Sadeer G. Al-Kindi, MD

Department of Medicine
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Louis Stokes VA Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
11100 Euclid Av, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA


Dr. Al-Kindi received his MD with honors in research and academic distinction from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. He is currently pursuing his medical residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Internal Medicine, the International Journal of Internal Medicine Research, Cancer Research Journal, and the American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. He has reviewed manuscripts for many international journals including Annals of Internal Medicine, the American Journal of Cardiology, and Bio Med Central Cancer.

Research Interest

His research interests include: Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure, Advanced treatments, Heart transplantation, Ventricular assist devices, Oncocardiology, Cardiotoxicity, Palliative care, General medicine.

Scientific Activities

Honors and Awards

• 05/2014: Department of Medicine Annual Research Award (Case Western Reserve University)
• 04/2013: Biomedical Research Award (Weill Cornell Medical College)
• 04/2013: Academic Excellence Award in Internal Medicine (Weill Cornell Medical College)
• 04/2012: Pierre Fabre Médicament Prize for Best Oral Presentation (Pan Arab Cancer Congress)
• 07/2010: Student Summer Research Internship (Weill Cornell Medical College)
• 06/2009: Howard Hughes Undergraduate Scholar (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)


• 07/2013 – present: Ohio state training license (No. 57.022730)
• 04/2013 – present: Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates Certification

Professional Memberships

• Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio (AMCNO)
• International Iraqi Medical Association (IIMA)


1. Oliveira GH, Qattan M, Al-Kindi SG, Park SJ. Advanced heart failure therapy for patients with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. Circ Heart Fail. 2014; 7(6): 1050-1058. doi: doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.114.001292
2. Al-Kindi SG, Younes A, Qattan M, Oliveira GH. Preemptive cardioprotective strategies in patients receiving chemotherapy. Cur Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2014; 8: 406-420. doi: 10.1007/s12170-014-0406-5
3. Al-Kindi SG, ElAmm C, Ginwalla M, Hoit B, Park, SJ, Oliveira GH. Heart transplant outcomes in patients with left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.11.005
4. Deo SV, Al-Kindi SG, Oliveira GH. Management of advanced heart failure due to cancer therapy: the present role of mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation. Cur Treat Option Cardiovasc Med. 2014. doi:
5. Ige M, Al-Kindi SG, Attizzani G, Costa MA, Oliveira GH. Percutaneous left ventricular restoration. Heart Fail Clinics. 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.hfc.2014.12.005
6. Al-Kindi SG, Al-Juhaishi T, Haddad F, Taheri S, Abi Khalil C. Cardiovascular disease research activity in the Middle East: a bibliometric analysis. Therap Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2015. doi:
7. Oliveira GH, Al-Kindi SG, Bezerra HG, Costa MA. Left ventricular restoration devices. J CardiovascTransl Res. 2014; 7(3): 282-291. doi: 10.1007/s12265-014-9552-x.
8. Al-Kindi SG, Tafreshi R. Real-time detection of myocardial infarction by evaluation of ST segment in digital ECG. J Med Imaging Health Inf. 2011; 1: 225-230. doi: 10.1166/jmihi.2011.1032
9. Al-Kindi SG, Ali F, Farghaly A, Nathani M, Tafreshi R. Towards real-time detection of myocardial infarction by digital analysis of electrocardiograms. Biomedical Engineering (MECBME), IEEE Explore. 2011; 454-457. doi: 10.1109/MECBME.2011.5752162
10. Abu Zeinah GF, Al-Kindi SG, Allam A, Hassan AA. Hyponatraemia in cancer: association with type of cancer and mortality. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2015; 24(2): 224-231. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12187
11. Hassan A, Allam A, Al-Kindi SG, Abu Zeinah G, Eziada S. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Oncology Nurses towards Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer Care in Qatar. J Anesth Clin Res. 2014; 5: 12. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000477
12. Al-Kindi SG, Abu Zeinah GF, Hassan AA. Palliative care knowledge and attitudes among oncology nurses in Qatar. Am J Hosp Palliat Med. 2013; 31(5): 469-474. doi: 10.1177/1049909113489874
13. Abu Zeinah GF, Al-Kindi SG, Hassan AA. Attitudes of medical oncologists in Qatar toward palliative care. Am J Hosp Palliat Med. 2013; 30(6): 548-551. doi: 10.1177/1049909112461168
14. Al-Kindi SG, Abu Zeinah GF, Hassan AA. Pattern of hospitalization of patients with cancer in an acute palliative care setting: Qatar’s experience. Am J Hosp Palliat Med. 2013; 30(1):25-28. doi: 10.1177/1049909112439931
15. Abu Zeinah GF, Al-Kindi SG, Hassan AA. Middle East experience in palliative care. Am J Hosp Palliat Med. 2013; 30(1): 94-99. doi: 10.1177/1049909112439619
16. Al-Juhaishi T, Al-Kindi SG, Gehani AA. Khat: A widely used drug of abuse in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Qat Med J. 2012; 21(2): 3-6. doi: 10.5339/qmj.2012.2.5
17. Al-Kindi SG, Al-Juhaishi T, Al-Saffar AJ. Community attitudes towards people with Down syndrome: a sample from Iraq. Pub Hlth Res. 2012; 2(4): 102-105. doi: 10.5923/j.phr.20120204.06
18. Al-Kindi SG, Al-Kindi G.A. Breast sonogram and mammogram enhancement using hybrid and repetitive smoothing-sharpening technique. Biomedical Engineering (MECBME), IEEE Explore. 2011; 446-449. doi: 10.1109/MECBME.2011.5752160
19. Al-Kindi SG. Lack of reversibility for NOACs. Glob Cardiol Sci Pract. 2014; 1. doi: 10.5339/gcsp.2014.1