University of Maryland Medical Center

Daniel Nguyen, MD
Medical School: University of Florida School of Medicine
Internal Medicine: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Cardiovascular Medicine: University of Maryland Medical Center

Daniel was born in Thailand to Vietnamese parents and was raised in Orlando, FL. He completed a 7 year BS-MD program at the University of Florida (Go Gators!). He ventured up north to the University of Pittsburgh for residency before coming to Baltimore for Cardiology and staying on for EP fellowship. His current academic interests are in resident and fellow education and in developing noninvasive ECGi technology. He proudly served as the general cardiology social chair and during his free time enjoys running around the inner harbor waterfront and discovering new restaurants and breweries throughout Baltimore.

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.

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. 


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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