Brent Addington
Ray M. Allen, Jr.
Louis Caruso
Yaser Cheema
Mark A. Coppess
Jiang Cui
Todd D. Edwards
Jay Gardner
Richard Gordon
Steven S. Gubin
Paul Hess
David H. Holloway, Jr.
Jason Infeld
Christopher P Ingelmo
Eric E. Johnson
Jeffrey E. Kerlan
James E. Klemis
David H. Kraus
David Lan
Amit Malhotra
Justin May
Frank A. McGrew, III
Jennifer S. Morrow
Daniel Otten
Dharmesh S. Patel
Basil M. Paulus
William L. Russo
Holger P. Salazar
Joseph K. Samaha
Arsalan Shirwany
Stacy C. Smith
Darrell Sneed
Larry B. Spiotta
Bunker Stout
Arie Szatkowski
David C. Wolford
Walter Woody
Jawwad Yusuf
Gilbert Zoghbi
Joseph K. Samaha, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
Joseph K. Samaha


  • High School: Christian Brothers High School, 1969
  • College: Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas, 1969-1973, (Chemistry)
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis, Tennessee 1974-1976
  • Internship: University of Tennessee Affiliated Hospitals Memphis, Tennessee,1977-1979.
  • Junior Assistant Resident: University of Tennessee Affiliated Hospitals Memphis, Tennessee, 1978-1979.
  • Senior Assistant Resident: University of Tennessee Affiliated Hospitals Memphis, Tennessee, 1979-1980
  • Fellowship in Cardiology: University of Tennessee Affiliated Hospitals & Veterans Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, 1980-1982, Under Dr. Jay Sullivan
  • Cardiologist, The Cardiology Group of Memphis Memphis, Tennessee, 1983-1997
  • Cardiologist, Memphis Heart Clinic, President Memphis, Tennessee, May 1997-2012
  • Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis Memphis, TN
  • American Board of Internal Medicine #77756, September 1980 Cardiovascular Disease Certification November, 1995
  • Tennessee Medical License
  • Mississippi State License
Society Memberships
  • Memphis Shelby County Medical Society
  • Memphis Cardiovascular Society
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Cardiovascular Angiography & Intervention Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Cardiovascular Research Foundation
  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
University Appointment
  • Clinical Instructor
Hospital Appointments
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis Memphis, Tennessee Associate Staff
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital – Desoto Southaven, Mississippi
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital Tipton Covington, Tennessee
  • Methodist Hospital Germantown Germantown, TN
  • Chapman GD, Ohman EM, Topol JE, Candela RJ, Kereiakes DJ, Samaha JK, Berrios E, Pieper KS, Young KY, Califf RM and the TAMI Study Group. Minimizing The Risk Of Inappropriately Administering Thrombolytic Therapy. (Thrombolysis and Angioplasty In Myocardial Infarction [TAMI] study group). American Journal of Cardiology 1993;71:783-787
  • Krucoff MW, Croll MA, Pope JE, Granger CM, O’Connor CM, Sigmon KN, Wagner BL, Ryan JA, Lee KL, Kereiakes DJ, Samaha JK, Worley S, Ellis S, Wall TC, Topol EJ, Califf RM, for the TAMI 7 Study Group. Continuous 12-lead ST Segment Recovery Analysis In The TAMI 7 Study: Performance Of A Noninvasive Method For Real-Time Detection Of Failed Myocardial Reperfusion. Circulation 1993;88:437-446
  • Granger CM, Califf RM, Young S, Candela R, Samaha JK, Worley S, Kereiakes DJ, Topol EJ. Outcome Of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus And Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated With Thrombolytic Agents. The TAMI Study Group. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 1993;21:920-925
  • Ohman EM, Christenson RH, Califf RM, George BS, Samaha JK, Kereiakes DJ, Worley, Worley S, Wall TC, Berrios E, Sigmon KN, Lee K. Noninvasive Detection Of Reperfusion After Thrombolysis Based On Serum Creatinine Kinase MB Changes And Clinical Variables. American Heart Journal 1993;126:819-826
  • Wall TC, Califf RM, Ellis SG, Sigmon K, Kereiakes D, George BS, Samaha JK, Sane D, Stump DC, Stack RS for the TAMI Study Group. Lack Of Impact Of Early Catheterization And Fibrin Specificity On Bleeding Complications After Thrombolytic Therapy. Journal Of The American College of Cardiology 1993;21:597-603
  • Popma, JJ, Califf RM, Ellis SG, George BS, Kereiakes DJ; Samaha, JK, Worley S, Anderson, JL, Stump D, Woodlief L, et al: Mechanism Of Benefit Of Combination Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Quantitative Angiographic and Hematologic Study. Journal American College Cardiology 1992, Nov 15:20 (6):1305-12.
