Imad Tabry, MD, FACS

Imad Tabry, MD, FACS
(954) 267-6769
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Holy Cross Medical Group: 

Office Hours
Tuesdays | 8:30am to 12:00pm

Focus Areas

Cardiothoracic surgery, aortic valve replacement, off-pump coronary bypass surgery, mitral and tricuspid valve repair and replacement, complex aortic dissection and aneurysms, complex endovascular aneurysm surgery, minimally invasive coronary bypass and valve surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Specialized Training
National Health & Heart Institute, London, England
Homograft Valve Replacement Training
Professor: Donald Ross & Magdi Yacoub
November 1990

Hospital Broussais, Paris, France
Mitral Valve Repair Training
Professor: Alain Carpenter
July 1991

Notable Work Experience
Past Section Chief, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Holy Cross Hospital
Past Chief, Department of Surgery, Holy Cross Hospital
Former Consultant, Cardiac Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, FL
Instructor, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yale University, New Haven CT (1976-1977)
Surgical Missions:
• Gaza, Palestinian Authority: September 29, 2000 - October 16, 2000.
10 Open Heart Surgeries in addition to war surgery.
• Gaza, Palestinian Authority: April 19 - 29, 2001.
19 Open Heart Surgeries.
• Gaza, Palestinian Authority: September 15 - 30, 2001.
29 Open Heart Surgeries.
• Gaza, Palestinian Authority: April 19 - 30, 2003.
19 Open Heart Surgeries.
• Gaza & Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority: November 28,2003 - December 9, 2003.
20 Open Heart Surgeries.
• Gaza, Surgical Mission (Heart Surgery): November 18 - 30, 2004.
22 Open Heart Surgeries.
• Gaza, Surgical Mission (Heart Surgery): September 2 - 11,2005.
21 Open Heart Surgeries.
• Cambodia, Surgical Mission at the Centre de Cardiologie de Phnom-Penh on behalf of
the Chaine de L'Espoir: October 12 - 29, 2006.
• Cambodia, Surgical Mission at the Centre de Cardiologie de Phnom-Penh on behalf of
the Chaine de L'Espoir: October 13 17,2007.

The American Board of Surgery
The American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Residency / Fellowship
Fellowship, Congenital Heart Disease - Hektoen Institute Cook County - Chicago, IL (1995)
Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN (1977-1978)
Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Yale University Hospital - New Haven, CT (1974-1977)
Residency, Surgery - American University Hospital - Beirut, Lebanon (1970-1974)
Internship, Rotating & Surgery - Hotel Dieu - Beirut, Lebanon (1968-1970)

Higher Education
French School of Medicine - M.D. - Beirut, Lebanon (1970)
College, Notre Dame - Baccalaureate - Jamboor, Lebanon (1963)

Professional Associations
Past President, Caducean Society of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Past President, Fort Lauderdale Surgical Society
American College of Surgeons
American College of Cardiology
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
ISMICS (International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery)

Induction into the Beating Heart Hall of Fame. The Beating Heart Hall
of Fame consists of leading edge cardiac surgeons throughout the world
who have performed 1000 beating heart bypass procedures. July 12, 2003

The St. Luke Humanitarian Award presented by The St. Luke Society of
South Florida, 4th Annual White Mass held at St. Coleman's Catholic
Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. October 18, 2004

Clinical: Evaluation of long-term ventilatory assistance by radiofrequency electro
phrenic respiration in central hypoventilation.
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

1. Stimulation of coronary collateral circulation by preliminary banding of the Pulmonary artery in anomalous coronary artery
arising from P A., Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

2. Intra-Operative objective assessment of degree of mitral regurgitation using dye dilution and thermodilution techniques.
College of Human Medicine and College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, Supported by KMA Laboratories,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

