Hazaim Alwair, MD, FRCSEd (C-Th)

Hazaim Alwair

Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Director of Medical Support and ECMO
Surgical Director of Left Ventricular Assist Device

East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
115 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC 27834

252-744-7930 (office)
252-744-7947 (fax)
252-744-4400 (appointments)


  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Robotic Arrhythmia Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Mechanical Support and LVAD Implantation
  • ECMO

Board Certification

  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


Medical School: Damascus University, 1995
Internship: St. George's Hospital Medical School, 1998
Residency: Bristol Royal Infirmary, 2003

Bristol Royal Infirmary, Clinical Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2010

East Carolina Heart Institute, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, 2012

Advanced Fellowship:

Duke University, Advanced Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart
Transplantation and LVAD Therapy, 2016

Professional Organizations

  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, M.R.C.S.
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, F.R.C.S.Ed 
  • British Society for Cardiovascular Research
  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Reeves-Chitwood Cardiovascular Fellowship Society
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons