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Heba Wassif, MD, joins Baystate Medical Practices – heart and vascular program

June 23, 2015

GREENFIELD – Heba Wassif, MD, cardiologist, has recently joined Baystate Medical Practices – Heart and Vascular Program.

Dr. Wassif received her master’s degree in public health from the Bloomberg John Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, and her medical degree from Cairo University, Egypt.

She served as an internal medicine resident at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic and as the chief resident for the Minneapolis Veterans Affair Medical Center. She completed her cardiology fellowship at John Hopkins Hospital/School of Medicine, Baltimore and an interventional cardiology fellowship with additional advanced cardiology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Dr. Wassif’s experience with serving patients of diverse backgrounds is drawn from her professional experiences around the globe. After receiving the scholarly achievement award from the Ministry of Education in Dubai, Dr. Wassif attended medical school at Cairo University in Egypt.

As a medical student, she was selected to participate in the international exchange scholar rotation program through the scientific society. Upon graduation, Dr. Wassif completed an externship in cardiology at the Royal Infirmary in Bristol, England and her anesthesiology externship at Abbott-North Western Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.

Settling in Minnesota, Dr. Wassif served as an assistant professor and clinical instructor for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Minnesota. As the director of the emergency department for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dr. Wassif guided the department through policy formation, quality control, personnel training, and appointment of staff members.

Dr. Wassif recently relocated to Massachusetts, serving as the in-patient specialist for Winchester Hospital, concentrating on cardiology. Joining the Baystate Health team, Dr. Wassif accepted the position as the cardiology consultant for the Tufts Medical School Western Campus in Springfield. The Heart and Vascular Program welcomed Dr. Wassif to their team, located in both Greenfield and Florence.

A reflection of her global travels, she is fluent in English, French, and Arabic, and speaks some Spanish. While not working, Dr. Wassif loves traveling, and noted, “The most fascinating place I have traveled was Venice.” Her hobbies include hiking, painting, and dancing.

She is excited to begin her new role with Baystate Medical Practices in Greenfield and admires their commitment to the local community. “I enjoy the dedication and sincerity that my team has to patient care,” said Dr. Wassif.

BMP Heart and Vascular Program is located at 48 Sanderson Street, Greenfield. Contact the office, (413) 794 – 2273.