Doctor Suleman Profile

AMER SULEMAN M.D.

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

June 1997 to present

Consultant in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Medical City Hospital Dallas, Dallas Texas
  • Medical Center of McKinney, McKinney

ACADEMIC PREPARATION

  • Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology: MID AMERICA HEART INSTITUTE, Kansas City Missouri, KRANNERT INSTITUTE OF CARDIOLOGY, and INDIANA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Fellowship in Cardiology: ALTON OCHSNER MEDICAL CENTER, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Resident and Clinical Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, School of Medicine at Buffalo
  • Resident & Clinical Instructor:  Department of Pathology STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, School of Medicine at Buffalo
  • Resident and Clinical Instructor: Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Surgery  MAYO HOSPITAL, Lahore, Pakistan

SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (American Board of Internal Medicine), the highest level of certification in the field of heart rhythm management
  • Cardiovascular Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillators
  • Specialist in Clinical Hypertension (American Society of Hypertension, one of less than 800 physicians in united states with this qualification, this is highest level of certification in hypertension management )
  • Echocardiography (American Society of Echocardiography), the highest level of certification in cardiac ultrasonography

MEDICAL LICENSURE

  State of Texas

  State of Louisiana, Missouri, Indiana, Alabama, New York (inactive)

ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS:

In the fields of

Cardiovascular reactivity

Study individual differences in hemodynamic responses to stressors and examine their roles in early detection and development of cardiovascular disease.

Mechanisms of Hypertension

Study the differences in blood vessel response to mental stress in risk population to examine underlying mechanism of development of essential hypertension.

Clinical Pharmacology

Participate in the development of new drugs in cardiovascular disease

Lipidology

Study the effects of risk factor reduction in cardiovascular disease

Caffeine and Exercise

Study the effects of caffeine on cardiovascular system, and concept of caffeine tolerance

Clinical Medicine

Case reports of unusual cases and clinically relevant issues

 

AWARDS / HONORS / GRANTS

Public Service Commission, national ranking: #1 ranking in the whole province out of 3000 graduating physicians (November 1991)

Invited on Pakistan National Television four times to represent talented students of the country

Scientific Poster Recognition Award: Southern Medical Association; 93rd Annual Assembly, Dallas, Texas November 1999; “Diagnosis and treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy in a Community Hospital”

Scientific Poster Recognition Award: Southern Medical Association; 93rd Annual Assembly, Dallas, Texas November 1999; “A case of Pheochromocytoma”

Scientific Poster Recognition Award: Southern Medical Association, 93rd Annual Assembly, Dallas, Texas November 1999; “Fibromuscular Dysplasia of Renal, Carotid and Iliac Arteries”

Pfizer Fellow Award for research

American College of Physicians, Missouri Chapter, Best abstract from Kansas City

Certificate of Scholarship: (Rs. 2500) North American Alumni of King Edward Medical College; for writing original research paper “Common Indications of Caesarian Section in Pakistan”, 1989

Certificate of Scholarship: (Rs.2500): North American Alumni of King Edward Medical College; for writing original research paper “Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children”, December, 1998

Hijri Scholarship: Government of Pakistan (16th among 40,000 pre-medical graduates)

Merit Scholarship: Government of Pakistan (30th among 64,000 students in secondary school examination).

Research Grant: Cholesterol Problem in Indians and Pakistanis, (CPIP Study)  KOS Pharmaceuticals

Literary Crest: K. E. Medical College (Awarded after a lapse of thirteen years prior to which no student was able to fulfill the criteria).

Roll of Honor: Government College Lahore: Public speaking

Professor Hamid Ahmad Khan Gold Medal: Punjab University: Public speaking

Best Debater of Pakistan: Lion’s Club International

College Chess Champion, K. E. Medical College

Second Prize, National photography competition, Art and Cultural Organization of Pakistan

Winner of 104 national level debate competitions with 10 gold-silver medals

 

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

CME EDITOR, Section of Cardiology, Online Text book of Medicine, Zevitz M. ed., Boston Publishing Company, 2000

MEMBER EDITORIAL BOARD, International Journal of Medicine, Priory Lodge Education, Brixham, Devon, United Kingdom

MEMBER EDITORIAL BOARD, Family Practice on Line, Priory Lodge Education, Brixham, Devon, United Kingdom

EDITOR, Aks-e-tehrir Urdu literary magazine, Dallas, Texas October 1998

PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST AND EDITORIAL WRITER: Major Pakistani newspapers and magazines

EDITOR, KEMCOL ’89: Annual Literary Periodical of K. E. Medical College

 

PUBLICATIONS AND CITATIONS IN MEDIA:

Marquis Who’s Who in the World

Marquis Who’s Who in Healthcare

Year Book of Experts Authorities & Spokespersons 2000: Selected and Enlisted as an expert in cholesterol management

Interview Dallas Morning News, August 2004

Interview Star Telegram Fort Worth Section Body and Soul regarding National Asian Indian Heart Disease Project, February 2, 2000

Interview Star Telegram Fort Worth “Regarding TNT Study, February 22nd, 1999

Interview WebMD, Regarding Caffeine Study, March 2000

Interview Datamonitor United Kingdom, interviewed as one of 350 specialists in US, Germany, France, UK Italy, Spain and Japan, February 2000

 
Bibliography

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOK

Amer Suleman, Nasir Hameed Siddiqi : “Dilated Cardiomyopathy”; Online Textbook of Medicine, Zevitz M (Ed.) Boston Publishing Company

Amer Suleman, Kyle Heffner:  “Exercise Physiology”;  Sports Medicine Online, Splantz S (Ed.) Boston Publishing Company

Kazi Imran Majeed, Amer Suleman: “Hyperammonemia Syndrome”:  Text book of Neurology On Line, Splantz S (Ed.), Boston Publishing Company

MANUSCRIPTS

John Miller, AMER SULEMAN, Djavid Hadian: “Termination of orthodromic supraventricular tachycardia with a non-propagated stimulus” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2003 Apr;14(4):439.

AMER SULEMAN, Bong Hee Sung, Mohammad Ajmal, Kazi Imran Majeed Nasir Hameed Siddiqi: “Caffeine and its Effects on Heart; Facts, Myths & Controversies”  Life and Medical Sciences On Line, April 2000

AMER SULEMAN, Kazi Imran Majeed, Wajahat Mirza, Mahvash Amer:  “Mitral Stenosis – A Review” International Journal of Medicine (Periodical On Line), March 2000

AMER SULEMAN, Nasir Hameed Siddiqi, , “Hemodynamic and Cardiovascular Effects of Caffeine”:  International Journal of Medicine (Periodical On Line), January 2000

AMER SULEMAN and Khurram Bashir: Common Indications for Caesarean Sections.  Awarded scholarship for research by North American Alumni of King Edward Medical College, 1989.

AMER SULEMAN: Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children: Awarded scholarship for research by North American Alumni of King Edward Medical College, 1988.

ABSTRACTS

Samy,AH.,Henry,AH.,Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Hypoplasia of Aorta in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome(POTS). Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. Oct, 2015; 192(1): 120.

Henry,AH.,Samy,AH.,Hamid,SE.,Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Swallowing Syncope: A Case Report in Light of Literature. Southern Medical Association Pulse. Oct, 2015; 3(10): P-3.

Henry,AH.,Samy,AH., AMER SULEMAN. Frequency of Symptoms in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. Oct, 2015; 192(1): 124.

Hamid,SE.,Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Case Report on IV Albumin in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) with Meniere’s Disease. Hypertension Journal. Sep, 2015; 66(1524-4563): AP066.

Hamid,SE.,Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. A case report of Mitochondrial Disease in a patient with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. Oct, 2015; 192(1): 125.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN.,Le,TH. Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome(POTS). Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. Oct, 2015; 192(1): 124-125.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. A Comprehensive Echocardiogram Study in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Circulation Research journal. July, 2015; 117(1524-4571): A327.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and its Associated Chronic Pain Symptoms. Circulation Research journal. July, 2015; 117(1524-4571): A326.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN.,Syed,S. Balance Disorders in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. Oct, 2015; 192(1): 123–124.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Headache in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). HEADACHE. May, 2015; 55(Supplement S3): 166-167.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Correlation of pulsatility index with delta heart rate in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Journal of Neuroimaging. Mar, 2015; 25(2): 334.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. A comprehensive study on postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) symptoms. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. Oct, 2015; 192(1): 123.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Correlation of mean cerebral blood flow velocity and change in the heart rate in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Journal of Neuroimaging. Mar, 2015; 25(2): 335.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Enhanced external counter pulsation therapy (EECP) for the treatment of orthostatic intolerance. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension. Apr, 2015; 9(4): e35-e36.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Pacemaker Tapping Maneuver in the Treatment of Orthostatic Hypotension. Hypertension Journal. Sep, 2015; 66(1524-4563): AP065.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. A comprehensive echocardiogram study in elhers danlos syndrome. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. June, 2015; 28(6): A1-A28, B1-B196, 615.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test (QSART) study in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome(POTS). International Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Surgery, Pathology and Pharmacology. July, 2015; 131(Suppl. 2): 300. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26202472.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Gastrointestinal disturbances in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). International Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Surgery, Pathology and Pharmacology. July, 2015; 131(Suppl. 2): 304. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26202472.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Case Report of MALS Surgery in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Hypertension Journal. Sep, 2015; 66(1524-4563): AP064.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Sleep Indices and Patterns In Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Journal of Sleep and Sleep Disorders Research. Sep, 2015; 38(1): A315.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Sleep Study In Elhers Danlos Syndrome. Journal of Sleep and Sleep Disorders Research. Sep, 2015; 38(1): A313.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Study II – beighton score and delta heart rate correlation in patients with ehlers danlos syndrome (EDS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. Oct, 2015; 192(1): 124.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Vitamin B12 deficiency in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome(POTS). International Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Surgery, Pathology and Pharmacology. July, 2015; 131(Suppl. 2): 305. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26202472.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Prevalence of Headache in Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). HEADACHE. May, 2015; 55(Supplement S3): 166-167.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Relationship of body mass index (BMI) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). International Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Surgery, Pathology and Pharmacology. July, 2015; 131(Suppl. 2): 308. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26202472.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Antinuclear Antibody levels Study in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Feb, 2016; 9(A116): 1941-7705.

Ashangari,C., AMER SULEMAN. Nerve Conduction Study in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Feb, 2016; 9(1941-7705): A222.

Ashangari,C.,Patel,H.,Gupta,N., AMER SULEMAN. Stiffness Index Study in Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. American College of Rheumatology – Arthritis & Rheumatology Journal. October, 2015; 67(10): 2557–2794.

Ashangari,C.,Gupta,N.,Patel,D.H., AMER SULEMAN. Central Aortic Systolic Pressure in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome(POTS). Southern Medical Association Pulse. October, 2015; 3(10): P-4.

Ashangari, C AMER SULEMAN. Vitamin D Deficiency Study in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. May, 2015; 8(Suppl 2): A121-A121.

Amna,AB.,Ashangari,C.,Syed,S., AMER SULEMAN. Cardiopulmonary Stress Test (CPX) in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Southern Medical Association Pulse. October, 2015; 3(10): P-5.

Bong Hee Sung and AMER SULEMAN.  Tolerance to Repeated Caffeine Consumption and Cardiovascular Disease. Proceedings of 3rd International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Amsterdam, July, 1994.

