Dr. Youssef Frederick Maalouf

Chair of Cardiology Division, Medical Director of the Office of International and Executive Care and Consultant Cardiologist
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Dr. Joseph (Youssef) Frederick Maalouf is a Cardiologist with over 45 years of experience in the medical field and a special interest in echocardiography including 3D transesophageal echocardiography, intraoperative echocardiography, and valvular heart disease.

Dr. Maalouf received his Medical Degree in 1975 from the American University of Beirut Medical Center where he also completed his Residency in Internal Medicine in 1977. He completed his Fellowship Training in Clinical Cardiology at Columbia Presbyterian and St. Luke’s Hospital Center, and a Fellowship in Echocardiography at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Dr. Maalouf is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases; he is a fellow of the American College for Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the American Society of Echocardiography; and holds the rank of Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Dr. Maalouf has been at Mayo Clinic since 1992, starting at the Florida campus. He transitioned to Rochester in 1999 where he has been serving as Director of the Interventional Echocardiography Imaging Service, which is critical to guiding all structural heart disease interventions. He has four decades of international practice experience, including seven years in Saudi Arabia at the King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, where he built a cardiology practice; and five years in the UAE as the lead physician of a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular practice in Dubai. He has developed a large international referral network and has deep knowledge and understanding of the UAE and the region.

Doctor can help with

  • 3D echocardiography
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

Licences & Certifications

  • American Board Internal Medicine
  • American Board Cardiovascular Disease
  • National Board American Society of Echocardiography

Training & Work Experience

  • Fellow, Clinical Cardiology (Echocardiography)

    Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

  • Fellow, Clinical Cardiology

    Columbia Presbyterian and St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital, New York

  • Director, Interventional Echocardiography

    Mayo Clinic, Rochester

  • Professor of Medicine

    Mayo Medical School, Minnesota

  • Consultant, Cardiovascular Diseases

    Mayo Clinic, Rochester


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)

    American University of Beirut, Lebanon