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October 19, 2005

Dr. Ramzi Nicolas Dr. Ramzi Nicolas portrait has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor in pediatrics, specializing in pediatric and fetal cardiology. He is one of the new pediatric specialists recruited as part of St. John’s Children’s Hospital (SJCH), a joint endeavor of SIU and St. John’s Hospital in Springfield and is director of pediatric cardiology for SJCH.

He completed a one-year pediatric interventional cardiology fellowship (2005) and a three-year pediatric cardiology fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. (2004).

Nicolas completed his pediatric residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse, N.Y. (2001). He earned both his medical and bachelor’s degrees at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon (1998, 1994).

He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His research interests include using tissue doppler imaging technique to noninvasively diagnose heart dysfunction in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease. He also has studied the short and medium term outcome in pediatric heart transplant recipients.

A native of Lebanon, Nicolas is married to Sarah Wadih.