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.

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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.


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.

Judith Ozkan

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This page is a summary of: François M Abboud MD, European Heart Journal, January 2018, Oxford University Press (OUP),
DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy038.
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