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Aref Obagi, MD, RPVI

Aref Obagi, MD, RPVI

Board-Certified Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Aref Obagi graduated medical school at University of Aleppo, Syria. He then completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship where he was appointed as a chief fellow at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He then completed  Interventional Cardiology training at the University of Florida.

Dr. Obagi authored several scientific articles on the topics of percutaneous coronary interventions and complications of myocardial infarction, and he has presented several research posters at national meetings including the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Obagi’s particular focus in cardiology is preventive cardiovascular medicine, lipid and cholesterol management, blood pressure management, exercise stress testing, preoperative evaluation, diagnosis and management of peripheral vascular disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, pulmonary embolism, and arrhythmias (including atrial fibrillation).

His Procedural interests include radial and femoral heart catheterization, coronary stenting, intravascular imaging (IVUS and OCT), pericardiocentesis, limb salvage using thrombectomy and atherectomy, peripheral arterial stenting, Transesophegeal echocardiogram and cardioversion, watchman insertion (minimally invasive left atrial appendage closure), PFO/ASD closures.

In his spare time, Dr. Obagi and his wife share a son and enjoys working out, swimming and tennis.



  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
  • Internal Medicine


  • English
  • Arabic



  • Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology: University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL
  • Chief Cardiology Fellow: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune Township, NJ
  • Fellowship, Cardiology: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune Township, NJ
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune Township, NJ
  • Internship, Internal Medicine: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune Township, NJ
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Cardiology: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Medical School, MD Degree: University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine


  • Best Poster award at CVI 4th annual international cardiology fellows’ program 1/25/2020
  • COVID-19 crisis leadership award; August 2020


  • Member of American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • Member of American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Member of American College of Physician (ACP)



  • Obagi A, Desai D, Mazahir U, Johnson D, Berger L. "Large Right Atrial Myxoma Presenting As Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism". Cureus. 2021 Jun 24;13(6):e15889. doi: 10.7759/cureus.15889. PMID: 34336411; PMCID: PMC8312776.


  • Obagi A, Tadepalli S, Reddy J, Cheriyath P, Okere A. "Complete Dissection of the Interventricular Septum Following Myocardial Infarction". Cureus. 2021 Jun 4;13(6):e15443. doi: 10.7759/cureus.15443. PMID: 34258112; PMCID: PMC8255049.




Online Publications

  • Ghetiya, S., Obagi, A., Calderon, D.. "‘Coughing Up Of Lung Tissue’: A Rare Case Of Plastic Bronchitis". Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2017, Mar; 69(11): 2222.


  • Obagi, A., Ghetiya, S., Egnatovich, J., Heckkanellidis, J., Carson. M.,. (2017, March 18). "Compliance And Bleeding Using Updated Aha And Acc Heparin Dosing Guidelines For Non St Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients". Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Volume 69, Issue 11 Supplement, March 2017 DOI: 10.1016/S0735-1097(17)34592-8.


  • Asif, A., Ghetiya, S., Obagi, A., Calderon, D., Mehandru, S., Masud, A., Salman, L., Dhamija, R.. "Subcutaneous ICDs"

Posters/Oral Presentations at Conferences


  • Obagi, A., Calderon, D., Youdelman, B. (January, 2017). "Infective Endocarditis With Mechanical Aortic And Mitral Valves Replacement Complicated By Spontaneous Ascending Aortic Dissection And Rupture 20 Years Later". Poster presented at: MiamiValves; Miami, FL.



  • Obagi, A., Ghetiya, S., Carson, M., Berger, L.. (2017, May). "Incidental Finding of Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Thymus During Nuclear Stress Test Using Technetium (99mTc) Sestamibi". Poster presented at: American Thoracic Society (ATS); Washington, DC.


  • Obagi, A., Kretov, A., Demchuk, B., Johnson, D., Girardi, L., Chinnici. A.,. (2019, May). "Unusual Presentation of Chronic Type A Aortic Dissection (CTAD)". Poster presented at: American Thoracic Society (ATS); Dallas, TX.


  • Obagi A., Mazahir, U., Johnson, D., Berger, L.,. (2019, May). "Right Atrial Myxoma Presenting with Pulmonary Embolism". Poster presented at: American Thoracic Society (ATS); Dallas, TX.


  • Mazahir, U., Obagi, A., Okere, A., and Simsir, S.,. (March, 2019). "A Complicated Case Of Triple Valve Endocarditis With Emboli Successfully Treated With Surgery". Poster presented at: American College of Cardiology; New Orleans, LA.


  • Ghetyia, S., Kalathil, S., Obagi, A., Mccourt, K., Asif, A., Calderon, D. "The Use of Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibitors and Aldosterone Receptor Antagonists in Heart Failure Patients with CKD". Poster presented at: American Society of Nephrology; New Orleans, LA.
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