Abdul Hafiz, MD

Assistant Professor, Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine
Cardiology

    About me

    Structural Heart Disease Conditions Dr. Hafiz focuses on:

    • TAVR
    • MitraClip
    • PFO closure
    • ASD closure 
    • Watchman Device

    Videos

    Remote video URL

    Gender

    Male

    Education & training

    Medical School
    Government Medical College Srinagar, University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India
    Residency
    Winthrop University Hospital, Stony Brook University School Of Medicine, Mineola, NY - Internal Medicine
    Fellowship
    Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow: Winthrop University Hospital, Stony Brook University School Of Medicine, Mineola, NY
    Cardiovascular and Research Fellow in Interventional Cardiology: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Advanced Structural Heart Disease Fellow: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

    Publications

    Peer-Reviewed Publications

    1.    Hafiz AM, Kakouros N, Poulin M-F. Pearls for a Successful Early Career in Structural Heart Disease Interventions, Structural Heart, 2018, 2:4, 281-285, DOI: 10.1080/24748706.2018.1460697

    2.    Hafiz AM, Poulin, M. A Hybrid Model for Advanced Structural Heart Disease Training Programs
The Attending-Fellow-in-Training Model,J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Feb 20;71(7):802-807 

    3.    Hafiz AM, Smith C, Kakouros N. The GuideLiner-Sleeve Technique: A Novel Technique for High-Risk PCI Using Two Left Main Guides for Orbital Atherectomy of Two-Vessel Calcified Ostial Coronary Artery Disease.J Invasive Cardiol. 2017 Nov;29(11):E159-E160.

    4.    Alexander B, Angaramo G, Walz JM, Kakouros N, Moiz Hafiz A, Walker J, Krapchev P. A Novel Approach to Managing Trans-Subclavian Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement With Regional Anesthesia. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Aug 15

    5.    Hafiz AM, Kalra A, Ramadan R, et al. Clinical or Symptomatic Leaflet Thrombosis Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Insights from the U.S. FDA MAUDE Database. Structural Heart 2017;1(5-6):256–64

    6.    Hafiz AM, Shih, J, Kakouros N. Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement in Orthotopic Heart Transplant. J Invasive Cardiol. J Invasive Cardiol. 2017 Jun;29(6):E75-E76

    7.    Kalra A, Andalib A, Ramadan R, Hafiz AM, Poulin MF, Tamez H, Pinto D, Popma J. Preparing interventional Fellows for advanced training in structural heart disease interventions. Eur Heart J. 2017 Mar 7;38(10):701-703

    8.     Kalra A, Hafiz AM, Tamez H. Procedure logging in interventional cardiology training curriculum: The interventional fellows’ T-score. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;67(23):2798-2801

    9.     Hafiz A, Pinto D. CoreValve Evolut R in current US practice. Cardiac Interventions TodayMar/Apr 2016

    10.   Hafiz AM, Naidu SS, DeLeon J, Islam S, Alkhatib B, Lorenz M, D'Elia A, Rosenthal B, Marzo K. Impact of first contact on symptom onset-to-door time in patients presenting for primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Am J Emerg Med. 2013 Jun;31(6):922-7

    11.   Paruchuri V, Hafiz AM, Gubernikoff G, De Leon J, Lui G, Naidu SS, Di Biase L. Anti-thrombotic strategies in the third trimester of pregnancy: a case of spontaneous coronary dissection requiring emergent PCI. Int J Cardiol 2013 Jul 15;167(1):e22-5

    12.   Hafiz A, Jan F, Shaikh F, Wallach J, Bajwa T, Allaqaband S. Prevention of Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Stable Chronic Renal Disease Undergoing Elective Percutaneous Coronary and Peripheral Interventions: Randomized Comparison of Two Preventive Strategies. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 May 1;79(6):929-37

    13.   Hafiz A, Jan F, Bajwa T, Allaqaband S. Contemporary Clinical Outcome of Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention In Elderly vs. Younger Patients Presenting With Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. J Interv Cardiol. 2011 Aug;24(4):357-65.