  • Krucoff MW, Croll MA, Pope JE, Granger CB, Pieper KS, Sigmon KN, Lee KL, Califf RM. Heuristic And Logistic Principles Of ST-Segment Interpretation In The Time Domain. Evolution In The Context Of The TAMI 7 Trial Design. Journal of Electrocardiology 1992:23 Suppl:6-10
  • Wall, TC, Califf RM, George BS, Ellis SG, Samaha JK, Kereiakes DJ, Worley SJ, Sigmon K, Topol EJ: Accelerated Plasminogen Activator Dose Regimens for Coronary Thrombolysis. The TAMI-7 Study Group. Journal American College Cardiology 1992, March 1:19 (3): 482-9.
  • Muller DW, Topol E, Ellis SG, Woodlief LH, Sigmon KN, Kereiakes DF, George BS, Worley SJ, Samaha JK, Phillips H 3d, et al: Determinants of the Need for Early Acute Intervention In Patients Treated Conservatively After Thrombolytic Therapy For Acute Myocardial Infarction. TAMI-5 Study Group. Journal American College Cardiology 1991, December 18 (7): 594-601.
  • Ohman EM, Topol EJ, Califf RM, Bates ER, Ellis SG, Kereiakes DJ, George BS, Samaha JK, Kline D, Sigmon KN, Stack RS, and the TAMI Study Group. An Analysis Of Cause Of Early Death After Administration Of Thrombolytic Therapy. Coronary Artery Disease 1993;4:957-964
  • Kereiakes DJ, Califf RM, George BS, Ellis S, Samaha J, Stack R, Martin LH, Young S, Topol EJ: Coronary Bypass Surgery Improves Global and Regional Left Ventricular Function Following Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Myocardial Infarction. TAMI-5 Study Group. American Heart Journal 1991, August; 122 (2): 390-9.
  • Califf RM, Topol EJ, Stack RS, Ellis SG, George BS, Kereiakes DJ, Samaha JK, Worley S, Anderson JL, Harrison-Woodlief L, et al: Evaluation of Combination Thrombolytic Therapy and Timing of Cardiac Catheterization in Acute Myocardial Infarction. Results of Thrombolysis and Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction—Phase 5 Randomized Trial. TAMI Study Group (See Comments) Comment In: Circulation 1991, May; 83 (5): 1818-21. Circulation 1991, May; 83 (5): 1543-56.
  • Califf, RM, Topol JE, Harrelson, L, George BS, Kereiakes DJ, Phillips HR, Samaha J, Worley S, Anderson J, Stack RS, and the TAMI Study Group. Inhospital Clinical Outcomes In The TAMI-5 Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 1990; 15:76A.
