Fundamentals of Endovascular Therapy Symposium

Case-Based Aorto-Illiac Disease

Saturday, February 3
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Location: Regency Ballroom 2

Ripal T. Gandhi

Attending Physician
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, USF College of Medicine

A member of the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute physician team, Dr. Gandhi specializes in minimally invasive treatments for peripheral vascular disease, cancer, and other diseases. He treats a diversity of medical conditions, including PAD, aortic disease, aneurysms, carotid disease, DVT, and cancer.

Dr. Gandhi did his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University and Harvard University. He graduated summa cum laude (highest honors). He received his degree in medicine from Northwestern University Medical School, where he also graduated with honors.

Because of his interest in discovering new therapies, Dr. Gandhi also dedicated an entire year to biomedical research at the renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He also served as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has published his findings in several scientific journals, including the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, and Journal of the American College of Surgeons. He also authored several textbook chapters and presented his research at national and international meetings.

Dr. Gandhi is the recipient of multiple awards, including the American College of Physicians Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Performance in Medicine, RSNA resident research award, and scholar award/travel grant from the Society of Interventional Radiology. In addition, he was recently honored with the Patients' Choice Recognition Award, given to physicians most highly regarded by their patients.

He is the co-author of the textbook Interventional Oncology which was recently published. Interventional therapies for cancer are performed in conjunction with the Miami Cancer Institute.

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Rahul Patel

Assistant Professor
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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Donghoon Choi

Director, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital
Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine
Yonsei University College of Medicine

Mar. 1999 - Feb. 2005 Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Sep.2000 – Feb.2003 Member, Institutional Review Board
Severance Cardiovascular Hospital
Yonsei University Health System, Seoul,Republic of Korea
Mar. 2003 - Feb. 2005 Research Associate in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
Mar. 2005 –Feb.2010 Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Dec. 2005 – Jul. 2008 Director, Coronary Care Unit
Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University Health System
Mar. 2010 – present Professor, Internal Medicine
Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Sep.2012 – Aug.2016 Clinical Director
Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University Health System
Mar.2013 – Aug.2016 Chief, Cardiology Division
Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University Health System
Sep.2016 – present Director
Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University Health System

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Ignacio Rua

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Baptist Hospital
Miami Vascular Specialists
Baptist Hospital

Dr. Rua received a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1989. He completed his residency training in general surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York and joined The Surgical Group of Miami in March, 1995. He has had a broad based experience in general and vascular surgery. He completed specialty training in hepatic resection and liver transplantation surgery in Madrid, Spain.

He maintains a strong interest in laparoscopic and open liver resection. He also completed an endovascular fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He is Board Certified in General Surgery and Board Certified in Vascular Surgery. He is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons and active in many societies of General and Vascular Surgery.

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