General Session


EPIC Southeastern Consortium 2017 Welcome

Thursday, April 20
7:20 AM - 7:35 AM

Habib Samady

Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Samady trained in general cardiology, nuclear cardiology and interventional cardiology at Yale University School of Medicine from 1994 to 1999. He was Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Virginia from 1999-2003 and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School from 2003-2005. He joined the Division of Cardiology at Emory University in 2005. In 2009, he became Professor of Medicine and in 2011, Director of Interventional Cardiology at Emory University and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory of EUH. He has supervised and participated in the training of over 60 interventional cardiology fellows and over 100 general cardiology fellows.

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Vasilis C. Babaliaros


Dr Vasilis Babaliaros is Co-Director of the Emory Structural Heart and Valve Center. His expertise includes adult structural and congenital heart disease interventions. Dr Babaliaros has been on the Emory faculty for 10 years.

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John S. Douglas

Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr John Douglas is a Professor of Medicine in the Cardiology Division of the Emory University School of Medicine and Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program . He was a partner of the late Andreas Gruentzig and participated in many of the balloon angioplasty and stent trials that formed the basis of modern percutaneous coronary intervention . His primary interests are in performance of complex coronary intervention and the treatment of drug-refractory obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with the alcohol septal ablation procedure .

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Spencer B. King

Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. King is Professor of Medicine Emeritus of Emory University School of Medicine & Editor-in-Chief, JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. A pioneer in interventional cardiology, he trained 150+ invasive/interventional cardiology fellows & conducted the 1st NHLBI trial of coronary angioplasty vs bypass surgery. He served as President, American College of Cardiology (1998-1999), and has authored 500+ papers & edited/co-edited 10 books including Interventional Cardiology and Hurst’s The Heart 9th-13th Eds.

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Manesh R. Patel

Director Interventional Cardiology and Catheterization Labs
Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Patel is cardiology section leader in Interventional Cardiology and Director of Cardiac Cath Labs for the Duke University Health System. His interests included peripheral and percutaneous intervention, and he is involved in several trials involving patients with vascular disease. He is also a member of the American College of Cardiology Task Force for Appropriate use of Cardiovascular Procedures and is Chair of the American Heart Association Diagnostic and Interventional Cath Committee.

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Vinod H. Thourani

Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Emory University

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