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CSI-UCSF 2018 , United States of America: Catheter Interventions in Congenital, Structural and Valvar Heart Disease

Board of Directors

Gareth Morgan, MD

University of Colorado
Denver
USA

Board of Directors: Gareth Morgan, MD
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Gareth Morgan, MD

University of Colorado
Denver, USA

Board of Directors: Gareth Morgan, MD
Gareth Morgan was appointed as a consultant congenital interventional cardiologist at Evelina Children’s Hospital and Guys and St Thomas’ hospital in London in June 2013.

Gareth’s subspecialty fellowship in interventional congenital cardiology was carried out with Dr Lee Benson at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario 2008-2010.

He was first appointed consultant paediatric and adult congenital cardiologist at University Hospitals Bristol in 2010 and has been an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Bristol since 2011.

Gareth's undergraduate and early postgraduate training was at The Queens University of Belfast and the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

Here he also completed his MPhil research thesis in paediatric cardiology before SpR training in paediatric and adult congenital cardiology at University Hospitals Bristol.

Horst Sievert, MD

CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC
Frankfurt
Germany

Board of Directors: Horst Sievert, MD
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Horst Sievert, MD

CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC
Frankfurt, Germany

Board of Directors: Horst Sievert, MD
Director and Founder of CVC Frankfurt

Specialist in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Angiology, and Intensive Care

Medical degree from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Dr. Sievert has been the Principal Investigator of a number of clinical trials and has authored more than 130 manuscripts and 600 abstracts in peer reviewed journals, as well as 70 books and book contributions. He has also delivered more than 600 invited lectures around the world.
 
He has personally performed more than 16,000 PCIs and 6,000 peripheral angioplasties. However, his activity in the cath lab is focused on highly specialized non-coronary interventions for patients with congenital heart disease, carotid disease, or high risk of stroke, among other conditions. Dr Sievert was the first to close the left atrial appendage percutaneously. He has the largest experience worldwide in catheter closure of heart defects in adults and gets referrals from all over the world.

Randy Lee, MD

University of California
San Francisco
USA

Board of Directors: Randy Lee, MD
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Randy Lee, MD

University of California
San Francisco, USA

Board of Directors: Randy Lee, MD
Education
1984 UCLA School of Medicine 

Residencies
1988 Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Internal Medicine
 
Fellowships
1991 Stanford University Medical Center, Cardiovascular Diseases 

Dr. Randall J. Lee graduated from UCLA Medical School in 1984 where he also obtained his doctorate in pharmacology. After completing an internal medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., he completed a cardiology fellowship and postdoctoral fellowship in biochemistry and molecular biology at Stanford University, where he earned a Physician Scientist Award and the Upjohn Young Investigator Award in cardiology. Lee subspecialized in cardiac electrophysiology during his second fellowship at UCSF.
His research focuses on cellular and molecular aspects of cardiac arrhythmias and vascular regeneration. He is investigating the cellular and molecular derangements that occur during cardiac arrhythmias and myocardial infarctions. Lee uses genetic engineering techniques to investigate derangements during cardiac arrhythmias and myocardial infarctions and as possible therapeutic tools. Lee also is interested in cardiac development of the conduction system and the means to alter conduction, which then may be applied to diseased states.

Vaikom Mahadevan, MD

University of California
San Francisco
USA

Board of Directors: Vaikom Mahadevan, MD

Director Emeritus

Neil Wilson, MD


Oxford
UK

Director Emeritus: Neil Wilson, MD

Invited Faculty

Jamil Aboulhosn, MD

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Jamil Aboulhosn, MD

Theodore P. Abraham, MD

University of California
San Francisco
USA

Invited Faculty: Theodore P. Abraham, MD
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Theodore P. Abraham, MD

University of California
San Francisco, USA

Invited Faculty: Theodore P. Abraham, MD
Theodore P. Abraham, M.D. is the Meyer Friedman Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Clinical Chief of Cardiology and Director of Echocardiography at the University of California at San Francisco. Until July 2017 he was Professor of Medicine, and Radiology and Radiologic Science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland where he directed the Johns Hopkins Hospital Echocardiography Programs and founded and directed the Johns Hopkins Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence. He was also Associate Dean for Research for Johns Hopkins Medicine. His primary clinical expertise is echocardiography with a focus on cardiac mechanics. He has published over 100 scientific papers, held national leadership positions in professional societies and serves on editorial boards of biomedical journals.

Harsh Agrawal, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Harsh Agrawal, MD

Zahid Amin, MD

Children’s Hospital of Georgia Regents University
Augusta
USA

Invited Faculty: Zahid Amin, MD
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Zahid Amin, MD

Children’s Hospital of Georgia Regents University
Augusta, USA

Invited Faculty: Zahid Amin, MD
PRESENT POSITION

Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA
FAAP, FSCAI, FACC, FAHA

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
  • 2008 – today Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Cardiac Catheterization & Hybrid Suite, Rush University Medical Center
  • 2006 - 2008 Professor of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • 2000 - 2008 Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • 2004 - 2008 Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Creighton University School of Medicine
  • 2000 - 2004 Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Creighton University School of Medicine
  • 1998 - 1999 Assistant Professor in Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Georgia
CERTIFICATIONS
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, January 1996
  • Diplomate, Sub-board of Pediatric Cardiology, August 2002
CONSULTING POSITIONS (active)
  • 2000 – Present The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 2000 – 2008 Children’s Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Session Chair. 4th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.  Buenos Aires, Argentina. 20 Sep 2005.
  • Elected to Honorary Membership in the Russian Scientific Society of Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Surgery. June 2005
  • Best Paper, Awarded by Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society, 2000.
  • Fellow of the Year, Awarded by Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society, 1997 – 1998.
  • Outstanding Fellow, Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgery Society, 1990 – 1992.





                                                                                                                     

Jason Anderson, MD

Mayo Clinic
Rochester
USA

Invited Faculty: Jason Anderson, MD
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Jason Anderson, MD

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, USA

Invited Faculty: Jason Anderson, MD
Jason Anderson graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College Of Medicine in 2011. He went on to complete his education in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology at Mayo Clinic where he has been appointed to the position of Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education since 2016. He is now undergoing additional training in pediatric and congenital interventional cardiology under the mentorship of Dr. Philip Moore at UCSF and will return to practice at Mayo Clinic upon completion. Specific interests include transcatheter valve implantation, device closure of septal defects, and intracardiac echocardiography.

Aimee K. Armstrong, MD

The Heart Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH
USA

Invited Faculty: Aimee K. Armstrong, MD
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Aimee K. Armstrong, MD

The Heart Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH, USA

Invited Faculty: Aimee K. Armstrong, MD
Aimee Armstrong, MD, FAAP, FACC, FSCAI is the Director of Cardiac Catheterization & Interventional Therapies at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where she is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.

After graduating with her B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan, she obtained her medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School. She then completed her pediatric training at Indiana University’s Riley Hospital for Children and her pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She worked as an interventional cardiologist for 11 years at the University of Michigan, where she also served as the Associate Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and as the Physician Lead for the University of Michigan Congenital Heart Innovations Collaborative. Dr. Armstrong was the interventionalist for the University of Michigan fetal cardiac intervention team ad served as the site principal investigator for multiple device trials.

In her new role at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, she is also the Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. Dr. Armstrong is the Co-Director of the International Symposium on 3D Imaging for Interventional Catheterization in CHD (3DI3) conference to be held at Nationwide Children's Hospital October 13-15, 2016 and the Co-Director of the ACC Reducing Radiation Risk (RRR) Quality Improvement Program. She also serves as a member of the IMPACT Registry Research and Publications Committee.

