Issam Moussa


Carle Heart & Vascular Institute, Professor | Medical Director
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Dr. Issam D. Moussa is Medical Director of the Carle Heart & Vascular Institute, Professor & Head, Department of Clinical Sciences, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois-UC. As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Moussa specializes in performing complex catheter-based cardiovascular procedures in patients with coronary artery disease, structural heart disease, and peripheral arterial disease. Dr. Moussa has been a prolific clinical investigator, he has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles in prominent medical journals and has participated in over 100 clinical trials. His clinical research activities spanned the fields of coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, and structural heart disease. Dr. Moussa has held numerous leadership positions in the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. Dr. Moussa currently serves on the Healthcare Innovation Leadership Council of the American College of Cardiology and is the Co-Chair of the Digital Health and Medical Devices work group. Dr. Moussa completed his medical degree at Damascus University, Syria in 1987. He completed his post graduate training in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC; the University of California, Irvine Medical Center; and Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute in New York City. Dr. Moussa pursued formal innovation-entrepreneurship education at the Biomedical Innovation Technology Program at Stanford University (2001-2002). He also completed an MBA- healthcare administration at the University of Colorado Business School (2015-2017).