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photo Khaled Bachour, MD


Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine


Office: UPMC Cardiovascular Institute — Horizon
350 Sharon-New Castle Road
Farrell, PA 16121
Education and Training
MD, University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria
Residency, Damascus University Medical College, Damascus
Residency, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Fellowship, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Clinical Interest
Echocardiography, Preventive Cardiology, General Cardiology
Selected Publications:
Franco C, Bachour K, Afonso L, Raufi M. Acute Subarachnoid hemorrhage and Cardiac Abnormalities: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy or Neurogenic Stunned Myocardium. Cases J. 2010; 3(81) Feb 20: DOI:10.1186/1757-1626-3-81.
Homsi S, Milojkovic N, Abouzhheib W, Bachour K, Homsi Y, Alexandrescu T, Dasanu A. Large B-Cell Lymphoma with Lung Involvement in a Psoriatic Arthritis Patient Treated with Methotrexate. Dermatology Online J. 2010; 16(5): PMID:20492818.
Bachour K, Zmily H, Kizilbash M, Awad K, Hammad H, Hourani R, Sobel J, Ghali J, Levine D, Afonso L. Valvular Perforation in Left-Sided Native Valve Infective Endocarditis. Clinical Journal of Cardiology. 2009; 32(12): E55-62.
Afonso L, Bachour K, Awad K, Sandidge G. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Pathological Insights and Myocardial Perfusion Kinetics Using Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography. European Journal of Echocardiography. 2008; 9(6): 849-54.
Mohamad T, Kondur A, Bachour K, Vaitkevicius P, Thatai D, Afonso L. Cocaine Induced Chest Pain and Beta Blockade: An Inner City Experience. American Journal of Therapeutics. 2008; 15(6): 531-5.
Bachour K, Zmily H, Awad K, Hourani R, Hammad H, Afonso L. Predictors of Valve Perforation and Mortality in Infective Endocarditis. Cardiology. 2006; 106: 114-5.
O'Laughlin DT, Bachour K, Whitwam W. What are the ECG Indications for Additional Electrocardiographic Leads in Chest Pain Patients?. Critical Decisions in Emergency and Acute Care Electrocardiography. 2009; textbook_chapter.
Diabo MD, Bachour K, Abboud J, Shamieh M. A Study in Exercise Test in Comparison to Coronary Angiography. Damascus University Publications. 2001; Jan 2001.
Notable Achievements
Director of the echocardiography Laboratory, 2011-present
Chair of Department of Medicine Horizon, 2012-2014
Vice Chair of Department of Medicine Horizon, 2010-2012
Clinical Director of Cardiology Horizon Shenango Campus, 2010-2011