Kamal Kassem, M.D.

Kamal KassemEducation

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Residency Program: University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Career Interest

Academic Career in Interventional Cardiology


Was born in a rural village in the mountainous valleys of Taiz, Yemen. At the age of ten, my dad decided to bring me with him to the U.S. for better educational opportunities. It was indeed a cultural shock. The quick transition from a rural village to the suburban metro Detroit area was challenging, yet the adaptation became a major influence in my life. I received an excellent secondary education, graduated from college and matriculated from medical school to become a physician.

In His Words

Everything at the University of Louisville aligned with my specific interests in Cardiology. On the day of my interview, I felt that the faculty members were compassionate and dedicated to the success of their fellows. I chose this fellowship program because it offered me the opportunities needed to become a well‐trained cardiologist through patient centered rounds, implementation of evidence‐based medicine, and great research opportunities in the areas of my interest.