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April 4, 2002

OBITUARY: Galal M. Ziady

Galal M. Ziady, professor of medicine and director of clinical cardiology at the School of Medicine's Cardiovascular Institute, died of colon cancer March 17, 2002, at his home in Wexford. He was 62.

Ziady joined the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine as associate professor in 1987. In 1990, he was appointed interim director of echocardiography and in 1992 he became director of clinical cardiology. He also had served as medical director of the UPMC Middle Eastern Division in Cairo, Egypt, since 1998.

A native of Egypt, Ziady graduated from Ain Shams University in Cairo in 1961 and earned a medical degree in 1964.

In the 1970s, he was senior registrar in the Division of Cardiology at Hammersmith Hospital in London.

From 1985 to 1987, Ziady was the chairman of the Department of Medicine at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, before immigrating to the United States.

Among many professional memberships, Ziady was president of Ain Shams Medical Alumni Association and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Ziady is survived by his wife, Laila; sons, Assem of Cleveland and Ramer of Pittsburgh; his parents, brothers El-Enmir and Kadry, and sisters Aisha and Mona, all of Egypt.

A celebration of Ziady's life will be held May 5 at 3 p.m. at Heinz Chapel.

The family asks that contributions be made to the Galal M. Ziady, M.D., Memorial Fund at the School of Medicine. The scholarship fund will aid Egyptian medical students coming to the U.S. for further education. Donations should be mailed to: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, P.O. Box 131 Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261.

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