Dr Saba received his MB, MCh from Cairo University's Faculty of Medicine, Egypt in 1994. He then went on to complete a house officer post at Cairo University Hospitals in 1995, completed a fellowship program and MSc degree in cardiovascular medicine from 1996 to 1999 before taking up a post as lecturer in cardiovascular medicine at Cairo University in November 1999.
Dr Saba then completed an internship at the State University of New York and a residency in internal medicine at The George Washington University, Washington DC. He underwent a three year fellowship training program in cardiology at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana between 2002 and 2005. This was followed by a fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago.
Dr Saba was then appointed assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, cardiac arrhythmia service at the University of Maryland Medical Centre, Baltimore from 2006 to 2010 before being appointed a consultatn cardiologist and senior lecturer at St George's Hospital and St George's, University of London.
Dr Saba is chairman of The London Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Symposium which is dedicated to improving outcomes of patients with ventricular arrhythmia, he also holds a patent on a method to determine the site of origin of ventricular tachycardia.
Dr Magdi Saba is on the Editorial Board of European Cardiology Review.
- Fellow, Heart Rhythm Society (USA)
- Fellow, American College of Cardiology
- Member, American College of Physicians
- Member, American Medical Association
- Cardiology Resident of the Year 1998/99, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cairo University
- Winner 2001, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Washington DC chapter meeting for The George Washington University
- Hyman Zimmerman "Hepatology Resident of the Year" 2001, VA Medical Centre - Washington DC
- Heart Failure Specialty Fellows Award for the abstract "The effects of LVH on transmural dispersion of repolarization"
- Charles B. Moore Award 2005, The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Ochsner Clinic Foundation