Richard Amara

Richard Amara, MD
Medical School: Drexel University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Cardiovascular Medicine: University of Maryland Medical Center

Rich is a proud New Jersey native and Yankees fan. He attended Drexel University as part of their 7 year BS-MD program where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC before coming to Maryland for Cardiology fellowship. He decided to stay on for EP fellowship for the strong mentorship and approachable learning environment. He is currently researching the role of left atrial epicardial adipose tissue in atrial fibrillation.  When he is not working, he can be found exploring various eateries with his fiancée, learning guitar and, most importantly, cheering on the Yankees.

Muhammad Haq

Muhammad Haq, MD
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine: Boston Medical Center & Boston University
Cardiovascular Medicine: University of Maryland Medical Center

Muhammad, better known as Mo, grew up in Bangladesh before attending Vassar College in upstate New York where he was a biochemistry major. He attended NYU for medical school (before free tuition unfortunately) and Boston University for residency prior to Cardiology fellowship at Maryland. He decided to stay here for EP fellowship due to the complex and diverse case exposure and the collegial lab atmosphere. His current research interests involve left atrial electroanatomic mapping and AF ablation outcomes. Outside of the hospital he can be found trying out new restaurants, traveling to different locales and spending time with his family.

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Calvin M. Kagan, MD, MPH
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Internal Medicine: Osler Medical Training Program, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Cardiovascular Medicine: Georgetown University Medical Center – Washington Hospital Center

Calvin grew up in Southern California before attending Pomona College, where he was a chemistry major. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Vermont where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and at the top of his class. Prior to starting residency, he obtained a masters degree in healthcare policy from the Harvard School of Public Health and participated in various health policy positions such as on the board of the American Medical Association Foundation. He completed his medical residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (Longcope Firm) before cardiology fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center/Medstar Washington Hospital Center, where he served as Chief Fellow. He was drawn to the University of Maryland EP fellowship because of its dedicated faculty, who make teaching fellows their top priority. His current research interests include ECGi technology and the intersection of health policy with electrophysiology. Calvin is married (his wife is also a medical fellow in town) and he has two young children. During time off, he enjoys taking advantage of all the great family activities Baltimore has to offer.

Our Graduates

University of Maryland Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellows have graduated to a variety of career paths including academic medicine, private practice in various community and tertiary settings, and regulatory agencies.  Our graduates lead programs as fellowship directors, editors, practice leaders, and a Director in the Office of Product Evaluation and Safety at the Food and Drug Administration. 


Daniel Nguyen, MD


Jason M. Appelbaum, MD
Florida Electrophysiology Associates - Atlantis, FL

Fahad Ali, MBBS
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital - Vero Beach, FL


Hector Banchs-Vinas, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine - San Juan, Puerto Rico


Muhammad Amer, MD, MHS
Charleston Area Medical Center - Charleston, West Virginia

Kashif Chaudhury, MBBS
Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids, IA


Evan K. Grove, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth & Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center - Lebanon, NH


Shaun Z. Bhatty, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
West Virginia University Health Sciences Center & Charleston Area Medical Center - Morgantown, WV
Genesis Healthcare System - Zanesville, OH

John T. Duell, MD
Hawthorn Medical Associates - Dartmouth, MA


Mussaber Ahmad, DO
Cardiology Associates of West Reading - Reading, PA
Bayhealth Medical Center - Milford, DE


Benjamin F. Remo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine 
University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Maryland Shore Regional Medical Center - Easton, MD

Thomas M. Klein, MD
Providence Spokane Cardiology - Spokane, WA


Hiroko Beck, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - Buffalo, NY

Omar Shams, MD
Cardiology Associates of Virginia at St. Francis - Richmond, VA


Alejandro Jimenez-Restrepo, MD
Associate Editor, JACC – Case Reports
Senior Lecturer, University of Ottago & Capital and Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Clevaland Clinic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine 
Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield, WI

Richard Kuk, MD
Centra Health Cardiovascular Services - Lynchburg, VA

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