Adel Khalifa Sultan Hamad is a Consultant cardiologist and Bahrain’s first cardiac electrophysiologist at Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre (Bahrain Defence Force Hospital). He is Board certified in internal medicine and adult cardiology from University of Toronto, Canada. Subsequently he did a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at Toronto General Hospital. During his cardiology residency he did a research focusing on the “Spatial organization of ventricular fibrillation in explanted Langendorff human heart” which he presented in the Annual Ursula Bangs Clinical and Research day. He continued his research in this area during his clinical fellowship. He presented his final research at the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Meeting. Subsequently he submitted an abstract at the American Heart Association. After returning from Canada he established the country's first electrophysiology (EP) laboratory in 2010, subsequently established an advanced EP program utilizing 3D mapping system. His current practice ranges from device implant (pacemakers, ICDs and CRTs) to performing electrophysiology studies and ablation of various arrhythmias. He served as a president of the Gulf Heart Rhythm Society (GHRS) in 2012-2013. He is a board member of the Gulf Heart Rhythm Society (GHRS). He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and fellow of the Westminster College in Vancouver. He is a member of various societies including Bahrain Medical Society, Gulf Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, European Heart Rhythm Association and Heart Rhythm Society. He is a part time lecturer at Arabian Gulf University (College of Medicine and Medical Sciences) and Arab Board Examiner for cardiology. He is speaker in many national and international conferences including Gulf Heart Association meeting, Emirates Cardiac Society meeting and Saudi Heart Association meeting. He has many publications in local and international journals.
Atrial fibrillation; Ventricular tachycardia; Cardiac devices and Sleep apnea.