Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery: Current Status and Future Directions

Thursday, April 19
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Lullwater Ballroom

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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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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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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Christopher J. White, MD, MSCAI

Professor and Chairman Department of Medicine and Cardiology
Ochsner Clinical School and Ochsner Medical Institutions
Ochsner Medical Center

Dr. White is Past President of the national Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and was recently honored as a Master Interventionalist and received the Mason Sones service award. Academically, Dr. White served as Editor-in-Chief of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions from September 2000 until December 2010, and is currently Associate Editor for JACC Interventions. He has published more than 300 manuscripts and presented more than 150 scientific abstracts in the field of interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular diseases.


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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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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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Douglas A. Murphy, MD

Section Chief Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Emory University
Emory University

Dr. Murphy is one of the most experienced robotic heart surgeons in the world. For the past 15 years, Dr. Murphy has focused his career on endoscopic intracardiac surgery using robotic instrumentation. Dr. Murphy has performed over 2000 robotic endoscopic mitral valve procedures and more than 2500 robotically assisted procedures. He continues to teach his completely endoscopic approach, the LEAR technique (Lateral Endoscopic Approach using Robotics) to teams from all over the world. He served as principal investigator in 2002 for the daVinci Surgical System technology, leading the first U.S. Cardiac surgery team in clinical trials in intracardiac surgery and coronary bypasses prior to the FDA approval. Because of his achievements, Emory Saint Joseph's was named the exclusive cardiac southeastern training center for the daVinci system in 2004.


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