Mohammad A Z Al-Ani

Mohammad A Z Al-Ani, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-9076
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About Mohammad A Z Al-Ani

My name is Dr. Al-Ani, and I specialize in advanced heart failure in the University of Florida Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and serve on the cardiac imaging team with a particular interest in multimodality imaging applications in the advanced heart failure population.

My fascination of the ability to help patients feel better is what drew me toward becoming a doctor. I consider this one of the most worthy goals in life. I am transparent with my patients and tailor their care to their conditions and values.

I earned my medical degree from Jordan University School of Medicine in Amman, Jordan. After moving to the United States, I found a home in Gainesville, Florida, where I completed my residency in internal medicine and fellowships in cardiovascular diseases and advanced heart failure at the UF College of Medicine.

I am an early career board member of the American College of Cardiology – Florida chapter, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association as well as the Societies of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance and Cardiac Computed Tomography. I am also a CTSI KL2 scholar in artificial intelligence application in heart transplantation. In 2017, I received the Most Outstanding Research Award from UF’s Department of Medicine. Later, in 2019, I received the Carl J. Pepine Award in cardiovascular research.

I have gained experience in advanced imaging applications for patients in cardiomyopathy, which helps me better individualize advanced heart failure therapies. I am certified in cardiology, advanced heart failure, cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, echocardiography and nuclear imaging.

My research includes artificial intelligence in heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to heart transplantation and quantitative imaging of cardiac sarcoidosis by cardiac MRI.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my two young boys, grilling and baking, cooking Indian and Arabic food, learning about automotive technology and swimming.

Additional Positions:
Early career board member
2023 – Current · American college of cardiology – Florida Chapter


AI2Heal Datathon – 1st place
2023 · University of Florida
Exemplary Teacher Award
2021 · UF College of Medicine
Carl J Pepine award in cardiovascular research
2019 · University of Florida
Florida Quality Improvement in Cardiology – Third place award
2019 · Florida Chapter American College of Cardiology
Annual meeting travel award
2017 · Heart Failure Society of America
Most Outstanding Research Award
2017 · University of Florida
Annual meeting travel award
2015 · Heart Failure Society of America

Board Certifications

  • Adult Echocardiography
    National Board of Echocardiography
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
    Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
    Certification Board of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
    Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Clinical Profile

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Heart transplant
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Imaging and radiology
  • Mechanical Circulatory Assist Device
  • Personalized Medicine

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Areas of Interest
  • Advanced Cardiac Imaging Techniques
  • Application of artificial intelligence in cardiovascular medicine
  • Circulatory support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Donor heart recovery post heart transplantation
  • Infiltrative cardiomyopathies
  • Myocardial characterization by cardiac MRI
  • Recovery of the ischemic myocardium


