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New faculty spotlight: Shahbaz Ali Malik, MD

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Shahbaz Ali Malik, MD

Shahbaz Ali Malik, MD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Shahbaz Ali Malik, MD
  • Hometown: Kohat, Pakistan
  • Title and department at UNMC/: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Professional/medical interests:

  • Percutaneous coronary interventions, including high risk PCI
  • Mechanical circulatory support and large bore access
  • Percutaneous transcatheter valve procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Clinical outcomes and quality improvement in coronary and percutaneous structural interventions

How I fell in love with cardiology: I wanted to be a doctor since I was a little kid. I fell in love with cardiology specifically because I found the movement of the heart, along with its valves, fascinating. When this is coupled with the resilience and steadfastness of the organ, which beats some 2 billion times during an average lifetime, it's hard to imagine anything more inspiring. Interventional cardiology allows for an opportunity to immediately make a difference in a patient's care. We continually walk a tightrope in the cardiac catheterization laboratory -- a voyage I'm thrilled to be on, and one through which I feel most privileged to have our remarkable team and crew with me at all times.

Education:

  • MBBS, Khyber Medical College, Pakistan
  • Residency, internal medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Fargo, 2015
  • Cardiology fellowship, UNMC, 2019
  • Interventional cardiology fellowship, UNMC, 2020

Memberships:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American College of Cardiology

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I love playing football. I've traded in my shoulder pads for flag football, though, for obvious reasons.
  • I'm a huge nerd for all things space, time and celestial.
  • I love playing video games. I'm rarely without an old school Super Mario, Mega Man or Toy Story T-shirt on underneath my scrubs. (A big shout out to my wife, for indulging me!)

Clinic locations:

  • Nebraska Medical Center
  • Durham Outpatient Center Heart and Vascular Center
  • Bellevue Medical Center

For appointments and referrals: 402-559-8888

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