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Dr. Amir Najafi Medical Director structural heart disease program

Amir Najafi, M.D.

LifeBridge Health Medical Group


Cardiovascular Associates of Maryland

2021B Emmorton Road
Bel Air , MD 21015

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8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
Cardiovascular Associates of Maryland

About Me

Dr. Amir H. Najafi, MD, FACC, FSCAI is a board certified general and interventional cardiologist who has been named a Top Doctor by Baltimore magazine 8 years in a row from 2015 to 2022, a recognition by his peers. He is one of the few quintuple board certified physicians in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center followed by an advanced fellowship in interventional cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, where he ranked highest in his class. He is also a former postdoctoral fellow of the Cardiovascular Translational Research Program at the MedStar Heart Institute. His extensive research in the fields of angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels) and atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in arteries) has led to several publications in very prestigious scientific journals.

Dr. Najafi serves as the Medical Director of structural heart disease at Sinai Hospital. With his skills in structural heart interventions, he has been instrumental in the launch of the trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) program and has performed hundreds valve replacements since the start of the program in February 2015. He also spearheaded the introduction of WATCHMAN procedure at Sinai hospital in 2016. With this breakthrough procedure, patients with atrial fibrillation will have an alternative to lifelong dependence on blood thinners, which has been traditionally necessary to mitigate the high risk of stroke in such patients.

He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention.


Medical Education:
Tehran University of Medical Sciences , MD

Georgetown University Hosp./Washington Hospital Center

University of Maryland Medical Center


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Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal ECG
  • Abnormal stress test
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Amyloidosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal defect
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Diseases of the aorta
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Chest pain
  • Coronary artery anomaly
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary artery fistula
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Coronary artery calcification
  • Heart attack
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infiltrative disorders of the heart
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Syncope
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Procedures Performed

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • TAVR
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion
  • Watchman procedure
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Heart failure
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Dietary counseling
  • Exercise counseling
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Vascular studies
  • Coronary stents
  • Rotational atherectomy
  • Shockwave
  • Intraaortic balloon pumps
  • Impella
  • Percutaneous ventricular assist device
  • Pacemakers
  • Implantable loop recorders
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