Cardiology Grand Rounds

Wednesdays at Noon

Location:        Virtual/Zoom at 12 noon

Join the Recurring Zoom Meeting

Course Director: Michael Klein M.D


6/22/2022 – Topic: Pathogenesis and measurement of Iron Deficiency in the Patient with Heart Failure
Presenter: Maria Rosa Costanzo, M.D., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.C., F.E.S.C., F.H.F.S.A.
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Midwest Cardiovascular Institute
Naperville, IL

6/15/2022 – Topic: Taming Hypertension to Prevent Aortic Dissection: Universal Recognition of a Normal Blood Pressure
Presenter: Professor Christoph A. Nienaber MD, PhD, FESC, FAHA
Imperial College The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust
Consultant/Cardiology and Aortic Centre
Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, UK

6/8/2022 – Topic: Role of Coronary Artery Calcium Testing for risk Assessment in primary preventio mn of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular disease
Presenter: Philip Greenland, MD
Harry W. Dingman Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

6/1/2022: – Topic: Remote Hemodynamic monitoring of Patients with Heart Failure
Presenter: Nir Ayalon MD
Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Attending Physician, Cardiovascular Medicine

5/18/2022 – Topic:  Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors During Pregnancy
Presenter: Rebecca Lumsden, MD
HYC Director of Clinical Education-Duke University
Global Health Pathway Graduate
Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship Alumni
Durham, NC

5/11/2022 – Topic: Evaluation and Management of Orthostatic Hypotension
Presenter: Rebecca Lumsden, MD
Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
Vice Chair for Quality & Safety, Dept. of Internal Medicine
Clinical Chief, Section of Nephrology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

5/4/2022 – Topic: New Approaches to treating Hyperadrenergic Orthotachycardia syndrome
Presenter:  Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC, FASPC
Director of Step Family Foundation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego Health System
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
La Jolla, CA

4/27/2022 – Topic: Diagnosis, Management and Theraputic Strategies for managing Congenital Long QT Syndrome
Presenter: Ashley Davidoff, MB, BCh
Clinical Professor- Radiology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

4/20/2022 – Topic: Diagnosis, Management and Therapeutic Strategies for managing Congenital Long QT Syndrome
Presenter: Arthur A Wilde MD
Professor-Cardiology, Heart Centre AMC
Department of Clinical and Experimental Cardiology,
Academic Medical Centre
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

4/6/2022 – Topic: Myocardial Bridging: Diagnosis, functional assessment, and management
Presenter:  Samin Sharma MD
Dean of International Clinical Affiliations
Professor, Medicine-Mount Sinai-Icahn School of Medicine
New York, NY

3/30/2022 – Topic: Insights Into   Salt handling and Blood Pressure
Presenter: David H. Ellison, M.D
Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Pharmacology
Director-Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Associate Vice President-Clinical and Translational Research
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon

3/23/2022 – Topic: Cardiopulmonary Stress testing for patients with Unexplained dyspnea Post coronavirus disease
Presenter:  Donna M Mancini, MD
Professor- Medicine, Cardiology
Professor- Population Health Science and Policy
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

3/16/2022 – Topic: TBD
Presenter: Neil J. Stone MD, MACP, FAHA, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Suzanne and Milton Davidson Distinguished Physician and Medical Director,
Vascular Center of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

3/9/2022 – Topic: Lower Extremity Deep Vein thrombosis: Advances and challenges
Presenter: Gregory Piazza, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician
Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Cardiovascular Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

3/2/2022 – Topic: Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation: Feasibility of Transcatheter Interventions
Presenter: Samir Kapadia, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

2/23/2022 – Topic: Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction in cardiovascular Disease
Presenter: Kalyanam Shivkumar MD PhD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Radiology & Bioengineering
Director, UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center & EP Programs
Director & Chief, UCLA Interventional CV Programs & Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
David Geffen School of Medicine & UCLA Health System
Editor-in-Chief, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology

2/16/2022 – Topic: Impact of Finerenone on Cardiovascular Events in Diabetic Patients with CKD: RIGARO CKD Study
Presenter: George Bakris, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Am Heart Assoc. Comprehensive Hypertension Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Toronto

2/9/2022 – Topic: Clinical Management of Type A Aortic dissection Before and After surgery
Presenter: Jennifer Chung, MD MSc FRCSC 
Cardiovascular Surgeon, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Clinic at UHN
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto

2/2/2022 – Topic: Shining a New Light on Pericardial Fluid
Presenter: Erin Fender MD, MS
Interventional and Structural Cardiology
Christiana Care, Newark, DE

1/26/2022 – Topic: TAVR Experience at Boston Medical Center
Presenter: Ashvin Pande, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine 
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

1/19/2022 – Topic: Titrating Oxygen therapy in Critically Patients
Presenter: Eddy Fan, MD, PhD
Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
University of Toronto
Medical Director, Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) Program
Scientist, TGH Research Institute
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

1/12/2022 – Topic:  Polymorphic Ventricular tachycardia
Presenter: Sami Viskin MD
Associate Professor and Director, Cardiac Hospitalization
Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine,
Tel Aviv University, Israel

1/5/2022 – Topic:  Preserved Randomized clinical trial in heart Failure with Preserved Ejection
Presenter:  Javed Butler, MBBS, MPH, MBA
Patrick H. Lehan Chair in Cardiovascular Research
Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

12/15/2021 – Topic: Chagas Disease: From the Bite to the Heart – What Cardiologists Should Know
Presenters: Natasha S. Hochberg, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director for the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program,  BUSM
Deepa M. Gopal, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Staff Cardiologist, BMC

12/8/2021 – Topic: Temporal Association Between Episodes of Atrial Fibrillation and risk of Ischemic Stroke
Presenter: Daniel E. Singer, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor in the Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Division of General Internal Medicine

12/1/2021 – Topic: Heparin Resistance: Clinical  Perceptive and Management strategies
Presenter: Jerrold H Levy, MD, FAHA, FCCM
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Professor of Surgery (Cardiothoracic)
Co-Director, Cardiothoracic ICU
Duke University Hospital Medical Center
Durham, NC

11/24/2021 – Topic: Multimodality Imaging : Expert consensus in Cardiac amyloidosis
Presenter: Lasse M. Obel, MD, PhD-student
Dept. of thoracic and vascular surgery
Odense Universitetshospital
Frederiksberg, Denmark

11/17, 2021 – Topic: Multimodality Imaging : Expert consensus in Cardiac amyloidosis
Presenter: Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, MASNC
Director of Nuclear Cardiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Past President, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

11/10/2021 – Topic: Gene Editing For The treatment of Transthyretin Amyloidosis
Presenter: Julian Gillmore, Prof. MBBS, MD, PhD, FRCP,
Professor of Medicine
Honorary Consultant Nephrologist Centre Head
Centre for Amyloidosis and Acute Phase Proteins
Division of Medicine University College London

11/3/2021 – Topic: Sleep disordered Breathing and Cardiovascular Disease
Presenter: Professor Martin R. Cowie
Adjunct Professor, King’s College London
Visiting Professor, Imperial College London
Chair, Digital Health Committee, European Society of Cardiology
Chief Physician-Scientist (Heart Failure), AstraZeneca
United Kingdom

10/27/2021 – Topic: Metabolic Heart Disease
Presenter: Wilson S. Colucci, MD
Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Center
Thomas J. Ryan Professor of Medicine
Professor of Physiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

10/20/2021 – Topic: Dermatologic and Skeletal Manifestations of Infections Endocarditis
Presenter: Allan C. Gelber, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Deputy Direction for Education and Faculty Development
Division of Rheumatology
5200 Eastern Avenue
Mason F. Lord Building, Center Tower, Suite 4100
Baltimore, Maryland 21224

10/13/2021-  Topic: Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Toxicity Associated with Immunotherapeutics
Presenter: Javid Moslehi, M.D.
William Grossman Distinguished Professor in Cardiology
Section Chief, Cardio-Oncology, Immunology and Metabolism
Associate Professor in Residence
UCSF School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI)
San Francisco, CA

