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Muhammad Hammadah, MD

UT Health San Antonio
Schedule an appointment: 210-644-3278
Interventional Cardiology
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular
American Board of Internal Medicine/Interventional Cardiology
National Board of Echocardiography
University of Aleppo School of Medicine, 2011
Cleveland Clinic, 2015
Emory University, 2020
Minneapolis Heart Institute, 2021

University Hospital

4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio,TX 78229
Insurance Accepted
6 Degrees - Transplant
90 Degree Benefits - Commercial
Aetna - Commercial Exchange
Aetna - PPO/EPO/HMO/MC Advantage
Aetna - Smart Care EPO
Aetna - Transplant
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-CHIP
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup (Gonzaba) - Medicare Advantage (Transplants only)
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
Amerigroup - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
Ancira Enterprises - Direct Employer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Exchange (BlueAdvantage)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HMO/PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HPN/EPO (Narrow Network)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicaid-STAR
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Essentials)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Premier)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Traditional
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Transplant Programs
Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage-SNP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-CHIP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Cenpatico - Medicare Advantage
Community First Health Plans - HMO/Exchange (EPO)
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Community First Health Plans - Medicare Advantage HMO
Coventry - HMO/PPO
Coventry - Work Comp / Auto
Driscoll Health Plan - Medicaid-All
El Paso First - Medicaid-CHIP
El Paso First - Medicaid-STAR
Entrust - TPA
First Health - Commercial PPO
FirstCare (Part of Scott & White Health Plans) - Medicaid-STAR
Gonzaba Medical Group - Transplant ONLY
Healthsmart - Accel
Healthsmart - Commercial PPO
Healthsmart - HPO/POS
Humana - Commercial Behavioral Health
Humana - Exchange (HMOx)
Humana - HMO/PPO/Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage HMO (Gold)
Humana - Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana - National Transplant ONLY Network
Humana Military - TRICARE
Imperial Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Independent Medical Systems (IMS) - PPO
Interlink - Transplant
LifeTrac - Transplant
Magellan - Commercial and Medicaid Behavioral Health
Molina - Commercial Exchange
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Molina - Medicaid-STAR
Molina - Medicare Advantage
Molina - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
OptumHealth - Transplant ONLY
Oscar - Commercial Exchange
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Refugee Medical Assistance
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Unaccompanied Children
Prime Health Services - Commercial PPO
Prime Health Services - Medicare Advantage
ProCare Advantage - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Provider Network of America (PNOA) - Commercial
Provider Partners Health Plan (PPHP) - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO/PPO/Medicare Advantage
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare Advantage (Allwell)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare-Medicaid Duals (Allwell)
Texas Independence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network - PPO
Tokio Marine - Transplant
TriWest (via BCBSTX) - VA CCN Program
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR Kids
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealthcare - PPO
Universal Benefits Consortium - Brokerage Firm (School Districts)
University of Incarnate Word (Gilsbar) - Direct Employer
WellCare - Medicare Advantage
WellMed - Medicare Advantage
Please contact your health insurance company to confirm provider participation. For billing and insurance questions, please call our Billing Department at 210-358-3260.
I completed medical school at the University of Aleppo and completed my internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic. Afterwards, I completed my general cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at Emory University. I then joined the Minneapolis Heart Institute for a year of advanced adult structural and congenital heart disease interventions.
My special interests are in structural heart interventions, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), balloon valvuloplasty, paravalvular leak repair, percutaneous valve implantation and other similar therapies.
I have authored over 100 published manuscripts. My research has been recognized by various medical associations. I earned the Junior Investigator Award for the best article authored by a junior investigator and published in the Annals of internal medicine for my work, "Use of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin for the Exclusion of Inducible Myocardial Ischemia.”
I was also a finalist for multiple young investigator awards by the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Heart Failure Society of America. I was an invited author for a Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association about Drug Induced Arrhythmias, published in October 2020.
When not practicing medicine, I enjoy spending time with my family and cycling.

