Nche Zama, MD, PhD

Board Certified in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

  • Titles:

    Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon

  • Department + Services:

    Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • My Expertise:

    Cardiovascular Surgery Cardiothoracic Surgery Surgical Ventricular Reconstruction for Heart Failure "Bloodless" Cardiothoracic Surgery Arrhythmia Surgery Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Seeing Patients in:

    Heart Institute of the Caribbean and HIC Heart Hospital, Kingston ( Visiting Consultant) Telemedicine

Dr. Zama trained in cardiothoracic and pediatric cardiac surgery at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. He completed specialized training in cardiac valve and complex cardiac surgery at the University of Paris, Broussais Hospital under the tutelage of world renowned surgeon, Dr. Alain Carpentier. He has been practicing cardiovascular and thoracic surgery for over 35 years. He has been a consultant cardiovascular surgeon at HIC since its founding in 2005 and is instrumental in launching Jamaica’s first private cardiovascular surgery program.

2012 Consumer Reports, Top Heart Surgeons, “all-star” practices. Consistently among top ranking by Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2011 Consumer Reports, Top Heart Surgeons 2010 Excellence in Patient Satisfaction for Inpatient Services Award, Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 2009 Excellence in Patient Satisfaction Award, Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 2008 Physician of the Year, Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 2004 Distinguished Research Award, CAMDOCS USA 2002 Individual of the Year, Sayre, Pennsylvania 1997 Distinguished Scientist Award, Shaw High School, Cleveland, Ohio 1996 Emerging Leadership Award, Ohio House of Representatives, Columbus, Ohio 1991 George C. Crile, Sr. Traveling Fellowship Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 1990 Cleveland Surgical Society Research Award, Cleveland, Ohio 1978 Academic Achievement Award, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts 1975 Freshman Chemistry Award, Chemical Rubber Company, (CRS), Baltimore, Maryland
Society of Thoracic Surgeons American College of Chest Physicians American Chemical Society American Association for the Advancement of Science World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery ( Founding Member)