Nicholas W Shammas

Founder and Research Director

Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Davenport, IA, US

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Dr Nicolas W Shammas, MD, MS, EJD, FACC, FACP, FCCP, FSCAI, received his combined Master of Science-Doctor of Medicine (MS-MD) degrees at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY in 1994. He returned to the University of Iowa, Division of Cardiology where he was a Fellow Associate in Interventional Cardiology.   

Dr Shammas has published over 400 manuscripts, abstracts, books and book chapters.  In addition, he has been the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on over 200 multi-center clinical trials and the primary investigator of over 40 investigator-initiated trials.  He has served on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals.  In 1997, he established the Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Research Program at Genesis Medical Center.   In 2002, he founded the Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, an independent non-profit 501c3 public charitable organization, dedicated to cardiovascular research and education.

Dr Shammas is a coauthor on the cardiovascular chapter in the Rakel Texbook of Medicine, a key reference for family practice physicians.  He is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the President and Research Director of the Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation.