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Wael Tamim
Board Certified Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon

Wael Tamim, MD, FACS

Dr Tamim is an American board certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon practicing in Ft Lauderdale area since 2002.

He has personnaly performed more than 15,000 surgeries/ procedures. He uses cutting edge technologies and minimally invasive techniques which makes him the most experienced surgeon in endovascular surgical treatment of heart infections in South Florida. He treats and medically advises patients from all over the Globe.

Dr Tamim trained in some of the best schools in the country,has multiple publications in the medical field and has presented to national/ international audiences. He has won muliple awards and is involved in teaching medical residents/ students and physician assistants.

WORK HISTORY

  • Holy Cross Hospital. Staff cardiovascular a thoracic surgeon.

    February 2002 - Present

    1625 SE 3rd Ave, Suite 723

    Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316

  • Broward General Hospital. Staff cardiovascular a thoracic surgeon.

    March 2002 - Present

    1600 South Andrews Ave

    Fort Lauderdale Florida 33316

  • Imperial Point Hospital. Staff cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon.

    March 2002 - Present

    6401 North Federal Highway

    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

  • Broward Health North, Staff cardiovascular a thoracic surgeon.

    January 2013 - Present

    201 East Sample Road

    Pompano Beach, FL. 33064

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hospital. Staff cardiothoracic surgeon.

    2002-2006

    2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd

    Weston, Florida 33331

  • Florida Medical Center. Staff cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon.

    January 2004-2008

    5000 West Oakland Park Blvd

    Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33308

  • North Ridge Hospital. Staff cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon.

    May 2002-2008

    5757 North Dixie Highway

    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

  • Westside Regional Hospital. Staff cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon.

    February 2004-2008

    8201 West Broward Blvd.

    Plantation Florida 33321

EDUCATION

July 2000-June 2001

West Virginia University

WVC HSCN, Department of surgery

Chief Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery

July 1999-June 2000

West Virginia University

Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery

July 1998-June 1999

University of Massachusetts Medical Center

55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655

Chief Resident in General Surgery

July1996-June 1998

University of Massachusetts Medical Center

55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655

Third and Fourth Years of Surgical Residency

July1994-June 1996

New York University Medical Center

550 1st Ave Suite 6B, New York City, NY 10022

Second and Third Years of Surgical Residency

Aug 1993-June1994

New York University Medical Center

550 1st Ave Suite 6B, New York City, NY 10022

Internship in General Surgery

Sept 1989-June1993

American University of Beirut

850 3RD Ave 18th FL, New York City, NY 10022

Bachelor of Sciences (Chemistry)

Oct 1982-June 1986

International College School of Beirut

Lebanese Baccalaureate and High School Diploma’s

HONORS

2021

Most Valuable Physician Award

Broward Health Medical Center

April 2001

Zimmerman Resident Presentation Award

West Virginia University

Sept 1997

Outstanding Resident Presentation Award

New England Surgical Society

Sept 1989-June 1993

Dean’s Honor List (3 years)

M.D. Degree with Distinction

Oct 1986-July1989

Dean’s Honor’s List (4 terms)

BS Degree with Distinction

June 1986

High School Diploma with High Distinction

Lebanese Baccalaureate Degree with Honors

Selected to be included in the Lexington Who’s Who Millennium Edition of the Registry (2000/2001).

Selected to be included in the Marquise Who’s Who Edition of year (2001/2002).