Nitish Badhwar, MD

Stanford University
San Francisco
USA

Invited Faculty: Nitish Badhwar, MD

Krzysztof Bartus, MD

Jagiellonian University
Krakow
Poland

Invited Faculty: Krzysztof  Bartus, MD

Fabien Beckers

Arterys Inc.
San Francisco
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Fabien Beckers

Stefan Bertog, MD

CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC, Frankfurt, Germany
Minneapolis Medical Center, Minneapolis
USA

Invited Faculty: Stefan Bertog, MD
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Stefan Bertog, MD

CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC, Frankfurt, Germany
Minneapolis Medical Center, Minneapolis, USA

Invited Faculty: Stefan Bertog, MD
Specialist in Cardiology, Angiology and Interventional Cardiology at CVC Frankfurt since February 2013

  • Since 2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • 2010 - Present Co-Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Veterans Administration Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • 2006 - Present Cardiologist, Veterans Administration Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • 2003 - 2005 Chief Fellow Cardiology,, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • 2002 - 2006 Fellowship, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
  • 1999 - 2002 Residency, Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • 1997 - 1998 Junior Physician, Department of Cardiology at Municipal Hospital in Frankfurt Höchst, Germany
  • 1990 - 1997 Medical Degree at Johann Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany







Ramin E. Beygui, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Ramin E. Beygui, MD

Yuval Binur

Arsuf Partners
Tel Aviv
Israel

Invited Faculty: Yuval Binur
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Yuval Binur

Arsuf Partners
Tel Aviv, Israel

Invited Faculty: Yuval Binur
Yuval Binur, Ph.D. is a Managing Partner of Orchestra. He has over 29 years of venture capital experience in the United States, Europe and Israel. Dr. Binur is a co-founder of Accelerated Technologies, Inc. and has served as its Chairman of the Board since its inception in 2001. From 1994 until 2004, he was founding Managing Partner of Medica, a global health care and life sciences venture capital fund operating from Israel. In this capacity, Dr. Binur helped raise Medica's first two venture funds and lead the deployment of approximately $140 million in investments into early stage healthcare technology companies. In 2000, he co-founded and led the financing for PVT, an AT I Portfolio company and the pilot for the Orchestra Strategy. In 2001, he co-founded ATI, and in 2003 he began devoting his full time to his role as Chairman of ATI after the Medica II fund was fully invested.

Dr. Binur participated actively in the sourcing, due diligence, deal structuring, investment execution and monitoring of all of the AT I Portfolio companies. He is currently a director of Mitralign, Vital Access and is also a director of SuperDimension, Ltd., a pioneer in the area of interventional pulmonology. For nine years prior to co-founding Medica, Dr Binur was a Member of Adler & Co., a major U.S. venture capital firm based in New York. He has been a board member of 48 venture-backed companies in the areas of medical technology and devices, pharmaceuticals, software and electronics. Dr. Binur holds a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Technion Institute in Israel and a Ph.D. degree in physics from MIT/Tel Aviv University.

Lorna Browne, MD

University of Colorado Denver
Denver
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Lorna Browne, MD
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Lorna Browne, MD

University of Colorado Denver
Denver, United States of America

Invited Faculty: Lorna Browne, MD
NAME: Lorna P. Browne M.D.                              Current Rank: Associate Professor

EDUCATION (Residency, fellowship or graduate school training):

School/Program                                                                     Degree                    Date
Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, Medical School           MBBCHBAO            1993-99
Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, Internship                                                    1999-00
Royal College of Physicians, Ireland, Medical Residency       MRCPI                 2000-02
Faculty of Radiology, RCSI, Ireland, Radiology Residency   FFR RCSI              2002-06
Baylor College of Medicine, Radiology Fellowship                       2009-07
Baylor College of Medicine, Cardiac Imaging Fellowship                                 2007-08

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: (Academic appointments - List current appointment first)
Institution                                                                                 Rank                      Dates
University of Colorado (Pediatric Radiology)                 Associate Professor       2014- Present
University of Colorado (Pediatric Radiology)                 Assistant Professor        2012- 2014
Baylor College of Medicine (Pediatric Radiology)          Assistant Professor        2007-11

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Maurice Buchbinder, MD

Foundation for Cardiovascular Medicine
San Diego
USA

Invited Faculty: Maurice Buchbinder, MD

Eric Caron

3R Cardio
Toronto
Canada

Invited Faculty: Eric Caron
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Eric Caron

3R Cardio
Toronto, Canada

Invited Faculty: Eric Caron
Eric Caron, CEO, 3R Cardio, an early stage company based in Toronto, Canada developing and commercializing the SmartGuidewire™ medical devices (3RCardio.com). SmartGuidewire™ real-time continuous hemodynamic data guides cardiologists to better position heart valves during TAVR/TMVR, leading to better outcomes and lower costs.

Today, valve positioning is guided only by medical imaging during transcatheter valve replacements and repairs, leading to uncertainties, sub-optimal valve positioning and complications.

● Key milestones achieved: Prototypes providing positive in-vivo results (in swine), $4.6 Million raised
● Worldwide IP coverage: 8 issued patents in key countries
● Clear regulatory path: 510(k), Estimated submission Q4-2019

Eric is an experienced entrepreneurs (6 startups) medical devices and high-tech. Background in engineering product development, marketing and sales.

John Carroll, MD

University of Colorado Hospital
Denver
USA

Invited Faculty: John Carroll, MD
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John Carroll, MD

University of Colorado Hospital
Denver, USA

Invited Faculty: John Carroll, MD
Dr. Carroll received his AB (biology) cum laude from Princeton University in 1972 and his MD (Alpha Omega Alpha) from the University of Chicago in 1976.  He at Tufts New England Medical Center from 1976-1981 finishing as the Samuel Levine Cardiology Research Fellow of the American Heart Association. He then was a cardiology research fellow at Universittaetspital in Zurich, Switzerland. From 1982-1996 he was a member of the faculty at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and directed the Hans Hecht Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. He and his partner, Ted Feldman, started performing aortic and mitral valvuloplasties together starting in 1985. In 1996 he moved to the University of Colorado as Professor of Medicine, Director of Interventional Cardiology, and Co-Medical Director of the Cardiac and Vascular Center.  He has developed the interventional program at the University of Colorado with his partner, John Messenger.

He is currently a member of various national and international editorial and advisory boards, the STS-ACC Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry Steering Committee, and the Steering Committee of the RESPECT trials.
 
Dr. Carroll is an interventional cardiologist with clinical and investigative interests related to structural/valvular heart disease interventions and the development of advanced cardiac 3D imaging for image guidance. He has collaborated with James Chen, PhD, for over 25 years. Dr. Carroll has co-edited with John G. Webb, MD of Vancouver the first textbook on “Structural Heart Disease Interventions”.

John P. Cheatham, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH
USA

Invited Faculty: John P. Cheatham, MD
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John P. Cheatham, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH, USA

Invited Faculty: John P. Cheatham, MD
John P. Cheatham, MD, is Director of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Therapy and Co-Director of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He holds the George H. Dunlap Endowed Chair in Interventional Cardiology. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he completed his residency at Boston Children’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Dr. Cheatham’s area of expertise is transcatheter intervention and Hybrid therapy of newborns, children, and adults with complex congenital heart disease.

He has pioneered several new techniques and devices in nonsurgical intervention, as well as being a world leader in developing new Hybrid therapies. Dr. Cheatham has been a principal investigator in numerous FDA sponsored clinical trials evaluating nonsurgical closure devices and stent therapy over the past two decades. Additionally, Dr. Cheatham designed the world’s first Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Suites and advanced imaging equipment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which allows the interventionalist & cardiothoracic surgeon to perform combined therapy in order to improve clinical outcomes in patients referred to The Heart Center. He serves as a consultant to various medical companies and proctors, or teaches, new transcatheter techniques and devices to other physicians around the world.

Dr. Cheatham is Co-Director of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital International Program and has implemented a formal physician exchange program with two of the leading medical institutions in China.  In cooperation with China Red Cross, he is also the Foreign Director of the International Training Center for treatment of congenital heart disease in poor children.  Dr. Cheatham has authored more than 180 manuscripts, 20 book chapters, over 465 national and international presentations, and is co-editor of the book, “Complications in Percutaneous Interventions for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease.” 

