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Most EPIC Cases of 2018: Battle for the Lazarus Prize

Saturday, April 21
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Lullwater Ballroom

Prakash Balan, MD, JD

Assistant Professor
The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
University of Texas as Houston

Dr. Prakash Balan possesses a diverse educational background and now practices in the field of interventional cardiology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history, summa cum laude. He also holds a law degree from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
He has serves as Assistant Professor at UT Houston and practices primarily in the areas of coronary artery disease, valvular and structural heart disease, and cardiogenic shock management. In particular, his clinical focus is complex percutaneous coronary interventions, radial artery catheterization, acute myocardial infarction care, hemodynamic support mechanisms, catheter based therapies for valvular/structural heart disease, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), as well as catheter based therapies for pulmonary embolism.
Dr. Balan is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also board certified in adult comprehensive echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography.

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Marc D. Feldman, MD

Professor of Medicine
University of Texas HSC San Antonio
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antionio

Dr Feldman is a Professor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas HSC in San Antonio. He has been an interventional cardiologist for the past 28 years. His main area of research is Optical Coherence Tomography and has published extensively in this area. He is currently working on a SMART WIRE, which combines forward looking OCT with a laser to open CTOs by staying within the lumen; as well as Vistual Histology OCT.

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Issam D. Moussa, MD, MBA

Clinical Chief of Cardiology
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers Robert Wood johnson Medical School

Dr. Issam D. Moussa is Professor of Medicine and Clinical Chief of Cardiology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Prior to joining Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Moussa served as Professor & Chair of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic, Florida; Director of Endovascular Service at the Divisions of Cardiology - New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia and Cornell Universities; and Director of Interventional Cardiology Research at Lenox Hill Heart & Vascular Institute in New York City.

As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Moussa specializes in performing catheter-based cardiovascular procedures in patients with complex coronary artery disease, structural heart disease, and peripheral arterial disease. He has been a prolific clinical investigator, co-authoring over 200 peer-reviewed articles and participating in over 100 clinical trials. Dr. Moussa currently serves on the Healthcare Innovation Leadership Council of the American College of Cardiology.






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Michael J. Rinaldi, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Professor of Medicine, Atrium / Carolinas HealthCare System
Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute / Carolinas HealthCare System
Carolinas Medical Center

Dr. Rinaldi has worked as an interventional cardiologist and vascular interventionalist for the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute (SHVI) at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte NC. He is the Director of Clinical Research for SHVI and holds an appointment as Professor of Medicine for Carolinas HealthCare System. He earned his medical degree from Cornell University in NY and completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He also completed a Peripheral Vascular Medicine and Intervention Fellowship at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston. He has served as an investigator for more than 35 clinical trials and has authored more than 70 publications, abstracts, and lectures. He holds expertise in the fields of coronary intervention, peripheral and carotid intervention including renal denervation, and structural heart intervention including percutaneous mitral valve repair (MitraClip), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (Sapien TAVR), and left atrial appendage occlusion (Watchman).

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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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