School of Engineering (Okanagan campus)
Hadi Mohammadi’s research focuses on the implementation of novel, non-surgical technologies for treating heart-valve disease. Due to advanced age, obesity or other risk factors, a growing number of patients are poor candidates for surgery and it is important to develop new, minimally-invasive techniques. The research is important for developing treatments that address large and growing patient populations in which there are significant unmet clinical needs, specifically for high-risk and minimal-option patients to reduce invasive therapies and the need for surgical tissue repair.
Prior to UBC:
Before joining UBC, Hadi was a technical advisor at the Trican Well Service Ltd., working on petroleum geomechanical issues for developing unconventional sources. Prior to the industry experience, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Harvard Medical School.
Hadi has successfully developed a new technology for the simulation of a number of aortic and mitral valve related surgeries. This technology has the potential to be prolonged for the simulation of the entire area of cardiovascular reconstructive surgeries and could be revolutionary for the acquisition, training, and practice of primary and technical surgical skills.
Hadi enjoys chess; he really enjoys chess. In his free time, all he wants to do is play chess. He thinks, “chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.”