Live Case Demonstration #1

Thursday, April 19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Lullwater Ballroom

Khaled M. Ziada, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Clinical Chief of Cardiology. Director, Cardiovascular Interventional Fellowship
Gill Heart Institute, University of Kentucky
Gill Heart & Vascular 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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Gary S. Mintz, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Gary S. Mintz, MD, is Chief Medical Officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), Editor-in-Chief of, and Managing Co-Director of Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT). He is the author of approximately 1000 peer reviewed articles, 60 book chapters, 4 books, and 825 abstracts concerning various aspects of clinical cardiology, cardiac ultrasound, hemodynamics, cardiac radiology and coronary arteriography, interventional cardiology, and (especially) intravascular imaging and physiology. In 2005, Dr. Mintz published the single-authored textbook Intracoronary Ultrasound that has now been translated into Chinese. In 2014, Dr. Mintz received the Master of the Masters Career Achievement Award at the TCTAP-Cardiovascular Summit in Seoul, Korea; in 2015 Dr. Mintz received the Chien Foundation Outstanding Lectureship & Lifetime Achievement Award, also presented at TCTAP-Cardiovascular Summit in Seoul, Korea; and in 2017 Dr. Mintz received the Outstanding Achievement Award at CBS 2017, Nanjing, China.


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Kendra J. Grubb, MD, MHA

Surgical Director, Structural Heart & Valve Center
Emory University
Emory University

Dr. Kendra Grubb is an Assistnat Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Emory University. She serves at the Surgical Director of the Structural Heart and Valve Center.


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Habib Samady, MD, FSCAI

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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Robert J. Lederman, MD

Senior Investigator
Division of Intramural Research, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Robert J. Lederman, MD, is a senior investigator at the NHLBI, where he leads a program to develop new non-surgical catheter treatments for cardiovascular disease, and that develops and refines radiation-free catheterization using MRI in patients.

He and his team have invented a range of interventional procedures including mitral cerclage annuloplasty for mitral regurgitation, transatrial intrapericardial tricuspid annuloplasty for tricuspid regurgitation, transcaval aortic access, and intentional laceration of the mitral valve to prevent LVOT obstruction after transcatheter mitral valve replacement. His laboratory collaborates with Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit MI and Emory University in Atlanta GA to develop and test new structural heart procedures, and Childrens National Medical Center in Washington DC to introduce MRI catheterization into clinical practice.


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Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD

Minneapolis Heart Institute
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

EmmanouilS. Brilakis, MD, PhD, is an interventional cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute and adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is investigating treatment of chronic total occlusions and saphenous vein grafts, intracoronary imaging, antiplatelet treatment optimization post coronary stenting, radiation safety in the catheterization laboratory, and implementation of new technologies in healthcare. He has authored or co-authored over 500 manuscripts and has written the Manual of CTO Interventions now in its 2nd edition. He receives funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs and industry.


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Dimitri Karmpaliotis, MD, PhD, FSCAI

Director of CTO and Complex and High Risk Angioplasty Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYPH/Columbia University
Columbia University Medical Center

PhD in Vascular Biology. Residency at Brown University RI, Cardiology Fellowship at BIDMC/Harvard Medical School, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Emory University.
Currently Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of CTO, Complex and High Risk Angioplasty Program at the Center of Interventional Vascular Therapy, NYPH/Columbia University Medical Center, NY


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Wissam A. Jaber, MD

Emory University
Emory University

Wissam Jaber is an associate professor and interventional cardiologist at Emory University.
Graduate of Duke University Internal Medicine and Mayo Clinic Cardiology, he is currently the director of the cardiac cath lab at Emory University Hospital Midtown, director of the complex coronary intervention program at Emory Heart Center, and the director of the pulmonary embolism response team at Emory University Hospital Midtown.


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Vasilis C. Babaliaros, MD


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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Prad E. Tummala, MD, FSCAI

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Dr. Prad Tummala is director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories 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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Mehmet Cilingiroglu, MD, FSCAI

Arkansas Heart Hospital/University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Dr. Mehmet is a Professor of Medicine at Arkansas Heart Hospital. He is interventional cardiologist over a decade with expertiese in coronary, peripheral as well as structural heart interventions with significant emphasis in interventional cardiology research. His main research interest is in use of OCT in coronary and peripheral circulation as well as novel device development. He has several investigator initiated studies that are funded as he is the leading PI.


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James P. Stewart, MD, FSCAI

Emory University
Emory University

Dr. Stewart is a native Atlantan now an assistant professor at Emory and practicing interventional cardiology at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital. He did all of his cardiology training at Emory including a dedicated year of advanced fellowship in structural heart disease which includes TAVRs and other advanced interventional cardiology procedures.


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Kwan S. Lee, MBBCh, FACC

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Arizona
University of Arizona

Dr. Kwan S. Lee MD, FACC, FSCAI is an Associate Professor of Cardiology at the University of Arizona since 2009. He originally trained at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and completed an interventional fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He is currently Associate Chief of Clinical Operations, Associate Program Director and and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Banner University Medicine in Tucson, AZ. His main area of interests include simulation in cardiovascular training and intra-coronary imaging with optical coherence tomography. He currently serves as the Governer Elect of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and has been involved in many clinical trials.


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