Dr. Mouaz Al-Mallah is the Beverly B. and Daniel C. Arnold Distinguished Chair, the Director of cardiovascular PET and the Associate Director of Nuclear Cardiology at the Department of Cardiology, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. He is also Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell School of Medicine and Professor of Cardiology at the Houston Methodist Academic Institute Center. Dr Al-Mallah received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He completed his training at Henry Ford Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. He is also the secretary of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC).
Dr Al-Mallah was the head of the cardiac imaging center at King AbulAziz Cardiac Center where he established the first dedicated Cardiac PET unit in the Middle East that routinely applied cardiac 82-Rubidium PET for the assessment of myocardial perfusion and flow reserve. Since 2011, more than 10,000 cardiac PET procedures were performed. Recently, Dr. Al-Mallah established the cardiac PET service at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. This service utilizes the most recent digital PET and performs multiple PET procedures including PET for myocardial perfusion imaging, viability, assessment of inflammatory cardiomyopathy, detection of cardiac infections and cardiac devices related infections as well as vascular graft infections.
Dr. Al-Mallah research focused on the prognostic value of advanced cardiac imaging procedures and its impact on risk prediction, patient management and outcomes. He published on the prognostic value of cardiac CT, cardiac PET and nuclear cardiology as well as coronary calcium score. Dr. Al-Mallah has more than 350 published publications and book chapters and received multiple grants from various funding agencies.
He is a member of several American and European cardiovascular councils, while serving as an Associate Editor of Atherosclerosis and Cochrane reviews. He is also a member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and European Heart Journal -cardiovascular imaging. Dr Al-Mallah received many local and international awards including Francis N. Fernandez Fellowship Award, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center award in 2011, Best teacher award from Henry Ford Hospital, Elite Reviewer for the year 2013 for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology Journals, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center senior researcher award in 2016, best teacher award from Houston Methodist DeBakey heart and vascular center for 2019 and 2020 Craig Pratt Excellence in teaching award. In addition, many of his trainees have established academic careers and received multiple research awards while working under his supervision.