Cardiac Neurology

Cardiac Neurology: Device Therapy for Stroke

Thursday, April 19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Emory Amphitheatre

Michael H. Hoskins, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory University Hospital
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Michael Hoskins is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University Hospital. He received his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his residency, cardiology fellowship, and electrophysiology fellowship training at Emory University. He has been on faculty in the electrophysiology department at Emory Unversity since 2010. His interests include ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, device-based therapy, and left atrial appendage management for patients with atrial fibrillation. He is involved in multiple clinical trials involving both ablation and device-based therapy for patients with arrhythmias.

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Mikhael F. El-Chami, MD

Medical Director Cardiac Electrophysiology-Emory University Midtown
Emory University
Emory University

Dr. EL-Chami is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University Hospital Midtown. He received his undergraduate and doctorate of medicine degree at American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed his internship, residency, chief residency and electrophysiology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta Georgia. He has been an Emory Faculty since 2008 and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and heart rhythm society.

Dr. El-Chami’s professional interests involve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders. He has had numerous publications and continues to be involved in research on a number of studies related to atrial fibrillation and management of heart failure through device therapy.


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Faisal M. Merchant, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Faisal Merchant is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University. He received his medical degree from Duke University, completed Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and then a Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowship at Emory. His clinical practice encompasses the full range of cardiac electrophysiology including pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, complex ablation of arrhythmias including SVT, atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, lead extraction and percutaneous left atrial appendage management. His research interests focus on understanding the mechanisms of sudden cardiac death and on optimizing ICD utilization.

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Rahul Sharma, MD

Assistant Director Structural Heart & Valve Center Assistant Professor of Medicine
Carilion Clinic Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Dr. Sharma is Assistant Director of the Carilion Clinic Structural Heart & Valve Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He is an early career interventional cardiologist and structural heart disease specialist. He has published peer-reviewed manuscripts and review articles in the field of structural and interventional cardiology. He is active on various working group and academic society committees, and is a fellow of multiple academic societies. Dr. Sharma is passionate about Cardiac CT imaging, medical education and health care economics/policy. Dr. Sharma hails from Long Island-NY.

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Ravi K. Veeraswamy, MD

Professor of Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Veeraswamy graduated from John Hopkins University with a degree in Philosophy. He stayed at Hopkins for Medical School and graduated with his MD in 1997. Dr. Veeraswamy completed his General Surgery Residency and Vascular Fellowship at The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He was on the faculty at Emory University from 2001-2016 where he was promoted to Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery and Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship. He moved to Charleston, SC in September of 2016 where he is now Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at The Medical University of South Carolina.

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Michael C. McDaniel, MD, FSCAI

Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Cardiac Cath Lab
Grady Health System
Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

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Neil K. Sanghvi, MD

First Coast Heart & Vascular Center
University of Central Florida - College of Medicine

Dr. Neil Sanghvi is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at UCF-College of Medicine. He completed his training at the Weill Cornell - New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is the Director of EP Services at Flagler Hospital. He has experience with complex ablation, complex device and lead management including laser lead extraction. His interests involve developing ablation techniques that limit/eliminate the need for fluoroscopy, evaluating emerging technology in device-based and ablative therapy, and minimally invasive technology for the management of stroke risk in patients with AF.

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Spencer Palmer

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Stacy B. Westerman, MD, MPH

Emory University

Dr Stacy Westerman is a fellow in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Emory University. She did her internal medicine residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where she also completed a chief resident year. She completed her general cardiology fellowship at Emory University. She will be joining the faculty at Emory this summer at the completion of her fellowship as an assistant professor in the cardiac electrophysiology department. Her interests include cardiac implantable devices, ventricular tachycardia, and women's health.

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