François M Abboud MD

  • Judy Ozkan
  • European Heart Journal, January 2018, Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy038

The Contributions of François M Abboud MD to American Cardiology

Photo by Omar Elsharawy on Unsplash

Photo by Omar Elsharawy on Unsplash

What is it about?

François Abboud was born in Egypt and initially went to the United States for specialty training. He stayed on to become Chairman and CEO of the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa and President of the American Heart Association.

Why is it important?

Abboud's story charts the development of cardiology at the University of Iowa culminating in the establishment of the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center.


Judith Ozkan

Fascinating insight into what can be achieved with determination, inspiration and hard work. It's not everyone who has a President fighting to keep them in the country, but François M Abboud is such a person.

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