Journal Articles

  1. Tisdale JE, Chung MK, Campbell KB, Hammadah M, Joglar JA, Leclerc J, Rajagopalan B; American Heart Association Clinical Pharmacology Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology and Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing.Drug-Induced Arrhythmias: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2020 Oct 13;142(15):e214-e233. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000905. Epub 2020 Sep 15. PMID: 32929996 Free article. Review..
  2. Vaccarino V, Almuwaqqat Z, Kim JH, Hammadah M, Shah AJ, Ko YA, Elon L, Sullivan S, Shah A, Alkhoder A, Lima BB, Pearce B, Ward L, Kutner M, Hu Y, Lewis TT, Garcia EV, Nye J, Sheps DS, Raggi P, Bremner JD, Quyyumi AA .Association of Mental Stress-Induced Myocardial Ischemia With Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease. JAMA. 2021 Nov 9;326(18):1818-1828. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.17649. PMID: 34751708.
  3. Vaccarino V, Sullivan S, Hammadah M, Wilmot K, Al Mheid I, Ramadan R, Elon L, Pimple PM, Garcia EV, Nye J, Shah AJ, Alkhoder A, Levantsevych O, Gay H, Obideen M, Huang M, Lewis TT, Bremner JD, Quyyumi AA, Raggi P.Mental Stress-Induced-Myocardial Ischemia in Young Patients With Recent Myocardial Infarction: Sex Differences and Mechanisms. Circulation. 2018 Feb 20;137(8):794-805. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.030849. PMID: 29459465 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial..
  4. Hammadah M, Han BK, de Oliveira Nunes M, Aboulhosn JA, Zahn EM, Daniels MJ, Cavalcante JL, Lesser JR, Garcia S.Hypoattenuated Leaflet Thickening After Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement With the SAPIEN 3 Valve. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Oct;14(10):2047-2048. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2021.04.023. Epub 2021 Jun 16.PMID: 34147444 .
  5. Hammadah M, Ponce C, Sorajja P, Cavalcante JL, Garcia S, Gössl M.Clin Cardiol..Point-of-care ultrasound: Closing guideline gaps in screening for valvular heart disease. 2020 Dec;43(12):1368-1375. doi: 10.1002/clc.23499. Epub 2020 Nov 11.PMID: 33174635 .
  6. Hammadah M, Samman Tahhan A, Mheid IA, Wilmot K, Ramadan R, Kindya BR, Kelli HM, O'Neal WT, Sandesara P, Sullivan S, Almuwaqqat Z, Obideen M, Abdelhadi N, Alkhoder A, Pimple PM, Levantsevych O, Mohammed KH, Weng L, Sperling LS, Shah AJ, Sun YV, Pearce BD, Kutner M, Ward L, Bremner JD, Kim J, Waller EK, Raggi P, Sheps D, Vaccarino V, Quyyumi AA.Myocardial Ischemia and Mobilization of Circulating Progenitor Cells. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Feb 20;7(4):e007504. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.117.007504. Epub 2018 Feb 10.PMID: 31898922 .
  7. Hammadah M, Kim JH, Tahhan AS, Kindya B, Liu C, Ko YA, Al Mheid I, Wilmot K, Ramadan R, Alkhoder A, Choudhary F, Gafeer MM, Abdelhadi N, Pimple P, Sandesara P, Lima BB, Shah AJ, Ward L, Kutner M, Bremner JD, Sheps DS, Raggi P, Sperling LS, Vaccarino V, Quyyumi AA.Use of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin for the Exclusion of Inducible Myocardial Ischemia: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Dec 4;169(11):751-760. doi: 10.7326/M18-0670. Epub 2018 Nov 6.PMID: 30398528 .
  8. Hammadah M, Kim JH, Al Mheid I, Samman Tahhan A, Wilmot K, Ramadan R, Alkhoder A, Khayata M, Mekonnen G, Levantsevych O, Bouchi Y, Kaseer B, Choudhary F, Gafeer MM, Corrigan FE 3rd, Shah AJ, Ward L, Kutner M, Bremner JD, Sheps DS, Raggi P, Vaccarino V, Samady H, Mavromatis K, Quyyumi AA.Coronary and Peripheral Vasomotor Responses to Mental Stress. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 May 3;7(10):e008532. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.118.008532.PMID: 29728013 .
  9. Hammadah M, Sullivan S, Pearce B, Al Mheid I, Wilmot K, Ramadan R, Tahhan AS, O'Neal WT, Obideen M, Alkhoder A, Abdelhadi N, Mohamed Kelli H, Ghafeer MM, Pimple P, Sandesara P, Shah AJ, Hosny KM, Ward L, Ko YA, Sun YV, Weng L, Kutner M, Bremner JD, Sheps DS, Esteves F, Raggi P, Vaccarino V, Quyyumi AA.Inflammatory response to mental stress and mental stress induced myocardial ischemia. Brain Behav Immun. 2018 Feb;68:90-97. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2017.10.004. Epub 2017 Oct 3.PMID: 28986223 .
