Nurses and Technologists Symposium: Innovations in Cardiac and Vascular Care

Nurse Tech: Session 4 Discussion and Q&A

Saturday, February 3
5:05 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Regency Ballroom 1

Alex Powell

Medical Director, Interventional Radiology
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
University of South Florida

Dr. Powell is a partner with Radiology Associates of South Florida and serves as the medical director of interventional radiology at Baptist Hospital of Miami.

Dr. Powell has served as a manuscript reviewer of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He has published peer-reviewed articles numerous times, including percutaneous ultrasound-guided thrombin injection for the treatment of pseudoaneurysms, and aneurysm treatment and outcomes as well as many articles on peripheral vascular interventions. Dr. Powell is also a regular speaker before the American Heart Association, the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, and the Radiological Society of North America.

Dr. Powell received an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and an MD from the University of Michigan's School of Medicine. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the Henry Ford Hospital and a fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of California at San Diego.


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Gary M. Ansel

System Medical Chief - Vascular Services
OhioHealth Riverside/Methodist Hospital
Medical University of Ohio Toledo, OH

Dr. Ansel is an internationally renowned interventional expert, both in peripheral vascular and cardiovascular procedures. He serves as an invited faculty member at many of the largest cardiovascular conferences and medical meetings all over the world.

Dr. Ansel currently serves as System Medical Chief, Vascular Program - OhioHealth and is the Associate Medical Director of the OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute in Columbus, Ohio. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio.

Dr. Ansel has served as a primary investigator for numerous national and international research trials helping to develop improved patient care to those suffering with peripheral and cardiovascular disease.

He is a founding board member of the Vascular InterVentional Advances Conference (VIVA) which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and research of vascular disease.

Dr. Ansel received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine where he also completed a postgraduate research fellowship in cardiology. He completed his residency and internship at the University of Toledo and received his post-fellowship training in peripheral vascular intervention at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans.

Dr. Ansel is affiliated with OhioHealth Heart and Vascular Physicians in Columbus, Ohio.


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Bulent Arslan

Director, Vascular & Interventional Services
Rush University Medical Center
Rush University

Bulent Arslan, M.D., earned his medical degree at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at University of Rochester Medical Center, NY. Before joining Rush in 2012, he served as Associate Professor of Radiology & Interdisciplinary Oncology at University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa. Previously, he served as Assistant Professor of Radiology at University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, and at University of Arizona, Tucson.

Dr Arslan is certified by the ABR in Diagnostic Radiology with CAQ in Vascular & Interventional Radiology. His clinical interests include aortic and peripheral vascular interventions, endovascular treatment of complex abdominal, thoracic, thoracoabdominal and arch pathologies and endovascular tibio-pedal recanalization procedures for critical limb ischemia.

An active researcher, Dr. Arslan has participated in more than 20 clinical trials and has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, as well as several book chapters. A frequent speaker, he has been an invited lecturer at more than 150 regional, national, and international medical conferences.

He has also served as a live case presenter at national and international meetings, including VIVA, TCT, C3 and VEITH. As an industry consultant, he has served as a advisory board member and speaker for multiple medical device companies.
Dr. Arslan is a fellow of SIR and a member of ARRS, RSNA, CIRSE, NANETS, ISNVD, and AMA.

He currently serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology, and Neurosurgery.


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Libby Watch

Vascular Surgeon
Miami Vascular Specialists

Dr. Watch received her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in 2002. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of New Mexico and her vascular surgery fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is board certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Watch's training involved a multidisciplinary approach to vascular disease, focusing both on open and endovascular therapies. She maintains a strong interest in endovascular aneurysm repair, endovascular and open treatment of peripheral arterial disease, varicose vein treatment, TAVR procedures and dialysis access. She joined Miami Vascular Specialists in 2011.


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Jessica Legra Celorio

Patient Care Supervisor
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Hospital of South Florida


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Aurea Mazuelos

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute


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