Title: Cardiologist, Nuclear Medicine Physician, Educator
Location: Beverly Hills, California, United States
Jamshid Maddahi, MD, FACC, FASNC, Cardiologist, Nuclear Medicine Physician, Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medicine.
Dr. Maddahi holds numerous roles, and prides himself on staying on the cutting edge of the industry. He entered the profession because of a passion for medicine, inspired at the age of 12 by the first human-to-human heart transplant done by a South African physician, Dr. Christian Barnard. In elementary school, Dr. Maddahi was at an event honoring Albert Einstein, and was motivated to study nuclear medicine in the pursuit of the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Since 1992, he has been director of nuclear cardiology and clinical PET at the Biomedical Imaging Institute, and a professor of molecular and medical pharmacology as well as radiological science at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Maddahi has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in the World, and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He was born in Tehran, Iran, and studied at the University of Tehran to earn a MD with distinction in 1975. He served a residency in internal medicine with the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and was a fellow in cardiology with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, affiliated with the David Geffen School. From 1980 to 1982, Dr. Maddahi trained with the school in a nuclear medicine residency, and became an assistant professor there that year. He has continued to contribute to medical literature, and has given his time to the advanced cardiac imaging committee of the American Heart Association as well as charitable organizations in Israel.
In honor of his contributions to medicine, Dr. Maddahi was chosen to receive a 2004 Herman Blumgart Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, a 1997 Homi Bhabha Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nuclear Cardiology, and the First Annual Norman D. Poe Scholarship Award in 1981, among numerous honors. He is the former president of the Pacific Southwest chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, and founding member and chair of the Southern California Working Group in the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. In his free time, Dr. Maddahi enjoys skiing, biking, and wine making.
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