Abdul Wahed Sidiqi (Cardiologist)

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Cardiologist is a doctor with special training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

Dr. Abdul Wahed Sidiqi MD, FESC

Abdul Wahed Sidiqi is a highly accomplished cardiologist and medical educator. He earned his MD from Kabul University of Medical Science in 2001 and began his career as an Assistant Professor of Cardiology at the same institution in 2004. In 2008, Dr. Sidiqi completed a fellowship in cardiology in the Netherlands, where he gained specialized training in the field. The following year, he founded Ariana Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, which has since become a leading institution in practicing and training professional cardiology. In 2011, Participated in International advanced training of Cardiovascular application in Seoul University South Korea.

In recognition of his expertise in Echocardiography, the Ministry of Public Health awarded him a trainer degree for Echocardiography in 2012.
In 2015, Abdul Wahed Sidiqi founded the Afghanistan Cardiovascular Association and was elected president of this society.
In 2017, Abdul Wahed Sidiqi earned a master’s degree in Invasive Cardiology from Avesina Tajik Medical University in Tajikistan; In the same year he Became a Professional member of the European Society of Cardiology  .In 2018 he completed an online program of advanced TTE and TEE conducted by 123 echocardiography and Viana Medical University; In the same year, he founded a state-of-the-art medical center named Ariana Medical Complex in Kabul, Afghanistan, which provides comprehensive healthcare services to patients in the country.

In 2022, for his achievements in the field of Cardiology; the European Society of Cardiology board  accepted  him  as FESC .

Abdul Wahed Sidiqi’s contributions to the medical field have varied significantly. He has demonstrated a deep commitment to improving the quality of medical education and practice in Afghanistan, particularly in the field of cardiology. His work has helped to expand access to medical care and training programs in the country, and his research has contributed to a better understanding of cardiovascular disease in the Afghan population.


  • 2005 – Development of Basic ECG Curriculum and conducting training (3 months) for medical students at Kabul Medical University (more than 1000 Graduated from this Program)
  • 2009 – Founder of Ariana Hospital, has been working as Chairman and Head of the Cardiology Department.
  • 2009 – Development of Echocardiography Curriculum and conducting training; Lectures and practical Classes (6 months) for the first time in Afghanistan (100s of doctors from all over the country trained in Ariana Hospital and Heart Institute of Kabul University of Medical Science, Kabul, Afghanistan).
  • 2011– Founder of Echocardiography Society of Afghanistan.
  • 2015– Founder of Afghanistan Cardiovascular Association, elected as President of this Association.
  • 2015 – Development of ACLS Curriculum & Publishing of CPR Book in Dari language and conducting training; Lectures and practical Classes (2 weeks) for medical students, Doctors, Nurses, and Anesthesiologist in Heart Institute of Kabul University of Medical Science, Ariana Hospital and Herat province of Afghanistan (1300 trained).
  • 2012-2015 Research Project on the Incidence of different types of Cardiomyopathies and their differentiation by Echocardiography in Patients presented at Aliabad Teaching Hospital and Ariana Hospital.
  • 2010 – 2022 Publication of Articles in national and international Journal.
  • 2015 – 2017 ResearchProject on PCI / Medical Management in Chronic Coronary Artery Disease (Ariana Hospital and Avicenna Tajik Medical University, Tajikistan) thesis of master’s degree.
  • 2015 – 2017 – Developing Curriculum & Conducting Doppler Training Program for Female Doctors at Ariana Hospital By supporting USAID in
  • 2015 -2018 –Working as Medical Director of Heart Institute of Kabul Medical University.
  • 2018 – Founder of Ariana Medical Complex, a state-of-the-art referral medical center in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • 2017– Became a Professional member of the European Society of Cardiology.
  • 2018 – Founder of Ariana Medical Journal
  • 2019 continues  Conducting Research Projects on the Relation between Mouth hygiene and the Incidence of RVHD in rural Patients presented at Ariana Medical Complex.
  • 2020 – continue Conducting Research Projects on the Influence of Mothers’ multi-parity & economic conditions on Incidences of Congenital Heart Disease in children presented at Ariana Medical Complex.
  • 2021  Founder of Ariana Medical Journal.


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