Lunch Symposium


Lunch Symposium: Healthcare Reimbursement

Thursday, April 20
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

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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Howard T. Walpole

Vice President, Clinical Effectiveness
Northeast Georgia Health System

Howard T. Walpole, Jr., MD, MBA, FACC, FSCAI

Howard Walpole is the Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness at Northeast Georgia Health System. Dr. Walpole practiced interventional cardiology for 25 years at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He served as Chief of Cardiac Sciences at Saint Thomas Hospital. Dr. Walpole received his BS degree in Microbiology from the University of Georgia and his MD degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University. He also completed general cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at Emory University. He obtained an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology.

Dr. Walpole is active in the American College of Cardiology where he previously served as governor of the Tennessee Chapter and was a member of the ACC Board of Trustees. He is the program director of the ACC’s Cardiovascular Summit and serves on the Finance Committee and is currently the chairman of the Investment Subcommittee. He will begin a 3 year term as ACC Treasurer in 2018.

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Abhinav Goyal

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine; Chief Quality Officer, Division of Cardiology, Emory Healthcare
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University

Abhinav Goyal, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA is a cardiologist and clinical investigator who serves as Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Emory Rollins School of Public Health; and Chief Quality Officer, Division of Cardiology, Emory Healthcare. Dr. Goyal serves as Co-Chair of the Atlanta American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline STEMI network, and is a member of the national NCDR ACTION-Registry GWTG (heart attack registry) Research and Publications committee. Dr. Goyal has over 60 publications in the fields of quality / outcomes research; cardiometabolic diesease; and cardiovascular clinical trials.

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Tanveer Rab

Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory University
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Tanveer Rab is an Associate Professor at Emory University and an Interventional Cardiologist at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
He has practiced Interventional Cardiology for 25 years with an interest in complex coronary interventions including Left Main PCI, Coronary Bifurcation Intervention, High Risk PCI including Cardiogenic Shock and OCT imaging. He is an advocate of risk stratifying patients after cardiac arrest for PCI procedures and has written a manual for STEMI care for the AHA: Mission Lifeline, Atlanta region.Dr. Rab currently serves on the leadership committee of the Interventional Council of the American College of Cardiology and chairs their publications committee.

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C Michael M. Valentine

Centra Americian College of Cardiology

Mike Valentine is an interventional cardiologist at Centra Health in Lynchburg, VA. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he was named the outstanding senior, and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his medicine and cardiology training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Valentine has served the College in many roles, including ACC Treasurer and Secretary, chair of the ACC Board of Governors, and governor of the ACC’s Virginia Chapter. He was co-chair of the ACC Advocacy Committee and served on the task force to develop the Cardiac Cath Lab Quality Tool Kit. He chaired the ACC Medical Directors Institute, which promoted collaboration between payers and physicians, and developed the concept of appropriate use. He helped develop and co-chair the College’s annual Cardiovascular Summit, and currently serves as ACC Vice President. He is married to Shannon Valentine, a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and has three active college-aged children. Vice President: C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC

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