Structural Track

Structural Heart Track: Congenital Interventions

Friday, April 20
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Emory Amphitheatre

Dennis W. Kim, MD, PhD

Director- Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Labs
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University
Emory University

Dr. Dennis Kim is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Emory University. He is a pediatric interventional cardiologist and is Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Labs at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. His interests are in therapeutic interventional techniques in patients with congenital heart disease from birth through adulthood. He is involved in many clinical and cardiac device trials in the area of congenital heart disease.


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James S. Jenkins, MD

Associate Section Head Interventional Cardiology
Ochsner Medical Center
Ochsner Medical Center

Dr. Jenkins is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions and Society for Vascular Medicine and has been on staff at Ochsner since 1994. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology and American Board of Vascular Medicine. He Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, including coronary and peripheral intervention, carotid stenting, percutaneous mitral, aortic, septal, LAA and venous intervention. He is the Director of Interventional Cardiology Research, an active clinical researcher and has written numerous articles and chapters for scientific medical publications.


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Michael Salerno, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
University of Virginia Health System
University of Virginia

Dr. Michael Salerno is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine (Cardiology), Radiology and Biomedical Engineering. He is a multi-modality cardiovascular imager with experience in CMR, CCT, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Salerno has been involved in MRI research for the past 20 years with 10 years experience in CMR. His current research focuses on quantitative CMR with an interest in quantification of myocardial perfusion in coronary artery disease and microvascular disease, quantification of myocardial fibrosis usingT1 mapping, and evaluation of myocardial infarct remodeling using quantitative multi-parametric CMR techniques. He also has research interests in coronary CTA.


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Robert J. Lederman, MD

Senior Investigator
Division of Intramural Research, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Robert J. Lederman, MD, is a senior investigator at the NHLBI, where he leads a program to develop new non-surgical catheter treatments for cardiovascular disease, and that develops and refines radiation-free catheterization using MRI in patients.

He and his team have invented a range of interventional procedures including mitral cerclage annuloplasty for mitral regurgitation, transatrial intrapericardial tricuspid annuloplasty for tricuspid regurgitation, transcaval aortic access, and intentional laceration of the mitral valve to prevent LVOT obstruction after transcatheter mitral valve replacement. His laboratory collaborates with Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit MI and Emory University in Atlanta GA to develop and test new structural heart procedures, and Childrens National Medical Center in Washington DC to introduce MRI catheterization into clinical practice.


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Garima Arora, MD, MRCP

Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr Garima Arora is currently an Instructor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, primarily pursuing interventional echocardiography for complex structural heart disease cases. Dr. Arora has a specific interest in mitral valve disease and cardiovascular remodeling. She has been involved in multiple studies involving the use of cardiac MRI and had principal responsibility for analysis of right ventricular and bi-atrial CMR data from 1900 participants at Framingham Heart Study.


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Kanishka Ratnayaka, MD

Attending Physician
Rady Children's Hospital
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Kanishka Ratnayaka is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Dr. Ratnayaka earned his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine before completing his residency and fellowship at Children's National Medical Center. His medical education includes sub-specialty training in pediatric/congenital interventional cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiac MRI and his clinical practice focuses on congenital and structural heart interventions.


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Pradeep K. Yadav, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University
Penn State / Hershey Medical Center

Dr. Pradeep Yadav did IC fellowship at University of North Carolina and then a dedicated year long fellowship in Structural Heart Disease as the Henry Ford Hospital. After that joined Penn State University Hospital as an Assistant Professor & faculty in Division of Cardiology. Primary responsibilities are standard Interventional Cardiology procedures and full spectrum of Structural Heart interventions including TAVR, Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement, MItraClip, LAA closure, PVL, Alcohol Septal Ablation.


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