Dr. Cheatham was selected as one of the top 25 Innovators in Healthcare by Health Imaging & IT. In addition, he was honored as the recipient of the Career Achievement Award at the prestigious 2007 PICS & AICS conference, attended by interventional cardiologists from all over the world.

Mao Chen, MD

West China Hospital of Sichuan University
Chengdu, Sichuan
China

Invited Faculty: Mao Chen, MD

Anthony Chou, MD

The Vertical Group
San Francisco
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Anthony Chou, MD

James L. Cox, MD

Northwestern University
Chicago
USA

Invited Faculty: James L. Cox, MD
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James L. Cox, MD

Northwestern University
Chicago, USA

Invited Faculty: James L. Cox, MD
Dr. Cox is Professor of Surgery and Director, Center for Heart Rhythm Disorders at Northwestern University, Chicago. He received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the AATS, STS, and HRS, was President of the AATS, and is in the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. Dr. Cox was named one of 30 Pioneers in Cardiothoracic Surgery for the first half century of the specialty by University of Paris in 2000.  Other honors include the Shimert Gold Medal, Fish Award, Ricketts Award, Burakovsky Award, and the Vishnevsky Medal.  Dr. Cox is best known for development of the eponymous “Cox-Maze Procedure” for atrial fibrillation.

Tobias Deuse, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
USA

Invited Faculty: Tobias Deuse, MD
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Tobias Deuse, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, USA

Invited Faculty: Tobias Deuse, MD
Tobias Deuse, M.D. is a cardiac surgeon internationally renowned for his expertise in minimally-invasive mitral valve surgery. He earned an M.D. from University of Wuerzburg in 2000. Dr. Deuse thereafter received advanced training in cardiothoracic surgery at the University Hospital Munich-Grosshadern, the University Heart Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, and Stanford University. He achieved international acclaim for the development of innovative approaches for mitral valve surgery and demonstrated that high success rates can be achieved in endoscopic mitral valve repair even for complex valve pathologies. He is the Director for Minimally-invasive Cardiac Surgery at UCSF.

Vivian Dimas, MD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Vivian Dimas, MD

Punag Divanji

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco
USA

Invited Faculty: Punag Divanji

Gansevoort Dunnington, MD

Adventist Heart St. Helena
St. Helena
USA

Invited Faculty: Gansevoort Dunnington, MD

Danny Dvir, MD

University of Washington
Seattle
USA

Invited Faculty: Danny Dvir, MD
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Danny Dvir, MD

University of Washington
Seattle, USA

Invited Faculty: Danny Dvir, MD
Danny Dvir has large experience in structural heart interventions. He is the president of the board of the Institute of Valvular Research and is internationally recognized as an expert in evaluating and treating prosthetic heart valves, including valve-in-valve therapy. Dr. Dvir was trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in Israel. Subsequently, he had Cardiac Interventions fellowship training in in Washington DC and later on worked extensively and specialized in non-invasive strategies for the treatment of heart valves in the Center for Heart Valve Innovation in Vancouver, BC. Dr. Dvir is a faculty in the University of Washington.

Marvin Eng, MD

Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit
USA

Invited Faculty: Marvin Eng, MD
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Marvin Eng, MD

Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, USA

Invited Faculty: Marvin Eng, MD
Marvin H. Eng MD graduate from Wayne State School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine and general cardiology training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Subsequently, Dr. Eng completed his interventional cardiology training at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California.  His first faculty appointment was at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center-San Antonio where he started the TAVR program at the University.  Since arriving back in Detroit in 2015, Dr. Eng currently serves as the Structural Heart Disease (SHD) Fellowship and the SHD research director.  His focus includes imaging, large bore access, TAVR and mitral interventions.   

Thomas Fagan, MD

Children's Hospital Colorado Cardiology, Denver, USA
Aurora, Colorado
USA

Invited Faculty: Thomas Fagan, MD

Peter Fail, MD

Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Houma
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Peter Fail, MD
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Peter Fail, MD

Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Houma, United States of America

Invited Faculty: Peter Fail, MD
Peter S. Fail

Dr. Peter Fail received his undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida in Tampa and his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean in Montserrat, British Indies.
In addition to an internship and residency in internal medicine, Dr. Fail also served as chief fellow in interventional cardiology at the Episcopal Heart Institute in Philadelphia. He later became director of the institute's cardiac catheterization laboratory. Dr. Fail was a clinical assistant professor of medicine at both Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine and the Allegheny Health Science School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Fail is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He is level three certified in the cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) experience program. Dr. Fail is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Medical Association. He has written or co-authored numerous research papers, abstracts, book chapters, and medical presentations in structural heart disease and intervention.
Dr Fail is the director of interventional research for the CIS Clinical Research Corporation and has participated in many of the landmark trials pertaining to structural heart disease intervention.

Hans-Reiner Figulla, MD

University Jena
Jena
Germany

Invited Faculty: Hans-Reiner Figulla, MD
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Hans-Reiner Figulla, MD

University Jena
Jena, Germany

Invited Faculty: Hans-Reiner Figulla, MD
Scientific Career

Since 2015
Director emeritus of the Department for Cardiology, Friedrich- Schiller-University Jena, Germany
Medical Consulting in Interventional Cardiology www.figulla.org

1997 - 2015
Elected Full Professor and Director of the Department for Cardiology, Friedrich- Schiller-University Jena, Germany

1988
Associate Professor of the Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Göttingen, Germany

1988
"Habilitation" and Faculty Member of the University Hospital Göttingen, Germany

Honours and Awards

2008                               BMBF – Nomination for the German Future Award 2008

Industrial Experience
 
2006 Co-founder of Occlutech GmbH (Cardiac Occluders)
2006 Co-founder of JenaValve Technology GmbH (percutaneous heart valves)
2018 Co-founder of DEVie.tech UG (drug eluting valve)

Patents                      approx. 170 patents in the field of interventional cardiology


Literature                  more than 500 papers (according to PubMed), 2 books, 28 book chapters


Peter J. Fitzgerald, MD

Stanford University
Stanford, United States of America

Invited Faculty: Peter J. Fitzgerald, MD
Dr. Peter Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, FACC, is the Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Technology and Director of the Cardiovascular Core Analysis Laboratory (CCAL) at Stanford University Medical School. He is an Interventional Cardiologist and has a PhD in Engineering. He is Professor in both the Departments of Medicine and Engineering (by courtesy) at Stanford.

Presently, Dr. Fitzgerald’s laboratory includes 17 postdoctoral fellows and graduate engineering students focusing on state-of-the-art technologies in Cardiovascular Medicine. He has led or participated in over 150 clinical trials, published over 450 manuscripts/chapters, and lectures worldwide. He has trained over 150 post-docs in Engineering and Medicine in the past decade. In addition, he heads the Stanford/Asia MedTech innovation program.

Peter has been principle/founder of twenty-one medical device companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has transitioned fourteen of these start-ups to large medical device companies. He serves on several boards of directors, advised dozens of medical device startups as well as multinational healthcare companies in the design and development of new diagnostic and therapeutic devices in the cardiovascular arena. In 2001, Peter was on the founding team of LVP Capital, a venture firm, focused on medical device and biotechnology start-ups in San Francisco. In 2009, he co-founded TriVentures, which is an incubator/venture fund for early stage medical technology in Israel.

