Mohammad Al-Ani

Mohammad Al-Ani, MD, FACC, FSCMR

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: MD-CARDIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-9076
Business Email: malani@ufl.edu

About Mohammad 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

Accomplishments

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

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2024-2025
BMS6633 The Cv System

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

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

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-7220-1114

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

Publications

2024
A new opportunity for patient selection and optimization: Systematic review of cognitive frailty in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device implantation.
Geriatrics & gerontology international. 24(2):204-210 [DOI] 10.1111/ggi.14798. [PMID] 38199969.
2024
An explainable machine learning approach using contemporary UNOS data to identify patients who fail to bridge to heart transplantation.
Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine. 11 [DOI] 10.3389/fcvm.2024.1383800. [PMID] 38832313.
2024
Cold precision: Enhancing organ preservation with controlled hypothermia.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2024.05.002. [PMID] 38759764.
2024
Left Ventricular Assist Device Use in Minorities: An Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992). 70(1):14-21 [DOI] 10.1097/MAT.0000000000002046. [PMID] 37788482.
2024
Outcome of Patients With Systolic Heart Failure Who Underwent Sympathectomy for Ventricular Arrhythmia.
The American journal of cardiology. 225:37-40 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2024.05.035. [PMID] 38866354.
2024
Racial and ethnic disparities in heart transplantation for end-stage heart failure: An analysis of the national inpatient sample (NIS) database.
Current problems in cardiology. 49(3) [DOI] 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2024.102399. [PMID] 38242265.
2024
Reconsidering FDA Guidelines: A Single-Center Experience of Prolonged Impella 5.5 Support.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.). 19(1):46-53 [DOI] 10.1177/15569845231212157. [PMID] 38013250.
2024
Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis Disguised as Light Chain Amyloidosis or Multiple Myeloma?
The American journal of cardiology. 210:85-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.10.031. [PMID] 37852567.
2023
A case of ultra-prolonged intra-aortic balloon pump support via sheathless femoral access
European Heart Journal – Case Reports. 7(8) [DOI] 10.1093/ehjcr/ytad394. [PMID] 37654803.
2023
Amyloid transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis with different manifestations, test findings and types
BMJ Case Reports. 16(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2022-250972. [PMID] 37080632.
2023
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.
2023
Case Report: Multimodality evaluation and clinical management of a single coronary artery.
Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fcvm.2023.1295602. [PMID] 38259311.
2023
Pharmacological Therapy Optimization for Heart Failure: A Practical Guide for the Internist.
The American journal of medicine. 136(8):745-752 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2023.04.033. [PMID] 37148990.
2023
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.
2023
Recurrent Cardiac Sarcoidosis and Giant Cell Myocarditis After Heart Transplant: A Case Report and Systematic Literature Review.
The American journal of cardiology. 207:271-279 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.08.005. [PMID] 37769570.
2023
Thrombotic and Hemorrhagic Complications Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement: An Emphasis on Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Stroke, and Pump Thrombosis.
Cureus. 15(12) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.51160. [PMID] 38283491.
2023
Utilization of the percutaneous left ventricular support as bridge to heart transplantation across the United States: In-depth UNOS database analysis.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 42(11):1597-1607 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2023.06.002. [PMID] 37307906.
2022
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.
2022
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.
2022
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.
2022
Quantitative Computed Tomography: What Clinical Questions Can it Answer in Chronic Lung Disease?
Lung. [DOI] 10.1007/s00408-022-00550-1.
2022
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.
2021
Cardiac sarcoidosis in the donor heart without extracardiac manifestations
BMJ Case Reports. 14(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2021-241902. [PMID] 33875513.
2021
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.
2021
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.
2021
Predictors of perioperative bleeding in left ventricular assist device implantation.
American heart journal plus : cardiology research and practice. 2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ahjo.2021.100006. [PMID] 38560584.
2020
Acute right ventricular failure: a novel presentation of methadone-induced cardiotoxicity.
BMJ case reports. 13(11) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2020-237168. [PMID] 33139369.
2020
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.
2020
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.
2020
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.
2020
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.
2020
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.
2020
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.
2019
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.
2019
Patent Foramen Ovale and Hypoxemia.
Cardiology in review. 27(1):34-40 [DOI] 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000205. [PMID] 29570476.
2018
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.
2017
Advancements in pharmacotherapy for angina.
Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy. 18(5):457-469 [DOI] 10.1080/14656566.2017.1303483. [PMID] 28264619.
2017
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.
2017
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.
2016
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.
2015
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.
2015
Pericardial mass in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.
BMJ case reports. 2015 [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2015-209861. [PMID] 26055762.
2015
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.

Grants

Apr 2024 ACTIVE
Intelligent Bridging to Heart Transplantation (IBOT): a platform for personalized circulatory support planning
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER HEART ASSOCIATION
Jul 2023 ACTIVE
Omega-3 fatty acids and myocardial inflammation in HFpEF
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: AMER HEART ASSOCIATION
Jun 2023 ACTIVE
A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Study to Evaluate Mavacamten in Adults with Symptomatic Non-obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PPD INVESTIGATOR SERVICES LLC via MYOKARDIA
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
Funding: CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CTR via NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI

Education

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

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9076
Emails:
Business:
malani@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100288
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
PO Box 100288
GAINESVILLE FL 32610