The University of Arizona

TALAL MOUKABARY, MD, FHRS


UA CAC Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Director
E-mail: tmoukaba@email.arizona.edu


Dr. Talal Moukabary is an expert in computer modeling of cardiac arrhythmia, imaging in cardiac electrophysiology lab, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He is board certified the fields clinical cardiac electrophysiology and in cardiovascular medicine and echocardiography. His clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship was at Pennsylvania state Universality, his cardiovascular medicine fellowship was at the University of Arizona and his Internal medicine residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan. Dr. Moukabary is currently a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist and the director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Carondelet Heart and Vascular Institute and Visiting Adjunct Professor at the ECE department, University of Arizona.


Education

07/2011-06/2013 - Fellowship, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology,Penn State University, Hershey, PA
07/2008-06/2011 - Fellowship, Cardiovascular Medicine, Chief Cardiology Fellow, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
07/2005-06/2008 - Residency, Internal Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
10/2000-10/2004 - Residency, Internal Medicine, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria
09/1994-09/2000 - Medical School, Tichreen University, Lattakia, Syria

Research interests

Cardiac electrophysiology,computer modeling of cardiac arrhythmia, imaging in cardiac electrophysiology lab, implantable cardiac rhythm devices, basic and clinical cardiac electrophysiology and catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmia.

Honors and Awards

05/2015 - Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS)
06/2011 - The Charles W. Hall Jr. and Virginia C. Hall Memorial Endowment Outstanding Cardiology Fellow Award, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
07/2010-06/2011 - Chief Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
04/2007 and 09/2005 - Resident of the Month Award, Internal Medicine Residency Program, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

Certifications

10/2013 - American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
11/2011 - American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular disease
10/2010 - Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography (National Board of Echocardiography)
08/2008 - American Board of Internal Medicine
02/2005 - Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG)
10/2004 - Postgraduate Studies Diploma in Internal Medicine, Damascus University, Syria
01/2001 - Doctor of Medicine Diploma, Tichreen University, Lattakia, Syria

Publications

Weigand K, Witte R, Moukabary T, Chinyere I, Lancaster J, Pierce MK, Goldman S, Juneman E In-vivo Electrophysiological Study of Induced Ventricular Tachycardia in Intact Rat Model of Chronic Ischemic Heart Failure. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2016 Sep 2

Sriram CS, Banchs JE, Moukabary T, Moradkhan R, Gonzalez MD. Detection of left atrial thrombus by intracardiac echocardiography in patients undergoing ablation of atrial fibrillation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2015 Sep;43(3):227-36

Moukabary T, Gonzalez MD: Management of Atrial Fibrillation. Med Clin North Am. 2015 Jul;99(4):781-794.

Márquez MF, Moukabary T, Gonzalez MD. Jesús Alanís and the first recording of the his bundle: the scientist and the man. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Dec;37(12):1724-7.

Naccarelli G, Moukabary T: Dronedarone Use For The Treatment Atrial Fibrillation. Color Atlas And Synopsis of Electrophysiology, Mc-Graw Hill 2015. Pages 210-214.

Moukabary T, Haines , Gonzalez M: Adrenergic Stimulation and the Vunerability to Develop Atrial Fibrillation in aComputer Model of Atrial Myocytes. Heart Rhythm Journal, 2012 May; 9(5) S399.

Banchs J, Moradkhan R, Amani F, Moukabary T, Penny-Peterson E, Samii S, Wolbrette D, Naccarelli G, Gonzalez M: Intracardiac Echocardiography Confirms That the Sinus venosa and not the Crista Terminalis Serves as a Line of Blokc in the Posterior Right Atrium During TransverseConductions. Heart Rhythm Journal, 2012 May; 9(5) S388.

Moukabary T, Faletra FF, Kronzon I, Thomas W, Sorrell VL: Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in the Electrophysiology Laboratory. Echocardiography, 2012 Jan; 29(1) 117-122.

Moukabary T, Naccarelli G: Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. Featured Review. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation, 2011 Dec; 2(8).

Indik JH, Dallas WJ, Gear K, Tandri H, Bluemke DA, Moukabary T, Marcus FI.: Right ventricular volume analysis by angiography in right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Jun 26.[Epub ahead of print]

Moukabary T, Thai H, Thal S: Subclavian Balloon Venoplasty to Facilitate Lead Implant in Patient with Subclavian Venous Obstruction. Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2011;23:E83–E85

Nimmagadda VK, Akoglu A, Hariri H, Moukabary T: Cardiac simulation on multi-GPU platform. The Journal of Supercomputing, Epub 2010 Jan 5

Thal S, Moukabary T: The Relationship between Warfarin, Aspirin, and Clopidogrel Continuation in the Peri- procedural Period and the Incidence of Hematoma Formation after Device Implantation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010 Apr;33(4):385-8. Epub 2010 Jan 4

LaHood N, Moukabary T: History of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Cardiology Journal; 2009;16(5):487-8.