Craig Fleishman, MD

The Heart Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Orlando
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Craig Fleishman, MD

Tim Fonte

HeartFlow, Inc
Redwood City
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Tim Fonte

James Freeman, MD

Yale School of Medicine
New Haven
United States of America

Invited Faculty: James Freeman, MD

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
USA

Invited Faculty: Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

Nora Goldschlager, MD

University of California
San Francisco
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Nora Goldschlager, MD

Sebastian Goreczny, MD

Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital
Lodz
Poland

Invited Faculty: Sebastian Goreczny, MD

Eberhard Grube, MD

Heart Center Bonn
Bonn
Germany

Invited Faculty: Eberhard Grube, MD
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Eberhard Grube, MD

Heart Center Bonn
Bonn, Germany

Invited Faculty: Eberhard Grube, MD
Prof. Grube is Professor of Medicine, Head, Center of Innovative Interventions in Cardiology (CIIC)University Hospital Bonn,Germany and Consulting Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, at Stanford University School of Medicine.
He received his first degree in Medicine at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-University in Bonn. His cardiology training was completed at University of Wisconsin, Medical School and University of Bonn, Medical School.
He received his Board Certification in Internal Medicine, in Cardiology and in Angiology from the North Rhine Chamber of Medical Doctors and his post-doctoral lecturing qualification “Internal Medicine“ from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-University in Bonn.
He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Angiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions.

His research interest include drug eluting stents, distal protection devices, debulking devices, restenosis and in-stent restenosis.

Rebecca Hahn, MD

New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center
New York City
USA

Invited Faculty: Rebecca Hahn, MD
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Rebecca Hahn, MD

New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center
New York City, USA

Invited Faculty: Rebecca Hahn, MD
Education
  • 9/1976 – 6/1980    B.A. Biology, Harvard University
  • 9/1980 – 6/1984    M.D. Medicine, Washington University/St. Louis    

Internship and Residency
  • 7/1984 – 6/1985    Intern, Internal Medicine, New York Hospital/Cornell
  • 7/1985 – 6/1987    Resident, Internal Medicine, New York Hospital/Cornell
  • 7/1986 – 6/1987    Asst. Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, New York Hospital/Cornell

Clinical and Research Fellowships
  • 7/1987 – 6/1989    Fellow, Cardiology, New York Hospital/Cornell
  • 7/1989 – 6/1990    Research Fellow, Cardiology, New York Hospital/Cornell

Licensure/Certification
  • 9/1985 New York State License Registration #163707
  • 9/1987 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (#112847)
  • 11/1989 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (#112847), Cardiovascular Disease Subspecialty
  • 6/1997 National Board of Echocardiography
  • 6/2007 National Board of Echocardiography Recertification

Academic Appointments
  • 7/1989 – 6/1990 Clinical Instructor/Medicine, Weill Medical/Cornell University
  • 7/1990 – 6/1993 Assistant Prof. of Clinical Medicine, Columbia College of P&S
  • 7/1993 – 6/1999 Assistant Prof. of Medicine. Weill Medical/Cornell University
  • 7/1999 – 10/2003 Associate Prof. of Medicine, Weill Medical/Cornell University
  • 10/2003-2/2007 Associate Prof. of Medicine, New York University
  • 4/2007-present Associate Prof. of Medicine at Columbia University College of Medicine

Hospital Appointments
  • 7/1990 – 6/1993 Assistant Attending Physician, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital
  • 7/1993 – 10/2003 Associate Attending Physician, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • 10/2003 – 10/2007 Attending Physician, North Shore University Hospital
  • 4/2007- present Attending Physician NY Presbyterian Hospital

Awards and Honors
  • 1979 and 1980 All-American: Women’s Squash
  • 7/1983 Irwin Levy Prize in Neurology and Neurologic Surgery Award
  • 7/1984 American Medical Women’s Association, Inc. Scholarship Achievement Citation
  • 7/1984 Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 6/2009 Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award, American Society of Echocardiography
  • 4/2010-present Fellow of the Apgar Academy of Medical Educators (formerly Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy), Columbia University School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • 1/2009-present Fellow, American Society of Echocardiography
  • 11/1989-present Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • 7/1990-present Member, American Society of Echocardiography
  • 7/1990-present Member, American Heart Association
  • 7/1994 Member, International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease

Administrative Responsibilities

  • 7/1999 – 10/2003 Clinical Director Echocardiography, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • 10/2003 – 2/2007 Director of Echocardiography, North Shore University Hospital
  • 7/2007 – 7/2010 Associate Director Valve Center (Noninvasive) Columbia University
  • 7/2007—7/2010 Associate Director Echocardiography and Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory
  • 7/2010- present Director of Interventional Echocardiography, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, Columbia University
  • 9/12/2012-present Echo Director, Cardiovascular Research Foundation: responsible for providing high quality and cost effective Echocardiography interpretation services and enhancing the quality and quantity of the academic output related to the ECHO Core Laboratory in support of the education and research mission of CRF

David Holmes, MD

Mayo Clinic
Rochester
USA

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David Holmes, MD

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, USA

Invited Faculty: David Holmes, MD
Dr. Holmes is currently a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Holmes has also been named the Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine in Honor of Dr. George M. Gura, Jr.  He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in November 2011.  He has received the Distinguished Scientist Award (Clinical Domain) from the American College of Cardiology and the Research Career Achievement Award from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.  He is a Past President of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as well as the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).  He has lectured widely both nationally and internationally.  He has received the Herrick Award from the American Heart Association.     

His special areas of interest include acute coronary syndromes, interventional cardiology, restenosis, vascular biology, and risk outcomes analysis.  In addition, he has been involved in the development of new catheter designs for stroke prevention using left atrial appendage occlusion technology.  He has been involved with the introduction and dispersion of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the United States working with both ACC and the Society for Thoracic Surgery (STS).  As part of that, he has been involved with regulatory agencies including FDA and CMS.  This collaboration has led to the development of a working group on Early Feasibility Studies (EFS).  Finally, he is involved in the development of continued application of percutaneous coronary intervention technology to noncoronary vascular beds.

Dr. Holmes received his medical degree at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed his internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.  He also served in the United States Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.

Michael Hoskins, MD

Emory Heart & Vascular Center at Clifton
Atlanta
United States of America

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Jonathan Hsu, MD

University of California San Diego
San Diego
USA

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Jonathan Hsu, MD

University of California San Diego
San Diego, USA

Invited Faculty: Jonathan Hsu, MD
Jonathan Hsu, MD, is board-certified cardiologist who subspecializes in electrophysiology. He takes care of patients with all types of fast (tachycardia), slow (bradycardia), and irregular heart rhythm disorders, including both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.

Dr. Hsu strives to give excellent care to his patients by providing open communication and individualized treatment. He makes every effort to provide evidence-based care while also striving to ensure patient satisfaction.

Dr. Hsu has a strong interest in both medical and procedural management of atrial fibrillation (Afib or AF), atrial flutter (AFL), supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), ventricular tachycardia (VT), ventricular fibrillation (VF), and syncope. He is skilled at catheter ablation for arrhythmia treatment, including the more common arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, premature ventricular contractions, ventricular tachycardia and supraventricular tachycardia. Dr. Hsu treats all types of supraventricular tachycardias, including atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia (AVRT), Wolff- Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, atrial tachycardia (AT), and junctional tachycardia (JT). He is also an expert in specific heart rhythm syndromes including Long QT syndrome, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HOCM or HCM), Brugada Syndrome, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia / Cardiomyopathy (ARVD or ARVC), as well as arrhythmias related to coronary artery disease (CAD), congenital heart disease and cardiac sarcoidosis.

Besides using catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation, Dr. Hsu also has a special interest in stroke reduction in patients with AF using warfarin (Coumadin) or newer blood thinners (non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants). He is trained and able to perform newer procedural techniques for left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion, including the WATCHMAN left atrial appendage occlusion device and epicardial ligation of the left atrial appendage with the LARIAT device.

Dr. Hsu's expertise also includes implantation and management of cardiac rhythm devices, including implantable loop recorders, pacemakers, implantable-cardioverter defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy [CRT] (biventricular [BiV]) devices.

As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Hsu educates and mentors medical students, residents and fellows. He is also a clinical research investigator with advanced training, and his interests include epidemiology and clinical outcomes in patients with all types of cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Hsu's research has resulted in publications in medical journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, as well as several top cardiology journals, including Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation.

He completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and fellowship training in general cardiology and advanced subspecialty training in cardiac electrophysiology at UCSF School of Medicine, where he also obtained a master’s degree in clinical research. Dr. Hsu earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

Dr. Hsu has achieved fellow status at the top cardiology and cardiac rhythm societies, including distinction as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), and fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS).

Henry Huang, MD

Rush University
Chicago
United States of America

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Henry Huang, MD

Rush University
Chicago, United States of America

Invited Faculty: Henry Huang, MD
Henry D. Huang, MD, FACC, FHRS is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center and specializes in the field of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dr. Huang received his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Pennsylvania and Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX. He proceeded to do his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiovascular Disease fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.  Dr. Huang then completed his Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowship training at Harvard-Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He served as Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Service at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center from 2015 to 2017.  
Dr. Huang has published extensively in the fields of cardiovascular disease and electrophysiology. His clinical and research interests include improving safety and efficacy of treatments for atrial fibrillation (Afib), developing novel technologies and treatment techniques for Afib and ventricular arrhythmias, and utilization of 3-dimensional electroanatomic mapping for fluoroless device implantation

Frank Ing, MD

University of California Davis
Davis
USA

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Frank Ing, MD

University of California Davis
Davis, USA

Invited Faculty: Frank Ing, MD
Dr. Ing’s professional affiliations include the American Pediatric Society (APS), the American Heart Association (AHA)-Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY), and Texas Club of Cardiology (TCC). He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). He is also currently serving as the chairman of the Congenital Heart Disease Council of the SCAI.

Dr. Ing’s clinical and research interests are primarily in the development of transcatheter techniques and cardiovascular devices to treat congenital/structural heart disease from the fetus to the elderly.  In addition to clinical trials and outcome studies, he has conducted large animal studies and collaborated with industry in studies related to devices and therapeutic catheterizations.

Dr. Ing has trained numerous pediatric cardiology fellows and over 25 pediatric interventional fellows over his career.  To date, he has authored or co-authored 80 peer reviewed manuscripts, 10 book chapters and numerous abstracts.  While providing ongoing career mentoring to medical students, residents and fellows each year, he has also extended his teaching to national and international faculty colleagues looking to expand their techniques in interventions on congenital heart disease.


Maxim Itkin, MD

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia
United States of America

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Maxim Itkin, MD

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, United States of America

Invited Faculty: Maxim Itkin, MD
Bio:
Dr. Itkin is a Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and where he is a director of the Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions.
 
Dr. Itkin is nationally and internationally recognized for his clinical and research expertise in an interventional treatment of the lymphatic disorders.  Over the past 15 years, Dr. Itkin has been actively involved in the development of image-guided interventions of the lymphatic system (Thoracic Duct Embolization, liver lymphatic embolization, interstitial lymphatic embolization etc.) as a treatment of lymphatic disorders. Dr. Itkin developed intranodal lymphangiogram, as a substitute pedal lymphangiogram. This method  opened new horizons for lymphatic interventions.

Dr. Itkin developed contrast enhanced MR lymphangiogram for non-invasive dynamic imaging of the lymphatic anatomy. This technique led to the discovery of pathophysiology and treatment of plastic bronchitis, neonatal chylothorax, congenital lymphodysplasia and protein loosing enteropathy.

Dr. Itkin has lectured extensively nationally and internationally and has 90 peer reviewed publications, reviews and editorials in leading journals. He is a member of many national and international professional societies and in 20011 was inducted into the Society of the Interventional Radiology as a Fellow member as recognition of significant contributions to the field of cardiovascular and interventional radiology.


Ahmed Kheiwa

Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda
USA

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Liviu Klein, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Liviu Klein, MD

Jayanthi Koneru , MD

VCU Health
Richmond
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Jayanthi Koneru , MD

Raghavannair Suresh Kumar, MD

Believers Church Medical College Hospital
Kerala
India

Invited Faculty: Raghavannair Suresh Kumar, MD
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Raghavannair Suresh Kumar, MD

Believers Church Medical College Hospital
Kerala, India

Invited Faculty: Raghavannair Suresh Kumar, MD
●    Post graduate teacher in cardiology in Medical Colleges of Kerala. 1983 – 1991
●    Consultant at  the first comprehensive paediatric cardiac service in UAE at the Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, 1991 – 2004
●    Head of Paediatric Cardiology  at The Madras Medical Mission, Chennai and Frontier Lifeline, Chennai,India. 2004 – 2014
●    Course Director  at Advanced Cardiovascular Therapeutics, The Madras Medical Mission, Chennai. 2006 – 2012 .
●    Invited Speaker ,UCSF Cardiology Grand Rounds,April 13.2016
●    Author of over 30 publications and several text book chapters.
●    E-teacher for paediatric cardiology residents worldwide

Mark La Meir, MD

University Hospital UZ Brussels
Tervuren
Belgium

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Byron Lee, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
United States of America

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Scott Lilly

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH
United States of America

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Scott Lilly

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH, United States of America

Invited Faculty: Scott Lilly
Scott M. Lilly, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI is an interventional cardiologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine within the Division of Cardiology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  He is also the interventional director of their Structural Heart Program. 

He earned his medical degree and doctor of philosophy from the University of Toledo, where he received both a National Research Service Award and the Graduate Dean's Award.  He completed internal medicine and general cardiology training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  While there, he also received advanced training in the invasive treatment of coronary and structural heart disease.  He has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards as both a fellow and faculty member. 

He has a particular interest structural heart therapies for valvular heart disease and heart failure.  He numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on atherosclerosis and structural heart therapies.  He is sits on several committees for the American College of Cardiology, is a frequent presenter at local and national meetings and holds editorial roles for medical journals and online healthcare media.  

Gurol Mahmut Edip, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston
United States of America

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Gurol Mahmut Edip, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, United States of America

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Short Biography - M. Edip Gurol, MD, MSc

Dr. Gurol, a stroke neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, is an international expert on cerebral small vessel diseases of the elderly such as cerebral amyloid angiopathy, conditions that increase the risk of fatal/disabling hemorrhagic strokes. He uses advanced neuroimaging techniques to develop methods to stratify intracranial hemorrhage risk. He published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles in high impact neuroscience journals as well as many invited review papers and book chapters. Dr. Gurol’s unique clinical expertise is stroke prevention in the high-risk patient with concurrent hemorrhagic and embolic risks such as atrial fibrillation. Dr. Gurol manages these patients using cutting-edge risk stratification techniques to individualize stroke prevention methods, ie left atrial appendage closure vs life-long anticoagulation or other approaches.



Kevin Makati, MD

Tampa Cardiac Specialists
Lutz
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Kevin Makati, MD

Rajendra Makkar, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles
USA

Invited Faculty: Rajendra Makkar, MD

Greg Marcus, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Greg Marcus, MD

Nassir Marrouche, MD

Health University of Utah
Utah
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Nassir Marrouche, MD

Doff McElhinney, MD

Stanford University
Stanford
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Doff McElhinney, MD

Jeffrey Meadows, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
USA

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Jeffrey Meadows, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, USA

Invited Faculty: Jeffrey Meadows, MD
Dr. Meadows is a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in interventional cardiac catheterization procedures in infants, children and adults with complex congenital and acquired heart disease. Dr. Meadows is Director of the Pediatric & Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital where he also serves as Director of the Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Program.
 Dr. Meadows is an associate professor in the UCSF Division of Pediatric Cardiology. He earned a medical degree at Johns Hopkins University and completed an internship and residency in pediatric internal medicine and fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric interventional cardiology at Children's Hospital in Boston. Dr. Meadows as also completed advanced training in biostatistics and clinical study design through the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Karl Meisel, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
United States of America

