Dr. Abdel Ghani Anabtawi is an interventional cardiologist with First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI). He examines, diagnoses, and treats patients with heart disorders that can be managed by interventional cardiac procedures, medications, and lifestyle changes. Dr. Anabtawi is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Anabtawi was born in the city of Nablus in Palestine. He earned his medical education at Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan. Afterward, he finished a post-doctoral research fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He then completed his internal medicine residency at Brown University Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and his cardiology fellowship at the University of New Mexico.
Dr. Anabtawi has been active in pursuing scientific and clinical research throughout his career. He has a great appreciation of the impact of up-to-date medical practice on patients’ lives. He has published numerous articles and abstracts in high-impact world-leading scientific and medical journals including Circulation, the Journal of American College of Cardiology (JACC), the American Journal of Cardiology, the British Medical Journal (BMJ), and the Before Journal of Invasive Cardiology. His publications focus on topics related to coronary artery disease, and peripheral vascular and structural heart interventions.
Prior to joining FCCI, Dr. Anabtawi worked as an attending invasive cardiologist for three years and was an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville teaching medical students and residents. He afterward completed an advanced fellowship in interventional cardiology and endovascular peripheral procedures at Wayne State University – Detroit Medical Center.
Dr. Anabtawi is active in the community and has given talks to increase awareness about cardiac health. He has arranged and participated in multiple events to inspire, teach, and provide hope for millions of people affected by heart disease. Dr. Anabtawi has a deep interest in graduate medical education and believes in teaching the next generation of physicians. “I enjoy working with people and listening to them. I feel deeply gratified when my patients share their feelings, fears, anxieties, and hopes with me”, says Dr. Anabtawi.
When not working, Dr. Anabtawi enjoys spending time with his wife Farah, and their kids.