The American Health Council appoints Ramzan M. Zakir, MD, RPVI, FACC, FSCAI, Interventional Cardiologist at RWJPE Heart and Vascular Institute of Central Jersey and current the Director of High Risk PCI and Research at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas University Hospital, as “Best in Medicine.”
Since 2009, in his role as interventional cardiologist, Dr. Zakir has performed thousands of successful angioplasty procedures. He has expanded his practice to peripheral vascular disease and has obtained his RPVI certificate for vascular ultrasound. The RWJPE Heart and Vascular Institute of Central Jersey is where he can assess the needs of his patients prior to performing complex coronary interventions, chronic total occlusions, carotid artery stenting, endovascular interventions for patients with peripheral arterial disease as well as venous ablations, sclerotherapy and Varithena® procedures for venous insufficiency.
Early in his career, Dr. Zakir attended Rutgers College and completed both his internship and residency at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School, and served as chief medical resident at Hackensack University Hospital. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and endovascular. A clinical associate professor of medicine at Rutgers Medical School – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, he is involved in research and fellow training. As a leader in interventional cardiology, he serves as principal investigator of several clinical trials to enhance the management of patients with coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease and venous disease.
Dr. Zakir is an affiliate of several organizations, including the American College of Cardiology, a fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, and a member of the Police Defense Foundation, as well as Health Forces for Police. An illustrious scholar, he is known for his distinct contributions to prominent medical publications and he is invited faculty to numerous international conferences, including TCT, NCVH and ACC. Dr. Zakir is fluent in Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi and English.
Dr. Zakir’s hobbies include tennis, basketball, football and watching the New York Jets, Knicks and Yankees. He cites raising his two sons and daughter as personal achievements. He dedicates this recognition to his father, Mirza, and to Saud Sadiq.
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