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Jacob Mishell, MD

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Jacob Mishell, MD

Suneet Mittal, MD

Valley Hospital
Ridgewood
USA

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Suneet Mittal, MD

Valley Hospital
Ridgewood, USA

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Dr. Mittal earned his BA and MD degrees from Boston University. He did his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He then completed a fellowship in Electrophysiology at Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is currently the Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at The Valley Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Mittal’s active research interests include the role of implantable monitors in patients with known or suspected arrhythmias and overcoming barriers to remote patient monitoring. He serves as the Heart Rhythm Society’s Co-Ambassador to India. He is currently an Editorial Board member of Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm and the Journal of Interventional Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

Phillip Moore, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
United States of America

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Joshua Moss, MD

University of California
San Francisco
USA

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Joshua Moss, MD

University of California
San Francisco, USA

Invited Faculty: Joshua Moss, MD
As a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist, I have expertise in catheter ablation techniques for complex arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and atrial flutter.  I am also skilled in surgical implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, and biventricular devices.  I currently lead or participate in multiple clinical studies on existing and evolving techniques for treating patients with arrhythmias and congestive heart failure, including those with a ventricular assist device (VAD). Trained as an engineer prior to beginning my medical career, I also maintain an active research interest in novel device design for advanced cardiac rhythm management

Keshav Nayak, MD

Naval Medical Center San Diego
San Diego
United States of America

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Keshav Nayak, MD

Naval Medical Center San Diego
San Diego, United States of America

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Keshav R. Nayak, MD CAPT USN MC

Director, Cardiac Cathlabs, Staff Interventional Cardiologist

Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), San Diego, CA 92134

EDUCATION

Year Degree Institution

1997 M.D PENNSTATE UNIV SOM

1993 B.S HAVERFORD COLLEGE

POST GRADUATE EDUCATION

Year Position Institution

2009 INTV FELLOWSHIP SCRIPPS CLINIC
2006 FELLOWSHIP NMCSD CARDIOLOGY
2003 RESIDENCY NMCSD INTERNAL MEDICINE
1998 INTERNSHIP NMCSD INTERNAL MEDICINE

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Year Position Institution

2017 ASSOCIATE PROF USUHS
2012 ASSISTANT PROF USUHS

OTHER EMPLOYMENT PERTAINING TO CURRENT PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENT

A. Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, NMCSD July 2010-Present
Staff Interventional Cardiologist, NMCSD July 2009-Present

1. Senior-most structural and coronary interventionalist in Navy cardiology.

2. Created first military structural heart interventional program: successfully planned and rolled out first Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), CTO, LAAC, program in Dept. of Defense (DoD).

3. Designed and built NMCSD’s state of the art Hybrid Operating Room cath lab suite which facilitated partnership with San Diego VA for combined Navy-VA TAVR/structural interventional program. Expertise in wide range of procedures with primary focus on
a. Adult congenital lesions: ASD/PDA/coronary fistula repair and PFO repair especially in Military Divers.
b. Structural heart interventions: TAVR, mitral and aortic valvuloplasty, and LAA occlusion.
c. CTO, Protected (Impella) and Complex PCI (rotational and laser atherectomy).

4. Active proposal to DHA/BUMED for NMCSD to be designated Navy Medicine West/DoD’s Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence.
B. Visiting Faculty in India/Vietnam Feb 2010-Present

1. Annual humanitarian visits to India and Vietnam as staff structural interventionalist for personal focus on global cardiovascular disease and health equity.
2. Perform high volume coronary interventions, mitral valvuloplasty, congenital heart interventions (ASD/VSD, PDA/RSOVA, and coronary fistula repair) for patients without access to care.
3. Awarded $350,000 Asia Pacific Regional initiative grant for Vietnam in 2011.
4. Active application to PACOM and Navy Global Health Engagement (GHE) office for FY18 INDIA GHE OHASIS Interventional Cardiology SMEE.
5. Country expert for Global cardiovascular conditions in India/Vietnam

C. Staff interventional Cardiologist, Sharp Mem. Hospital July 2009-Present

1. Visiting interventional privileges for TAVR, high risk PCI, STEMI/CS, valvuloplasty, ASD repair at San Diego tertiary level Heart hospital.

D. Staff Interventional Cardiologist, Rady’s Children’s Hospital July 2014-Present

1. Assisting interventional privileges for pediatric and adult congenital procedural experience such as Melody trans-catheter heart valve procedures, ASD closures, and congenital heart procedures on Navy pediatric and young adult beneficiaries referred to local Children’s hospital for complex congenital heart lesions.

E. Director, Cardiac Research, NMCSD July 2009-Present

1. Developed Cardiology fellowship scholarly activity curriculum that increased scholarly activity resulting in multiple IRB approved protocols, presentations at regional, national, and international meetings as well as publications in peer reviewed journals allowing for recurring citation free ACGME fellowship accreditations.

F. Chairman, Executive Committee of Medical Staff, NMCSD Oct ‘10-Feb ‘13

1. Primary advisor to COO on all medical staff matters ranging from staff credentials, quality metrics and medical staff policies with direct oversight of 10 medical staff sub-committees.

G. Medical Director, Vista Free Medical Camp 2006-Present

1. Medical Director of annual free medical camp in North County serving uninsured, indigent patient population.

H. SCAI Emerging Leadership Fellow Award 2017-2019

1. Recipient of prestigious national fellowship award to facilitate transition into the next generation of great thinkers, presenters, teachers, and national leaders.

I. Staff Interventional Cardiologist, Scripps Mercy 2018-Present

1. Staff interventional privileges for STEMI/ACS/Shock PCI at regional STEMI receiving center.

Anthony Nobles

HeartStitch, Inc.
Fountain Valley
USA

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Anthony Nobles

HeartStitch, Inc.
Fountain Valley, USA

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Chairman of The Board & CEO of HeartStitch, Inc.

Anthony Nobles is a medical professional, engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, professor and philanthropist. Over the past 28 years, he has developed and patented more than 150 products and medical devices. He specializes in vascular and cardiovascular devices, and his inventions have assisted surgeons around the world in successfully performing complex suturing and cardiac surgeries.

Nobles has founded several medical technology companies and currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of HeartStitch Medical, Inc. and Nobles Medical Technologies II, Inc. One of his earlier business ventures, Nobles Medical Technologies I, was sold to Medtronic in 2010. He also founded Sutura, which he took public in 2005.

Professor Nobles currently holds over 40 patents and has been a contributing author for various medical publications on a variety of surgical topics. He travels all over the world training surgeons and physicians in the procedures he has personally developed. With over 28 years of clinical and operating room experience, he is recognized worldwide as an expert in his field.

His career successes have afforded him the ability to make considerable contributions to charities and local community initiatives. The Nobles Family helped to fund the Sunset Beach Community Center, which was renamed the Nobles Family Community Building in appreciation for their efforts. Professor Nobles also delights local residents by organizing and personally funding an elaborate Halloween extravaganza that has attracted 30,000 in the past.

Outside of his professional and philanthropic efforts, Professor Nobles is an avid car enthusiast and Formula 1 race car driver.

Prof. Nobles has invented over 150 medical devices and holds multiple patents and trademarks for technologies from electronics and medical devices to automotive technologies. Prof. Nobles has lectured and presented around the world at the American college of Cardiology, the Society of vascular Surgery, the American College of Neurosurgery, Congress on Congenital & Structural Interventions, Paris meeting on Revascularizations, Harvard Medical School, USC School of Healthcare, UCLA Medical School, University of Zwickau and many other congresses and schools. Prof. Nobles recently became a Professor of Biomedical Science at the West Sachsen University Zwickau, Germany.

Alan Nugent

Lurie Children’s Hospital
Chicago
USA

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Alan Nugent

Lurie Children’s Hospital
Chicago, USA

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Dr Nugent trained in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne Australia and completed fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is currently the Director of Catheterization at Children’s Health Dallas and an Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. At UTSW he has been the lead investigator in testing biodegradable stents for congenital heart disease applications.

