Symposia

Lunch Symposium: The History of Angioplasty

Thursday, April 19
12:10 PM - 12:50 PM
Location: Oak Amphitheatre

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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John B. Simpson, PhD, MD

Executive Chairman of the Board/Founder
Human Optix Inc.

Dr. John B. Simpson is a trained interventional cardiologist. Dr. Simpson has been innovating cutting-edge technologies for over 30 years in this area. The products invented in and manufactured by Simpson founded companies have treated millions of patients and created billions in market value. Dr. Simpson has a unique ability to recognize unmet clinical needs, generate concepts to address these needs, and transform concepts into clinically relevant products. Today, Dr. Simpson focuses his efforts towards his most recent venture, Human Optix Inc. The company is developing new OCT guided treatments for coronary artery disease.

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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 TCTMD.com, 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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John S. Douglas, Jr., MD, FSCAI

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 at Emory University . 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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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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Ziyad Ghazzal, MD

Deputy EVP/DeanAssociate Dean for Clinical Affairs
American University of Beirut
American University of Beirut

Dr. Ziyad Ghazzal is Deputy to the Executive Vice President and is Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Faculty of Medicine at the American University of Beirut where he received his MD degree and residency training. He is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and a practicing interventional cardiologist. He is also Adjunct Professor at Emory University where he completed his fellowship training and was a full-time faculty member until 2008. He is an editorial consultant for JACC Cardiovascular Interventions and the American Journal of Cardiology. He was an associate editor of ACC-Cardiosource. He was the co-chair of the international distant learning program of the American College of Cardiology.

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Omar M. Lattouf, MD PHD

Professor
Emory University
Emory

Senior cardiothoracic surgeon, widely published and frequent speaker at national and international cardiology and cardiac surgery conferences on topics of Off-Pump Coronary Revascularization, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Lesser Invasive Cardiac Disease Management, Left Ventricular Reduction Procedures, and Complex Valve Surgery.

Inventor with several patents in the field of minimally invasive and transapical heart technologies.

Dedicated to research, training and education, Lattouf serves on committees of, or teamed up with the American College of Cardiology, Emory University Halle Institute for Global Learning, Georgia Health Science University, the Georgia Department of Public Health and other national and international organizations to promote global cooperation to expand cardiovascular education, training and disease prevention.

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