Luan Dragusha MD.
Place of birth - Shkoder, Albania
Phone: 067 40 99559
Since 2012 : Board Certification: Albanian Board of Cardiology
Since 2014 : Passed the United States Medical Licence Examinations - USMLE Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 exams and get USA - ECFMG certified
University of Medicine of Tirana (UMT), Albania
10/1999 - 06/2005
07/2008 - 07/2012
M.D. Fellowship in Cardiology
Universitary Hospital Center Mother Theresa, University of Medicine of Tirana, Albania
Program Director : Professor Spiro Qirko
04/2014 – 04/2015 – 123 sonography: 1 year online course in transthoracic echocardiography from University of Viena – Diploma in Transthoracic Echocardiography.
January - April 2013: Externship in Cleveland Clinic - Case Western UH, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2015 : Mayo Clinic course in Adult Echocardiography “Echocardiography in Nation’s Capital" - Washington DC, USA
2015 : 4th Annual Update in Interventional Cardiology – Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
2015 : Congenital Heart Diseases in Adults - Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusets, USA
11 - 17 October 2015 : Fellowship - Salzburg Weill Cornel Seminars in Cardiology
Certificate for Excellent Oral Presentation
December 2015 - 1 month externship, hands on practice in Interventional Cardiology, near Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - New Jersey - USA
2-4 April 2016 : ACC.16 (American College of Cardiology) - Chicago, IL, USA
9th April 2016 : 5th Annual Update in Interventional Cardiology - Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.
May 2016 - Medtronic Training in Pace Maker and ICD implant
July 2016 - Medtronic Training - Crush Advance Course on the Interventional Coronary Procedures
Membership and Honorary/Professional Societies
President of Albanian College of Medicine
International Associate of American College of Cardiology
Member of European Society of Cardiology
Member of Albanian Society of Cardiology
Member of European association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
Medical School Honors / Awards
"Ylli Popa' award, from Albanian Society of Cardiology December 2011, Tirana
July 2016 - Present : Cath Lab Director at Shkodra Regional Hospital.
July 2016 - Present : Part-time Cardiologist near Roland Xhaxho Heart Center-Tirana.
10.2014 – July 2016 : Average Hours/week : 50
Roland Xhaxho Heart Center – Tirana, Albania
Interventional Cardiology (Coronarography, PCI, Pace Makers, ICD), Echocardiography, ECG stress test, holter of rhythm ; Clinical Cardiology
04/2013 – 10/2014 Average Hours/Week: 50
German Hospital, Hamburg - Tirana, Albania
Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography, ECG stress test, holter of rhythm ; Clinical Cardiology
10/2007 - 03/2010
Medical University "La nostra signora del buon consiglio", Albania
Lecturer of the course of emergency medicine and clinical pharmacology in the Faculty of Infirmary.
2006 – Publish the book ‘ First Aid’, translated in Albanian language, under copyright from Harper Collins publishers England
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts
Journal of American College of Cardiology - JACC, April 5, 2016, Volume 67, Issue 13, 1236 : - When The Patiennt's disease kills his family members, but not the patient - Luan Dragusha
Dibra A., Pavli E., Harja E., Gjana A., Dragusha L., Kristo A., Goda A.. Radial approach for percutaneous coronary intervention: an albanian center experience.. Albanian Journal of Cardiology. 2012 May; 11(1): 9-10.
Simoni L., Kamberi A., Kristo A., Dragusha L., Simoni L.. Occurrence of acute myocardial infarction doubled in a country still in socio-economic transition. European Heart Journal. 2011 Aug; 32(0195-66): 54-55.
Simoni L., Kamberi A., Rruci E., Dragusha L., Kristo A., Goda A.. Intrahospital mortality of acute myocardial infarction in UHC "Mother Thereza" Tirana.. Albanian Journal of Cardiology. 2012 May; 11(1): 3-4.
2-4 April 2016 : Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
ACC.16 (American College of Cardiology) - Chicago, IL, USA
Dragusha L., Bara P., Qirko S.. (2011). When the patient's disease kills his family members but not the patient. Poster presented at: National Conference of Cardiology; Tirana, Albania.
Dragusha L., Gjyli L., Bara P.. (2012). The clinical performance of an Albanian Cabinet of ECG stress testing with treadmill. “ at: National Conference of Cardiology; Tirana, Albania.
Dragusha L., Harja E., Dibra L., Fasol R.. (2012). Streptococus Bovis, a double hit killer.. Oral Presentation presented at: 19th Albanian Conference of Surgery; Tirana, Albania.
Hobbies & Interests
Play accordion, Dance, To sing, Basketball, Swimming, Boats. Human Rights, Archaeology.
Albanian (Native/functionally native)