Nazem Akoum M.D., M.S. Accepting new patients

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Cardiovascular imaging, Cardiovascular services, Electrophysiology - arrhythmias


Arabic, English, French


Dr. Akoum is a board certified cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is the director of the Atrial Fibrillation Program and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His clinical interests include treating patients with atrial fibrillation flutter and other supraventricular tachycardias, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation as well as slow and premature heart beats. He has more than a decade of experience utilizing the latest technologies in catheter ablation, cardiac imaging and device implants for pacing and stroke prevention. Dr Akoum's approach to care is to listen to his patients first. He values building partnerships with his patients to set treatment goals and action plans to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Personal Interests

Dr. Akoum enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching soccer, world culture and history.
Regional Heart Center at UWMC

Heart Institute at UW Medical Center

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98195


Adult congenital heart disease, Advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, Behavioral healthcare, Cancer care and your heart

University of Utah

Teaching Appointment, 2014

University of Utah

Master, 2011

University of Utah

Fellowship, 2009, Electrophysiology

University of Utah

Fellowship, 2008, Cardiovascular Disease

Indiana University

Residency, 2005, Internal Medicine

American University of Beirut

Internship, 2002, Internal Medicine

American University of Beirut

Medical education, 2001


Board Certifications
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2009, American Board of Internal Medicine