Lunch Symposium


Lunch Symposium: Challenging Cases

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

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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Khaled M. Ziada

Director of UK Healthcare Interventional Services and Cardiovascular Interventional Fellowship
Gill Heart Institute, University of Kentucky
Gill Heart Institute and University of Kentucky Medical School

Dr. Khaled Ziada is a Professor of Medicine and an Endowed Gill Foundation Professor of Interventional Cardiology at the Gill Heart Institute of the University of Kentucky. He serves as the enterprise medical director of interventional services and director of the cardiovascular interventional fellowship program. He has been practicing interventional cardiology and peripheral endovascular therapeutics for more than 12 years. His research interests include revascularization techniques, antiplatelet therapy, and clinical outcomes. He has intense interest in quality assurance and improvement of coronary interventions, with particular emphasis on regional practices and outcomes of primary PCI. He is the principal investigator of the ACCELERATOR regional system of care for STEMI in central and eastern KY, a grant offered by the AHA in collaboration with the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He also directs the clinical research program of the Gill Heart Insitute and as such is the local principal investigator of many national and international trials.

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Andrew J. Klein

Interventional cardiologist
Piedmont Heart Institute
St. Louis University School of Medicine

Andrew J. Klein, MD, FACC, FSCAI is an adult interventional cardiologist with specialty training in endovascular and vascular medicine. Dr. Klein recently relocated to Atlanta to join Piedmont Heart Institute from St. Louis where he was the director of the endovascular services and of cardiovascular research at the John Cochran VA Medical Center. Dr. Klein is boarded in 5 medical specialties including internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, vascular medicine and endovascular medicine and has authored over 50 peer-review articles, 6 book chapters and numerous abstracts. Dr. Klein is an active member and fellow iof both SCAI and the ACC. He is the current co-chair of the SCAI Simulation Committee and serves on the PAD, Early Career Development and Public Relations Committees. His research and clinical interests include peripheral arterial disease, endovascular revascularization/ limb salvage, and advanced coronary revascularization including rotational/orbital atherectomy and endovascular therapy for pulmonary embolism.

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Mark A. Robbins

Director of Interventional Cardiology
Vanderbilt University Hospital
Vanderbilt University

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Gregory CHRISTIAN. Robertson

Chief Cardiology and Cath Lab/Interventional Cardiology Medical Director at Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Emory University
Emory University SOM

Dr. Greg Robertson is chief of Cardiology and medical director of the Cardiac Cath Lab/Interventional Cardiology Program at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
Dr. Robertson practiced in California with interventional pioneer Dr. John Simpson at Sequoia and Stanford University hospitals for 15 years. There he became known as an academic leader in Dr. Simpson’s development of atherectomy and percutaneous closure.
Dr. Robertson’s research has been focused on the start-up development of new technologies. His current research with Avinger involves using the Ocelot and Panthers devices, which use OCT imaging guidance. He has also been involved with carotid artery stenting clinical research.

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Prad E. Tummala

Director, Cardiac Care Unit
The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Dr. Prad Tummala is director of the cardiac care unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. His main interests and fields of expertise in interventional cardiology include interventions for chronic total occlusions, atherectomy, acute coronary syndromes, cardiogenic shock, and structural heart interventions.

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