    14.   Khouzam RN, Parizianu C, Hafiz AM, Chawla S, Schwartz R. Fulminant Myocarditis Associated with Novel H1N1 Influenza A viral infection. Heart Lung. 2011 Nov-Dec;40(6):566-8

    15.   D’Elia A, Hafiz A, Naidu S, Marzo K. Patient Awareness of Stent Type, Risk of Cardiac Events, and Symptoms of Myocardial Infarction Among PCI patients: A Missed Educational Opportunity? J Interv Cardiol. 2011 Apr;24(2):144-8

    16.   Jan F, Hafiz A, Gupta S, Meidl J, Allaqaband S. Brain abscesses in a patient with a patent foramen ovale: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2009 Nov 25;3:9299

    17.   Hafiz A, Jan F, Allaqaband S. The Near Fatal Crossing: A Rare Recurrence of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in a 66-year-old woman. http://ispub.com/IJC/7/1/6554#The Internet Journal of Cardiology. 2009; 7(1)

    18.   Khan TS, Hafiz A, Nazir B, Shaheen N, Yasir M, Khan HA. A Retrospective Study of Sigmoidoscopic Examination with Rigid Sigmoidoscope in a Medical School Sigmoidoscopy Centre. The Journal of IMANA. 2008 May; 40(2): 76-81

    19.   Hafiz A, Mahboob H, Jan F. Factitious Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Case Of Münchhausen Syndrome. The Internet Journal of Internal Medicine. 2009; 8(1)

    20.   Hafiz A, Nazir B, Mubarik M, Mir MF. Kawasaki disease: Unusual presentation in a three-year-old girl with a short review. JK Practitioner. 2006 Jul; 13(3): 146-48

    21.   Hafiz A, Bakshi J. Role of Telemedicine in Kashmir. JK Practitioner. 2005; 12(4): 239-43

     

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    National/State Level Presentations

    22.   Moderated Session Speaker: “What a great save! Management of the critically ill patient.” Hafiz, AMSCAI Scientific Sessions 2015 (National Meeting), San Diego, CA.

    23.   Moderated Session Speaker for Challenging Cases & Clinical Scenarios: Mitral & Tricuspid: Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement After Orthotopic Heart Transplant”. Hafiz, AM. TVT 2017 (National Meeting), Chicago, IL.

    24.   Invited speaker: “49-year-old male with shortness of breath”.Hafiz, AM. Massachusetts Medical Society Heart Transplant Consortium Meeting June 2017 (State Level Meeting). Boston, MA

    International Presentations

    25.  Kalra A, Hafiz AM, Ramadan R, Poulin MF, Andalib A. Phillips C, Bhatt D, Reardon M, Kleiman N, Popma JLeaflet Thrombosis Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Insights from the MAUDE Database. European Society of Cardiology Congress Late Breaking Science Session Presentation, Aug 2017,Barcelona, Spain. 

    Grand Rounds

    26.   “TAVR in Low Flow Low Gradient Severe Aortic Stenosis.” Winthrop University Hospital, Feb 2015

    Abstracts/Posters & National Meetings

    27.  Hafiz, AM,Kakouros N. The Guideliner Sleeve Technique: A Novel Technique For High Risk PCI Using Two Left Main Guides For Orbital Atherectomy of Two Vessel Calcified Ostial Coronary Artery Disease. Challenging case poster sessions (oral and poster presentation). TCT 2017, Denver CO

    28.  Medranda G, Williams Z, Sapia P, Brahmbhatt K, Hafiz A, Schwartz R, Gaztanaga J, Ray B, Calixte R, Green S. Geometry Matters: Degree of Circularity Predicts Aortic Regurgitation in First Generation Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Valves: A comparison of the Sphericity Index and Eccentricity Index. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.2016;87:S1-S169 

    29.  Zhang L, Mathews T, Hafiz AM, Calixte R, Green S.  Outcomes In Patients Who Do Not Undergo Cardiac Catheterization After Activation Of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory For A Suspected STEMI (The OUTCAST study). Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2016;87:S1-S169

    30.  Williams Z, Medranda G, Brahmbhatt K, Hafiz A, Calixte R, Gaztanaga J, Ray B, Marzo K, Schwartz R, Green S.  Aortic Annulus Sphericity Index is Predictive of Significant Aortic Regurgitation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.  Circulation 2015; 132: A1951.

    31.  Zack Williams, Abdul Moiz Hafiz, Giorgio Medranda, Kunal Brahmbhatt, Rose Calixte, Richard Schwartz, Kevin Marzo, Juan Gaztanaga, Stephen Green. The Sphericity Index (SI) of the Aortic Annulus is Not Associated with Pre-discharge Aortic Regurgitation in Patients who Undergo Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions Volume 85, Issue Supplement S2, pages S1–S176, May 1, 2015

    32.  Jay Patel, Michael Salama, Sonya Gadhvi, Richard Schwartz, John Goncalves, Kevin Marzo and Abdul Moiz Hafiz. Adverse Outcomes Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) inPatients with Moderately Elevated Pulmonary Artery Systolic Pressures (PASP). Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions Volume 85, Issue Supplement S2, pages S1–S176, May 1, 2015

