Adel Khalifa Sultan Hamad

Consultant Cardiologist and Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Head of Electrophysiology Department
Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre
Bahrain Defence Force Hospital

Dr. Adel is a consultant cardiologist and Bahrain’s first interventional cardiac electrophysiologist. He is the head of electrophysiology department; cardiac pacing and tachyarrhyhmia devices in Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre at Bahrain Defence Force Hospital. He is Board certified in internal medicine and adult cardiology from University of Toronto, Canada. Subsequently he did a subspeciality clinical fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at Toronto General Hospital. During his cardiology residency and clinical fellowship years he did a five yearsresearch focusing on the “Spatial organization of ventricular fibrillation in explanted Langendorff human heart” which he presented at the annual Ursula Bangs Clinical and Research day. Subsequently he presented his research at the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Meeting in Montreal/Canada and then submitted an abstract at the American Heart Association. After returning from Canada he established the country’s first electrophysiology (EP) laboratory in 2010, subsequently established an advanced EP program utilizing 3D mapping system and cryoablation program for atrial fibrillation.

Current practice ranges from device implant (pacemakers, ICDs and CRTs) to performing electrophysiology studies and ablation of various arrhythmias. He is a board member of the Gulf Heart Rhythm Society (GHRS). He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and fellow of the Westminster College in Vancouver. He is an editorial board member of the “Journal of Clinical Trials in Cardiology”, “Journal of Cardiology & Current Research”, “EC Cardiology”,  and “The Internet Journal of Cardiology”. He is an Arab Board Examiner for adult cardiology. He is a speaker in many regional, national and international conferences and has many publications in medical journals. He received the following honors and decorations; Hawar Medal of a first grade, Military Assessment Medal 1st Class and Medal of Courage. His research interests include atrial fibrillation, new oral anticoagulants, cardiac devices and sudden cardiac death.