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السيرة الذاتية والعلمية ل حَليم يوسف يمّين طبيبٌ وجراحٌ مميز من بلادي !

السيرة الذاتية والعلمية ل حَليم يوسف يمّين طبيبٌ وجراحٌ مميز من بلادي !

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EXPERIENCE:

​​​​​Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon

​​​​​Director of Research, Division of Vascular Surgery

​​​​​Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute

​​​​​Atrium Health 

​​​​​Charlotte, NC

​​​​​August 2018-present

EDUCATION:

Fellowship​​​​Administrative fellow

Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

July 2017-June 2018

Vascular Surgery Fellow

Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

July 2016-June 2017

Residency                                                Houston Methodist Hospital

Weill-Cornell Medical College

July 2013-June 2016

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

July 2012-June 2013

Internship                                                University of Maryland Medical Center

University of Maryland Medical School

July 2011-June 2012

Post Graduate                                         Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

October 2009-May 2011

Medical School                                      American University of Beirut Medical School

Beirut, Lebanon

MD, June 2009

Undergraduate                                       American University of Beirut  

Beirut, Lebanon

B.S., Biology, June 2005

Board Certification                                  Surgery: American Board of Surgery

​​​​​Date of certification: 10/16/2017

Certificate # 062963, Expiration 12/31/2028

Vascular Surgery: American Board of Surgery

Date of certification: 05/20/2019

Certificate # 103215

AWARDS AND MISCELLANEOUS:• Received the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) travel scholarship awardas a General Surgery Resident – 2014• Teaching Resident of the year award — Houston Methodist Hospital 2015-2016 • Teaching Resident of the year award — Houston Methodist Hospital 2014-2015• Won 1st round in poster competition at the Vascular Annual Meeting VAM at San Diego in June 2017• Won 3rd place in essay competition on “How to be a doctor”. Essay entitled “WR” published in Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2016 Oct-Dec;12(4):238• FLS (Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery) certified• ECFMG Certified (07646847) September 2010• Attended the Cardiovascular Fellows’ Bootcamp – Houston, TX August 19-21, 2016• Completed the Open Aortic Course – Houston, TX May 2016• Completed the Advanced Surgical Skill for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET)

Languages spoken: Arabic (native), English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (introductory)• Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) — Candidate Member• Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) — Candidate Member• Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) – Candidate Member• American College of Surgeons (ACS) — Resident Member

June 2007 – June 2012 ​

Zgharta, Lebanon​​

Co-founder & member: Community Health Association of the North

Non-governmental organization founded to increase public awareness & involvement in community health. Activities included a Blood Donor Education & Collection Drive in cooperation with the Lebanese Red Cross (August 2007), Hepatitis B & C screening (January 2008).

August 2005 – June 2009

Member: Lebanese Medical Student International Committee (LEMSIC)

Active in: ▪ SCORA (Standing Committee on Reproductive Health & AIDS). Includes yearly drives to raise money for HIV/AIDS testing in Lebanon and public campaigns to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in high schools and universities ▪ SCOPE (Standing Committee on Professional Exchange) ▪ SCOPH (Standing Committee on Public Health)

March 2005 – May 2005

United Nations — Center for Conflict Resolution & Peace Building(CCRP)

Training course in leadership, non-violent communication, trust-building, and conflict resolution

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Basic Science                                          Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

October 2009 – May 2011▪ Successful development of Clostridium difficilecolitis model in Mice▪ Successful development of new methods for preventing Clostridium difficile and Salmonellainfections▪ Explored the various therapeutic actions of Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase

Clinical Research                                    Atrium Health – Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute

August 2018 – present• Research director of the division of vascular surgery

July 2016-June 2018• Assisted in the development of the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute Endovascular Registry• Leading and participating in multiple research projects to study the outcomes of patients treated for type B dissection • Leading and participating in multiple research projects to study the outcomes of patients undergoing complex aortic repairs

Quality Improvement• Team leader for ICU nurses’ education on post-operative care for complex vascular surgery patients• Part of Lean Team for post-operative TEVAR care. Goals are to decrease length of stay and decrease cost• Part of Lean Team for outpatient Cath-lab procedures to decrease cost and improve flow of cases and patient experience• Participated in education lectures to more than 50 nurses at Carolinas Medical Center focusing on Lower extremity ischemia

