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Heartland Welcomes New Physician–Zaher Fanari, M.D.

Zaher Fanari, M.D.

Heartland Cardiology is proud to announce the addition of a new physician, Zaher Fanari, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I, F.A.B.V.M.

Dr. Fanari comes to Heartland from Springfield, IL.  He is the Director of Structural Heart Disease at Wesley Medical Center and Interventional Cardiology/Endovascular Specialist at Heartland Cardiology.  He is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac CT, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Medicine. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Aleppo, completed his Internal Medicine training at Saint Louis University, Cardiovascular Diseases degree at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System, Interventional Cardiology at the University of Kansas followed by advanced Structural, Endovascular and CHIP fellowship at Prairie Heart Institute.

Dr. Fanari is proficient in performing complex PCI-CHIP, Advanced endovascular interventions (TEVAR, EVAR carotid, renal, iliac, femoral, popliteal & BTK) as well as advanced structural interventions (TAVR, TMVR, MitraClip, Watchman, PFO/ASD & PVL closure).

He received multiple research awards including ACC Young Investigator Awards (YIA) finalist in 2015 and 11th Annual Northwestern Cardiovascular YIA 2015, CRT 2016 Top 15 Abstracts Award, CRT 2017 Top 30 Abstracts Award, ASE Abstract Presenter Grant 2015, ACC interventional Council Grant 2017 and Focus on Excellence Award at Christiana Care.

He serves on multiple leadership committees in the ACC including: the ACC Interventional Section Leadership Council, ACC Structural Heart Disease, ACC CHIP (Complex High-risk Indicated Patients), ACC Interventional Council Communication and ACC Patient Navigator Program Working Groups.

He is the leading author in 43 manuscripts in addition to being a co-author of a book “Land Mark Clinical Trials in Cardiology.” He is the leading author in multiple book chapter including the Topol’s Textbook of Interventional Cardiology and The PCR-EAPCI Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine Textbook.

Dr. Fanari will be seeing patients at our Hillside, West and Cypress offices.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Dr. Fanari please contact our office at 316-686-5300.

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