Lunch Symposium: CMO's Corner - Non CME

Friday, April 20
12:10 PM - 12:50 PM
Location: Emory Amphitheatre

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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Kendra J. Grubb, MD, MHA

Surgical Director, Structural Heart & Valve Center
Emory University
Emory University

Dr. Kendra Grubb is an Assistnat Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Emory University. She serves at the Surgical Director of the Structural Heart and Valve Center.


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Chuck Simonton, MD

Divisional Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Chuck Simonton is the Chief Medical Officer & Divisional Vice President of Global Medical Affairs for Abbott Vascular. His role with Abbott Vascular includes evaluating & testing new internal devices in development; advising pre-market clinical research across clinical science, legal and regulatory groups; defining the global strategy & structure of all post-market clinical research; assessing new business development opportunities; medical oversight of commercial product performance & safety; and continuing his interest in the education of interventional vascular physicians by establishing a diversified medical sciences department.


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Ian T. Meredith, MD, PhD

Exec Vice President and Global Chief Medical Officer
Boston Scientific Corporation
Boston Scientific Corporation


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Martyn R. Thomas, MD

VP of Medical Affairs
Edwards LIfesciences

• Dr Martyn Thomas Biography
• DR M R Thomas MD FRCP
• Qualified from St Bartholomews Hospital, London 1982.
• Trained in Cardiology at Kings College Hospital, London.
• Became Director of Cardiology Services at Kings College Hospital from 2003 to 2006
• Moved to St Thomas Hospital London in 2007. Director of Cardiovascular Services St Thomas’ Hospital 2007 to October 2014.
• President British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) 2004-2008.
• Performed the first case of Edwards Sapien Valve implantation in the United Kingdom.
• Previous co-PI of the SOURCE Registries of TAVI using the Edwards Sapien THV device.
• Chairman and founder of PCR London Valves and Member of the PCR Board.
• Programme committee member of TCT and TVT.
• Multiple publications in pier reviewed journals on the topic of TAVI.
• Lead of team who performed first 3 cases of the Edwards Fortis Mitral Valve implants in the world in February 2014.
• Left practice in October 2014 to become VP of Medical Affairs at Edwards Lifesciences.
• Relocated to Southern California on Jan 8th 2015!!


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Alex Nepogodiev

Global Marketing Director


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Angel R. Leon


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Russell M. Medford, MD, PhD

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Covanos, Inc.


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