Moukabary T: Understanding atrial fibrillation: A historical perspective. Cardiology Journal; 2008;15(4):396-7.

Hariri S, Jararweh Y, Zhang Y, Moukabary T: Physics aware programming paradigm: approach and evaluation. Proceedings of the 6th international workshop on Challenges of large applications in distributed environments 2008, Boston, MA. June 23 - 23, 2008

Moukabary T, Haines D: Effects of acetylcholine concentration on action potential duration restitution of atrial cells – a simulation study. Journal of Electrocardiology 2008; 41(6):645-645

Moukabary T, Haines D: Relationship between the potassium currents block and the occurrence of early after-depolarizations in the setting of sodium current blockade. Computers in Cardiology 2007; 34:361−362.

Moukabary T: Willem Einthoven (1860.1927): Father of electrocardiography. Cardiology Journal; 2007; 14(3):316-317.

Merhi W, Moukabary T, Memon I, Dixon S, Grines C: Stabilization of renal function with intraaortic balloon counterpulsation therapy in acute myocardial infarction patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Journal of American College of Cardiology, 2007; 49:242A

Oral Presentations

03/2009 - Moukabary T: Case Presenter-Persistent Atrial Fibrillation. Presented at the Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology meeting in Orlando, Florida. Part of Clinical Cardiology Spotlight session on Atrial Fibrillation with Drs. Julia H. Indik, Peter R. Kowey, R. Michael Benitez, Robert Attaran, Eric N. Prystowsky and Larry A. Chinitz.

06/2008- Moukabary T, Lazar M: Airway Pressure Release ventilation in Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - A Simulation Study. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO), California.

01/2007 - Internal Medicine Residents Orientation to Online Medical Resources William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

07/2006 - Internal Medicine Residents Orientation to Handheld Computers William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

Poster Presentations

Krishna V, Moukabary T , Hariri S: Autonomic Cardiac Simulation on Multi GPU Platform. Presented at the National Science Foundation, Center for Autonomic Computing Semiannual Meeting, at Microsoft Advanta Campus in Bellevue, WA. April 27-29, 2010.

Swami A, Moukabary T: Effect of Hematocrit on Solute Clearance - A Simulation Study. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO), California, June 2008.

Moukabary T, Muckey B, Snyder M: Diagnostic Yield Of Carotid Ultrasound Imaging In Elderly Patients Hospitalized With Syncope. Presented at the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter’s Meeting, May 2008.

Moukabary T: Marfan’s Syndrome With Marked Sinus Bradycardia And Incomplete Right Bundle Branch Block. Presented at the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter’s Meeting, May 2008.

Moukabary T, Swami A: Hyperthyroidism Presenting As “Primary” Pulmonary Hypertension and Isolated Right Heart Failure. Presented at the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter’s Meeting, May 2008

Balbach Tuleu I, Moukabary T: Management Of Warfarin Anticoagulation In Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Endoscopic Procedures. Presented at the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter’s Meeting, May 2008

Tazi K, Moukabary T: Personal Digital Assistants Use Among Residents – A Survey. Presented at the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter’s Meeting, May 2008

D’Souza A, Moukabary T: Fatal Sickling Crisis Triggered By Previously Undiagnosed Active Lupus. Presented at the National American College of Physicians Meeting, May 2008

Signori C, Moukabary T: Alcoholic Ketoacidosis with Elevated Osmolar Gap. Presented at the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter’s Meeting, May 2008

Moukabary T: Ciprofloxacin induced ventricular bigeminy. Presented at the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter’s Meeting, September 2007

Bukovec F, Moukabary T: “Idiopathic” Pulmonary Hypertension in Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia. Presented at the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter’s Meeting, September 2007

Berghea R, Moukabary T, Niculescu O: Adrenocortical Carcinoma Extending into the Inferior Vena Cava, Right Atrium and the Right Ventricle. Presented at the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter’s Meeting, September 2007

Khan I, Moukabary T, Batke, M: Atherosclerotic disease of the aorta presenting with anterior spinal artery syndrome (Beck’s Syndrome). Presented at the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter’s Meeting, September 2007

Moukabary T: Symptomatic coronary artery aneurysm. Presented at the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter Associates’ Meeting, May 2007

Moukabary, T; Chirila R: Chylomicron Headache (Poster presented at the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter Associates’ Meeting, 2006