Mesfer Alfadhel, MD
2018-2019 Fellow Talk Blogger
Mesfer is a second-year general cardiology fellow at Dunedin Hospital (Otago, New Zealand), where he also studied medicine and completed his basic physician training. He was one of the winners of the international fellows case presentation contest at TCT 2017, with his talk entitled “Percutaneous transapical closure of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm.” Mesfer believes interventional cardiology to be the most evidence-based specialty in medicine. Planning a career in the field, he says, is “ironically similar to doing an interventional procedure! You always have to plan ahead, anticipate, and have a few tricks up your sleeve.” He is particularly intrigued by innovations in medicine and bioengineering, and when not in the hospital Mesfer enjoys playing football, tennis, and swimming. You can follow him on Twitter @nzcardiologist.