Abdulrhman S. Elnaggar, MD

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Abdulrhman S. Elnaggar, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery

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About Me

Abdul Elnaggar, MD, is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute and an assistant professor of surgery at Penn State College of Medicine.

Dr. Elnaggar obtained his medical degree from the Alexandria University School of Medicine in Egypt. He completed his general surgery residency at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, N.Y., followed by a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He spent an additional year at the Cleveland Clinic, where he focused on the surgical treatment of aortic diseases, both open and endovascular, as well as complex reoperative cardiac surgery.

Dr. Elnaggar completed the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Foundation Honoring Our Cleveland Clinic Mentors Leadership Program and received the AATS Foundation Intuitive Surgical Robotics Fellowship, as well as the Columbia University Department of Surgery Startup Grant Research Award.

Dr. Elnaggar’s clinical interests include open and endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms, acute and chronic aortic dissections and all aspects of adult cardiac surgery. 

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Professional Education

Education

Medical School, University of Alexandria, Egypt - 2009

Fellowship

Fellowship, Cardiac Surgery Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Ohio) - 2021

Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surg Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Ohio) - 2020

Residency

Residency, General Surgery Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (New York) - 2018

Internship

Internship, General Surgery Lenox Hill Hospital - 2015

Academic Interests

  • Adult cardiac surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm and dissection
  • Aortic surgery
  • Endovascular surgery

Awards

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Foundation Honoring our Cleveland Clinic Mentors Leadership Program – 2019
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Foundation and Intuitive Surgical Robotics Fellowship – 2019
  • Columbia University Department of Surgery Startup Research Award – 2011