Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, is a preventive cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Specialty Interests: Cardiology, preventive cardiology, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular risk factor modification, diet, exercise, fitness, weight loss Number of Patients Treated: Physicians in the Section of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation provide care during more than 11,000 patient visits annually. Success Rates: The Section of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation provides patients with a comprehensive assessment to identify and treat cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. You can view information about the number of patients and outcomes for patients treated by specialists in this Section at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx. Cleveland Clinic has been rated the top heart center in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for more than 20 consecutive years, drawing patients from across the country and around the world. Education and Training: Dr. Ahmed received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. He earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H., and a master’s in public health from Harvard University, Boston, Mass., both in 2010. He served his internship and residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., followed by fellowships in cardiology and preventive cardiology, also at Johns Hopkins. He joined the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2016. Publications and Speaking: Dr. Ahmed has authored or co-authored more than two dozen scientific papers in peer-reviewed medical journals and also has published a number of online editorials as an invited author. He has presented at more than a dozen national and international medical meetings, frequently speaking on public health concerns such as diabetes and obesity as well as the latest developments in cardiac health and medicine. About Dr. Ahmed: "I believe the heart is the most important organ in the body. That is why I am so passionate about helping patients and their families prevent heart disease. I specialize in primary prevention (before ever having a heart attack) as well as secondary prevention (after a heart attack). Together, the patient and I work on strategies for lifestyle modifications with an emphasis on exercise, diet and stress reduction. We also incorporate well-studied medicines to help control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes and coronary artery disease to reach our goal of a healthy life."