    33.  Abdul Moiz Hafiz, George Gubernikoff, Jay Patel, Beevash Ray, Vijayapraveena Paruchuri, Joshua DeLeon, Kevin Marzo, Juan Gaztanaga. Good Correlation of Aortic Annulus Sizing for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Using 3D Transesophageal Echocardiography vs. Computed Tomography. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions Volume 85, Issue Supplement S2, pages S1–S176,May 1, 2015

    34.  Sonya Gadhvi, Jay Patel, Michael Salama, MD, Liliana Rios-Rojas, Shahidul Islam, Joseph Mattana, John Goncalves, Richard Schwartz, Kevin Marzo, and Abdul Moiz Hafiz. Acceptable Outcomes in Patients On Maintenance Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions Volume 85, Issue Supplement S2, pages S1–S176, May 1, 2015

    35.  Jay Patel, Sonya Gadhvi, Michael Salama, Liliana Rios-Rojas, Shahidul Islam, Joseph Mattana, John Goncalves, Richard Schwartz, Kevin Marzo, and Abdul Moiz Hafiz. Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) in associated with dismal outcomes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(10_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(15)61932-5 

    36.  Daniel Zakhary, Boshra Louka, Christine King, Abdul Moiz Hafiz, Jonathan Kahan, Melissa Fazzari, Joshua DeLeon, Kevin Marzo, Juan Gaztanaga, Joseph Germano. Left ventricular non-compaction assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is associated with increased ventricular arrhythmias. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S)

    37.  Jay Patel, Sonya Gadhvi, Michael Salama, MD, Liliana Rios-Rojas, Shahidul Islam, Joseph Mattana, John Goncalves, Richard Schwartz, Kevin Marzo, and Abdul Moiz Hafiz. Adverse Outcomes Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) in Patients with Low Flow-Low Gradient (LFLG) Aortic Stenosis (AS). Circulation 2014; 130: A14928

    38.  Abdul Moiz Hafiz; Jonathan Kahan; Vijayapraveena Paruchuri; Daniel Zakhary; Todd Kerwin; Melissa Fazzari; Joshua DeLeon; Kevin Marzo; Juan Gaztanaga. Assessment Of Change In Clinical Practice Using The Updated 2009 American College Of Cardiology/ American Society Of Nuclear Cardiology For Appropriateness Criteria Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography Myocardial Perfusion. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)61223-7

    39.  Jonathan Kahan; Abdul Moiz Hafiz; Vijayapraveena Paruchuri; Daniel Zakhary; Melissa Fazzari; Joshua DeLeon; Kevin Marzo; Todd Kerwin; Juan Gaztanaga. Impact Of The Updated 2009 American College Of Cardiology/ American Society Of Nuclear Cardiology Appropriateness Criteria For Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography Myocardial Perfusion Imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)61221-3

    40.  Hafiz A, Naidu SS, DeLeon J, Alkhatib B, Islam S, Lorenz M, D’Elia A, Rosenthal B, Marzo K. Impact of First Medical Contact on Symptom-Onset to Door Time in Patients Presenting for Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Poster presentation: AHA Scientific Sessions ReSS meeting 2012. Circulation 2012; 126: A306

    41.  Hafiz A, D’Elia, Lorenz M, Alkhatib B, DeLeon J, Marzo K. Paradoxical delays in presentation of patients in “Regular-hours” with ST- Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) symptoms vs. “Off-hours”, to the Emergency Room. Annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) i2 summit 2011: Journal of American College of Cardiology, April 2011;57:14: E1802

    42.  Nazir B, Hafiz A, Rios-Rojas L, Chawla S. A 51 year old male with hypotension and thrombocytopenia. Abstract presented at NY- American College of Physicians (ACP) chapter Annual Meeting 2011

    43.  Hafiz A, D’Elia, Lorenz M, Alkhatib B, Marzo K. Assessing the role of health care insurance in delays to hospital presentation in acute myocardial infarction in a suburban teaching hospital. Presented at NY-ACP Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting 2010

    44.  Jan MF, Hafiz AM, Mori N, Gupta A, Allaqaband S, Bajwa T. Contemporary door-to-balloon times with primary percutaneous coronary intervention in elderly versus younger patients presenting with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Presented at American Heart Association (AHA) scientific sessions 2010: Circulation, November 2010; 122: A17929

    45.  Jan F, Hafiz AM, Mori N, Murthy VS, Gupta A, Bajwa T, Allaqaband S. Non-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels in Patients With Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. Vol 75, Issue S2, p S53-54, May 1 2010.

