Dr. Mehdi Shishehbor Named President, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

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Head of Limb Salvage Program to continue saving legs for patients across the country

Mehdi Shishehbor,DO, MPH, PhD

University Hospitals is announcing the appointment of Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD, as president of UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute.

“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity. I look forward to working with our dedicated team to continue to impact thousands of lives in Northeast Ohio and beyond,” said Dr. Shishehbor.

Dr. Shishehbor joined UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute in 2017 as Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Center, Co-Director, Vascular Center and Co-Chair of the institute’s Clinical Executive Committee. He will continue in these roles until replacements are announced. Dr. Shishehbor is also a Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

A renowned clinician, Dr. Shishehbor has a passion for limb salvage. The Limb Salvage Program at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute and its associated Limb Salvage Advisory Council are among a select few of their kind in the United States. Utilizing minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Shishehbor and his multidisciplinary colleagues are able to preserve the limbs of patients who travel from across the country after other physicians suggest amputation as the best option.

As a researcher, Dr. Shishehbor has served as national principal investigator on a number of clinical trials aimed at reducing leg amputations. His work has given patients unparalleled access to novel therapies that reduce or prevent lower extremity limb loss.

“This appointment reflects our confidence in Dr. Shishehbor to lead the institute and continue delivering upon its vision to be the most trusted, integrated academic heart and vascular institute that anchors a healthy community and defines the future of medicine,” said Dan Simon, MD, UH Chief Clinical & Scientific Officer, President, UH Cleveland Medical Center and interventional cardiologist.

As president, Dr. Shishehbor will direct UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute’s clinical, educational, research and administrative programs. He is responsible for setting clinical strategy for the institute, developing and implementing models of care, and providing leadership on clinical pathways that drive consistency of patient experience and quality of care across the system.

Dr. Shishehbor received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida, his Master of Public Health degree from Cleveland State University and his PhD from Case Western Reserve University. He is an Anton Fellow, having completed the prestigious UH physician leadership development program made possible through the generosity of Carol and Arthur F. Anton.

Media Relations Contact: Carly Bersterling | 412-889-8866 | Carly.Belsterling@UHhospitals.org

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