Current Abstracts accepted for presentation:1. Simultaneous Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Halim Yammine, MD, Charles S. Briggs, MD, Quantel V. Rolle, MD, Daniel Krcelic, MD, John R. Frederick, MD, Eric Skipper, MD, William Downey, MD, Michael J. Rinaldi, MD, Markus D. Scherer, MD, Frank R. Arko, III, MD

Poster presentation at Eastern Vascular Society 33rd Annual Meeting; Sept 2019; Pittsburg, PA2. Simultaneous Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Halim Yammine, MD, Charles S. Briggs, MD, Quantel V. Rolle, MD, Daniel Krcelic, MD, John R. Frederick, MD, Eric Skipper, MD, William Downey, MD, Michael J. Rinaldi, MD, Markus D. Scherer, MD, Frank R. Arko, III, MD

Podium presentation at annual Veith Symposium associate faculty program, Nov 2019, New York, NY

Book Chapters:1. Intravascular Ultrasound

Yammine H, Ballast J, Arko, F.

Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery. 9th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier. June 20182. Sizing matters when it comes to remodeling and false lumen thrombosis after TEVAR. 

Yammine H, Ballast JK, Arko FR.

CX Vascular and Endovascular Controversies Update 40th Edition. London: BIBA Publishing; 20183. Application of endoanchors in EVAR short neck <10mm. 

Yammine H, Ballast JK, Arko FR.

CX Vascular and Endovascular Controversies Update 40th Edition. London: BIBA Publishing; 20184. New thoracic descending thoracic aortic stent graft. 

Yammine H, Ballast JK, Arko FR.

CX Vascular and Endovascular Controversies Update 40th Edition. London: BIBA Publishing; 2018

Articles (in Peer Reviewed Journals):1. Evaluation of Dynamic Intimal Flap Movement using IVUS in patients with Type B Aortic Dissections before and after TEVAR

Halim Yammine, Jocelyn K. Ballast, Joel Harding ad , Jeko M. Madjarov, Tzvi Nussbaum, Frank R. Arko, III

Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research Volume 14 Issue 2 February 20192. Cocaine Abuse is Associated with Worse Outcomes after TEVAR in Patients with Type B Aortic Dissection 

Halim Yammine, MD, Daniel Krcelic, MD, Jocelyn K. Ballast, BA, William E. Anderson, MS, Tzvi Nussbaum, MD, Charles S. Briggs, MD, Gregory A. Stanley, MD, John R. Frederick, MD, Frank R. Arko, III, MD. 

J Vasc Surg. 2019 Jul;70(1):60-66. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.10.061. Epub2019 Feb 18.3. Retrograde Type A Dissection after TEVAR for Type B Aortic Dissection

Halim Yammine, Charles S. Briggs, Gregory A. Stanley, Jocelyn K. Ballast, William E. Anderson, Tzvi Nussbaum, John R. Frederick, Frank R. Arko, III 

J Vasc Surg. 2019 Jan;69(1):24-33.4. Aspiration mechanical thrombectomy for acute lower limb ischemia secondary to thrombosed popliteal artery aneurysm

Halim Yammine MD, Jocelyn K. Ballast BA, Hector O. Crespo Soto MD, Carson Milner BS, Frank R. Arko III MD
Vascular Disease Management 2018;15(9):E114-E1185. TEVAR for treatment of metallic pedicle screw penetrating the thoracic aorta

Yammine H, Ballast JK, Arko FR.

J Cardiol Clin Res 6(2): 1132 (2018)6. Advanced Techniques for Treating Juxtarenal and Pararenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: The Chimney Technique 

Yammine H, Briggs CS, Stanley GA, Ballast JK, Arko III FR

Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 Sep;21(3):165-1747. Short and Mid-Term Survival of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in the Contemporary Endovascular Era 

Briggs CS, Sibille JA, Yammine H, Ballast JK, Anderson W, Nussbaum T, Roush T, Arko F 

J Vasc Surg. 2018 Aug;68(2):408-414.e18. Ethnic Disparities in Outcomes in Patients with Complicated Type B Aortic Dissection

Yammine H, Ballast JK, Anderson WE, Frederick JR, Briggs CS, Roush T, Madjarov JM, Nussbaum T, Sibille JA, Arko FR 

J Vasc Surg. 2018 Jul;68(1):36-459. Pamidronate Rescue Therapy for Hypercalcemia in a Child WithWilliams Syndrome

Sanjad SA, Aoun B, Yammine H, Bassyouni A, Karam PE

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018 May 14;9:24010. A multidisciplinary approach to giant soft tissue sarcoma of the chest wall: A case report

Davis CH, Yammine H, Khaitan PG, Chan EY, Kim MP

Int J Surg Case Rep. 2016;28:211-21311. Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Prevents Antibiotic-Induced Susceptibility to Enteric Pathogens

Yammine H, Nasrin Alam S, Moaven O, Ahmed R, Moss AK, Biswas B, Muhammad N, Biswas R, Raychowdhury A, Kaliannan K, Ghosh S, Ray M, Hamarneh SR, Barua S, Malo NS, Bhan AK, Malo MS, HodinRA.

