Mustafa Ahmed, MD, is a world-renowned Structural Heart Specialist, Interventional Cardiologist and Scientist. He is director of the Cardiac Network, Interventional Cardiology and the Heart Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he has led the Interventional Services to world class outcomes across a wide array of interventional coronary and structural heart procedures.
Dr Ahmed is amongst the most sought-after procedural specialists in the world performing several thousand procedures a year. He is a leading performer of minimally invasive heart procedures including artery stents, valve replacement & repair, Mitraclip, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR/TAVI), Watchman & Amulet, PFO/ASD, paravalvular leak repair and other structural heart defects. He is credited with several first-of-their-kind procedures and internationally recognized in areas including valvular and surgical heart disease. Dr Ahmed’s teams have access to a wide array (>25) clinical trials that allow patients to have access to life saving treatments that are only available to select teams around the world.
Despite taking on the most challenging cases including many transferred in extreme condition Dr. Ahmed consistently has remarkable procedural survival rates. Specifically In 2022-2023 he had a survival to discharge rate of >99.75% spanning >1200 coronary and structural heart interventional procedures many of which were in critical condition prior to being treated. In that same period, he performed almost 500 heart valve procedures with a 100% survival rate.
Dr Ahmed’s work as part of the landmark $18,000,000 SCCOR translational research grant led to major findings that change the way we see and treat heart valve disease from lab bench to bedside. As a proceduralist he has been a site principal investigator in multiple pivotal trials of a wide array of devices for heart valve, structural heart and coronary artery disease. He has an extensive publication record across major Journals such as NEJM, Circulation and JACC for both basic science and clinical work. He has won multiple (>20) awards for these efforts.
As a leader in the field of interventional and structural heart disease Dr. Ahmed sits on several international advisory boards and trial committees. He has trained several classes of advanced coronary and structural heart fellows who have come from around the nation and world to train under his mentorship.
Dr Ahmed’s additional areas of expertise include healthcare collaboration, procedural workflow, quality, outcomes and efficiency. Healthcare leadership. Cardiovascular service line strategy. Health system network strategy and growth.