Amyloid transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis with different manifestations, test findings and types
BMJ Case Reports. 16(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2022-250972. [PMID] 37080632.
Artificial intelligence guidance of advanced heart failure therapies: A systematic scoping review.
Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fcvm.2023.1127716. [PMID] 36910520.
Pharmacological Therapy Optimization for Heart Failure: A Practical Guide for the Internist.
The American journal of medicine. [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2023.04.033. [PMID] 37148990.
Prognostic Value of Frailty for Heart Failure Patients Undergoing Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: A Systematic Review.
Cardiology in review. [DOI] 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000541. [PMID] 36881614.
Emerging role of cardiac MRI in acute pericarditis.
International journal of cardiology. 359:122-123 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijcard.2022.04.037. [PMID] 35436555.
Impact of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients.
Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology. 79(5):646-649 [DOI] 10.1097/FJC.0000000000001223. [PMID] 35058410.
Left Ventricular Strain Is Associated With Myocardial Recovery Following ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, a Prospective Longitudinal CMR Study.
Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine. 9 [DOI] 10.3389/fcvm.2022.842619. [PMID] 35282338.
Quantitative Computed Tomography: What Clinical Questions Can it Answer in Chronic Lung Disease?
Lung. [DOI] 10.1007/s00408-022-00550-1.
Severe myopericarditis following the third dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine: utility of a multimodal treatment approach.
BMJ case reports. 15(6) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2022-249533. [PMID] 35768161.
Cardiac sarcoidosis in the donor heart without extracardiac manifestations
BMJ Case Reports. 14(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2021-241902. [PMID] 33875513.
Circulating fibrocyte levels correlate with infarct size in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention.
American heart journal plus : cardiology research and practice. 12 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ahjo.2021.100071. [PMID] 35079723.
Hemodynamic effects of ivabradine use in combination with intravenous inotropic therapy in advanced heart failure.
Heart failure reviews. 26(2):355-361 [DOI] 10.1007/s10741-020-10029-x. [PMID] 32997214.
Acute right ventricular failure: a novel presentation of methadone-induced cardiotoxicity.
BMJ case reports. 13(11) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2020-237168. [PMID] 33139369.
Axillary Artery Hemostasis Post-Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Failure.
JACC. Case reports. 2(2):305-308 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaccas.2019.11.084. [PMID] 34317229.
Leadless pacemaker use in a patient with a durable left ventricular assist device.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 43(9):1048-1050 [DOI] 10.1111/pace.13937. [PMID] 32394443.
Outpatient Intravenous Diuretic Therapy for Acute Heart Failure: A Simplified Solution to a Formidable Problem.
Journal of cardiac failure. 26(9):800-801 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2019.08.008. [PMID] 31449962.
Patterns of emergency department utilization for LVAD patients compared with non-LVAD patients.
International journal of cardiology. Heart & vasculature. 30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijcha.2020.100617. [PMID] 32904266.
Reply: Advantage of leadless pacemaker over the conventional pacemaker in patients with left ventricular assist device.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 43(10) [DOI] 10.1111/pace.14057. [PMID] 32895989.
Severe COVID-19 After Recent Heart Transplantation Complicated by Allograft Dysfunction.
JACC. Case reports. 2(9):1347-1350 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.05.066. [PMID] 32835277.
Estimates of radiation exposure and subsequent risk of malignancy due to cardiac imaging in the emergency department for evaluation of chest pain: a cohort study.
Coronary artery disease. 30(8):626-628 [DOI] 10.1097/MCA.0000000000000806. [PMID] 31577617.
Patent Foramen Ovale and Hypoxemia.
Cardiology in review. 27(1):34-40 [DOI] 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000205. [PMID] 29570476.
Statin Use in Men and New Onset of Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
The American journal of medicine. 131(4):387-394 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.10.043. [PMID] 29146233.
Advancements in pharmacotherapy for angina.
Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy. 18(5):457-469 [DOI] 10.1080/14656566.2017.1303483. [PMID] 28264619.
Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Increases Inflammation-Chemokine Modulation Suppresses Activation of Leukocytes Isolated after Ablation.
Cardiovascular & hematological disorders drug targets. 17(3):195-204 [DOI] 10.2174/1871529X17666170918140442. [PMID] 28925907.
Cardiovascular outcomes with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in patients with type II diabetes mellitus: A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled randomized trials.
International journal of cardiology. 228:352-358 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.11.181. [PMID] 27866027.
Development and validation of a simple integer risk score for prediction of in-hospital mortality following Takotsubo syndrome.
Heart & lung : the journal of critical care. 45(6):510-514 [DOI] 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2016.08.009. [PMID] 27679934.
Determining the Role of Thiamine Deficiency in Systolic Heart Failure: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review
Journal of Cardiac Failure. 21(12):1000-1007 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.10.005.
Pericardial mass in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.
BMJ case reports. 2015 [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2015-209861. [PMID] 26055762.
Prevalence and Overlap of Noncardiac Conditions in the Evaluation of Low-risk Acute Chest Pain Patients.
Critical pathways in cardiology. 14(3):97-102 [DOI] 10.1097/HPC.0000000000000050. [PMID] 26214812.
The prevalence of isolated growth hormone deficiency among children of short stature in Jordan and its relationship with consanguinity.
Clinical endocrinology. 81(6):876-82 [DOI] 10.1111/cen.12510. [PMID] 25041402.


Jul 2021 ACTIVE
Myocardial Steatosis in Women with Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction: Defining the Pathway to Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF)
Role: Co-Investigator


Fellowship in Advance Heart Failure
2019 · University of Florida
Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases
2016-2019 · University of Florida
Residency in Internal Medicine
2013-2016 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
2005-2011 · Jordan University

Contact Details

(352) 273-9076
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100288