9/29/2021-   Topic: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management of Brugada Syndrome
Melvin Scheinman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Medicine, Walter H. Shorenstein Endowed Chair in Cardiology
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

9/15/2021-     Topic: Management of the Competitive Athlete in the Aftermath of SARS CoV-2 Infection
Aaron L. Baggish, MD, F.A.C.C., F.A.C.S.M
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Cardiovascular Performance Program, MGH
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

9/8/2021-    Topic: Lymphatic Dysregulation with Heart Failure
Marat Fudim, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant
Duke University, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, NC

6/16/2021-    Topic:  Managing Angina In The Aftermath Of  The Ischemia Trial
William E. Boden, MD, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Physician Research Lead and Scientific Director of the Clinical Trials Network of the VA New England Healthcare System
Boston, MA

6/9/2021-     Topic: Clinical Management of Relapsing Pericarditis

Paul Cremer, MD

Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH


6/2/2021-     Topic:  Integrative Omics: A System Biology  Analysis for the Pathobiology of Cardiovascular Disease

Svati H. Shah, MD, MHS

Professor of Medicine

Associate Dean of Genomics and Director of Precision Genomics Collaboratory

Director, Duke Adult Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic

Co-Director, Translational Research, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

Vice-Chief, Translational Research, Division of Cardiology

Duke University School of Medicine


5/26/2021-   Topic: Echocardiographic Appraisal of the Right Ventricle As A Predictor of Cardiopulmonary Disease Progression

Monica Mukherjee, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, FAHA

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, JHBMC Echocardiography Lab

Director, Johns Hopkins Echocardiographic Research

Johns Hopkins University Division of Cardiology

Baltimore, MD


5/19/21- Topic: “The Hemodynamic Spectrum of Risk in pulmonary Hypertension: Implications for HFpEF”

Bradley A. Maron, MD

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Cardiovascular Medicine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA


5/12/2021-   Topic: Responding to Microaggressions;  Bystander Intervention LIFT Training

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University

Cardiologist, Boston Medical Center

Boston, MA


5/5/2021-      Topic:  Mechanistic Insights and Therapeutic Strategies for HFpEF

James K. Liao, MD

Harold Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine

Chief, Section of Cardiology

University of Chicago Medicine

Chicago, IL


4/28/2021-    Topic: SOB in the IPH-Lab: Deciphering Dyspnea in the Invasive Physiology & Hemodynamics

Laboratory at BMC

Deepa M Gopal, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Cardiologist, Boston Medical Center

Boston, MA                  


4/21/2021-   Topic: Cardiovascular Complications Of Opioid Use

Mori Krantz MD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Non-invasive Cardiology, DH

CPC Community Health & Clinical Research

University of Colorado

Denver, CO


4/14/2021–   Topic: Social Determinants of Atrial Fibrillation 

Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Core Investigator, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Pittsburgh, PA


4/7/2021-    Topic: Halting Relative Hyperaldosteronism As A Strategy For Attenuating Chronic kidney disease And Cardiovascular Events

George Bakris, MD

Professor of Medicine

Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics

Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition

The University of Chicago Medicine

Chicago, IL


3/31/2021-   Topic: “Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: Impact on Atherosclerosis and MACE

Tomas Neilan, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Director, Cardio-Oncology Program

Co-Director, Cardiac MR PET CT Program

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA


3/24/2021-   Topic: Challenges in Cardiac and Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. 

