Coronary Track

Coronary Track: STEMI, Cardiac Arrest, and Cardiogenic Shock

Friday, April 20
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Lullwater Ballroom

Tim D. Henry, MD, MSCAI

Director, Division of Cardiology
Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Timothy Henry is the Director of Cardiology at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai and UCLA since 2013. Prior to Cedars-Sinai, he was the Director of Research at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, as Director of Interventional Cardiology and Director of Cardiac Cath Lab. He has published over 350 manuscripts and book chapters and has served on the Emergency Care Committee for the ACC, the AHA Mission: Lifeline Advisory Committee, the AHA Acute Cardiac Care Committee and the ACC Interventional Subcommittee. His research interests include interventional cardiology, acute myocardial infarction, and novel therapies, including stem cell and gene therapy, for patients who are not candidates for standard revascularization techniques. He is widely sought after as guest lecturer and is a recipient of numerous awards and research grants, including the Innovator Award from the ACC and the LUMEN Global Lifetime Achievement Award in MI. He was named one of the Best Doctors in America (2007-17).

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Karl B. Kern, MD, FSCAI

Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona
University of Arizona

Dr. Karl B. Kern is a Professor and the Gordon A. Ewy, MD Distinquished Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona. He is an interventional cardiologist with a long-standing interest in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He is the co-developer of Chest Compression-Only CPR and Cardiocerebral Resuscitation. He has championed the use of early coronary angiography/PCI for all adult survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. He is the PI of the underway PEARL study, " A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial of Early Coronary Angiography Versus No Early Coronary Angiography for Post-Cardiac Arrest Patients Without ECG ST Segment Elevation:.

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Michael A. Kutcher, MD, FSCAI

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Michael A. Kutcher is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He did his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, New York City, followed by a Cardiology Fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine, Atanta. His last half year of Cardiology Fellowship (January to June, 1981) was spent working with Andreas Gruntzig. He was recruited in July 1981 to start the coronary angioplasy program at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. He currently is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology Faculty, and Director of Cardiovascular Information Services at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is the primary author or co-author of over 70 peer reviewed publications and has been institutional principal investigator on numerous multi-center trials.

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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 www.pubmed.gov

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Patrick D. Willis, MD

St Marys Hospital

Dr. Willis is an interventional cardiologist in Athens Georgia at St. Mary's hospital. He has over five years of experience and performs valvular, peripheral, structural as well as coronary interventions. His main interests of study are in the area of valvular heart disease specifically focused on percutaneous valve interventions. He continues to participate in enrollment through Emory hospital in ongoing research and trials in this area.

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Francesco Franchi, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology
University of Florida - Jacksonville
University of Florida - Jacksonville, Division of Cardiology

Francesco Franchi, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Division of Cardiology of University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, USA. He received his medical degree summa cum laude from the Medical School of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), where he also completed the fellowship in cardiovascular diseases and a research fellowship in cardiology. He started his research experience at the University of Florida in 2012 as post-doctoral research fellow. He is Attending Cardiologist at the University of Florida Health System since 2016. His areas of interest and research are thrombosis, coronary artery diseases, and acute coronary syndromes. Dr. Franchi is currently involved in studying the pharmacodynamic profile and efficacy of the newer antiplatelet and antithrombotic drugs. He is an author of peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters in the field.

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