Dr. Hamid Salam, MD

Dr. Hamid Salam, MD

Cardiology | Male | 49 years old

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.Read more

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Thank you for taking the time to visit my Healthgrades profile to share your opinion. I value your input. Hearing from patients like you helps me examine how I come across as a caregiver and physician. It helps me improve my interactions with patients and ultimately the patient experience in my office. Please contact my office manager at 985-871-4140 if you'd like to discuss your experience in more detail.

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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 normal, did everything look good, how long were gonna be here for? etc. NOTHING. just the simple words that she is ok. out of someone whom has a PhD behind their name
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Specialties

  • Cardiology

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  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • 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

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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Education

  • Medical School
    Dow Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Civil Hospital Karachi

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Advocate Il Masonic Med Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Illinois Masonic Med Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Adamjee Govt. Science College, Karachi, Pakistan

    Graduated in 1983

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • Board certified in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology
  • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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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Dr. Salam says...

Thank you for taking the time to visit my Healthgrades profile to share your opinion. I value your input. Hearing from patients like you helps me examine how I come across as a caregiver and physician. It helps me improve my interactions with patients and ultimately the patient experience in my office. Please contact my office manager at 985-871-4140 if you'd like to discuss your experience in more detail.