Annals of Surgery. 2014 Apr ;259(4) :715-2212. Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Inhibits the Proinflammatory Nucleotide Uridine Diphosphate.

Moss AK, Hamarneh SR, Mohamed MM, Ramasamy S, Yammine H, Patel P, Kaliannan K, Alam SN, Muhammad N, Moavan O, Teshager A, Malo NS, Narisawa S, Millan JL, Warren HS, Hohmann E, Malo MS, Hodin RA.

Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 2013 Mar 15;304(6): G597-60413. Local Peritoneal Irrigation with Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Is Protective against Peritonitis in Mice

Farzad Ebrahimi, Madhu S. Malo, Sayeda Nasrin Alam, Angela K. Moss, Halim Yammine, Sundaram Ramasamy, Brishti Biswas, Kathryn T. Chen, Nur Muhammad, Golam Mostafa, H. Shaw Warren, Elizabeth L. Hohmann and Richard A. Hodin

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surg. 2011 May;15(5):860-9.14. Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Has Beneficial Effects in Mouse Models of Chronic Colitis

Ramasamy S, Nguyen DD, Eston MA, Nasrin Alam S, Moss AK, Ebrahimi F, Biswas B, Mostafa G, Chen KT, Kaliannan K, Yammine H, Narisawa S, Millán JL, Warren HS, Hohmann EL, Mizoguchi E, Reinecker HC, Bhan AK, Snapper SB, Malo MS, Hodin RA

Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2011 Feb;17(2):532-42

Articles (Not in Peer Reviewed Journals):1. EndoAnchors: Usage Tips and data in short proximal neck

Frank Arko, Halim Yammine, Josie Ballast

Vascular Q&A. Vascular Disease Management, December 2017

Oral Presentations:1. Thoracic Stent Grafts Induce Persistent Aortic Remodeling in Adults Treated for Coarctation Up to One Year

Halim Yammine, MD, Donald Hahn, MD, Jocelyn Ballast, BA, Jorge Alegria, MD, Jeko Madjarov, MD, John Frederick, MD, Frank R. Arko III, MD

Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) 2019, National Harbor, MD2. Trans-radial Left Subclavian Artery Embolization via 4 French Sheath

Yammine H, Briggs CS, Ballast JK, Nussbaum T, Arko FR.

Podium presentation at annual Veith Symposium associate faculty program, Nov 2018, New York, NY2. Cocaine Abuse is Associated with Worse Outcomes after TEVAR in Patients with Type B Aortic Dissection 

Daniel Krcelic, MD, Halim Yammine, MD, Jocelyn K. Ballast, BA, William E. Anderson, MS, Tzvi Nussbaum, MD, Charles S. Briggs, MD, Gregory A. Stanley, MD, John R. Frederick, MD, Frank R. Arko, III, MD. 

Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Las Vegas, NV, March 20183. Retrograde Type A Dissection after TEVAR for Type B Aortic Dissection

Halim Yammine, Charles S. Briggs, Gregory A. Stanley, Jocelyn K. Ballast, William E. Anderson, Tzvi Nussbaum, John R. Frederick, Frank R. Arko, III 

Southern Association for Vascular Surgeons, SAVS annual meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, January 20184. Ethnic Disparities in Outcomes in Patients with Complicated Type B Aortic Dissection

Yammine H, Ballast J, Anderson W, Sibille J, Madjarov J, Briggs C, Frederick J, Arko F

VAST 3 meeting, August 2017, Saratoga, NY5. Ethnic Disparities in Outcomes in Patients with Complicated Type B Aortic Dissection

Yammine H, Ballast J, Anderson W, Sibille J, Madjarov J, Briggs C, Frederick J, Arko F

Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Annual Meeting, June 2017, San Diego, CA6. Oral supplementation with intestinal alkaline phosphatase: A novel preventive strategy against C. difficile colitis

Halim Yammine, Sayeda Nasrin Alam, Sundaram Ramasamy, OmeedMoaven, Rizwan Ahmed, Angela K. Moss, Brishti Biswas, Nur Muhammad, Kanakaraju Kaliannan, Madhury Ray, Sulaiman Hamarneh, Atul K. Bhan, Madhu S. Malo, and Richard A. Hodin.

