA, Suliman A, Hajar R, Salam AM, Numan M. Heart 2004;90(6):695-696.

· Does Hospitalisation for Congestive Heart Failure Occur More Frequently in Ramadan: a population-based study (1991-2001) Al Suwaidi J, Bener A, Hajar HA, Numan MT. Int J Cardiol 2004 ;96(2):217-21.

· Mortality Due to Acute Myocardial Infarction in Qatari Women Al Suwaidi J, Bener A, Behair S, Al Binali HA Heart 2004;90(6):693-694

· Thrombolytic Therapy Use for Acute Myocardial Infarction and Outcome in Qatar (1991-2001) : Hadi AR , J Al Suwaidi, A Bener, A Khinji, HA Al Binali. Int J Cardiol 2005 Jul 10;102(2):249-54.

· Impact of Fasting in Ramadan in Patients with Cardiac Disease: A Multicenter Prospective Study. Al Suwaidi J, Zubaid M, Al Mahmeed WA, Al-Rashadn I, Amin H, Bener A, Hadi HA, Helmy A, Hanifah M, Al Binali HA. Saudi Med J. 2005;26:1579-1583.
· The Effect of Hypertension on Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Bener A, Al Suwaidi J, El-Menyar A, Al Binali HA. The Cardiology 1 2005; 1(3): 172-175. 

· Does Fasting Alter the Circadian Pattern of Acute Cardiac Events? Al Suwaidi J, Bener A, Salam AM, Gehani AA, Behair S, Al Mohanadi D, Al Binali HA, J Postgrad Med 2006;52:30-3

· Time From Chest Pain to Thrombolysis in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction.Tamimi O, Gehani AA, Al-Suwaidi J, Hajar HA. MEJEM.

· Influence of Diabetes Mellitus on the Presentation Symptoms and In-hospital Outcomes of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: From a 20-year Registry

Amar M Salam, Hajar AlBinali, Rajvir Singh, Awad Al-Qahtani, Nidal Asaad, Jassim Al Suwaidi

Circulation 11/2013; 128:A10299. 

· Ethnic Differences among Middle Eastern Arabs and South Asians with In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A 20-Year Experience From a Middle-Eastern Country (1991-2010)

Amar M Salam, Hajar AlBinali, Rajvir Singh, Awad Al-Qahtani, Jassim Al Suwaidi

Circulation 11/2013;

· Impact of the 2005 Resuscitation Guidelines on Patient Survival Following In-hospital Cardiac Arrest: Experience From a Prospective Registry in Qatar (2002-2010)

Amar M Salam, Hajar AlBinali, Rajvir Singh, Awad Al-Qahtani, Nidal Asaad, Jassim Al Suwaidi

Circulation 11/2013; 128:A10301.

· Secular trends of Cardiovascular Comorbidities and Associated Mortality among Patients With In-hospital Cardiac Arrest: a 20-year Experience From Qatar (1991-2010)

Amar M Salam, Hajar AlBinali, Rajvir Singh, Awad Al-Qahtani, Jassim Al Suwaidi

Circulation 11/2013; 128:A245.

· Ethnic Differences among Middle Eastern Arab and South Asian Patients Hospitalized With Acute Coronary Syndromes Complicated by In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A 20-Year Experience From a Middle-Eastern Country (1991-2010)

Amar M Salam, Hajar AlBinali, Rajvir Singh, Awad Al-Qahtani, Jassim Al Suwaidi

Circulation 11/2013;

· Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on the Presentation Symptoms and In-Hospital Outcomes of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: From a 20-Year Registry

Amar M Salam, Hajar AlBinali, Rajvir Singh, Awad Al-Qahtani, Nidal Asaad, Jassim Al Suwaidi

Circulation 11/2013; 128:A10300.

· Gender Differences in the Incidence, Management and Outcomes of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Complicating Acute Coronary Syndromes: A 20-Year Experience From a Middle-Eastern Country (1991-2010)

Amar M Salam, Hajar AlBinali, Rajvir Singh, Awad Al-Qahtani, Nidal Asaad, Jassim Al Suwaidi

Circulation 11/2013; 128:A10747.

