PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL – May 25, 2021 – Cardiac and thoracic surgeon Ahmad Hamzah,
M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group North. Dr. Hamzah specializes
in minimally invasive aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair,
coronary artery bypass, total arterial revascularization, ascending aortic
surgery, endovascular thoracic aneurysm repair, and the frozen elephant
trunk (FET) procedure. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Hamzah to Baptist Health Medical Group
North,” said Dr. Richard Cartledge, M.D., FACS, Chief of Cardiovascular
Surgery and Medical Director of Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular
Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “His extensive training
and experience in minimally invasive and traditional cardiothoracic surgery
will make him an excellent addition to our team.”
Dr. Hamzah joins Baptist Health Medical Group North from Regional Medical
Center Bayonet Point.
He is a member of the American Medical Association and Florida Medical
Association. He has conducted research on bacterial endocarditis, an infection
in the heart, and septic emboli, bacteria-containing blood clots that
travel from an infection site to distant areas in the body.
Dr. Hamzah earned his medical degree from the University of Sevilla. He
completed his general surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital and his
cardiothoracic surgery residency at Wayne State University. He then completed
an endovascular & peripheral vascular surgery fellowship at Arizona
Heart Institute and a cardiovascular & pediatric surgery fellowship
at Wayne State University and Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Hamzah will see patients at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Bethesda
About Baptist Health Medical Group North
Baptist Health Medical Group North, formed from Bethesda Health Physician
Group and BocaCare© physicians, is committed to the prevention, treatment
and management of acute and chronic illnesses and diseases through evidence-based
clinical practices. These dedicated providers collaborate with doctors
from nearby institutions and all 11 Baptist Health hospitals, which have
been operating with excellence for decades from the Florida Keys north
to Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West and Boca Raton Regional
Hospital, and more than 50 outpatient facilities located throughout South Florida.
Baptist Health Medical Group North doctors gives access to a comprehensive
network of clinicians committed to helping patients manage their day-to-day
health and navigate their advanced and long-term healthcare needs in the
areas of cancer, cardiovascular health, orthopedics and sports medicine,
the neurosciences and others.