Karen Ordovas, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Karen Ordovas, MD

Xiang-Bin Pan, MD

National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases
Beijing
China

Invited Faculty: Xiang-Bin Pan, MD

Azin Pargihzar, MD

Claret Medical
Santa Rosa
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Azin Pargihzar, MD

Mehul Patel, MD

Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare
Germantown
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Mehul Patel, MD
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Mehul Patel, MD

Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare
Germantown, United States of America

Invited Faculty: Mehul Patel, MD
Certifications: ABIM Board Certified in IM, Cardiology, ACHD, Interventional cardiology.

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) dated February 15th, 2007

Status: Valid Indefinitely, number 0-711-652-8

USMLE scores: Step 1 – 99, Step 2 CK – 99, Step 2 CSA and step 3 – passed

National Board of Echocardiography: 2014

IBHRE (NASPE) Board certification, CCDS: 2010, valid till June 2020

Full Licenses: TN: 57119 active, NC medical License: 00287 - active; MI Medicine license # 4301090674 - active,

TX medical full license # P8064 – active

Training: Structural Heart Disease – Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Adult Congenital Heart disease -Texas Children’s, Texas Heart Institute and BCM, Houston, TX

Interventional Cardiology - Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City, NY

Cardiology/EP: Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

DNB. Cardiology (National Board of Examinations, India)

M.D. Internal Medicine (King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai University, India)

DNB. Internal Medicine (National Board of Examinations, India)

M.B. B.S (Mumbai University, India)

Work Experience: Current: Director of SHD and Hybrid lab, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, Germantown, TN

17 months: Assistant Professor, Assistant director of cath lab; ACHD Interventions and devices
Michigan State University, MI

36 months: Assistant Professor Cardiology (Interventions and EP), Veterans affairs, WSU, Detroit and
USF, Tampa


Academic Honors: Awards for research. PICS AICS 2013 scholarship and best abstract finalist

Gold medals for MD and Cardiology Boards (India)

Membership: Member of the working group committee for GUCH of the European Society of Cardiology

CHiP Network Professional: Co Editor-in-Chief of CHiP Journal watch.

Skills: 1. Clinical: TAVR (Edward Sapien, Evolut R), percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (Melody valve and
Edwards Sapien valve), MitraClip, percutaneous mitral and tricuspid valve replacement, caval valves, transcaval access for TAVR
and 5.0 Impella, Watchman, Lariat, PVL closure, ASD/PFO/VSD/PDA closures, CoA repair, transbaffle interventions, complex
congenital interventions along with PCI, peripheral interventions (not including carotids and atherosclerotic aortic interventions) and
complex device implantations with venoplasties.

2. Research: Experience with Direct Flow, Portico and Tendyne valves. Certified to do research on large animals
such as Dogs, Sheep and Pigs. Performed acute and chronic survival studies in large animals.

Lynn Peng, MD

Stanford University
Stanford
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Lynn Peng, MD

Matthew Price, MD

Scripps Clinic
La Jolla
USA

Invited Faculty: Matthew Price, MD

Atif N. Qasim, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
USA

Invited Faculty: Atif N. Qasim, MD

Abdi Rasekh, MD

Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas

USA

Invited Faculty: Abdi Rasekh, MD

Mark Reisman, MD

University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle
USA

Invited Faculty: Mark Reisman, MD

John F. Rhodes, Jr., MD

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston
USA

Invited Faculty: John F. Rhodes, Jr., MD
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John F. Rhodes, Jr., MD

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, USA

Invited Faculty: John F. Rhodes, Jr., MD
Dr. Rhodes is “The Heart Program”, Medical Director for Pediatric Cardiology and the Adult Congenital Heart Program at Miami Children’s Hospital.  Prior to joining Miami Children’s, Dr. Rhodes served as chief for the Duke Clinical Heart Program and Duke Children’s Heart Center in Durham, North Carolina.  He was also co-director of the Duke Adult Congenital Heart Program.  
Dr. Rhodes received his medical degree from The Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina and completed his fellowship in cardiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.  He pursued additional training in interventional catheterization for children and adults at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland.  
Dr. Rhodes’ clinical interests involve diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures for children and adults with complex congenital heart disease.  He has helped pioneer several techniques, including transcatheter atrial septal closure with the Gore Helex Septal Occluder, intracardiac echocardiographic imaging to guide catheter interventions, cutting balloon angioplasty of stenotic branch pulmonary arteries, and pulmonary vein stenosis following radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation.  He is currently the National Principal Investigator for the REDUCE trial for the management of patent foramen ovale in the setting of cryptogenic stroke and is an investigator for trials including the new Gore Septal Occluder device, Edwards Lifesciences pulmonary stent valve, MELODY pulmonary stent valve, and covered stent angioplasty for coarctation of the aorta.

Carlos E. Ruiz, MD

Hackensack University Medical Center and The Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital
Hackensack
USA

Invited Faculty: Carlos E. Ruiz, MD

Shyam K. Sathanandam, MD

University of Tennessee
Memphis
USA

Invited Faculty: Shyam K. Sathanandam, MD

Jacqueline Saw, MD

Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver
Canada

Invited Faculty: Jacqueline Saw, MD
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Jacqueline Saw, MD

Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, Canada

Invited Faculty: Jacqueline Saw, MD
Dr. Jacqueline Saw is an Interventional Cardiologist at Vancouver General Hospital and St Paul’s Hospital, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UBC, and Program Director of the VGH Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. She served as Head of VGH Cardiology Clinical Trials Research. She is an active physician proctor for LAA closure with WATCHMAN and ACP/Amulet devices.

Dr. Saw is a pioneer in research and management of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and is the PI of the CIHR-funded multi-center prospective Canadian SCAD Study. Other research interests include LAA closure, coronary fibromuscular dysplasia, antiplatelet therapy, carotid artery stenting, peripheral arterial disease and intervention. She is also PI of PRYME, NACAD, SAFER-SCAD, Canadian WATCHMAN Registry, TAP-CABG, and ELAPSE studies. She has co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications, and is the editor of three textbooks on LAA closure and carotid artery stenting.

Nelson B. Schiller, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
USA

Invited Faculty: Nelson B. Schiller, MD
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Nelson B. Schiller, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, USA

Invited Faculty: Nelson B. Schiller, MD
Dr. Nelson B. Schiller is a cardiologist specializing in the use of echocardiography in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. He is the founder of the UCSF Echocardiography Laboratory and the UCSF Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic. He has played an integral role in the development of many diagnostic and treatment techniques including two dimensional echocardiography, transesophogeal echocardiography, Doppler pulmonary pressure determination, myocardial contrast perfusion and echocardiography phase imaging for ventricular coordination. In structural heart disease areas, he is an expert in the treatment of mitral and aortic valve diseases, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and congenital heart diseases.

In collaboration with his colleagues, his research interests includes in quantitation of cardiac function and structure, the biology and function of the left atrium, exercise physiology and hemodynamics in heart disease, body composition in heart disease, adult congenital heart disease, three-dimensional reconstruction, echocardiographic contrast agents for quantitation and myocardial perfusion, transesophageal echocardiography, physiology of renal disease, and outcomes in coronary disease as predicted by quantitative phenotyping.

Ashish Shah, MD

St Boniface
Winnipeg
Canada

Invited Faculty: Ashish Shah, MD
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Ashish Shah, MD

St Boniface
Winnipeg, Canada

Invited Faculty: Ashish Shah, MD
Dr. Ashish Shah is an interventional cardiologist with special interest in adult congenital & structural heart diseases at the St. Boniface Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Canada. Dr Shah completed medical and cardiology training in India and UK. He also obtained Doctorate of Medicine (Research) in the Cardiovascular Sciences from the King’s College London. Following completion of training in UK, Dr Shah pursued 3 years advanced interventional cardiology fellowships; 1-year in coronary interventions and 2-years in adult congenital and structural heart diseases at the Toronto General Hospital, Canada. 

