Chief of Medicine
VA Long Beach Health Care System and Univ California Irvine
Dr. Kern is currently Professor of Medicine, Chief of Medicine at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital and continues as a member of the Division of Cardiology, University California Irvine. Dr. Kern continues to perform and teach cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary interventions. Dr. Kern is a past president of the SCAI. His research interests include coronary physiology, intravascular ultrasound, and cardiovascular hemodynamics. He has authored “The Cardiac Catheterization Handbook” now in its 6th edition and its companion “The Interventional Cardiac Cath Handbook” which are among the most widely used textbooks teaching cardiac catheterization.
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.
Imperial College London
Dr Justin Davies is a leading clinical academic and interventional cardiologist at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London. He has pioneered the development of several new clinical techniques from bench top to the clinical catheter laboratory. The holder of 16 patents, he has published widely in hypertension, coronary and large artery physiology and is the winner of many national and international awards. Justin is the developer of iFR, and co-PI of the ADVISE, DEFINE-FLAIR, and ORBITA. Justin is a leader in renal denervation, with first-in-man studies to evaluate the safety of this technique to patients with chronic heart failure (REACH).
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Stony Brook University
Allen Jeremias, M.D., M.Sc. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY and the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. He also is the Director of the Physiology Core Laboratory at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY.
Dr Jeremias completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinical Foundation and cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Dr. Jeremias has numerous publications in the area of coronary physiology and intravascular imaging.
Seoul National University Hospital
Dr. Bon-kwon Koo is a professor in the Cardiology Division of Seoul National University College of Medicine. Dr. Koo is an interventional cardiologist and his main research interest is imaging and physiologic evaluation of coronary artery disease. Dr. Koo is the principal investigator of many domestic and international studies. He has published more than 300 papers in major journals such as Lancet, JACC, Circulation and European Heart Journal. He is now course director of TCT AP and course co-director of ENCORE Seoul international meeting.
He has performed series of studies on bifurcation lesions and coronary physiology/imaging which provided important insights in this field. His recent research on non-invasive hemodynamic assessment using coronary CT angiography and computational fluid dynamics enables the assessment of FFR without invasive procedures.
Section head, interventional section
Dr. Massoud Leesar is Professor of Medicine in the Cardiology Division of University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is an interventional cardiologist with over 25 years of experience in the field. His main research interest is physiologic evaluation of coronary artery disease, intravsacular imagings. He has published extensively in this area and has conducted many clinical trials.
Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Tampa General Hospital
University of South Florida
Dr. Fadi Matar is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of South Florida and medical director of the cardiac Cath lab at Tampa General hospital. He is an interventional cardiologist with over 20 years in this field. His main research interest is in coronary physiology and structural heart disease.