Dr. Fekry El-Deeb

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Fekry El Deeb, a pioneering interventional cardiologist in the Middle East, has over 30 years of experience, including founding cardiac intervention programs in major hospitals.

Known for performing over 16,000 procedures, his expertise spans complex coronary interventions, valvuloplasty, and pacemaker implantations, alongside significant contributions to cardiac research.

About DR. FEKRY EL-DEEB

Dr. Fekry El Deeb stands as a distinguished figure in interventional cardiology, with an illustrious career that began in the mid-1980s. His journey in pioneering coronary angioplasty started at the Catharina Hospital in The Netherlands, marking him as one of the first in the Middle East to embrace and advance this critical medical intervention.

Throughout his career, Dr. El Deeb has been instrumental in developing and leading cardiac intervention programs across several prestigious institutions. Notably, he established the cardiac intervention program at the King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, serving as a Consultant and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. His innovative approach brought advanced techniques such as Radiofrequency Ablation and Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) to the Middle East for the first time, significantly enhancing the region's cardiac care capabilities.

Dr. El Deeb's commitment to excellence is further exemplified by his tenure as the Director of Dallah Cardiac Center, Jeddah Heart Institute, where he introduced cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, thereby elevating the standard of cardiac care. As a testament to his leadership and quality improvement skills, he successfully accredited and re-accredited the International Modern Hospital in Dubai with the American JCI accreditation, making it the second hospital in the UAE to achieve this prestigious recognition.

His role as the head of Cardiology at Zulekha Hospital in Dubai marked a decade of remarkable growth and development for the cardiac sciences department, establishing it as a center of excellence for complex coronary and valvular heart disease interventions. Dr. El Deeb's vast experience encompasses over 16,000 coronary, peripheral, pacemaker/ICD/CRT implantation, and valvular procedures, highlighting his adeptness in managing intricate cardiac cases.

Dr. El Deeb's academic contributions are equally impressive, with over 100 research papers, book chapters, and articles to his name. He has been a principal investigator in numerous research projects, sharing his insights through TV interviews and as a sought-after speaker at international conferences. His areas of expertise include complex coronary angioplasty and stenting, carotid angioplasty, percutaneous valvuloplasty, and the implantation of dual chambers pacemakers, ICD, and CRT, among others.

Holding an MBA in Healthcare Management and a Doctorate of Cardiology, Dr. El Deeb's educational background from prestigious institutions further solidifies his authority in the field. His dedication to advancing cardiac care, coupled with a deep-seated passion for research and education, makes Dr. Fekry El Deeb a luminary in interventional cardiology, significantly impacting patients' lives in the Middle East and beyond.

AREAS OF EXCELLENCE

  • Atherectomy and rotational procedures mastery

  • Alcohol Septal Ablation for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

  • Complex coronary angioplasty and stenting (Multiple Vessels, Bifurcations, CTO)

  • Carotid angioplasty and stenting

  • Dual Chambers Pacemakers, ICD, CRT implantation

  • Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Physiologic assessment (FFR)

  • Percutaneous valvuloplasty and peripheral interventions

QUALIFICATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS & CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • MBA, Healthcare Management, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, Cairo, 2006

  • Doctorate of Cardiology, PhD, Al Azhar University, Egypt, 1990

  • Dutch Board in Interventional Cardiology, KNMG, 1989

  • Master of Cardiology (MSc), Al Azhar University, Egypt, 1984

  • MBBCh, Al Azhar University, Egypt, 1980

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