Ahmed M. El-eshmawiMBChB
Dr. Ahmed El-Eshmawi is a cardiothoracic surgeon who joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai in 2010 as a Senior Clinical Fellow working with Dr. David H. Adams, Professor, and Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Over his 3-year advanced fellowship, he focused on the surgical management of patients with complex valvular heart disease with particular interest in mitral valve surgery, less invasive approaches for mitral valve repair and preoperative cardiac surgery.
Dr. El-Eshmawi also worked closely with Dr. Ani Anyanwu, Professor, Vice-Chairman, and Director of the Mechanical Assist Devices and Heart Transplant Program where he participated in various surgical procedures for patients with end-stage heart failure including permanent ventricular assist devices implantation, total artificial heart, and heart transplantation.
Dr. El-Eshmawi has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an attending surgeon as well as the Clinical Director of the Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center at Mount Sinai. His main interest is to ensure that all patients suffering from mitral valve disease will receive the best operation and clinical care possible.
Dr. El-Eshmawi obtained a Bachelor’s degree in medicine in 2000 and had his cardiothoracic surgery residency and board certification at the University of Alexandria, Egypt where he also worked as a faculty member, lecturer and an attending surgeon in the cardiothoracic surgery department. He focused extensively on the surgical management of highly prevalent cardiac diseases including rheumatic valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, congenital and adult congenital cardiac surgeries; other areas of clinical interest. Dr. El-Eshmawi obtained a Master’s degree in Video-Assisted Thoracic surgery as well as a Ph.D. degree in surgery.