Nidal Harb, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C.
Chief Medical Officer,
Genesis Health System
Areas of Responsibility: Medical Affairs, Quality Management, Patient Safety and Clinical Care Redesign. Leads the organization forward in the implementation of strategic clinical quality and patient safety initiatives. Also serves as liaison between the health system and the medical staff, with a goal of strengthening those relationships to drive further engagement and cooperation, and guiding and supporting medical staff development. Dr. Harb also serves as Chief Executive Medical Director of the Genesis Heart Institute, the regional center for cardiac and vascular services.
Bio: Dr. Harb was named Interim Chief Medical Officer for the health system in September 2014, serving in that capacity until being named to the position permanently in February 2015. He was named to the Heart Institute position in January 2014. In addition, Dr. Harb, a cardiologist who is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, continues to care for patients at Genesis through Cardiovascular Medicine, P.C. Dr. Harb joined the physician practice, the Quad City area’s largest, most comprehensive provider of cardiovascular services, in 2001. He is licensed in Iowa and Illinois.
Before coming to the Quad Cities, Dr. Harb practiced as a consulting cardiologist with Medical Associates in Clinton, Iowa. He held various positions, including President of Medical Staff; Chairman of the Department of Medicine; Director of the Catheterization Laboratory; and, member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association and Mercy Health Network.
Dr. Harb has served as the Governor of the American College of Cardiology for Iowa, President of Scott County Medical Society and President of the Medical Staff at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport. He is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa.
Dr. Harb was born and raised in Jerusalem. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia. Dr. Harb completed a Fellowship in Cerebrovascular Research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, a residency in Internal Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and then a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology at the University of Louisville.
In 1998, Dr. Harb went to Jerusalem and until 2001, worked as a volunteer consultant to the Ministry of Health, where he played a major role modernizing cardiac care in the country. Dr. Harb has been involved in research and participated in numerous international clinical trials. He has presented scientific papers at national and international meetings.