Coronary Track

Coronary Track: Complex Coronary Revascularization: Views from the Heart Team

Thursday, April 19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Lullwater Ballroom

Gregg W. Stone, MD, FSCAI

Columbia University Medical Center/Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Columbia University Medical Center

Gregg W. Stone, MD, FACC, FSCAI is Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, Director of Cardiovascular Research&Education at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, & Co-Director of Medical Research &Education at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York.


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Michael E. Halkos, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Emory University

Dr. Michael E. Halkos is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Emory University. He has been a leader in the field of robotic coronary artery bypass and hybrid coronary revascularization and has developed the program at Emory into one of the largest in the country. His other primary interest is in mitral valve surgery, specifically robotic mitral valve surgery. He has an NIH-funded grant in stroke research aimed at reducing stroke after cardiac surgery. He serves as the Associate Program Director for the Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program and is the Scientific Director of the Cardiothoracic Center for Clinical Research.


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H. Vernon Anderson, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center, McGovern Medical School
University of Texas at Houston, McGovern Medical School

Dr. Anderson is Professor of Medicine in the Cardiology Division at the University of Texas Health Science Center, McGovern Medical School, in Houston. His interests include acute coronary syndromes and ischemic heart disease, as well as clinical outcomes research in all cardiovascular interventions. Dr. Anderson received his medical degree from Emory University, where he also undertook his cardiology and interventional fellowships. He has over 20 years experience as a journal editor: 11 years as Associate Editor of Circulation (1993-2004), and 9 years as Associate Editor of JACC–Cardiovascular Interventions (2008-2017). Dr. Anderson is one of the founders of the ACC-National Cardiovascular Data Registries, and a past member of the ACC-NCDR Management Board, overseeing some of the largest cardiovascular databases in the world. In 2014 he received the Distinguished Service Award form the American College of Cardiology.


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David J. Moliterno, MD

Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky

Dr. David J. Moliterno is Chairman of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky. He has been involved with interventional cardiology for 25 years. Dr. Moliterno has helped lead numerous large-scale clinical trials involving over $1 billion dollars in clinical research. He was the Editor-in-Chief for CathSAP-3 and CathSAP-4 as is the current Editor-in-Chief of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. He is the author or coauthor of over 350 publications, including 60 book chapters, and editor of 7 textbooks. He has been the primary author of publications in Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, JACC, JAMA, Lancet, BMJ, and the New England Journal of Medicine.


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Michael A. Kutcher, MD, FSCAI

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Michael A. Kutcher is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He did his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, New York City, followed by a Cardiology Fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine, Atanta. His last half year of Cardiology Fellowship (January to June, 1981) was spent working with Andreas Gruntzig. He was recruited in July 1981 to start the coronary angioplasy program at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. He currently is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology Faculty, and Director of Cardiovascular Information Services at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is the primary author or co-author of over 70 peer reviewed publications and has been institutional principal investigator on numerous multi-center trials.


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Gautam Kumar, MD, FSCAI

Associate Professor
Emory University; Atlanta VA Medical Center
Emory University

Dr Gautam Kumar is an Associate Professor in the Cardiology Division at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Based predominantly at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, he also participates actively in STEMI call and coverage at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr Kumar has significant interest in structural heart disease and has been involved with developing this at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. He brings unique perspective to this field as in addition to interventional cardiology, he is also a the Director of the Echocardiography laboratory at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. He is actively involved in clinical trials and device development. He is actively involved in high-risk PCI cases including CTOs, hemodynamic support and catheter-directed thrombolytics for PE.


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Spencer B. King, MD, MACC, FSCAI

Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. King is Professor of Medicine Emeritus of Emory University School of Medicine & Founding Editor-in-Chief, JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. A pioneer in interventional cardiology, he trained 150+ invasive/interventional cardiology fellows & conducted the 1st NHLBI trial of coronary angioplasty vs bypass surgery. He served as President, American College of Cardiology (1998-1999), and has authored 500+ papers & edited/co-edited 10 books including Interventional Cardiology and Hurst’s The Heart 9th-13th Eds.


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Manesh R. Patel, MD, FSCAI

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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Kurt G. Barringhaus, MD, FACC, FSCAI

WJB Dorn VAMC/PalmettoHealth University of South Carolina Medical Group
University of South Carolina Medical School

Dr. Kurt Barringhaus is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at PalmettoHealth-USC and Director of the cardiac catheterization lab at WJB Dorn VAMC. His interests and contributions relate to the management and outcomes of patients presenting acutely with coronary artery disease and HFpEF.


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