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Cardiology Grand Rounds

The Cardiology Grand Rounds Conference is held on Tuesdays at 7:30am

This conference provides cardiology faculty and staff an opportunity to hear speakers from across the nation discuss current cutting-edge topics that include basic science, translational, clinical, and educational cardiology research.

Click here for the 2017-2018 Schedule.

For more information about this conference, please contact Dr. João Cavalcante.
For more seminars related to Cardiology research, please see the VMI Calendar.


Selected Presentations

Selected Cardiology Grand Rounds presentations* are posted below.
Click the title to listen to the talk and view the slides.



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Novel Predictors of Prognosis"


Christopher Kramer, MD | Bio
Ruth C. Heede Professor of Cardiology
Professor of Radiology
Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Center
University of Virginia Health System

 

For more information and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hypercholesterolemia: athophysiology Update and Therapeutic Approaches


Daniel Edmundowicz, MD, MS | Bio
Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Chief, Cardiology, Temple University Hospital
Medical Director, Temple Heart and Vascular Institute

 

For more information and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mining the Blood for New Cardiometabolic Hormones


Robert Gerszten, MD | Bio
Herman Dana Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center

 

For more information and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mitral Valve Disease: Today and Tomorrow


James D. Thomas, MD | Bio
Director, Center for Heart Valve Disease
Director, Academic Affairs
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

 

For more information and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Gene Therapy & Genome Engineering for Acquired & Inherited Cardiomyopathies


Roger Hajjar, MD | Bio
Arthur & Janet C. Ross Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Director, Cardiovascular Research Center
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

 

For more information and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Challenges and New Opportunities"


Dennis Bruemmer, MD, PhD | Bio
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Vascular Medicine Institute, University of Pittsburgh
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

 

For more information and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"The CE-MARC Programme - from Research into Clinical Practice"


John Greenwood, MBChB, PhD, MRCP(UK) | Bio
Professor of Cardiology, University of Leeds, UK
Consultant Cardiologist & Clinical Lead for CMR
Director, Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

 

For more information about CMR and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"Challenges for the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure: What are the Options?"


Randall Starling, MD, MPH | Bio
Professor of Medicine
Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

 

For more information and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"Frailty assessment in CVD: What have we learned over the past 5 years?”


Jonathan Afilalo, MD, MSc | Bio
Assistant Professor, McGill University
Clinical Scientist, Divisions of Cardiology and Clinical Epidemiology
Director, McGill Geriatric Cardiology Fellowship Program
Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC

 

For more information and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Friday, November 11, 2016

"New Approaches to Cardiac Pumping and Myocardial Tissue Characterization by Cardiac MRI"


Martin Ugander, MD, PhD | Bio
Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Physiology, Karolinska Institutet & Karolinska University Hospital
Karolinska Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Group

 

For more information and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

"The NeoChord operation: Current Status and Results"


Giovanni Speziali, MD, FECTS
Founder and Chief Medical Officer, NeoChord, Inc.

 

For Dr. Speziali's talk on Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"The Role of Efferocytosis in Vascular Disease"


Nicholas Leeper, MD | Bio
Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) and Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Chief, Vascular Medicine
Director, Vascular Research
Stanford University Medical Center

 

For more information and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

"New Approaches to HFpEF in the Era of Precision Medicine"


Sanjiv Shah, MD, FAHA, FACC, FASE | Bio
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Director, T1 Center for Cardiovascular Developmental Therapeutics
Director, Northwestern HFpEF Program

 

For more information and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"Evaluating Patients with Stable Chest Pain: Lessons from Recent Trials in CV Imaging"


Pamela S. Douglas, MD, MACC, FASE, FAHA | Bio
Ursula Geller Professor of Research in Cardiovascular Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
Director, Imaging Program, Duke Clinical Research Institute

 

For more information and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

"Big Data and Analytics to Drive Cardiovascular Care"


Oscar Marroquin, MD, FACC | Bio
Vice President, Clinical Analytics, UPMC Health Services Division
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh

 

For more information and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

"Targeting NOTCH to Treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension"


Patricia Thistlethwaite, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA

 

For more information about Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

"Cardiovascular CT for Transcatheter Valvular Interventions (A Decade in Review)"


Jonathon Leipsic, MD, FRCPC, FSCCT
Canada Research Chair, Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Vice Chairman of Research, UBC Dept of Radiology
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

For more information about transcatheter valvular interventions, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

"Novel Imaging Approaches in Aortic Stenosis"


Marc Dweck, BSc(hons), MD, PhD, MRCP, MYAS, FACC
British Heart Foundation Senior Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK / Edinburgh Heart Centre
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 

For more information about Aortic Stenosis, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

"Cardiac Fitness: When is Too Much Not Good For You?"


Benjamin Levine, MD, FACC, FACSM
Professor of Internal Medicine/Cardiology
Distinguished Professor of Exercise Sciences
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

 

For more information about Cardiac Fitness, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Pathoanatomically Directed Advanced Mitral Valve Therapy: A Team Approach"


Vinay Badhwar, MD
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Cardiac Surgery, UPMC Presbyterian
University of Pittsburgh / UPMC

 

For more information about Mitral Valve Therapy, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"Cardiac Amyloidosis - Updates in Diagnosis and Management"

(slides only - no audio available)
CLICK HERE to listen to a similar talk given by Dr. Falk at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, November 2014.


Rodney H. Falk, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cardiac Amyloidosis Program
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

 

For more information about Cardiac Amyloidosis, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

"Transcatheter Therapies for Mitral Regurgitation"


Carlos E. Ruiz, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC, MSCAI
Professor of Cardiology in Pediatrics and Medicine
Director of Structural and Congenital Heart Disease Program
Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

 

For more information about Transcatheter Therapies, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Past, Present, and Future of Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation"


James L. Cox, MD
Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery Emeritus
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Emeritus
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

 

For more information about Atrial Fibrillation, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

"Aortic Stenosis in 2015 - What is New?"


Blase Carabello

Blase Carabello, MD
Chair of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Medical Director, Heart Valve Center, The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

 

For more information about Aortic Stenosis, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"The Burden of Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Implications"


Patrick J. Strollo, MD, FCCM, FAASM
Medical Director, UPMC Sleep Medicine Center
Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science
Division of Pumonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

 

For more information about Sleep Apnea, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"Relaxin as a potential therapy for AF"


guy salama

Guy Salama, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Pittsburgh

 

For more information about Atrial Fibrillation, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"Geriatric Cardiology: Patient-Centered Care for Contemporary Healthcare Challenges"


Dan Foreman

Daniel E. Forman, MD
Chair, Geriatric Cardiology Section, UPMC
Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation, VAPHS
Physician Scientist, Pittsburgh GRECC, VAPHS
Immediate Past Chair, Geriatric Cardiology Section, ACC

 

For more information about Geriatric Medicine, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

"Advances in Heart Transplantation"


Jon Kobashigawa, MD
DSL/Thomas D. Gordon Chair in Heart Transplantation Medicine
Associate Director, Clinical Affairs, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Director, Advanced Heart Disease Section
Director, Heart Transplant Program
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

For more information about Heart Transplantation, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   
   

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"AF Management in the Digital Era"


Passman

Rod S. Passman, MD, MSCE, FACC, FHRS
Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine
Director, Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Bluhm Cardiovascular Inst.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

 

For more information about Atrial Fibrillation, and for CME credit opportunities, please visit UPMC Physician Resources.

   

*NOTE: To view these presentations with a higher resolution, once they are launched you can change the "Picture Quality" setting by clicking the icon in the bottom right corner of the slideshow.