Dr. Hamid Salam, MD

Dr. Hamid Salam, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Hamid Salam, MD is a cardiology specialist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in cardiology and internal medicine.Read his story

Covington Cardiovascular Care (CCC)

1006 S Harrison St

Covington, LA 70433
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Salam performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Salam's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Salam's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Salam "Dr. Hamid Salam has practiced clinical and interventional cardiology for the past 15 years, with the past 10 years associated with St. Tammany Parish Hospital. During that time, he has established himself as one of the most respected interventionalists on both sides of Lake Ponschartrain. While his area of expertise is interventional cardiology, Dr. Salam provides comprehensive cardiovascular care to his patients with a broad spectrum of cardiovascular diseases. He performs more than 500 minimally invasive cardiovascular interventions each year with an extremely low complication rate far below the national average. Dr. Salam is well known for performing highly complex coronary interventions in advanced heart disease patients with utmost safety and excellent long-term results. He has expertise in performing complex coronary procedures, including rotational atherectomy and bifurcation lesions using a radial access which translates into lower morbidity and even lower mortality. Dr. Salam also specializes in non-coronary interventions such as mitral and aortic valvuloplasties, ASD/PFO closures, carotid artery stenting, alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) and peripheral vascular intervention, including venous and arterial system. He also has expertise in various device implantation including pacemakers, defibrillators and biventricular (CRT) devices. Dr. Salam is triple board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular diseases and internal medicine, and maintained all three boards during these 15 years. He received his medical degree from Dow Medical University and completed his cardiovascular fellowship in 1999 at Illinois Masonic Medical Center/Rush University in Chicago. He started private and academic practice in the Chicago area and remained associated with his group for four years. He moved to Covington in 2003 and has been affiliated with St. Tammany Parish Hospital since. Dr. Salam serves as the medical director for the Cardiac Cath Lab and Cardiovascular Services at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, where he continues to provide the highest level of care to his patients."
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2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

4  Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension
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24  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Adamjee Govt. Science College, Karachi, Pakistan
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Dow Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Civil Hospital Karachi
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Advocate Il Masonic Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Illinois Masonic Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Salam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Salam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Salam to family and friends
9 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Salam's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Salam Says:

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Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Salam goes above and beyond. He is a superior Cardiologist.
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Amazing clinician. Great bedside manner
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Has the worst Bed Side Manner with his patients at St. Tammany Hospital. Came to Greet my family at my mother surgery which took 3 hours. and I was told all you need to know is she is ok and he walked off. Had no concern to tell us how the procedure went, why it took so long, was everything...more
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