Nikolaos Tzemos, MD, is a Consultant Physician in the Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Tzemos held the position of Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow, UK, before moving to join Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Through his early research interest in aortic valve disease and endothelial function, Dr. Tzemos was the first to describe the natural history of bicuspid valve disease and of aortopathy in the adult population. He was also the first researcher to provide a link between systemic arterial and aortic valve disease. He has maintained his clinical interest in the assessment of valvular heart disease as well as utility of advanced cardiac imaging in coronary artery disease.
Dr. Tzemos has authored several book chapters, both in cardiac imaging as well as hypertension. He has also authored more than 40 peer reviewed original papers given more than 100 international presentations. He is a regular reviewer of several peer reviewed journals and postgraduate societies.
Aside from his clinical research, Dr. Tzemos has been heavily involved in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education. He has served as Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Glasgow, as well as Educational Lead for the West of Scotland Cardiology Department. He maintains his involvement in education as Course Director of several internationally-established advanced cardiac imaging courses.
Dr. Tzemos graduated with a First Class Honors Degree in Medicine from the University of Milan, Italy. His early career involvement with research commenced with the award of a postgraduate honors degree following a two-year research fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Dundee, UK. He completed his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and pursued his subspecialty training in echocardiography at the University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital, and Cardiac MRI at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Cardiac MRI at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University.