Asad U. Qamar, MD, FCCP, FACC, FSGC, FSC@I, FAAC
Dr. Qamar began his distinguished career at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and continued his education through a number of institutions, including the University of Punjab in Pakistan and Yale University in Connecticut, where he was named a Fellow in Cardiovascular Diseases. He served his residency at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut before arriving in Ocala in 1997. He served as the Director of the Outpatient Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the Marion Cardiovascular Institute/Marion Medical Associates/Internal Medicine Associates in Ocala until 2000, when he joined the Central Florida Heart Center, where he specialized in AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysms) stenting, carotid artery stenting, and interventional cardiology.
In addition, he participated in noninvasive vascular studies and utilized nuclear cardiac imaging. In 2009, he founded the Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine (ICM), and soon after founded the Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence (ICE). In addition, since 1999 he has served as Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville, working with Shands Teaching Hospital. Dr. Qamar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Interventional Cardiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians, among other appointments.
He currently resides in Ocala with his wife, Humeraa, and his three children.