Cardiology Grand Rounds 2024

Wednesdays at Noon

May 2024

May 29th:

Speaker: Christopher R. West, MD

Institution: The University of British Columbia

Topic: Cardiovascular Risk After Spinal Cord Injury


May 15th:

Speaker: Michelle A. Albert, MD MPH FACC FAHA

Institution: University of California, San Francisco

Topic: Strategies for Cardiovascular Health Equity


May 8th:

Speaker: Dr. Sam Fatoba

Institution: Bayer U.S. LLC

Topic: Non-steroidal Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonist in the management of Cardio-renal disease


May 1st:

Speaker: Julio Panza MD

Institution: Georgetown University

Topic: Assessment of Myocardial Viability in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy


April 2024

April 17th:

Speaker: Mark Dweck, MD.

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Topic: Non-Invasive Coronary Atherosclerotic Imaging


April 10th: 

Speaker: Vasken Dilsizian, MD.

Institution: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Topic: Cardiovascular Applications of FGD-PET Imaging


April 3rd: 

Speaker: Andrew D Krahn MD, FRCP, FCCS, FHRS.

Institution: University of British Columbia

Topic: Congenital Long QT Syndrome


March 2024: 

March 27th: 

Speaker: Jeff Healey MD, MSc, FRCPC, FHRS.

Institution: McMaster University

Topic: Anticoagulation for Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation


March 20th: DOM DEIA WEEK

Speaker: Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC, FAHA, MACP, FHFSA, FRCP, FASPC (Hon.), FPCNA (Hon)

Institution: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Topic: Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness in Cardiovascular Medicine


March 13th (Hybrid)Speaker: 

Speaker: Nir Ayalon, MD.

Institution: Boston Medical Center, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Topic: Pulmonary Fluid detection and Monitoring Innovations in Heart Failure Patients


March 6th (Virtual)

Speaker: Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, Ph.D.

Institution: Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai

Topic: Cardio-Obstetrics and Heart Failure


February 2024: 

February 28th (Hybrid)

Speaker: David Sosnovik, MD, FACC.

Institution: Mass General Hospital

Topic: The Role of Cardiac Energetics in Aortic stenosis Disease Progression


February 21st: 

Speaker: Arthur A Wilde, MD.

Institution: University of Amsterdam

Topic: Risk Stratification in Brugada Syndrome


February 14th (Hybrid)

Speaker: Amanda Vest, MD.

Institution: Tufts University School of Medicine

Topic: Innovations in Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplantation


February 7th (Hybrid)

Speaker: Michelle D. Kelsey, MD.

Institution: Duke University Medical Center

Topic: Clinical Processing of Patients with Stable Suspected Coronary Artery Disease:  Quantitative Risk Stratification and selective use of CCTA and CCTA-FR


January 2024: 

January 31st (Virtual)

Speaker: Robert J. Mentz, MD.

Institution: Duke University Medical Center

Topic: Ferric Carboxymaltose in Heart Failure with Iron deficiency


1-24-24 Cancelled 

Grand Rounds will return on January 31st at Noon.


1-17-24 (Hybrid)

Speaker: Mikhail Kosiborod, MD.

Institution: Saint Luke’s Health System

Topic: Targeting Obesity to Manage HFpEF: Dawn of a New Era


1-10-24 (Hybrid)

Speaker: Robert H. Helm, MD.

Institution: Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Topic: Innovations in Cardiac Pacing


1-3-24 (Virtual)

Speaker: Rebecca Hahn, MD.

Institution: Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Topic: Tricuspid Regurgitation


December 2023: 

12-27-23: Cardiology Grand Rounds return on January 3rd 2024


12-20-23 (Hybrid)

Speaker: David Guez, MD.

Institution: Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Topic: Catheter Based Approaches for resolving Pulmonary  Emboli and Deep Vein Thrombosis


12-13-23 (Hybrid)

Speaker: Marcelo Fernando DiCarli, MD.

Institution: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

Topic: Imaging of Coronary Blood flow Reserve by Positive Emission Tomography (PET-CFR)”


12-6-23 (Hybrid)

Speaker: Dianna M. Milewicz, MD, PhD.

Institution: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School.

Topic: Silent Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Thoracic Aortic Disease and Its Hazards for Family Member of Affected Individuals


November 2023:

11-29-23 (Remote)

Speaker: Steven Grinspoon, MD.

Institution: Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Topic: Pitavastatin to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in HIV Infection


11-22-23 (Hybrid)

Speaker: Sam Fatoba, MD.

Institution: Bayer Cardiovascular and Renal Director

Topic: Non- mineralocorticoid antagonist in the treatment of cardio renal disease


11-15-23 (Hybrid)

Speaker: Julio A. Chirinos MD, PhD.

Institution: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Topic: Exercise Training in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection fraction; Is the Peripheral Circulation Involved


11-8-23 (Virtual)

Speaker: H. Wilson Tang MD, FACC FAHA FHFSA.

Institution: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at CWRU

Topic: Distinct Impact of Noncardiac Comorbidities on Exercise Capacity and Functional Status in Chronic Heart Failure


11-1-23 (Virtual)

Speaker: Carol Ann Remme MD, PhD.

Institution: University of Amsterdam.

Topic: Advances in Understanding the Pathophysiology of Brugada Syndrome


October 2023: 

10-25-23: (Hybrid)

Speaker: David Spragg, MD, FHRS.

Institution: Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Topic: PVC-Induced Cardiomyopathy


10-18-23 (Virtual)

Speaker: Philippe B. Bertrand MD, PhD.

Institution: Hasselt University, Belgium.

Topic: Mitral Valve Dysfunction in Patients with Annular Calcification


10-11-23 (Virtual)

Speaker: Toby Rogers MD.

Institution: MedStar Health, Washington, DC.

Topic: Management of Mechanical Prosthetic Heart Valve Thromboses


10-4-2023 (Virtual)

Speaker: Sami Viskin MD.

Institution: Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Topic: Arrhythmogenic Effects of Cardiac Memory


September 2023: 

9-27-2023 (Virtual)

Speaker: Joseph Westaby MD, BM BS PhD CHAT FRCPath RCPathME.

Institution: St. George’s University of London. Cranmer Terrace, London.

Topic:  Obesity Cardiomyopathy and Sudden Cardiac Death


9-20-23 (Hybrid)

Speaker: Ilan Goldenberg MD.

Institution: University of Rochester Medical Center. Rochester, NY.

Topic: Association Between Syncope Trigger Type and Risk of Subsequent Life-Threatening events in Patients with Long QT Syndrome


9-13-23 (Hybrid)

Speaker: Richard Allen Williams MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP.

Institution: Minority Health Institute, Inc. Los Angeles, CA

Topic:  Cardiology in Black and White: A Black Cardiologist’s Perspective