Maria Giovanna Trivieri, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease, The Mount Sinai Hospital

New York, NY


3/17/2021-Topic: Application of the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire

John A Spertus, MD
Lauer Missouri Endowed Chair and Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri–Kansas City
Clinical Director of Outcomes Research at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute- Kansas City, MO


3/10/2021-Topic: Pesco-Mediterranean Diet With Intermittent fasting
James H O’Keefe Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine, The University of Missouri-Kansas City
Medical Director of the Charles and Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute
Kansas City, MO


3/3/2021-Topic: Technology Advances in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Kevin Monahan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Director, Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Center
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

2/24/2021- Topic:  Thoracic Surgery: ECMO
Niloo M Edwards, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

 2/17/2021- Topic: Combined AT-1 Neprilysin Inhibition In Heart Failure Treatment: What have We Learned and what might the future Promise?
Professor of Medical Cardiology
Deputy Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland UK

 2/10/2021- Topic:  Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in the Era of Precision Medicine
Sanjiv J Shah, MD
Neil Stone, MD Professor in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Director of the T1 Center for Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Director of the Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Program
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

 2/3/2021- Topic: Clinical Landscape of SGLT-2 Inhibition
Dr. David Cherney
Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director, Renal Physiology Laboratory, University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospitals
Toronto, Canada

1/27/2021- Topic:  Interventional vs. Surgical Treatment for Left Main Coronary Disease: What Have We Learned?
Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FAHA, MSCAI, FESC
Mount Sinai Professor in Cardiovascular Clinical Research and Outcomes
Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

1/13/2021-Topic: Multi-Modality Imaging in MINOCA
Harmony Reynolds, MD
Associate Professor,  NYU Grossman School of Medicine  
Director, Sarah Ross Soter Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Research
International Expert, MINOCA (Myocardial Infarction w/Nonobstructive Coronary Arteries)
Cardiologist, NYU Langone Health
New York, NY


 1/6/2021-Topic: Use of multimodal imaging to identify the source and risk  of ventricular arrhythmias in high risk mitral valve prolapse patients
Marc A. Miller, MD
Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
Cardiovascular Institute
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY

12/16/2020- Topic: Advancing Science to Address the Youth Vaping Epidemic
Naomi M Hamburg, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Joseph Vita Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Section Chief, Vascular Biology
Interim Director, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

 12/9/2020-Topic: Infectious Endocarditis
Henry Chambers, III, MD
Professor, Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, SFGH
Director, Clinical Research Services, CTSI School of Medicine
University of California
San Francisco, CA

12/2/2020-Topic: Molecular Basis of Atrial Fibrillation Pathophysiology and Therapy
Stanley Nattel, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal
Cardiologist and Director, Electrophysiology Research Program
Montreal Heart Institute
Montreal, CA

 11/11/2020- Topic: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Gary Balady, MD
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Boston University School of Medicine
Director of Preventive Cardiology
Director of the Non Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratories
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

11/4/2020-Topic: Epidemiology of Atrial fibrillation in the 21st Century
Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM
Vice Chair, Faculty Development and Diversity, Department of Medicine
Director of Vascular Testing, The Framingham Heart Study
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

10/28/2020- Topic: Spontaneous Coronary Dissection (SCAD); State Of The Art Review
Sharonne N Hayes, MD, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Women’s Heart Clinic
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

 10/21/2020- Topic: New Metrics for Appraising Thoracic Aneurysm Event Risk
John Elefteriades, MD
William W.L. Glenn Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)
Former Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Yale University and Yale New-Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT

 10/14/2020-Topic: Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Lipoprotein (a)
Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, FACC
Director of Preventive Cardiology
CGH Medical Center
Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
University of Illinois School of Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Michigan State University
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
President, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
Sterling, IL

 10/7/2020- Topic: Kawasaki Disease
Jane Newburger MD, MPH
Associate Cardiology-in-Chief, Academic Affairs
Director, Cardia Neurodevelopmental Program
Director, Kawasaki Program
Commonwealth Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

9/30/2020- Topic: Heart Failure in Pregnancy and the Nascent Discipline of Cardio Obstetrics
Nandita Scott, MD
Co-Director Corrigan Women’s Heart Health Program
Co-Director MGH Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Service
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

9/23/2020-Topic: Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC).  What have we learned?
Hugh Grosvenor Calkins, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director of Electrophsysiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

9/16/2020- Topic: Clonal hematopoiesis and risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Pradeep Natarajan, MD MMSc
Director of Preventive Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Boston, MA