Saad Kubba, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine
  • Alumni Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Kubba is part of the Advanced Heart Disease and Transplant Cardiology team, Pulmonary Vascular and Pulmonary Hypertension Program, and provides general cardiology care as well as treating patients with complex heart conditions. 

He utilizes both invasive and non-invasive study modalities in evaluating patients with complex heart disease and hemodynamics. His expertise includes valvular heart disease, exercise physiology, advanced heart failure (both preserved and reduced ejection fraction), ventricular assist devices, transplant cardiology, right heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Kubba utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in managing cardiomyopathies including cardiac sarcoidosis, cardiac amyloidosis, hypertrophic, non-compaction, restrictive and dilated cardiomyopathy.

His board certifications include National Board of Echocardiography, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Registered Physician Vascular Interpreter, American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine. He is board eligible in American Board of Internal Medicine Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology.

Dr. Kubba has extensive volunteer experience as a teacher of EKG interpretation and basics of ultrasonography to COM-Tucson medical students, trainer of Tucson youth in Chest-Compression-Only CPR, mentor of medical students during their Internal Medicine rotation at Temple University Hospital, and tutor for pre-med undergraduate students at Weill Cornell. 

In his spare time, Dr. Kubba enjoys swimming, running and calligraphy. He is fluent in English and Arabic.

Research Interests: 

Research Interests: Dr. Kubba has gained a wide variety of research experience in heart failure, exercise physiology, hemodynamics, pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. 

View Dr. Kubba’s publications:

  • MD: Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar, 2014
Honors and Awards
  • Graduation with Academic Distinction, Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar, 2014
  • Dean's Honor Roll All Pre-Med Semesters, Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar, 2008-2010
  • Temple University Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2014 - 2017
  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2020 - 2021
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Cardiovascular Disease, 2017 - 2020
Board Certifications
  • Registered Physician Vascular Interpreter, 2021
  • Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Diplomate, 2020
  • ABIM Cardiovascular Disease Board, Certified, 2020
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Diplomate, 2019
  • National Board of Echocardiography, Diplomate, 2019
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Board, Certified, 2017