  • Califf RM, Topol EJ, George BS, Kereiakes DJ, Samaha JK, Worley S, Anderson J, Sasahara A, Lee K, Stack RS. TAMI 5: A Randomized Trial Of Combination Thrombolytic Therapy and Immediate Cardiac Catheterization. Circulation 1989;80 Supp II; II-418
  • Topol EJ, Califf RM, George BS, Kereiakes JD, Samaha J, Worley SJ, Wall TC, Harrelson L, Lee KL for the TAMI-5 Study Group. Can Emergency Coronary Angiography And Rescue Angioplasty Improve Infarct Vessel Patency After Thrombolysis? The TAMI-5 trial preliminary results. Circulation 1989;80 Suppl II;II-418
  • Samaha, JK, Connor MJ, Tribble R, Kroetz FW, Sullivan John Martin, M.D., Ramanathan, KB, Mirvis DM: Natural history of Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Obstructional: Significance Of Location Of Stenoses In Medically Treated Patients. Clinical Cardiology 1985 August;8(8): 415-22.
  • Samaha, JK, Sullivan JM: Beta Blockade and Recurrent Myocardial Infarction. Drug Therapy 1982 12:125-144.
  • Sullivan JM, Taylor JC, Samaha JK: Platelet Malondialdehyde In Cardiovascular Disease: Effect of Prosthetic Heart Valves and Cardioactive Drugs on Production. Throb Haemost 1980 October 31:44 (2):76-80.
  • Samaha, JK: Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Journal Tennessee Medical Association 1980 July; 73(7):496-500.
  • Sullivan, JM, Schoeneberger AA, Ratts, TE, Palmer ET, Samaha JK, Mance CF, Muirhead EE: The Effect of Diet on Echocardiographic Left Ventricular Dimensions in Normal Man. American Journal Clinical Nutrition 1979 Dec;32(12):2410-5.
  • Sullivan, JM, Dluhy RG, Wacker ME, Solomon HS, Williams GH, Samaha JK: Inter-relationships Among Thiazide Diuretics and Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, and Potassium Balance in Normal and Hypertensive Man. Journal Clinical Pharmacology 1978 Nov-Dec;18 (11-12)530-43.
  • Thrombosis In Acute Myocardial Infarction(TAMI) – Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients Treated With TPA Alone/TPA + Urokinase/or Urokinase Alone, 1988
  • Thrombosis in Acute Myocardial Infarction (TAMI) V, VI, VII – Follow-up Studies For Acute Myocardial Infarction patients, 1988
  • Thrombosis in Acute Myocardial Infarction (TAMI) V- Acute Myocardial Infarction TPA Study, TAMI VI-Post Thrombolytic Restenosis Trial, 1989
  • Thrombosis in Acute Myocardial Infarction (TAMI) VII – TPA Given Outside Window In Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients, 1989
  • PREVENT – Norvasc/Placebo Trial For Patients With Minimal Coronary Disease And Effects Of Norvasc On Plaque Development, 1992
  • GRASP – ASA vs. Platelet Inhibitor Drug For Angioplasty Restenosis Evaluation, 1986
  • EPIC – ReoPro vs. Intervention For Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome, 1994
  • Perfusion Balloon Catheter Trial – Device Study In Cath Lab, 1987
  • PURSUIT – IV Integrilin vs. Heparin For Patients Experiencing Acute Coronary Syndrome, 1994
  • ACS Stent Study – Randomized Device Study Comparing ACS Multilink Stent to J & J Stent, 1996 ACS Stent Study – Registry For Device Study For
  • ACS Multilink Stent. Various Lengths Of Stents Study For Restenosis Evaluation, 1996
  • SYMPHONY – Platelet Inhibitor Oral Medication Compared To ASA Therapy In Patients Having Unstable Angina, 1998
  • SPEED – Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients Who Are Treated With Combination Therapy Of ReoPro + Retavase/ReoPro Alone/Retavase Alone With Immediate Coronary Intervention, 1998
  • ASSENT – TNK vs. TPA In Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients, 1998
  • DELIVER – Drug Eluding Guidant Coronary Stent, Present
  • Heart Failure QOL Assessment, Guidant, Present

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