1. Tabry, I.F., S. Obeid and T.S. Harrison: Emergency Surgery for Massively Bleeding Peptic ulcers. Leb Med J 24: 351-356,1971.
2. Tabry, I.F., V.H. Nassar and J.P. Balikian: Leiomyoma of Meckel's Diverticulum. Preoperative Radiologic Demonstration. Annals of Surgery 178: 31-33,1973.
3. Tabry, I.F., and S. Obeid: Diverticulitis of the Colon: Surgical Considerations, Lab Med J 26L 169-178, 1973.
4. Shehadeh, S.L and Tabry, I.F.: Omental Transposition for Reconstruction of Chest Wall Defects. Leb ed J 27: 499-507, 1974 Read at the Lebanese Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Beirut, February 1974.
5. Tabry, I.F.: Percutaneous Subclavian Vein Catheterization: A Safe Method. Leb Med J 27: 313-319,1974.
6. Tabry, I.F., Dagher, 1., et al: Cavernous Hemangioma of the Heart. Case Report and Review of the Literature. J of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surg 69: 415-420, 1975.
7. Slim, M.S. and Tabry, I.F.: Left Extra pleural Approach for the Repair of Recurrent Trachea-Esophageal Fistula. J of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surg 68: 654-657,1975.
8. Tabry, I.F. and Salem, P.: Portal Hypertension with Obstructive Jaundice, an Unusual Presentation of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Report of a Case Submitted for Publication.
9. Tabry, I.F., and Slim, M.S.: Vascular Rings: Surgical Considerations. Leb Med J 28 (4): 515-524,1975.
10. Stansel, H.C., Tabry, I.F., et al: One Hundred Consecutive Coarctation Resection Followed from One to Thirteen Years. J of Ped Surg 12 (3): 279, June 1977.
11. Tabry, I.F., Stansel, H.C., et al: Surgical Treatment of Coarctation of the Aorta During the First Year of Life. Presented at the International Society of Surgery, Kyoto, Japan, September 1977.
12. Tabry, I.F., Geha, A.S., et al: Effect of Surgery on Ventricular Tachy-arrhythmias with Coronary Arterial Occlusive Disease. Circulation 55-56 (abs) (III): 113-131, 1977.
Presented at the 50th Annual Scientific Session of the American Heart Association, Miami, November 1977 Circulation 11.58 (N#3): 1-166 to 1-170 September 1978.
13. Stansel, H.C., Jr., Tabry, I.F., Hellenbrand, W.E., Talner, N.S. and Kelly, N.J.: ApicalAortic Shuns in Children. The American K of Surgery 135: 547-552,1978.
14. Tabry, I.F., McGoon, D.C., Danielson, G.K., Wallace, R.B., et al: The Surgical Management of Double Outlet Right Ventricle Associated with Atrioventricular
Discordance. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for thoracic Surgery, New Orleans, May 1978 J Thorac and Cardiovasc Surg 76 (3): 336-344, Sept. 1978.
15. Tabry, I.F., McGoon, D.C., Danielson, G.K., Wallace, R.B., Tajik, A.J. and Seward, J.B.: The Surgical Management of Straddling Atrioventricular Valve. Read at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Samson Thoracic Surgical Society, Coronado, California, June 1978 J Thorac and Cardiovasc Surg 77 (2): 191-201, February 1979.
16. Danielson, G.K., Tabry, I.F., Mair, D.D., and Fulton, R.E.: Great Vessel Switch Operation without Coronary Relocation for Transposition of Great Arteries. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 53: 675-682, 1978.
17. Tabry, I.F., Letter to the Editor (ref. Inexpensive sternal closure). J Thoracic and Cardiovasc Surg 75 (6): 902, 1978.
18. Danielson, G.K., Tabry, I.F., Fulton, R.E., Hagler, D.J. and Ritter, D.G.: Successful Repair of Straddling Atrioventricular Valve by Technique used for Septation of Univentricular Heart. Ann Thorac Surg 28: 554-560, 1979.
19. Danielson, G.K., Tabry, I.F., Ritter, D.G., and Maloney, J.D.: Successful Repair of Double-Outlet Right Ventricular, Complete Atrioventricular Canal, and Atrioventricular Discordance Associated with Dextrocardia and Pulmonary Stenosis. J thorac and
Cardiovasc Surg 76 (5): 710-717,1978.
20. Danielson, G.K., Tabry, I.F., Ritter, D.G. and Fulton, R.F.: Surgical Repair of CrissCross Heart with Straddling Atrioventricular Valve. J Thoracic and Cardiovasc Surg 77(6): 847-851, 1979.
21. Tabry, I.F., Costantini, E.N., Reyes, E.A. Left Sided Heartport Approach for Combined Mitral Valve and Coronary Bypass Surgery. The Heart Surgery Forum #2000-23079 3 (4): 334-336,2000.
22. Tabry, I.F., Calabrese, J., et al. Case Report: Off Pump Total Myocardial Revascularization for Dextrocardia and Situs Inversus. The Heart Surgery Forum #: 2001-30488 4 (3): 251-253, 2001.
23. Tabry, I.F., Costantini, E.N., Reyes, E.A. Routine Off-Pump Coronary Bypass is Safe in Re-operations. Presented at the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, June 29, 200!. The Heart Surgery Forum #: 2001-6933, Volume I, Supplement I, June 27, 2001.
24. Tamim, W.Z., Tabry, I.F., Costantini, E.N., Reyes, E.A. Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Outcomes in Coronary Artery Revascularization Using Exclusively the Beating Heart Surgery Technique. Presented at the American College of Surgeons,
88th Annual Clinical Congress, October 6-10, 2002, San Francisco, CA.
25. Tabry, I.F., Villanueva, 1., Walker, E. The Heart Surgery Forum 2003 Outcomes – The Key West Meeting. Patent Foramen Ovale Causing Refractory Hypoxemia after OffPump Coronary Artery Bypass: A Case Report.
26. Tabry, I.F., Costantini, E.N., Reyes, E.A., Tamim, W.Z., Habal, S., Hughes, 1.: Early Postoperative Acute Aortic Dissection , the Leading Cause of Sudden Death after Cardiac Surgery? Critical Role of the Computed Tomography Scan. Presented at the 9th Annual CTT Meeting 2003, Miami Beach, Florida, USA March 19-22,2003. The Heart Surgery Forum #: 2003-31113, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2003.
27. Tabry, I.F., Costantini, E.N.: Acute Aortic Dissection Early after Off Pump Coronary Surgery. True Frequency Underestimated? Texas Heart Institute Journal, 36 (5): October 2009: 462-467.
28. Tabry, I.F.: Delayed Carotid Artery-Internal Jugular Vein Fistula after Central Vein Cannulation for Coronary Bypass Surgery. Vascular Disease Management, Volume 7, Number 2: February 2010.


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