Dr. Syed Waqas Haider, MD

Dr. Syed Waqas Haider, MD

Dr. Syed Waqas Haider, MD

Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu
Fax: (202) 877-3339

Contact this Provider:

  • Cardiology
About the Provider

Syed Waqas Haider, MD, MPH, is a cardiologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is board certified in nuclear cardiology and echocardiography and is board eligible in cardiovascular disease and vascular medicine.

Dr. Haider treats the whole spectrum of cardiovascular conditions including cardiomyopathy, hypertension, arrythmias, and valvular, coronary, and pericardial disease.

He has published in various high-impact peer-reviewed journals. His research and clinical work focus heavily on advanced cardiac imaging, including use of transesophageal and intra-cardiac echo. Dr. Haider also served as guest editor for JACC Case Reports.

Passionate about academic endeavors, Dr. Haider has long been involved in teaching and developing curricula for his fellowship program. During the pandemic, he co-led a virtual conference with his critical care and cardiology colleagues across the globe, to share best practices for patient care. Dr. Haider also served as co-investigator in the early clinical trials evaluating the benefit of remdesivir and convalescent plasma therapy for treatment of moderate to severe COVID-19 infection.

Dr. Haider was a merit scholar at the Milken Institute of Public Health at the George Washington University. With his training in public health, he further brings global thinking to his practice, by translating broad clinical knowledge to practical care plans for each patient.

Philosophy of Care

“My patients have called me an “old-school doctor.” I take pride in this label, as I always aim to be personable, approachable, and to create a positive patient experience. I listen to all of their concerns–heart related or not–thereby potentially unmasking certain pathology or circumstances that may impact their cardiac treatment.

I believe that cardiovascular disease can be prevented and mitigated. As a physician, I have a responsibility to fix the great imbalance between disease mortality and the opportunity to modify it. I do this by making treatment practical and understandable. I take the latest guidelines and “best practices” off the pages of medical journals and incorporate them into the daily care and personal life of my patients.”

  • Fellowship Program: St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center - St Lukes Div (2021)
  • Residency Program: St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center - Roosevelt Div (2017)
  • Medical School: Ziauddin University (2012)
Cohen, R., Bavishi, C., Haider. S, Thankachen, J., Rozanski, A. The American Journal of Cardiology. Meta-Analysis of Relation of Vital Exhaustion to Cardiovascular Disease Events. 2017, Apr; 19 (8):1211-1216.

Kamani, L., Hamid, S.S., Ismail, F.W., Haider, S.W., Awan, S., Ahmed, A., Jafri, W. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad. MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY ASSESSMENT IN ACUTE HEPATITIS-E. 2015, Jan; 27(1): 64-69.

Lassi, Z.S., Das, J.K., Haider, S.W., Salam R.A., Qazi S.A., Bhutta Z.A. Archives of Disease in Childhood, British Medical Journal. Systematic review on antibiotic therapy for pneumonia in children between 2 and 59 months of age. 2015, Jan; 99(7): 687-93.

Swoboda, S., Young, S., Prow, D., Haider, S.W. Critical Care Medicine. Which hand hygiene interventions do health care workers (hcw) believe have high impact? 2009, Dec; 37(12 Suppl): A1-542.

Haider, S.W, Habib, M.A., Zaidi, A.K., Bhutta, Z.A. (2013). Child Vaccination in Pakistan. In Bhutta ZA (Ed.), Re productive, Maternal, Child Health & Nutrition in Pakistan: opportunities for change. (pp. 165-193). Karachi: Paramount Publishing Enterprise.

Haider, S.W., Bhutta, Z.A. (2013). Adolescent Health in Pakistan. In Bhutta, Z.A (Ed.), Reproductive, Maternal, Child Health & Nutrition in Pakistan: opportunities for change. (pp. 38-61). Karachi: Paramount Publishing Enterprise.
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Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Suite 4B-1
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-5975
    Fax: 202-877-3339

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Distinction and Honors in Pathology (2010)
  • Distinction and Honors in Community Health Sciences (2010)
  • Distinction and Honors in Pediatrics (2011)
  • Distinction and Honors in Gynecology (2011)
  • Distinction and Honors in Obstetrics (2011)