Nicole Karam

Dr Nicole Karam is an associate professor in the Department of Cardiology at the European Hospital Georges Pompidou. She specializes in interventional cardiology and performs both coronary and valvular percutaneous surgeries, as well as research in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM, Unit 970, Team 4).

After starting her medical studies at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, she moved to Paris in 2010 and specialized in Interventional Cardiology. Subsequently, she trained in a highly specialized center for valvular heart disease in Munich, Germany, where she learned new techniques in percutaneous valvular interventions that she later brought back to Georges Pompidou Hospital.

Dr Nicole Karam holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Statistics, and she has published more than 65 papers in peer-reviewed international journals. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of sudden cardiac death in adults, and on understanding the relationship between coronary artery disease and sudden cardiac death in adults. She is also analyzing several international databases on percutaneous treatment of valvular heart disease, aiming to further optimize patients’ selection for these developing techniques, and to analyze the potential benefits and limitations that these new techniques offer.

Dr Karam is an active member and a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, and a member of the steering committee of the Women’s European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions. She is also a member of the French Society of Cardiology, and of its working groups for interventional cardiology (GACI) and valvular disease.