Cardiologist Joins KEMH from Brigham & Women’s Cardiovascular Associates

Bermuda Hospitals Board announces today the appointment of Dr Joseph Yammine as a Consultant Cardiologist. Dr Yammine joined BHB in August and reports to Dr Sam Mir, Director of Cardiology.

Dr Yammine provides outpatient consultations to people with heart disease, and deliver specialized cardiac care for hospitalized and emergency patients. He works alongside Dr Mir to continue to improve hospital standards, treatments and diagnostics for people with heart disease, Bermuda’s number one killer of men and women.

Dr Mir comments: “I am very pleased to welcome Dr Yammine to BHB. The rates of heart disease in Bermuda are high and there is a critical need for a strong hospital cardiology service, in order to care for those impacted. Dr. Yammine is an outstanding asset to the Bermuda community. He has trained at some of the world´s top hospitals and brings a unique skill set to the Cardiology department at KEMH. His presence here will be a major asset to the cardiology department, KEMH, and cardiac patients on the island.”

Before joining BHB, Dr. Yammine was a member of the Brigham and Women Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England in Rhode island. He was a full time faculty member with the rank of assistant professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert medical school of Brown University, and a member of the Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) of Brown University. Dr Yammine was also a previous director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island until 2011, and immediate past director of the electrocardiography laboratory at the same institution.

Dr. Yammine finished medical school at the Lebanese University in Beirut – Lebanon, where he graduated as a first laureate. He then moved to the USA for postdoctoral training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Electrophysiology at the State University of New York, Brown University, and the Brigham and Women´s Hospital. He is Board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Echocardiography and Cardiac Computer Tomography.

Dr Yammine is involved in multiple basic science and clinical research projects. A regular reviewer for “Lung” journal (an Elsevier publication), Dr Yammine is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Heart Rhythm Society. He has won multiple recognitions and teaching awards, including Alpha Omega Alpha award. Dr. Yammine has been in academic clinical practice since 2007.

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