Symposium on Non-Invasive Vascular Diagnosis

Live Case Scanning: Carotid Duplex

Sunday, February 4
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM
Location: Regency Ballroom 2

James F. Benenati

Medical Director, Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

James F. Benenati, M.D., FSIR, is a practicing Interventional Radiologist, Medical Director, Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory and Fellowship Program Director at the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at Baptist Hospital in Miami, Florida.

He is a Clinical Professor of Radiology at Florida International University College of Medicine and Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He is past President of SIR. He served as President of the Vascular Division for the Intersocietal Accreditation Committee (IAC) and served for over a decade on their board. He served as the annual meeting chairman for SIR in 2005. He was the recipient of the SIR Charles T. Dotter Award in 2014.

He has participated in numerous clinical research projects and national trials. His interest include peripheral arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm and management of pulmonary embolism. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 scientific publications. He has been a Program Director of ISET for over 20 years.

He attended the University of Notre Dame as an undergraduate, received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Indiana University and a fellowship at Johns Hopkins.


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Muhammad Hasan

Manager, Echocardiography and Noninvasive Vascular Testing
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

A graduate from Faculty os Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. Certified as a regiistered Physician in Vascular Interpretation RPVI and registered Vascular Technologist RVT by the ARDMS.
Currently responsible for the fiscal, clinical and human resources management of the Departments of Echocardiography and Noninvasive Vascular Testing at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute of Baptist Hospital of Miami. Manages and provide performance guidance to a team of 88 Board Certified Physicians, Registered Technologists and Registered Nurses to ensure compliance with the highest standards of Baptist Health South Florida and other governing regulatory agencies.
Perform and interpret all different types of Echocardiography and Noninvasive Vascular Testing, implements and creates protocols using new technologies in ultrasound and noninvasive imaging and perform on going quality improvement reviews to assure the accuracy and completeness of testing performed throughout the entire department. Serves as a patient advocate by coordinating care between self, physicians, patient's families and other hospital departments to ensure that excellent care is consistently and timely provided to each and every patient.


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Dennis Bandyk

Professor of Surgery
U of Cal San Diego School of Medicine
U of Cal San Diego School of Medicine

Dennis Bandyk MD FACS is a Professor of Surgery at the Univeristy of California - San Diego School of Medicine; and an academic faculty member in the Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery at the Sulpizio CardioVascular Center, La Jolla Ca. His clinical and research interests are in the areas of noninvasive vascular testing, stem cell therapy for critical imb ischemia, arterial infections, managment of dialysis access complications. Dr Bandyk is pat-president of the Florida Vascular Surgery Society, Distinguished Academic Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery, and a member of the American Surgical Association. He is editor of Seminars in Vascular Surgery journal and authored or co-authored over 250 peer-reviewed articles, 100 book chapters, and Co-Editor of the texbook - Noninvasive Vascular Diagnosis.


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John S. Pellerito

Vice Chair, Radiology
Northwell Health System
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Dr. John Pellerito is the Vice Chair of Education and Director of the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory in the Department of Radiology at Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York. He is also the Director of the Body Imaging Fellowship at North Shore University Hospital. He is also Professor of Radiology at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Dr. Pellerito graduated from New York University before receiving his M.D. from Albany Medical College. He served as a radiologist at Yale-New Haven Hospital before his current positions at Northwell Health. He is the author of many publications, including many Doppler applications in OB/GYN and vascular diseases. Dr. Pellerito has held multiple editorial appointments including Radiology, RadioGraphics and Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

He was a board examiner for the American Board of Radiology. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), Board of Directors of the Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education and Board of Directors of the Intersocietal Commission for the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Dr. Pellerito is in great demand as a speaker both nationally and internationally.


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R. Eugene Zierler

Professor of Surgery Medical Director, D. E. Strandness, Jr., Vascular Laboratory University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center Seattle, WA
University of Washington
University of Washington

Dr. Zierler received both his undergraduate and medical education at the Johns Hopkins University, receiving an A.B. degree in 1973 and the M.D. degree in 1976. This was followed by a General Surgery residency at the University of British Columbia and a Vascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Washington. After a brief period on the faculty of the Department of Surgery at UCLA, Dr. Zierler returned to Seattle in 1984 as Chief of the Vascular Surgery Section at the Seattle Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He moved to the University of Washington Medical Center in 1992 where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, and Medical Director of the D. E. Strandness, Jr. Vascular Laboratory.

Dr. Zierler’s research interests have focused on the clinical applications of noninvasive diagnostic techniques for vascular disease. Over the last 30 years, he has been involved in a series of projects based on the use of ultrasonic duplex scanning for screening and follow-up of vascular problems, including carotid artery disease, lower extremity arterial disease, surveillance of vein bypass grafts, deep vein thrombosis, and renal artery disease. Dr. Zierler is the author or co-author of over 100 journal articles and 50 book chapters, and he is the editor of 6 textbooks.


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Thom Rooke

Krehbiel Professor of Vascular Medicine
Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Dr. Thom Rooke obtained a BS in Physiology at the University of Michigan and an MD at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. After completing Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine residencies at Mayo Clinic, he joined the Vascular Medicine section at Mayo. Dr. Rooke is the former Head of the Section of Vascular Medicine and founder of the Mayo Clinic Wound Care Center. He is currently the Krehbiel Professor of Vascular Medicine.

Dr. Rooke serves on a number of national boards, committees, and societies. He is Past-President of both the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) and the Society for Vascular Medicine.

Dr. Rooke's interests include medical writing and the art of the medical lecture.


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