Ahmed M El-Eshmawi, MBChB
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Cardiovascular Surgery
Dr. Ahmed El-Eshmawi, is a cardiothoracic surgeon who joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai in 2010 as a Senior Clinical Fellow working with Dr. David H. Adams, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Over his 3-year advanced fellowship, he focused on the surgical management of patients with complex valvular heart disease with particular interest on mitral valve surgery, less invasive approaches for mitral valve repair and reoperative cardiac surgery.
Under the tutelage of Dr. Adams, Dr. El-Eshmawi has developed experience with almost all aspects of mitral valve disease including exposure to almost all aspects of degenerative mitral valve repair through less invasive approaches.
Dr. El-Eshmawi also worked closely with Dr. Ani Anyanwu, Professor, Vice-Chairman and Director of the Mechanical Assist Devices and Heart Transplant Program where he participated in various surgical procedures for patients with end stage heart failure including permanent ventricular assist devices implantation, total artificial heart and heart transplantation.
Dr. El-Eshmawi has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an attending surgeon as well as the Clinical Director of the Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center at Mount Sinai. His main interest is to ensure that all patients suffering from mitral valve disease will receive the best operation and clinical care possible.
Dr. El-Eshmawi obtained a Bachelor’s degree in medicine in 2000 and had his cardiothoracic surgery residency and board certification at the University of Alexandria, Egypt where he also worked as a faculty member, lecturer and an attending surgeon in the cardiothoracic surgery department. He focused extensively on the surgical management of highly prevalent cardiac diseases including rheumatic valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, congenital and adult congenital cardiac surgeries; other areas of clinical interest. Dr. El-Eshmawi obtained a Master’s degree in Video-Assisted Thoracic surgery as well a PhD degree in surgery.
In 2007, Dr. El-Eshmawi received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange service, a prestigious award given to a young researcher, which sponsored him for postgraduate training in the cardiac surgery center of Erlangen, Germany where he received further advanced training in cardiac surgery particularly in congenital heart disease. He then changed his destination to Mount Sinai and Dr. Adams along his continuous seeking for further educational and training experiences in the arena of modern cardiac surgery.
He is fluent in English, German and Arabic.