Motaz Alshaher, MD, FACC, FASE
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, of CCU at ULH
Director, Cardiac MRI at Audubon hospital
He serves as the medical director of cardiac MRI at Audubon hospital and the medical director of the Cardiac Critical Care Unit at University of Louisville.
His early research was primarily in the field of molecular biology, where he has developed new assay for Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS), and he has helped in building new theory of the role of NOS in feeding and appetite control.
His current research interest focuses on how to incorporate the different cardiac imaging modalities in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. He is presently involved in several research projects including the development of novel echocardiographic technologies to assess cardiac and vascular elasticity. Dr. Alshaher has received multiple awards including research poster award from the American college of physicians (ACP).
Efficacy and safety of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (MC-1) in high-risk patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery: the MEND-CABG II randomized clinical trial.
MEND-CABG II Investigators: Alshaher, M et al.
Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). 2008 Apr 16;299(15):1777-87. Epub 2008 Apr 1.
Cardiac manifestations of exhaustive exercise in nonathletic adults: does cardiac fatigue occur?
Alshaher M, El-Mallakh R, Dawn B, Siddiqui T, Longaker RA, Stoddard MF Echocardiography. 2007 Mar; 24(3):237-42.
Intra-myocardial dissection following non-penetrating trauma
Silverstein JR, Tasset MR, Dowling RD, Alshaher MM
Journal of American society of Echocardiography. 2006 Dec; 19(12):1529.e5-8).
Rapid assay for Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) using Thin-layer Chromatography (TLC). Kumar VB, Bernardo A, Alshaher MM, Buddhiraju M, Purushothaman R, Morley, J E. Analytical Biochemistry 1999 Apr 10; 269(1): 17-20.
Leptin and Neuropeptide Y (NPY) modulate Nitric Oxide synthase: further evidence for the role of Nitric Oxide in feeding. Morley JE, Alshaher MM, Farr SA, Flood JF, and Kumar VB. Peptides 1999; 20 (5): 595-600.
Evidence that Nitric Oxide stimulates feeding in the Marsupial Sminthopsis Crassicaudata. Vozzo R, Wittert GA, Chapman IM, Fraser R, Hope PJ, Horowitz M, Alshaher MM, Kumar VB, Morley JE. Comprehensive Biochemical Physiology C Pharmacology. Toxicology Endocrinology 1999 Jun; 123(2): 145-51.
Changes in membrane Fatty Acids and delta-9 Desaturase in Senescence Accelerated Mouse (SAMP8) Hippocampus with aging. V B. Kumar, M Buddhiraju, MM. Alshaher, K Vyas, J F. Flood and J E. Morley. Life Science. 1999; 65(16): 1657-62.