Achievements - Dr Mazen Abu Fadel '91
on Aug 27 2016

Dr. Mazen Abu-Fadel ’91

BHS old scholar, Mazen Abu-Fadel, MD, class of ’91, currently serves as the Director of Interventional Cardiology (IC) and Cardiac Cath Lab as well as the director of the IC fellowship training programme and the IC clinical research team at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, USA.

Dr. Abu-Fadel attended BHS for 14 years. Among the top of his class, he completed his Lebanese Baccalaureate with honours in Experimental Sciences (7ES) in 1991. During his years at BHS, Dr. Mazen was an active scouts members in Brummana One Group as the Assistant Group leader and the Cub Scouts Leader. He was also a Red Cross volunteer for over 8 years at the Beit Mery Centre, Lebanon.

After high school, Dr. Mazen went on to pursue his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the American University of Beirut (AUB). After his bachelor’s degree, he was accepted and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree (class of ’99) from AUB. Subsequently, he completed an additional internship year at AUB Medical Center and then moved to the University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City where he did all his advanced training in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology.

During his training in Oklahoma City, he won multiple awards including Intern and Resident of the Year Awards, Best Research Presentation Award and was appointed as Chief Cardiology Fellow during his last year of training 2006-07.

After his training, Dr. Abu-Fadel was asked to join the faculty of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma HSC where he has been active since 2007 as a busy clinician, researcher and administrator. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine in the cardiovascular section. During his tenure, he has held multiple regional and national positions including a member of the Early Career Professionals Council of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and was elected to the Emerging Faculty class of 2012 by the ACC. More recently in September 2015, he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Academy of Teaching Scholars at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Dr. Mazen has been recognised as an excellent educator and is very active in resident and fellow education. He is also active in clinical research and currently leads a team of researchers running multiple national and local studies. He has authored over 60 peer reviewed articles, 5 book chapters and recently finished writing and editing his own book “Arterial and Venous Access in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab” on vascular access in the cardiac cath lab which was published and released in June 2016 (

Dr. Abu-Fadel, resides in Edmond, OK, USA. He is married to Cynthia Joujou and is a father to 3 wonderful children Romy 12, Noah 8 and Luka 6 years old. He comes from a family of BHS old scholars, his grandmother, Montaha Bechara was an old scholar, father, Salim Abu-Fadel ’62, uncles, George Abu-Fadel ’65, Ghassan Abu-Fadel ’66, former BHS Services Manager and Adel Abu-Fadel ’68, and his brothers Marwan Abu Fadel ’82 and Maher Abu Fadel ’93 have all served their school profoundly.

Dr. Mazen Abu-Fadel has made his school and country proud of his many achievements and we know that the best is yet to come.


Mona Karam ’00
OSA Community Manager

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