American College of Surgeons, October 2012, Chicago, IL7. Anti-inflammatory effect of intestinal alkaline phosphatase on the nucleotide uridine diphosphate
Moss AK, Malo MS, Yammine H, Ramasamy S, Kaliannan K, Alam SN, Muhammad N,
Warren HS, Hohmann E, Hodin RA. 

New England Surgical Society Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day, May 2011, Boston, MA.8. Anti-inflammatory Effects of Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase on Intestinal Luminal Fluids
Moss AK, Malo MS, Biswas R, Yammine H, Alam SN, Ramasamy S, Muhammad N,
Kaliannan K, Warren HS, Hohmann E, Hodin RA. 

6th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 2011, Huntington Beach, CA.

Case Presentations:1. A Novel way to treat a complex Thoraco-abdominal aneurysm following TEVAR

Halim Yammine, Frank Arko

Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute annual Angio Forum, May 20172. A Novel way to treat a complex Thoraco-abdominal aneurysm following TEVAR

Halim Yammine, Frank Arko

Wake Forest School of Medicine Vascular Fall Forum, September 2017

Posters:1. TEVAR for Treatment of Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injury, a Single Center Experience

Rajavi S. Parikh, DO, Halim Yammine, MD, Jocelyn K. Ballast, BA, Charles S. Briggs, MD, Tzvi Nussbaum, MD, Gregory A. Stanley, MD, Jeko M. Madjarov, MD, John R. Frederick, MD, Frank R. Arko, III, MD

Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS), poster presentation, March 2019, Boca Raton, Fl2. Mechanical aspiration thrombectomy in the treatment of lower extremity DVT

Yammine H, Ballast JK, Boyes CW, Nussbaum T, Briggs CS, Murphy EH, Stanley GA, Arko FR.

Poster presentation at Eastern Vascular Society 32nd Annual Meeting; Sept 2018; Washington, DC. 3. Trans-radial Left Subclavian Artery Embolization via 4 French Sheath

Yammine H, Briggs CS, Ballast JK, Nussbaum T, Arko FR.

Poster presentation at Eastern Vascular Society 32nd Annual Meeting; Sept 2018; Washington, DC. 4. TEVAR in patients with connective tissue disorders, a single center experience

Yammine H, Ballast JK, Briggs CS, Boyes CW, Nussbaum T, Frederick JR, Madjarov JM, Arko FR

Poster presentation at Eastern Vascular Society 32nd Annual Meeting; Sept 2018; Washington, DC. 5. A Comparison of EVAR with EndoAnchors versus Chimney Stent Grafts for Treatment of Short Neck Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Stanley GA, Ballast JK, Briggs CS, Yammine H, Nussbaum T, Boyes C, Arko III FR.

Interactive Poster at SVS VAM, Boston, MA, June 2018 6. Disparities in outcomes between Genders in patients with Type B Aortic Dissection (TBAD) treated with TEVAR

Yammine H, Ballast JK, Briggs CS, Nussbaum T, Madjarov J, Frederick JR, Arko III FR

Poster competition at SVS VAM, Boston, MA, June 2018 7. Short-term Outcomes After Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (EVAR) using Endoanchors (EA) with Parallel Stent Grafts

Halim Yammine, Jocelyn K. Ballast, Charles S. Briggs, Gregory A. Stanley, Tzvi Nussbaum, Christopher W. Boyes, Frank R. Arko, III 

Southern Association for Vascular Surgeons (SAVS) annual meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, January 20188. Ethnic Disparities in Outcomes in Patients with Complicated Type B Aortic Dissection

Yammine H, Ballast J, Anderson W, Sibille J, Madjarov J, Briggs C, Frederick J, Arko F

(Won 1st round in poster competition at the Vascular Annual Meeting VAM at San Diego in June 2017)9. Long-Term Survival of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in the Contemporary Endovascular Era

Sibille J, Briggs C, Ballast J, Anderson W, Yammine H, Nussbaum T, Roush T, Arko F

Vascular Annual Meeting VAM at San Diego in June 201710. Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft, a Safe and Efficient Bailout Procedure
Halim Yammine, MD, Thomas Loh, MD, Matthew Bennett, MD, Carlos Bechara, MD, Alan B. Lumsden, MD, Jean Bismuth, MD. 
SCVS 44th annual Symposium, March 2016, Las Vegas, NV.11. Intestinal alkaline phosphatase detoxifies bacterial components
Moss AK, Malo MS, Yammine H, Alam SN, Ramasamy S, Biswas R, Muhammad N, Kaliannan K, Batal O, Warren HS, Hohmann E, HodinRA.

