Zaher Hakim

Zaher Hakim, MD

Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

“I strive to treat each patient as I would treat a member of my own family, personally and clinically. My principle role is to provide my patients with accurate information about their condition or diagnosis. That usually includes defining the best options of treatment that are available in managing a particular condition.”


Dr. Hakim specializes in Interventional Cardiology and endovascular interventions. His passion is treatment of acute myocardial infarction with stent, peripheral vascular disease treatment with endovascular intervention, pulmonary embolism intervention with catheter-based thrombolysis, and thrombectomy devices.

Dr. Hakim earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine, University of Tishreen. He completed his internship and residency at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Hakim then continued his training by completing Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology fellowships at Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Hakim’s clinical interest is focused on coronary artery disease outcomes, complex coronary interventions, mechanical circulatory support, large bore vascular access, pulmonary embolism, peripheral artery disease, and medical education.


  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation/Insufficiency
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Biomarkers
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardiac Stress Test
  • Claudication
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Endovascular Interventions
  • Endovascular Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
  • Event Monitor
  • FFR and iFR determination
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Rhythm Disorders
  • Heart Imaging
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Intervention Section
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Intra-vascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support devices
  • Mitral Valvular Disease
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Regurgitaton/Insufficiency
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Nuclear Stress Test
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stents
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis


  • Medical School: University of Tishreen, Lattakia, Syria
  • Residency/Internship: (Internal Medicine) Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • Fellowship: (Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology) Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Medical Specialties:

Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Interventions with Stents, Heart Attack, Myocardial Ischemia, Inoperable Coronary Artery Disease, Intermittent Claudication, Critical Limb Ischemia, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Interventions, Circulatory Support Devices


American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)

DMC Hospital Affiliation:

DMC Heart Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, DMC Huron Valley Hospital, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

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