· Ethnicity and acute coronary syndrome: insights from a 20-year registry from the Middle East

Emad Ahmed, Ayman El-Menyar, AA Gehani, Jassim Al Suwaidi, Hajar AlBinAli, Rajvir Singh

European Heart Journal Supplements 09/2013; 34 (suppl 1).

· Significant ethnic differences in prevalence, clinical profile and cause of admission in patients with symptomatic left bundle branch block

Fahad Alkindi, A. Arabi, A. Patel, J. Alsuwaidi, R. Singh, H.Albinali

European Heart Journal 09/2013; 34(1):2479.

· Mortality Trends in Women and Men Presenting with Acute Coronary Syndrome: Insights from a 20-Year Registry

Ayman El-Menyar, Emad Ahmed, Hajar Albinali, Hassan Al-Thani, Abdurrazak Gehani, Rajvir Singh, Jassim Al Suwaidi

PLoS ONE 07/2013; 8(7):e70066.

· IS STEMI AS COMMON AS WE THINK IN SYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS WITH LEFT BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK?

Fahad Alkindi, A.M. Arabi, A.A. Patel, A. Gehani, R. Singh, J. Alsuwaidi, H. Albinali

Cardiology 07/2013; 125((suppl 2)):227.

· COMPARISON OF CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS, OUTCOME AND MORTALITY IN SYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS WITH AND WITHOUT LEFT BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK

Fahad Alkindi, A.M Arabi, A.A. Patel, J. Alsuwaidi, A. Gehani, R. S Singh, H.Albinali

Cardiology 07/2013; 125(2):54.

· Prevalence, clinical profile, cause of hospitalization and outcomes in patients with left bundle branch block in the state of Qatar

Fahad Alkindi, Abdulrahman Arabi, Ashfaq patel, Rajvir Singh, Jassim Al Suwaidi, Hajar A. Hajar Albinali

Journal of the Saudi Heart Association 04/2013; 25(2):129.

· GENDER AND MORTALITY TREND IN 16,736 ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES’ PATIENTS: A 20-YEAR REGISTRY

Ayman A. El-Menyar, Emad Ahmed, Hajar AlBinAli, Hassan Al-Thani, Rajvir Singh, Abdulrazzak Gehani, Jassim Al Suwaidi

· Journal of the American College of Cardiology 03/2013; 61((10_S)). · 15.34 Impact Factor

ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN PATIENTS WITH OUT-OF-HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST: INSIGHT FROM A 20-YEAR REGISTRY IN THE STATE OF QATAR

Abdulrahman Arabi, Ashfaq Patel, Jassim Alsuwaidi, Rajvir Singh, Hajar Albinali

Journal of the American College of Cardiology 01/2013;  

· Left Bundle Branch Block in Acute Cardiac Events: Insights From a 23-Year Registry

Fahad Alkindi, Ayman El-Menyar, Jassim Al-Suwaidi, Ashfaq Patel, Abdurrazzak A. Gehani, Rajvir Singh, Hajar Albinali, Abdulrahman Arabi

Angiology 12/2014;

· Heart Failure With Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction in Middle Eastern Arab and South Asian Patients Hospitalized in a Middle-Eastern Country (1991-2013).

Amar M Salam, Hajar AlBinali, Rajvir Singh, Awad Al-Qahtani, Nidal Asaad, Jassim Al-Suwaidi

Circulation 11/2014; 130:A12147.

· Atrial Fibrillation in Women With Acute Myocardial Infarction: Insights From a 20-Years Registry in Qatar (1991-2010)

Amar M Salam, Hajar AlBinali, Rajvir Singh, Awad Al-Qahtani, Nidal Asaad, Jassim Al-Suwaidi

Circulation 11/2014; 130:A11187.

· Congestive Heart Failure With Apparently Preserved Left Ventricular Systolic function: A 10-Year Observational Study.

Ayman El-Menyar, Adel Shabana, Abdulrahman Arabi, Hassan Al-Thani, Nidal Asaad, Hajar AlBinALi, Rajvir Singh, Mohammed Gomaa, A Gehani

Angiology 09/2014;

· Trend for Smoking and Diabetes mellitus among Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients over A-15 year period

Ayman A. El-Menyar, AA Gehani, Hajar AlBinAli, Rajvir Singh, Emad Ahmed, Jassim Al Suwaidi

Global Heart. 03/2014; 9(S1):e56.

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