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Phone: 573-884-3278

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1. University Hospital

1 Hospital Dr
Columbia, MO
Phone: 573-884-3278
Other Phone Numbers:
Phone: (573) 882-4141
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Get Directions




Education & Training

Medical School

Damascus University


St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine


University of Missouri Health Care

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of IM - Cardiovascular Disease


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Academic Profile

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Director, Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Disease
P. (573) 882-8450

Research Interests

  • Electrocardiography and arrhythmia

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiac critical care
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Preoperative risk assessment

Awards & Honors

  • 06/2018 Chairman's Distinguished Award “Outstanding Fellow Award” University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • 06/2018 “Outstanding Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow Award” in recognition of clinical excellence, scholarship and professionalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • 10/2017 Annual Update in Cardiovascular Disease, ACC Missouri Chapter, Fellows in Training. Abstract Oral Presentations; 3rd place
  • 06/2017 Chairman's Distinguished Award “Outstanding Fellow Award”, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • 7/2016-6/2018 Chief Cardiovascular Fellow, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 
  • 7/2013-6/2014 Chief Medical Resident, St Louis University, St Louis, MO.


Books/Book Chapters

  1. Godara H, Hirbe A, Nassif M, Otepka H, Rosenstock A; Co-Editor of The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 34th Edition; Published June 2013
  2. Ghadban, R., Razzaque, I.. (2013). Cardiovascular Disease. In Miguel Paniagua MD (Ed.), Internal Medicine In-Review Exam Cram Pack (pp. 319-352). New York: Educational Testing & Assessment Systems.
  3. Almourani, R., Ghadban, R.. (2013). Neurology. In Miguel Paniagua M.D. (Ed.), Internal Medicine In-Review Exam Cram Pack (pp.89-104). New York: Educational Testing & Assessment Systems.


  1. No Patient Left Behind: Evaluation And Design Of Intravenous Insulin Infusion Algorithms, Endocrine Practice Volume 12, Supplement 3 / July / August 2006 p 72-78; (PMID: 16905521)
  2. Intermediary Variables and Algorithm Parameters for an Electronic Algorithm for Intravenous Insulin Infusion, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Vol 3, Issue 5, July 2009; (PMID 20144334)
  3. Comparison of Approaches for Stroke Prophylaxis in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: Network Meta-Analyses of Randomized Controlled Trials. PLoS One. 2016 Oct 5;11(10). (PMID: 27706224)
  4. Role of exercise electrocardiogram to screen for T-wave oversensing after implantation of subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Oct;14(10):1436-1439. (PMID: 28624663)
  5. Initiation and Outcomes with Class Ic Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy,” Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal 2018 Mar - Apr;18(2):68-72. (PMID: 29225010)
  6. Perioperative Management of Oral Anticoagulation in Patients Undergoing Implantation of Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator, Heart Rhythm. 2018 Apr;15(4):520-523. (PMID: 29146276)
  7. Manuscript submitted – Comprehensive Strategy To Reduce The Incidence Of Lead Dislodgement For Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices – Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology – Oct 2017
  8. Feasibility Of Concomitant Vacuum-Assisted Removal Of Lead Related Vegetations And Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Extraction,” Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology – 2018 July (PMID: 29964312)