Ramzi Nicolas, M.D.  nicolas_r@kids.wustl.edu

Adjunct Associate Professor

phone: (314) 454-6095


  • B.S., Distinction, American University of Beirut1994
  • M.D., American University of Beirut1998


  • Residency, State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse1998 - 2001
  • Fellowship, Washington University, St Louis Children's Hospital2001 - 2004
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship , Washington University, St Louis Children's Hospital2004 - 2005

Licensure and Board Certification

  • USMLE: Step 11997
  • USMLE: Step 21998
  • ECFMG1998
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate2001
  • USMLE: Step 32001
  • MO, 2004
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology2004
  • MO, BNDD2005
  • IL, 2005
  • MO, DEA2005
  • Recertification American Board of Pediatrics2008
  • Recertification American Board of Pediatric Cardiology2011


  • Graduated from high school with Honors, received the Lebanese Baccalaureate with distinction1990 - 1990
  • Dean's Honor List of the faculty of Arts and Sciences: Spring semester1991 - 1992
  • Hariri Foundation High Academic performance list - Spring semester1991 - 1992
  • Dean's Honor List of the faculty of Arts and Sciences: Fall/Spring semester1992 - 1993
  • Hariri Foundation High Academic performance list - Fall/Spring semester1992 - 1993
  • Dean's Honor List of the faculty of Arts and Sciences: Fall semester1993 - 1994
  • Received the Hariri Foundation Honor Medal for High Academic Performance - Fall semester1993 - 1994
  • Graduated with distinction with a BS in Biology1994 - 1994
  • Received the President of the Republic award for excellence in academic performance1994 - 1994
  • Dean's Honor List of the Faculty of Medicine1995 - 1996
  • Chosen by the Dean of Medicine as a student member of the curriculum evaluation committee1996 - 1997
  • Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, AUB chapter1998 - 1998
  • Member of the American university of Beirut Chapter of the AOA Honor Medical Society1998 - 1998
  • Best Teaching Physician Award, SIU Department of Pediatrics2007 - 2007
  • Best Teaching Service Award, SIU Department of Pediatrics2012 - 2012

Recent Publications view all (7)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Lin CH, Desai S, Nicolas R, Gauvreau K, Foerster S, Sharma A, Armsby L, Marshall AC, Odegard K, DiNardo J, Vincent J, El-Said H, Spaeth J, Goldstein B, Holzer R, Kreutzer J, Balzer D, Bergersen L. Sedation and Anesthesia in Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Catheterization: A Prospective Multicenter Experience. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015. doi:10.1007/s00246-015-1167-8  PMID:25991570  
  2. El-Said H, Hegde S, Foerster S, Hellenbrand W, Kreutzer J, Trucco SM, Holzer R, Burch G, Mirani A, Nicolas R, Porras D, Bergersen L, Moore J. Device therapy for atrial septal defects in a multicenter cohort: acute outcomes and adverse events. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;85(2):227-33. doi:10.1002/ccd.25684  PMID:25257700  
  3. Simpson K, Nicolas R, Foerster S, Huddleston C, Balzer D. Successful Subxyphoid Hybrid Approach for Placement of a Melody Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions . 2011;78:108-111. 
  4. Basnet S, Mander G, Nicolas R. Coronary vasospasm in an adolescent resulting from marijuana use. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009;30(4):543-5. doi:10.1007/s00246-009-9384-7  PMID:19212697  
  5. Muyskens S, Nicolas R, Foerster S, Balzer D. Endovascular stent placement for right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit stenosis in the Norwood with Sano modification. Congenit Heart Dis. 2008;3(3):185-90. doi:10.1111/j.1747-0803.2008.00181.x  PMID:18557881  
  6. Nicolas RT, Kort HW, Balzer DT, Trinkaus K, Dent CL, Hirsch R, Canter CE. Surveillance for transplant coronary artery disease in infant, child and adolescent heart transplant recipients: an intravascular ultrasound study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006;25(8):921-7. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2006.03.022  PMID:16890112  
  7. Nicolas RT, Hills C, Moller JH, Huddleston CB, Johnson MC. Early outcome after Glenn shunt and Fontan palliation and the impact of operation during viral respiratory season: analysis of a 19-year multi-institutional experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005;79(2):613-7; discussion 617. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2004.07.004  PMID:15680845  
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