AMER SULEMAN, Bong Hee Sung, Wendy Orlowski, Joseph L. Izzo Jr.,  Michael F. Wilson.  Exaggerated Blood Pressure Response to Mental Stress in Hypercholesterolemic Patients. American Journal of Hypertension, 1994;7(4):107A

AMER SULEMAN, Bong Hee Sung, Wendy Orlowski, Joseph L. Izzo Jr., Michael F. Wilson.  Hypercholesterolemia Influences Blood Pressure Response to Mental Stress. FASEB Journal (Journal of Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology), 1994: Vol. 8;A455

Bong Hee Sung, AMER SULEMAN, Paresh Dandona, Joseph L. Izzo Jr. Michael F. Wilson.  Normotensive, Noninsulin Dependent Women Exhibit Exaggerated Blood Pressure Response to Mental Stress.  FASEB Journal (Journal of Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology) 1994;Vol 8; A943

Bong Hee Sung, Lawrence Golden, Paresh Dandona, Joseph L. Izzo Jr., AMER SULEMAN, Michael F. Wilson.  Gender Differences in Blood Pressure Response to Mental Stress and its Implications for Cardiovascular Disease. Proceedings of 3rd International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Amsterdam, July, 1994.

Bong Hee Sung, Lawrence Golden, Paresh Dandona, Joseph L. Izzo Jr., AMER SULEMAN, Michael F. Wilson.  Insulin Resistance may Cause Exaggerated Blood Pressure Response to Mental Stress.  Proceedings of 3rd International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Amsterdam, July 7, 1994

AMER SULEMAN, Gregory Jones: New Onset Ventricular Tachycardia during  Pregnancy; Southern Medical Journal  Vol. 89 No. 10 S15 October 1996.

Tansel Turgut, Furrukh Malik, Frank Smart, Dwight Stapleton, AMER SULEMAN, Mandeep Mehra:  Agnogenic Leukemia in Heart Transplant Recipient, Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 89 No. 10 S72 October 96.

Bong Hee Sung, Michael F Wilson, Paresh Dandonna, AMER SULEMAN:  “Reduction in Cholesterol improves Blood Pressure Response to Mental Stress”.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 1996;141:43

AMER SULEMAN, Saad Rahman, Kartik Patel: Warfarin induced Alopecia treated with Conjugated Estrogens, Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 91 No. 10 S43-44, October 98.

Marilyn K. Aday, AMER SULEMAN, George Marinides, John Raymond: Diagnosis And Treatment Of Diabetic Nephropathy in a Community Hospital, 93rd  Annual Session of Southern Medical Association, Dallas Texas, November, 1999

AMER SULEMAN, Faraz Qureshi: Fibromuscular Dysplasia of Renal, Carotid and Iliac Arteries, 93rd Annual Session of Southern Medical Association, Dallas, Texas November, 1999

AMER SULEMAN, Dan G. McBride, Kevin Lowe, Anwar Moryan, Javed Akram: A Case of Pheochromocytoma, 93rd Annual Session of Southern Medical Association, Dallas, Texas, November, 1999

AMER SULEMAN: ” Tachycardia Induced Cardiomyopathy”, 94th Annual Session of Southern Medical Association, Orlando, Florida, November, 2000

AMER SULEMAN, Cheryl Myers. Kathryn Vlach, David Steinhaus: “An unusual form of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia” Associate Competition American College of Physicians, Missouri Chapter 2000, Judged as the best abstract from Kansas City

AMER SULEMAN, Kathryn Vlach, Keith Hebert, David Steinhaus:  “Higher pacing rates increase cardiac output and decrease pulmonary artery diastolic pressure in patients with congestive heart failure” Associate Competition American College of Physicians, Missouri Chapter 2000

AMER SULEMAN, David Steinhaus, Kathryn Vlach, Kieth Hiebert:  Anodal Stimulation, Is t a potential concern during Biventricular pacing? NASPE Annual Session Boston Massachusset, 2001

AMER SULEMAN, Kathryn Vlach, David Steinhaus:  Effects of different atrial pacing Sites on far field R wave sensing;  NASPE Annual Sessions, Boston Massachussets, 2001 Judged as one of top three abstracts Pfizer Fellow award

AMER SULEMAN, Kathryn Vlach, David Steinhaus:  Postural Changes during heart failure:  Annual session of Heart Failure Society of America, September 2001/  Awarded Fellows Travel Grant.

