Structural Heart Track


Structural Heart Track: TAVR Updates

Thursday, April 20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Kreton Mavromatis

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, AVAMC
Emory University
Emory University

Kreton Mavromatis is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University, and serves as the Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. He performs coronary and structural interventions in patients with coronary and valvular heart disease. He has research interests in vascular injury and repair as well as the diagnosis and management of ischemic heart disease and aortic valve stenosis. He is a principle investigator in several multicenter clinical trials, and as well as a leader of investigator-initiated research. He also has interest in interventional cardiology education, serving as an Site Program Director of Interventional Cardiology at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

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Daniel H. Steinberg

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina

Daniel H Steinberg MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He received his MD from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in 2001 and trained in Internal Medicine at University of Michigan before moving to Washington, DC for Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Washington Hospital Center. In 2008, he joined the faculty at MUSC. His current interests include transradial catheterization and intervention, intravascular imaging and transcatheter valve therapies. He serves as Director of Interventional Cardiology and Co-Director of the South Carolina Heart Valve Center.

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John P. Vavalle

Assistant Prof of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. John P. Vavalle, MD, MHS, FACC is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an interventional cardiologist with a special interest in structural heart disease interventions and serves as the Medical Director for the Structural Heart Disease Program at UNC as well as Program Director for the Structural Heart Disease Fellowship. Dr. Vavalle is also a clinical researcher in the field of transcatheter valvular interventions, and is actively involved in a number of ongoing trials and clinical studies.

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Tom C. Nguyen

Director Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
University of Texas - Memorial Hermann
University of Texas at Houston

Dr. Nguyen specializes in complex adult cardiac, minimally invasive valve surgery, and mitral repair. He is the Director of Minimally Invasive Valve surgery and Associate Program Director for the cardiothoracic surgery training program. His research interests encompass TAVR, valvular heart disease, and surgical simulation/education with prior grants from the NIH, TSFRE, and AHA. Dr. Nguyen regularly presents at national/international meetings and has received numerous research and teaching awards. He was the past President of the TSRA, resident editor of CTSNet, and member of the ACGME/RRC. Additionally, he is the editor several surgical textbooks. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and volunteered as a surgeon in Africa (Asmara, Eritrea) for 6 weeks. Recently, he was a recipient of the Houston Business Journal's top 40 under 40 award.

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Adam B. Greenbaum

Co-director, Center for Structural Heart Disease
Henry Ford Hospital
Wayne State University

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Martin B. Leon

Director, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy
Columbia University Medical Center
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Martin B. Leon, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy (CIVT) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Previously, Dr. Leon was also the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and currently he serves on the Executive Board of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Heart Valve Center. Dr. Leon was the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) in New York City and is currently CRF’s Co-Director, Medical Research and Education Division. CRF is the largest independent not-for-profit cardiovascular research center in the United States.
A distinguished pioneer in interventional cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Leon has been the national principal investigator for over 50 clinical trials that have helped shape the field including STRESS, STARS, Gamma-one, SIRIUS, ENDEAVOR, and most recently, the PARTNER trial, studying the value of transcatheter valve therapy for patients with aortic stenosis.

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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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