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Dr. Hamid Salam, a triple board-certified physician in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, has joined Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

Salam was the director of the heart team and trans-catheter aortic valve replacement program at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He also served as the medical director of the cardiovascular service line and chest pain center there. He previously was in private practice in Covington and earlier in Chicago. Salam earned his medical degree in Pakistan at Dow Medical College. He completed a residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he also completed a fellowship in cardiology. He served as chief of cardiology fellows and chief of internal medicine residents while attending.

Claris Smith, an associate attorney at Cooper Law Firm LLC, has been named to chair diversity, equity and inclusion at Dartmouth Club of the Gulf Coast.

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