In his current position, Dr Shah has joined as a Clinician Scientist and is interested in pursuing outcome research in structural and congenital heart diseases. He is also interested in evaluating flow-mediated cardiovascular diseases. He is involved in collaborative research and setting up a biobank for patients with congenital heart diseases. In addition to clinical work, Dr Shah is also interested in bio-design and has submitted patent applications. 

Guy Shinar, MD

Javelin Medical
Yoqneam Illit
Israel

Invited Faculty: Guy Shinar, MD
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Guy Shinar, MD

Javelin Medical
Yoqneam Illit, Israel

Invited Faculty: Guy Shinar, MD
Guy Shinar, PhD, MBA – Bio

Guy Shinar, PhD, MBA is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Javelin Medical, a start-up company developing a permanent carotid filter for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients, and a co-founder and Chief technology Officer of Triple Jump, a start-up company developing a miniature insulin patch pump for Type I diabetics. Guy is a theoretical physicist with 20 years of experience as a medical device entrepreneur and executive. He was the CEO of X Technologies, an interventional cardiology company acquired by Guidant, and is a co-founder of EarlySense, a remote patient monitoring company. He is the author of scientific articles published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Science and PNAS.


Kendrick Shunk, MD

San Francisco VA Medical Center
San Francisco
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Kendrick Shunk, MD

Kolja Sievert, MD

University of Medicine Mainz & CardioVascular Center Frankfurt

Germany

Invited Faculty: Kolja Sievert, MD

David Singh, MD

The Queen’s Medical Center / John A Burns School of Medicine
Hawaii
USA

Invited Faculty: David Singh, MD

Wade Smith, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Wade Smith, MD

Vijay Swarup, MD

Arizona Heart Rhythm Center
Phoenix
USA

Invited Faculty: Vijay Swarup, MD
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Vijay Swarup, MD

Arizona Heart Rhythm Center
Phoenix, USA

Invited Faculty: Vijay Swarup, MD
Dr. Swarup is a cardiac electrophysiologist who specializes in all aspects of atrial fibrillation care, including ablation and LAA closure procedures. He is one of the most experienced LAA closure device implanters in the United States. He began implanting LAA closure devices in 2006 and has participated as Principal Investigator for all original Watchman clinical trials. He has since implanted more than 300 Watchman devices and is one of the leading implanters of the Amulet device. Dr Swarup is a national proctor for Watchman, Lariat and Amulet closure devices. He is currently involved in Watchman, Amulet, Wavecrest and Lariat clinical trials.

James Thompson, MD

MEDNAX Services
Sunrise
United States of America

Invited Faculty: James Thompson, MD

Kirstin Tolstrup, MD

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Kirstin Tolstrup, MD

Mintu P. Turakhia, MD

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford
USA

Invited Faculty: Mintu P. Turakhia, MD
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Mintu P. Turakhia, MD

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, USA

Invited Faculty: Mintu P. Turakhia, MD
Associate Professor
Executive Director, Center for Digital Health
Stanford University School of Medicine

Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Mintu Turakhia M.D. M.A.S. is a cardiac electrophysiologist, outcomes researcher, and clinical trialist. In his clinical role as Chief of EP at the VA, Dr. Turakhia performs invasive procedures such as catheter ablation and device implantation to treat heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Turakhia has an active, highly-funded multidisciplinary program in Atrial Fibrillation, where uses large datasets to examine quality, outcomes, and risk prediction for heart rhythm disorders. As the Executive Director of Stanford’s new Center for Digital Health, he is the principal investigator of several multi-center trials to test digital health tools and wearable devices to screen and manage heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Turakhia is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and Heart Rhythm Society.

Dee Dee Wang, MD

Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute
Detroit
USA

Invited Faculty: Dee Dee Wang, MD
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Dee Dee Wang, MD

Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute
Detroit, USA

Invited Faculty: Dee Dee Wang, MD
Dee Dee Wang, M.D., FACC, FASE, FSCCT  specializes in Interventional Imaging in Structural Heart Interventions including Transcatheter mitral valve replacement therapies, tricuspid interventions, mitral e-clip, complex TAVRs/adult-congenital cases, LAA interventions, and ASD/PFO closures.
Dr. Wang’s research interests are focused on advancing patient safety and procedural outcomes utilizing 3D+4D imaging for high-risk Structural Heart Interventions. She is currently the Director of Structural Heart Imaging at Henry Ford Hospital’s Center for Structural Heart Disease, Medical Director of 3D Printing at Henry Ford Innovations Institute, and Director of the  CT CoreLab at Henry Ford Hospital’s Center for Structural Heart Disease.

Robert Whirley

mvarterica
Santa Rosa
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Robert Whirley

Brian Whisenant, MD

Intermountain Heart Institute
Salt lake city
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Brian Whisenant, MD
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Brian Whisenant, MD

Intermountain Heart Institute
Salt lake city, United States of America

Invited Faculty: Brian Whisenant, MD
Dr. Brian Whisenant is an interventional cardiologist and director of the Intermountain Heart Institute Structural Heart Disease program in Salt Lake City. A graduate of Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Whisenant trained in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He completed fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at the University of California San Francisco, and an additional fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston

Dominik Wiktor, MD

University of Colorado Denver
Denver
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Dominik Wiktor, MD

David Wilber, MD

Loyola University Medical Center
Hines
USA

Invited Faculty: David Wilber, MD
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David Wilber, MD

Loyola University Medical Center
Hines, USA

Invited Faculty: David Wilber, MD
David Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC, George M. Eisenberg Professor of Medicine and director, Electrophysiology Section and Cardiovascular Institute, Loyola University Medical Center. Dr. Wilber received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Michigan Hospitals and a fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. His career clinical and research interests have focused on risk stratification and prevention of sudden cardiac death, and mechanisms and ablation of ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation. He has been named annually to Top Doctors in Chicago and the US since 2001. Dr. Wilber is the author or coauthor of more than 500 original articles, book chapters and abstracts, and has served on the steering committee for several multicenter clinical trials.

Evan Michael Zahn, MD

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Los Angeles
USA

Invited Faculty: Evan Michael Zahn, MD
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Evan Michael Zahn, MD

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Los Angeles, USA

Invited Faculty: Evan Michael Zahn, MD
Evan Michael Zahn, MD, is Co-Director of the Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program in the Heart Institute and Department of Pediatrics and the Director of Pediatric Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai. He is board certified in pediatric cardiology.

Dr. Zahn joined Cedars-Sinai from Miami Children’s Hospital, where he served as Chief of Cardiology and Head of Interventional Catheterization Services for the Congenital Heart Institute.  In 2002, he helped found the Congenital Heart Program at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando, where he served as director until 2011.

Dr. Zahn’s research focus has been the development and implementation of several important interventional procedures, including several hybrid approaches for the treatment of complex congenital problems, stent implantation in infants and neonates, and complex interventions performed in the early post-operative period. Dr. Zahn participated in the design and development of several devices and FDA clinical trials, resulting in the approval of the Helex septal occluder and the Melody trans-catheter pulmonary valve. He is participating in the COMPASSION clinical trial, which is examining the role of the Sapien trans-catheter valve in the pulmonary position.

In addition to publishing more than 55 articles in peer reviewed journals, Dr. Zahn is a reviewer for the American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Congenital Heart Disease and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has authored several book chapter dealing with advanced interventional catheterization techniques for children.  A well-sought after speaker, Dr. Zahn has been invited to lecture at more than 130 conferences, nationally and internationally and has presented numerous abstracts.

Dr. Zahn is a member of the subsection of the American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Disease in the young and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.

After earning a bachelor’s degree at The State University of New York at Albany, Dr. Zahn earned his medical degree at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at The University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals in Denver, followed by a pediatric cardiology clinical fellowship and an interventional cardiac catheterization fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Mengyao Zhou

Xijing Hospital
Xi'an
China

Invited Faculty: Mengyao Zhou

Jeffrey Zimmet, MD

San Francisco VA Medical Center
San Francisco
United States of America

Invited Faculty: Jeffrey Zimmet, MD
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