ASTORIA — Columbia Memorial Hospital has announced that Dr. Bassel Beitinjaneh will join the CMH-OHSU Health Cardiology Clinic.

Beitinjaneh began working as a part-time cardiologist last week.

He earned his medical and undergraduate degrees from the University of Damascus in Syria.

Beitinjaneh completed three fellowships through Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, focusing on heart failure, heart transplants, cardiovascular disease and clinical electrophysiology medicine. He also completed a residency focused on internal medicine at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.

He most recently worked at OHSU and Mid-Columbia Medical Center. At OHSU, he worked as an assistant professor and clinical electrophysiologist. He worked in clinical electrophysiology medicine and as a medical director at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.

He has also worked as a hospitalist at a Portland veterans hospital and Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Beitinjaneh is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Rhythm Society. He is board-certified by the National Board of Echocardiography. He is also certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and clinical electrophysiology.

His work has been recognized by many publications and organizations, including the American Society of Echocardiography.

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