Aiman Smer, MBBCh
Aiman Smer, MBBCh

Aiman Smer, MBBCh

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments


  • Medicine


  • Assistant Professor



  • Tripoli University,MBBCh,1997-2005

Publications and Presentations


  • Salih M, Smer A, Charnigo R, Ayan M, Darrat YH, Traina M, Morales GX, DiBiase L, Natale A, Elayi CS. Colchicine for prevention of post-cardiac procedure atrial fibrillation: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.04.022. PubMed PMID: 28747027., International Journal of Cardiology, 243, 258-262, 2017
  • Mahfood Haddad T, Saurav A, Smer A, Azzouz MS, Akinapelli A, Williams MA, Alla VM. Cardiac Rehabilitation in Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Device: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2017 Jul 19. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000254. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28727672., Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 2017
  • Smer A, Saurav A, Azzouz MS, Salih M, Ayan M, Abuzaid A, Akinapelli A, Kanmanthareddy A, Rosenfeld LE, Merchant FM, Abuissa H. Meta-analysis of Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmias After Improvement in Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction During Follow-Up in Patients With Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators.. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.04.020. Epub 2017 Apr 27. Review. PubMed PMID: 28532779., American Journal of Cardiology, 120(2), 279-286, 2017
  • Smer A, Alla VM, Abuissa H. A 50-year-old man with incidental cardiac mass.  doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-310337. Epub 2016 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 27634409., Heart, 103(3), 189, 2017
  • Smer A, Traina M. A Fellow's Perspective of the Relative Value Unit Model in Academia.  doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.05.058. Epub 2016 May 29. PubMed PMID: 27418391., American Journal of Cardiology, 118(4), 621-2, 2016
  • Smer A, Dietz R, Abuissa H. Repetitive non-reentrant ventriculo-atrial synchrony induced atrial fibrillation terminated with inappropriate shock. 
    PMID: PMC5197450, Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 16(4), 139-144, 2016
  • Elsallabi O, Smer A, DeVrieze B, Sirineni G. Scimitar Syndrome. 
    doi: 10.1007/s11606-015-3358-7. Epub 2015 May 5. PubMed PMID: 25941106; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4720631., Journal of General Internal Medicine, 31(2), 253-4, 2016
  • Hilleman D, Smer A. Prescription Omega-3 Fatty Acid Products and Dietary Supplements Are Not Interchangeable. Manag Care. 2016 Jan;25(1):46-52. Review. PubMed PMID: 26882630., American Journal of Managed Care, 25(1), 46-52, 2016
  • Ayan M, Smer A, Azzouz M, Abuzaid A, Mooss A. Hand ischemia after transradial coronary angiography: resulting in right ring finger amputation. 
    doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2015.06.002. Epub 2015 Jun 21. PubMed PMID: 26152848., Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, 16(6), 367-9, 2015
  • Smer A, Elsallabi O, Ayan M, Buaisha H, Rayes H, Alshebani Y, Tantoush H, Salih M. Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm: A Rare Cause of Dyspnea. 
    doi: 10.1155/2015/467935. Epub 2015 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 26379711; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4561312., Case Reports in Medicine, 2015, 467935, 2015
  • Anantha Narayanan M, DeZorzi C, Akinapelli A, Mahfood Haddad T, Smer A, Baskaran J, Biddle WP. Malignant Course of Anomalous Left Coronary Artery Causing Sudden Cardiac Arrest: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.  doi: 10.1155/2015/806291. Epub 2015 Jul 15. PubMed PMID: 26257964; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4518180., Case Reports in Cardiology, 2015, 806291, 2015
  • Smer A, Anantha Narayanan M, Mahfood Haddad T, Devineni H, Alla V. Cocaine-induced isolated right ventricular infarction. e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.12.053. Epub 2014 Dec 30. PubMed PMID: 25791151., American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 33(7), 989, 2015
  • Smer A, Mahfood Haddad T, Alla V. The Authors Reply: further consideration in evaluation of right ventricular infarction. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Jun;33(6):836-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.02.037. Epub 2015 Feb 26. Erratum in: Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Oct;33(10):1536. Haddad, Toufik Mahfood [corrected to Mahfood Haddad, Toufik]. PubMed PMID: 25825031., American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2015
  • Abuzaid A, Saad M, Ayan M, Kabach A, Haddad TM, Smer A, Arouni A. Acute Amiodarone Pulmonary Toxicity after Drug Holiday: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Case Rep Cardiol. 2015;2015:927438. doi: 10.1155/2015/927438. Epub 2015 May 14. Erratum in: Case Rep Cardiol. 2015;2015:182154. PubMed PMID: 26075108; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4446474., Case Reports in Cardiology, 2015
  • Abuzaid A, Saad M, Ayan M, Kabach A, Mahfood Haddad T, Smer A, Arouni A. Corrigendum to "Acute Amiodarone Pulmonary Toxicity after Drug Holiday: A Case Report and Review of the Literature".  doi: 10.1155/2015/182154. Epub 2015 Oct 19. PubMed PMID: 26558115; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4629011., Case Reports in Cardiology, 2015, 182154, 2015
  • Saurav A, Smer A, Abuzaid A, Bansal O, Abuissa H. Premature ventricular contraction-induced cardiomyopathy. 
    doi: 10.1002/clc.22371. Epub 2015 Feb 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 25678299., Clinical Cardiology, 38(4), 251-8, 2015
  • Smer A, Alla V, Chandraprakasam S, Abuzaid A, Saurav A, Holmberg J. Saphenous venous graft pseudoaneurysm: a review of the literature. 
    doi: 10.1111/jocs.12469. Epub 2014 Nov 3. PubMed PMID: 25363741., Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 30(1), 70-3, 2015
  • Sanchez DR, Traina MI, Hernandez S, Smer AM, Khamag H, Meymandi SK. Chagas disease awareness among Latin American immigrants living in Los Angeles, California. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Nov;91(5):915-9. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0305. Epub 2014 Sep 8. PubMed PMID: 25200261; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4228887., American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 91(5), 915-9, 2014
  • Abuzaid A, Smer A, Akturk HK, Bittner M. Are we missing anaerobic infective endocarditis in some acute coronary syndromes? pii: bcr2014204791. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-204791. PubMed PMID: 24943143; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4069754., BMJ Case Report, 2014, 2014

Awards and Honors

  • Syed M. Mohiuddin Excellence in Cardiovascular Fellowship Award, Creighton University School of Medicine Division of Cardiology , 2016
  • Annual Scientific Session Best FIT Poster Award, American College of Cardiology, 2016