Dr. Naser Ammash is the chief executive officer of SSMC. A board-certified physician in cardiovascular diseases, with a subspecialty certification in adult congenital heart disease and echocardiography, Dr. Ammash is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Following his joining Mayo Clinic Rochester in 1994, he has held distinguished positions such as consultant in the Cardiovascular Department; practice chair of the CV Department, and the chair of the Cardiovascular Enterprise Clinical Practice Committee. In 2019, He was one of the physician leaders of the ‘Gazelle’ project for the activation of SSMC.
Dr. Ammash has a Silver Level Certification from the Quality Academy, and was a member of the Midwest Specialty Care Clinical Practice Committee Space and Remodelling Subcommittee from 2016 to 2018. He has extensive prior leadership experiences including co-director of the Echocardiography Laboratory and chair of the Echocardiography Clinical Practice Committee from 2011 to 2014, and director of the Echocardiography Training Program from 2008 to 2011. Dr Ammash’s resume includes more than 150 peer-reviewed published articles and chapter books in addition to being an invited speaker to numerous national and international continuous medical education meetings including many in the middle east and gulf regions.