Mahmoud Traina, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Traina served on the faculty as Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), California, US, and as Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, where he doubled the capacity of the laboratory and introduced complex coronary interventions and the radial catheterization approach. During this time, Dr. Traina performed over 6,000 cardiac catheterizations, using advanced techniques and minimally invasive approaches.
Dr. Traina also served as the Associate Program Director of the Cardiology fellowship at UCLA, overseeing the training of over 30 fellows annually. He also served as core Faculty of Internal Medicine Residency, supervising over 80 residents every year. He is known as a dedicated educator and has won several teaching awards.
Dr. Traina was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, US, and received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis, also in California.
His postgraduate training was in the University of California, Los Angeles, where he completed his training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology.
Dr. Traina’s research interests include optimization of radial access approaches, evaluation and management of cardiomyopathies, and novel management of acute heart failure and atrial fibrillation. He has participated in multiple international multicenter trials and has over 40 publications and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals. He has also been an invited speaker at both national and international conferences.
Dr. Traina enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two children.