American College of Surgeons Certificate of Appreciation. October 2001.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Tabry I, Tamim W, Costantini E, Reyes E, Habal S, Hughes L. Early Postoperative Acute Aortic Dissection, The Leading Cause of Sudden Death After Cardiac Surgery? Critical Role of the Computed Tomography Scan. Heart Surgery Forum 2003, 6(5):382-6
  • Gupta N, Tamim W, Bishop H, Graeber G, Hobbs HA. Mediastinal Lymph Node Sampling Following Positron Emission Tomography with Fluorodeoxyglucose Imaging in Lung Cancer Staging. Chest. 2001; 120(2): 521-527.
  • Graber G, Tamim W. Current Status of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Thymoma. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2000; 12: (4): 1-12.
  • Tamim W, Arous E, Arbib E. Experience with Percutaneous Thromboobliteration of Femoral Pseudoaneurysms. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2000; 14: 254-259
  • Tamim W, Ghellali A, Counihan T, Swanson R, Sweeney B. Experience with Endoluminal Colonic Wall Stents for the Management of Large Bowel Obstruction for Benign and Malignant Disease. Archives of Surgery. 2000; 135: 434-438.
  • Tamim W, Arous E, Thrombolytic Therapy: The Treatment of Choice for Iliac Vein Thrombosis in the Presence of Kidney Transplant. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 1999; 13:436-438.
  • Tamim W, Davidson R, Quinlan R, O’Shea, Swanson R. Neoadjuvant Chemo radiotherapy for the Treatment of Esophageal Cancer. Is It Worthwhile? Archives of Surgery. 1998; 133: 722-726.
  • Gupta N, Bishop H, Tamim W, Reesma S, Treatment Outcome of Lung Cancer Patients as Predicted by Pre-Operative Whole Body PET-FDG imaging. Journal of Clinical Lung Cancer. 2000; (November issue)
  • Blair S, Shah S, Tamim W, Quinlan R, Swanson R. Surgical Resection Improves Survival in the Treatment of Early Gastric Lymphoma’s. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2000; 4: 304-309.
  • Yamout B, Tamim W, Drousiotor P. Myalgia, Neuromyopathy and Internalized Capillaries: A Steroid Responsive Syndrome. ACTA Neurological Scandinavica. 1994; 0: 1-3

PRESENTATION

  • Tamim W, Graeber G, Gupta N, Bishop H, Murray G. The Efficacy of PET- FGH in Detecting Malignant Mediastinal Lymph Nodes in Patient with Primary Lung Mass. Society of Thoracic Surgery Meeting January 2001, New Orleans.
  • Tamim W. Advancement in the Diagnostic Work-up of Lung Cancer. Surgical Grand Rounds. West Virginia University. December 2000.
  • Tamim W. Ghellali A, Counihan T, Swanson R, and Sweeney B. Endoluminal Colonic Stents for the Management of Large Bowl Obstruction: Is it the Answer? New England Surgical Society Meeting, September 1999, Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Blair S, Shah S, Tamim W, Quinlan R, Swanson R, Neoadjuvant Chemo radiotherapy for the Early Gastric Lymphoma. New England Cancer Society Meeting. November 1998, Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • Tamim W, Davidson R, Quinlan R, O’Shea, Swanson R, Neoadjuvant Chemo radiotherapy for The Treatment of Esophageal Cancer. Is It Worthwhile? New England Surgical Society Meeting. September 1997, Lake George, New York.
  • Tamim W. New Trends in Cardiovascular Surgery. February 2001, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Tabry I, Costantini E, Reyes E, Tamim W. Expanding Indication for OPCAB in Private Practice. Presented at the Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Meeting, June 2002, NYC, New York
  • Tamim W. Exploring TMR. Sister Innocent Conference Center. April 2003. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Non- Referred

  • Tamim W. How to Keep Your Heart Beating. Whynmoor Community Conference Center. April 2002. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Tamim W. The Bear Goes On. Physician’s Practice. May 2002.
  • Tamim W. Innovations in Cardiac Surgery. Sister Innocent Conference Center June 2002. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Tamim W. Doctors on Call. July 2002. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Tamim W. Exploring TMR. Sister Innocent Conference Center. June 2003. Fort Lauderdale. Florida.
  • Tamim W. Laser Revascularization of the Heart. Downtown Fort Lauderdale. July 2003 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Tamim W. Tiny Holes Bring Big Relief. Physician Practice. July 2003.