David Steinhaus, AMER SULEMAN, Kathryn Vlach, Keith Hebert:  ”  Atrial pacing from different sites”:  American College of Cardiology Annual sessions, March 2002

Deepak Bhakta, AMER SULEMAN, John Miller:  ” Activation Mapping of ectopic atrial tachycardia”  Heart Rhythm Society Annual Session May 2004

ILLUSTRATION

Amer Suleman : ” EKG Quiz”  International Journal of Medicine, (Periodical On Line) March 2000.

CLINICAL TRIALS AND INVESTIGATIONS

2003-2004       Principal Investigator, Vibrant Study, Vitatron

2003-2004       Principal Investigator, Life Study, Guidant Corporation

2003-2004       Principal Investigator, REFLUX Study, Guidant Corporation

1999-2000       Investigator, National Asian Indian Heart Disease Project (NAIHDP), University of California at Berkley

1998-2001       Investigator, Treatment of Cholesterol to new target  levels (TNT), “The effect of LDL-Cholesterol Lowering Beyond Currently Recommended Minimum Targets on Coronary Heart Disease Occurrence in Patients at High CHD Risk”  Parke Davis & Pfizer

1993-94           Co-investigator, “Eight-week Comparative Study of the Percent of Subjects Achieving NCEP LDL-C Goal While on Fluvastatin or Mevacor.” Sandoz Pharmaceutical Corporation ($55,000)

1993-94           Collaborator, “An Open Label, Positive-controlled, 48-week,

Multicenter Study of Troglitazone in Patients with Non-insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus to Assess Potential Effects on Cardiac Mass and Function.” Parke Davis ($245,080)

1990-95           Collaborator, “Caffeine Influences on Exercise and Psychological Stress”.  NIH-HL 32050 ($1,140,000)

1993-94           Collaborator, “Amlodipine Study for Angina Patients”,

Pfizer Labs L-0232 ($28,000)

1993-96           Collaborator, Assessment of Treatment with Lisinopril and Survival,”  Zeneca ($75,375)

 

CEU/CME CREDIT LECTURES

Each of these lectures was worth 1.2 hours of CEU nursing credit and 1 hour of CME (Continuing Medical Education) credit for physicians:

Amer Suleman:  EKG Changes in Exercise Stress Testing; Stress Testing Conference, Denton Regional Medical Center (January 6, 1998)

Amer Suleman:  EKG Changes in Exercise Testing Part II; Stress Testing Conference, Denton Regional Medical Center, January 13, 1998

Amer Suleman:  Basic Ventilation Respiration & Oxygenation; Stress Testing Conference, Denton Regional Medical Center, January 20, 1998

Amer Suleman:  Stress Echocardiography; Stress Testing Conference, Denton Regional Medical Center, February 10, 1999

Amer Suleman and Tanveer Qureshi: Anti Arrhythmic Drugs; Nursing teaching conference, Denton Community Hospital, 1998.

Amer Suleman:  EKG Interpretation:  Stress Testing Conference, Denton Regional Hospital March 10 1998

Amer Suleman and Kyle Heffner:  Exercise Stress Testing, EKG Interpretation, Stress Testing Conference, March 24, 1998

Amer Suleman:  EKG Interpretation:  Stress Testing Conference, April 28, 1998

Amer Suleman:  Cardiac Arrhythmias; Stress Testing Conference, June 2, 1998

Amer Suleman:  Tilt Table Testing; Stress Testing Conference; Denton Regional Medical Center

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

REGULAR VOLUNTEER, AL-SHIFA CLINIC EULESSTEXAS

(Al-Shifa Clinic is a free medical service provided for minority groups and financially unaffording individuals)

HOBBIES

Chess, Photography, Reading, Poetry, Music