Care Philosophy

My patient care philosophy is to treat each patient as I would treat my father or mother and to try my best to make them feel better and live longer.

Education & Professional Highlights

Dr. Al Rabadi received his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan. He completed his residency in internal medicine from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. He completed his fellowship in interventional cardiology from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Al Rabadi enjoys playing soccer and writing.

  • Medical Degree – Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan
  • Medical Internship – Prince Basma Teaching Hospital in Irbid, Jordan
  • Transitional Internal Medicine Residency – King Abdulla University Hospital in Ramtha, Jordan
  • Internal Medicine Residency – Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI
  • Cardiology Fellowship – Seton Hall University/St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, NJ
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship – Maimonides Medicale Center in Brooklyn, NY
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Interventional Cardiology
  • American Board of Echocardiography
  • American Board of Nuclear Cardiology

9/2007-11/2007 – Northwestern University Chicago, IL
Research Assistant, Richi Arora
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and Autonomic System: Role of sympathetic and parasympathetic systems through G-proteins associated pathways in genesis of AF, esp. posterior left atrium and pulmonary veins. In our project we were studying inhibiting G-protein coupled receptors, which are part of the cholinergic and adrenergic pathways, and the effect on ion channels current, excitation-contraction coupling Ca dynamics, and subsequently on AF.

St. Michael’s Medical Center
Comparison of Multaq to Amiodarone in prevention of post CABG Atrial Fibrillation: studying the effects of using Dronedarone instead of Amiodarone in prevention of post CABG AF and comparing that to Amiodarone, regarding efficacy, safety. This study is still in progress.

St. Michael’s Medical Center
Inaccurate sensing continues to be a problem in ICD functioning, leading to inappropriate shocks, with their psychological impact and possible fatal consequences. Optisense came as an alternative atrial lead with less ventricular farfield sensing and less inappropriate mode switching. We sought to study using Optisense lead in a ventricular position and its impact on R wave amplitude. This was accepted by Seton Hall Annual Research Colloquium and we are still recruiting more patients to increase the number of participants.

St. Michael’s Medical Center
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a common comorbidity in heart failure (HF). Previous studies, limited in size and duration, have examined AF burden in HF patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). These studies, however, have failed to evaluate and isolate the impact of long-term CRT on AF burden. The objectives of this analysis are to determine if CRT patients with no prior history of AF had a reduction in AF burden over time and compare AF burden between ICD and CRT-D patients.

ACP Regional Meeting, Chicago 2007 – Late presentation of Takayasu Arteritis in a Hispanic female with multiple dissecting aneurysms.

ACP Regional Meeting, Chicago 2007 – Medical jeopardy contest