POSTERS

  • Tamim W, Frey, Lindsey DO, Case Series on the Novel Use of the AngioVac System in the Treatment of Right-Sided Endocarditis and its Complications, 29th Annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET), February 2017, Hollywood, Florida.
  • Tamim W, Graeber G, Gupta N, Bishop H, Murray G, Clinical Utility of PET-FDG imaging in differentiation of benign from malignant adrenal masses in lung cancer patients. 87th American College of Surgeons Meeting, October 2001, New Orleans.
  • Tamim W. Bishop H, Gupta N. Value of PET Scanning Preoperative Evaluation of Lymph Nodes in Lung Cancer Patients. Middle East Medical Assembly Meeting, May 2000, Beirut, Lebanon. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, June 2000, Washington D.C.
  • Tamim W, Arous E. One Year‘s Experience with Percutaneous Thromboobiliteration of Iatrogenic Femoral Pseudoaneurysm. Middle East Medical Assembly Meeting, May 2000, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Tamim W, O’Shea M, Davis S, Brouwer S, Bagley P. Incidental Pathologic Findings in Volume Reduction Surgery. 86TH American College of Surgeons Meeting October 2000, Chicago.
  • Tamim W, Gupta N, Bishop H, Graeber G. The Detection of Malignant Lymph Nodes in Patient with Primary Lung Mass Using PET scans. Middle East Medical Assembly Meeting, May 2000, Beirut, Lebanon. 86th American College of Surgeons Meeting, October 2000, Chicago.
  • Tamim W, Gonzales-Cruz R, Prabakhar G, Murray G, Cruzzavala J, Initial Experience with Off-Pump CABG. Middle East Medical Assembly Meeting May 2000, Beirut, Lebanon. 86th American College of Surgeons Meeting, October 2000, Chicago.
  • Tamim W, Gonzales-Cruz R, Prabakhar G, Cruzzavala J, Grarber G, Hill R, Murray G. Comparing Pump To Off-Pump CABG: Initial Experience. Middle East Medical Assembly Meeting, May 2000, Beirut, Lebanon. 86TH American College of Surgeons Meeting, October 2000, Chicago.
  • Tamim W, Arous E, Arbid E, Percutaneous Thromboobliteration of Femoral Pseudoaneurysms: A Pilot Study. 85th American College of Surgeons Meeting, October 1999, San Francisco, California
  • Szwerc M, Tamim W, Cruzzavala J, Prabhakar G, Dayo M, Murray G, OPCAB Multivessel Coronary Artery Bypass Revascularization Lessons Learned From 351 Consecutive Patients. Submitted to American College of Surgeons.
  • Blair S, Shah S, Tamim W, Quinlan R, Swanson R, Surgical Resection Improves Survival in the Treatment of Early Gastric Lymphoma. Society Surgeons for Alimentary Tract Meeting, May 1999, Orlando, Florida.
  • Yamout B, Tamim W, Drousiotor P, Myalgia, Neuromyopathy and Internalized Capillaries: A Steroid Responsive Syndrome. 2nd International Meeting on Therapy of Muscles Dystrophies and Related Disorders, September 1993, Naples, Italy.

PROFFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • American College of Chest Physician’s (Affiliate)
  • American Board of Surgery (Diplomat)
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Diplomat)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgery (Member)
  • Florida Society of Cardiovascular Surgeons (Member)
  • Fort Lauderdale Surgical Society (Member)

CERTIFICATES & LICENSURE

Dec 2003 – Dec 2013

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Dec 2013 – Dec 2023

American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Recertification)

Dec 2023 – Dec 2033

American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Recertification)

June 2001

ACLS/BLS

Sept 2000

American Board OF Surgery

May 1999

ATLS

Dec 1993

FLEX

July 1999

West Virginia Medical License# 19891

Dec 2001

Florida Medical License# ME83922

DEA # BT 758782 EXP: 11/20/2019

COMMITTEE’S

  • Surgical Quality Control (Broward Health Medical Center)

    2020 / Present

  • Surgical Quality Control (Broward General Hospital)

    2006 / 2013

  • ICU Committee (Broward General Hospital)

    2013 / Present

  • Cardiac Surgical Quality Control (Broward General Hospital)

    2014

  • Holy Cross ICU Committee

    2012 - 2013

ACADEMIC TITLES

  • Instructor/Preceptor - Nova Southeastern University
  • Instructor/Preceptor - Barry University