Digestive Disease Week, May 2011, Chicago, IL12. ATP-Induced Activation of the NLRP3 Inflammasone and IL-1beta Secretion Prevented by Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase

Ramasamy S, Malo MS, Alam SN, Yammine H, Kaliannan K, Moss AK, Muhammad N, Biswas R, Batal O, Raychowdhury A, Warren HS, Hohmann E, Bhan AK, Hodin RA. 

Poster of distinction at Digestive Disease Week, May 2011, Chicago, IL13. Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase helps prevent Clostridium difficilecolitis in mice

Halim Yammine, Madhu S Malo, Angela K Moss, Sayeda Nasrin Alam, Paul V Johnson, Elizabeth H Eypper, Sundaram Ramasamy, Nur Muhammad, Kanakaraju Kaliannan, Obaida Batal, Atul K Bhan, H Shaw Warren, Elizabeth Hohmann, and Richard A Hodin

64th Annual Meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting, April 2011, Boston, MA14. Intestinal alkaline phosphatase detoxifies bacterial components
Moss AK, Malo MS, Alam SN, Biswas R, Yammine H, Ramasamy S, Muhammad N, Kaliannan K, Batal O, Warren HS, Hohmann E, HodinRA. 

64th Annual Meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting, April 2011, Boston, MA
15. Anti-inflammatory Effects of Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase on Intestinal Luminal Fluids

Moss AK, Malo MS, Yammine H, Alam SN, Ramasamy S, Warren HS, Hohmann E, Hodin RA. 

Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 57th Annual Meeting, December 2010, Boston, MA16. Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Has Beneficial Effects in Mouse Models of Chronic Colitis

Sundaram Ramasamy, Deanna D. Nguyen, Michelle A. Eston, Golam Mostafa, Nur Muhammad, Farzad Ebrahimi, Sayeda Nasrin Alam, Kathryn Chen, Brishti Biswas, Angela K. Moss, Halim Yammine, Sonoko Narisawa, Jose L. Millan, Warren H. Shaw, Elizabeth Hohmann, Richard A Hodin

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) MAY 1-5, 2010, New Orleans, LA17. Thyroid Hormone Modulates the Normal Homeostasis of Intestinal Microbiota

Sayeda Nasrin Alam, Madhu S. Malo, Farzad Ebrahimi, Golam Mostafa, Kathryn Chen, Sundaram Ramasamy, Nur Muhammad, Brishti Biswas, Halim Yammine, Angela K. Moss, Warren H. Shaw, Elizabeth Hohmann, Richard A. Hodin

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) MAY 1-5, 2010, New Orleans, LA18. Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase to Treat and Prevent Enteric Bacterial Pathogenesis

Madhu S. Malo, Golam Mostafa, Nur Muhammad, Farzad Ebrahimi, Sayeda Nasrin Alam, Kathryn Chen, Sundaram Ramasamy, BrishtiBiswas, Angela K. Moss, Halim Yammine, Warren H. Shaw, Elizabeth Hohmann, Richard A. Hodin

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) MAY 1-5, 2010, New Orleans, LA19. Local Peritoneal Irrigation with Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Is Protective against Peritonitis in Mice

Farzad Ebrahimi, Madhu S. Malo, Sayeda Nasrin Alam, Kathryn Chen, Golam Mostafa, Sundaram Ramasamy, Angela K. Moss, Brishti Biswas, Halim Yammine, Warren H. Shaw, Elizabeth Hohmann, Richard A. Hodin

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) MAY 1-5, 2010, New Orleans, LA20. Successful Control of Severe Hypercalcemia in Williams Syndrome (WS) with Intravenous Pamidronate 

Yammine H, Karam P, Saah T, Sanjad S

American University of Beirut Medical Center Research Day, April 2009, Beirut, Lebanon

References are available upon your request1