Coronary Track

Coronary Track: Physiologic Lesion Assessment

Thursday, April 19
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Lullwater Ballroom

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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Kenneth Lance Gould, MD

Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
University of Texas Med Sch at Houston
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Dr. Gould pioneered first discovery, reporting & developement of the following fundamental current concepts in cardiology:
• Coronary Flow Reserve for quantifying physiologic severity of coronary artery stenosis 1974.
• Pharmacologic vasodilator stress myocardial perfusion imaging 1978.
• Coronary stenosis fluid dynamic equations relating pressure gradient & coronary blood flow 1978.
• Positron emission tomography (P.E.T.) for physiologic severity of coronary stenosis 1978.
• Intracoronary thrombolysis in acute MI associated with improved LV function 1981.
• Clinical Positron Emission Tomography as primary guide to manage CAD & revascularization 1988.
• Fractional flow Reserve by invasive pressure wire for physiologic stenosis severity to guide PCI 1993.
• Improved myocardial perfusion by P.E.T. after intense lifestyle & pharmacologic treatment of CAD 2003.
• Threshold of CFR & stress perfusion causing myocardial ischemia with angina and ST depression 2011.
• Coronary Flow Capacity by PET uniquely quantifying physiologic high risk CAD reduced by 54% after PCI/CABG, approved
by FDA for world wide distribution 2017.
* Ongoing research in all of above


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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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Jamil Mayet, MD FACC

Consultant Cardiologist & Head of Cardiology
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Imperial College London

Professor Jamil Mayet
Head of Cardiology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Clinical Head of Cardiovascular Science, National, Heart &
Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Jamil is a clinical cardiologist with a background in both echocardiography and coronary intervention. He has a leadership role in developing and supporting collaborative groups of clinicians and engineers generating novel technologies and translating them into clinical practice. He has over 180 peer reviewed publications principally in the fields of hypertension, cardiovascular physiology, diastolic dysfunction, left ventricular hypertrophy and coronary disease.


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Barry f. Uretsky, MD



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Kreton O. Mavromatis, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, AVAMC
Emory University
Emory University

Kreton Mavromatis is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University, and serves as the Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. He performs coronary and structural interventions in patients with coronary and valvular heart disease. He has research interests in vascular injury and repair as well as the diagnosis and management of ischemic heart disease and aortic valve stenosis. He is a principle investigator in several multicenter clinical trials, and as well as a leader of investigator-initiated research. He also has interest in interventional cardiology education, serving as an Site Program Director of Interventional Cardiology at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.


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Rajesh Sachdeva, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr. Rajesh Sachdeva is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Program Director for Cardiology Fellowship at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Sachdeva’s main interests are coronary physiology and complex coronary interventions. His publications are available on


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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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