  10. Hammadah M, Kindya BR, Allard-Ratick MP, Jazbeh S, Eapen D, Wilson Tang WH, Sperling L.Clin Cardiol.Navigating air travel and cardiovascular concerns: Is the sky the limit? 2017 Sep;40(9):660-666. doi: 10.1002/clc.22741. Epub 2017 Jun 8.PMID: 28597566.
  11. Hammadah M, Alkhoder A, Al Mheid I, Wilmot K, Isakadze N, Abdulhadi N, Chou D, Obideen M, O'Neal WT, Sullivan S, Tahhan AS, Kelli HM, Ramadan R, Pimple P, Sandesara P, Shah AJ, Ward L, Ko YA, Sun Y, Uphoff I, Pearce B, Garcia EV, Kutner M, Bremner JD, Esteves F, Sheps DS, Raggi P, Vaccarino V, Quyyumi AA.Hemodynamic, catecholamine, vasomotor and vascular responses: Determinants of myocardial ischemia during mental stress. Int J Cardiol. 2017 Sep 15;243:47-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.05.093. Epub 2017 May 25.PMID: 28571621 .
  12. Hammadah M, Al Mheid I, Wilmot K, Ramadan R, Alkhoder A, Obideen M, Abdelhadi N, Fang S, Ibeanu I, Pimple P, Mohamed Kelli H, Shah AJ, Pearce B, Sun Y, Garcia EV, Kutner M, Long Q, Ward L, Bremner JD, Esteves F, Raggi P, Sheps D, Vaccarino V, Quyyumi AA.Association Between High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Levels and Myocardial Ischemia During Mental Stress and Conventional Stress. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Apr;11(4):603-611. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.11.021. Epub 2017 Mar 15.PMID: 28330661 .
  13. Hammadah M, Kalogeropoulos AP, Georgiopoulou VV, Weber M, Wu Y, Hazen SL, Butler J, Tang WHW.High-density lipoprotein-associated paraoxonase-1 activity for prediction of adverse outcomes in outpatients with chronic heart failure. Eur J Heart Fail. 2017 Jun;19(6):748-755. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.777. Epub 2017 Feb 7.PMID: 28176482 .
  14. Hammadah M, Al Mheid I, Wilmot K, Ramadan R, Shah AJ, Sun Y, Pearce B, Garcia EV, Kutner M, Bremner JD, Esteves F, Raggi P, Sheps DS, Vaccarino V, Quyyumi AA.The Mental Stress Ischemia Prognosis Study: Objectives, Study Design, and Prevalence of Inducible Ischemia. Psychosom Med. 2017 Apr;79(3):311-317. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000442.PMID: 28002382 .
  15. Hammadah M, Al Mheid I, Wilmot K, Ramadan R, Abdelhadi N, Alkhoder A, Obideen M, Pimple PM, Levantsevych O, Kelli HM, Shah A, Sun YV, Pearce B, Kutner M, Long Q, Ward L, Ko YA, Hosny Mohammed K, Lin J, Zhao J, Bremner JD, Kim J, Waller EK, Raggi P, Sheps D, Quyyumi AA, Vaccarino V.Telomere Shortening, Regenerative Capacity, and Cardiovascular Outcomes. Circ Res. 2017 Mar 31;120(7):1130-1138. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.116.309421. Epub 2016 Dec 12.PMID: 27956416 .
  16. Hammadah M, Brennan ML, Wu Y, Hazen SL, Tang WH.Usefulness of Relative Hypochromia in Risk Stratification for Nonanemic Patients With Chronic Heart Failure. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Apr 15;117(8):1299-304. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.01.023. Epub 2016 Jan 28.PMID: 26897638 .
  17. Hammadah M, Georgiopoulou VV, Kalogeropoulos AP, Weber M, Wang X, Samara MA, Wu Y, Butler J, Tang WH.Elevated Soluble Fms-Like Tyrosine Kinase-1 and Placental-Like Growth Factor Levels Are Associated With Development and Mortality Risk in Heart Failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Jan;9(1):e002115. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.115.002115. Epub 2015 Dec 23.PMID: 26699385 .
  18. Hammadah M, Qintar M, Nissen SE, John JS, Alkharabsheh S, Mobolaji-Lawal M, Philip F, Uno K, Kataoka Y, Babb B, Poliszczuk R, Kapadia SR, Tuzcu EM, Schoenhagen P, Nicholls SJ, Puri R.Non-invasive volumetric assessment of aortic atheroma: a core laboratory validation using computed tomography angiography. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jan;32(1):121-9. doi: 10.1007/s10554-015-0674-2. Epub 2015 May 12.PMID: 25962864.
  19. Hammadah M, Fan Y, Wu Y, Hazen SL, Tang WH.Prognostic value of elevated serum ceruloplasmin levels in patients with heart failure. J Card Fail. 2014 Dec;20(12):946-52. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Aug 13.PMID: 25128745 .
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