    46.  Jan F, Hafiz A, Mori N, Gupta A, Bajwa T, Allaqaband S. Utility of Peak Cardiac Troponin I in Risk Stratification After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. Vol 75, Issue S2, p S59-60, May 1 2010.

    47.  Parizianu C, Hafiz A, Chawla S. Fulminant Myocarditis Associated with Novel H1N1 Influenza A. Winthrop’s 3rd Annual House Staff Research Day. Winthrop-University Hospital April 2010.

    48.  Jan, MF, Hafiz A, Mori N, Schlemm A, Gupta A, Bajwa T, DeFranco AC, Allaqaband S. Effect of Body Mass Index on Long-Term Mortality After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Annual i2 summit ACC Atlanta, GA 2010: A186.E1742 Jour Am Coll Cardiol Volume 55, issue 10s1, p A186, March 9, 2010

    49.  D’Elia AA, Hafiz A, Naidu SS, Chengot T, Marzo KP. Do Patients Undergoing Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Understand Their Risk for Future Myocardial Infarction? Annual i2 summit ACC Atlanta, GA 2010: A198.E1856 Jour Am Coll Cardiol Volume 55, issue 10s1, p A198 March 9, 2010

    50.  Jan MF, Hafiz A, Mori N, Schlemm A, DeFranco AC, Gupta A, Bajwa T, Allaqaband S. Contemporary Outcomes of Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Men and Women for Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Does Gender Still Matter? Presented at the Annual i2 summit ACC Atlanta, GA 2010: Annual i2 summit ACC Atlanta, GA 2010: A120.E1121 Jour Am Coll Cardiol Volume 55, issue 10s1, p A120 March 9, 2010

    51.  Jan MF, Hafiz AM, Mori N, DeFranco AC, Schlemm A, Gupta A, Allaqaband S, Bajwa T Impact of 24x7 in-hospital interventional cardiologist on door-to-balloon time in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients during regular and off hours: The Aurora St. Luke’s STEMI protocol. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2010;75:S60.

    52.  Jan F, Hafiz A, Mori N, Gupta A, Bajwa T, Allaqaband S. Impact of 24x7 In-Hospital Interventional Cardiologist on Door-to-Balloon Time in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients During Regular and Off Hours. Wisconsin Chapter Am Coll Cardiol Annual Conference, Madison, WI, Oct 2009.

    53.  Jan F, Hafiz A, Mori N, Gupta A, Bajwa T, Allaqaband S. Utility of Peak Cardiac Troponin I in Risk Stratification After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Wisconsin Chapter Am Coll Cardiol Annual Conference, Madison, WI, Oct 2009.

    54.  Jan F, Hafiz A, Mori N, Gupta A, Bajwa T, Allaqaband S. Non-High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels in Patients with Acute ST- Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Wisconsin Chapter Am Coll Cardiol Annual Conference, Madison, WI, Oct 2009.

    55.  Rahman M, Hafiz A, Jan F, Allaqaband S, Bajwa T. Clinical and angiographic outcomes in patients with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction undergoing single versus multiple vessel PCI. Aurora Scientific Day, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI Apr 2009

    56.  Jan F, Hafiz A, Mori N, Gupta A, Bajwa T, Allaqaband S. Outcomes of primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute ST- segment elevation myocardial infarction in octogenarians. American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL. Circulation 2009;120: S986

    57.  Allaqaband S, Bajwa T, Gupta A, Hafiz A, Jan F, Mori N. Clinical Outcome Of Elderly Patients With Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention For Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’ 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions Volume 73 Issue S1, p S1 - S90 June 2009

    58.  Hafiz, A. Retrospective Study of Sigmoidoscopic Examination with Rigid Sigmoidoscope in a Medical School Sigmoidoscopy Centre. International Symposium on Genomic Instability & Cancer-2007, organized by Ohio State University & University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India. July 2007

    Book Chapters

    59.  Abdul Moiz Hafiz, Jonathan Elias, Kanika P Mody, Jenna Kahn, Srihari S Naidu. Longitudinal case based presentations in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. S.S. Naidu (ed.), Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Foreword by Bernard Gersh and Historical Context by Eugene Braunwald. Springer-Verlag London 2015. Book web-address: http://www.springer.com/medicine/cardiology/book/978-1-4471-4955-2

    60.  Abdul Moiz Hafiz, M. Fuad Jan, Timothy E. Paterick, Suhail Allaqaband and A. Jamil Tajik (2012). Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, Cardiomyopathies - From Basic Research to Clinical Management, Josef Veselka (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-834-2, InTech, Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy