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Meet our New Governor-elect Designee, Waqar H. Ahmed, MD, FACP


Meet Our New Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Saudi Arabia Chapter Governor-Elect Designee, Waqar H. Ahmed, MD, FACP. Our new Governor-elect Designee (GED) will do a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2019. As Governor, Dr. Ahmed will serve as the official representative of the College for the Saudi Arabia Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and ACP leadership. In the meantime, Dr. Ahmed will be working closely with Dr. Al Saud (the current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read his bio below.

Waqar H. Ahmed, MD, FACP

Education:   MD, King Abdulaziz University

Post Doctoral Training:  MS, Harvard University

Certification:  ABIM Internal Medicine, ABIM Cardiovascular medicine, ABIM Interventional cardiology

Present Position:  Consultant Attending Interventional Cardiologist

ACP Chapter Involvement and Leadership Activities:  Speaker, chapter meetings in Riyadh and Jeddah 2015-2016; Participant, Annual Meeting in Boston, MA on behalf of the Saudi ACP Chapter

ACP National Activities:  Fellowship 1997

Other Appointments/Activities:  Founding member, Saudi Arabian Cardiovascular Intervention Society (SACIS); Chairman, Scientific Committee of Saudi Heart Association annual meeting 2014; Chairman, Scientific Committee of the Saudi Arabian Cardiovascular Intervention Society (SACIS) 2015; Member, Board for the Gulf Intervention Society.

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:  Use of Social Media in Medicine; Coronary and Vascular Intervention