New England Valve and Structural
Heart Foundation Seminar
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Speakers

Course Director

Ashequl M. Islam, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School - Baystate
Medical Director, Heart Valve Program
Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Course Co-Director(s)

Suzanne J. Baron, MD, MSc
Director of Interventional Cardiology Research
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Burlington, MA

Harold L. Dauerman, MD
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Network Director, Interventional Cardiology
University of Vermont Health Network
Burlington, VT

John K. Forrest, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology
Director, Structural Heart Disease Program
Yale University School of Medicine & Yale New Haven Health System
New Haven, CT

Ignacio Inglessis-Azuaje, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Structural Heart Disease Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Surgical Director, Structural Heart Program
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Thomas C. Piemonte, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Director, Structural Heart Program
Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Burlington, MA

Immad Sadiq, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Interventional Cardiologist
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT

Pinak Bipin Shah, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Section Chief, Interventional Cardiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Friday - Keynote Speaker

Patrick T. O'Gara, MD
Watkins Family Distinguished Chair in Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Shapiro Cardiovascular Center
Boston, MA

Saturday - Keynote Speaker

Patrick M. McCarthy, MD
Executive Director, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Vice President, Northwestern Medical Group
Heller-Sacks Professor of Surgery
Northwestern University / Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL

Faculty

Yousif Ahmad, MRCP, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Interventional and Structural Cardiologist
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Talhat Azemi, MD
Interventional Cardiology
Hartford HealthCare
Hartford, CT

Natalia C. Berry, MD MBA FACC FSCAI
Interventional and Structural Cardiology
Regional Director, Cardiovascular Research
Mid Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
McLean, VA

Tariq M. Bhat, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Interventional Director, Structural Heart Program
Associate Director, Vascular Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Boston, MA

Ron Blankstein, MD, FACC, FASNC, MSCCT, FASPC
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Program
Director, Cardiac Computed Tomography
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Training Program
Associate Physician, Preventive Cardiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Sarah Capano, PA-C
Physician Assistant TAVR Program
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Burlington, MA

Joseph P. Carrozza, Jr., MD, FACC, FACP (Hon.)
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine
Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Vice President
Steward Cardiovascular Network
Boston, MA

Mohiuddin Cheema, MD
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT
Uconn Medical Center
Farmington, CT

David W. Deaton, MD, FACS
Cardiac Surgeon
Surgical Director Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Baystate Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School - Baystate
Springfield, MA

James T. DeVries, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Program Director, Interventional Cardiology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Lebanon, NH

Afshin Ehsan, MD, FACS
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Co-Director of Quality for the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

J. Raider Estrada, MD FACC, FSCAI
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Interventional/Structural Cardiology
Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME

Isaac George, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery (in Medicine)
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Structural Heart & Valve Center
Surgical Director
Structural Heart, NYP System
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Fahad S. Gilani, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Structural and Interventional Cardiology
New England Heart & Vascular Institute
Manchester, NH

Paul C. Gordon, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Structural Heart Program
Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Providence, RI

Kim Guibone, DNP, ACNP-BC, FACC
Structural Heart Clinical Program Manager
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Ali Haider, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School - Baystate
Baystate Medical Center
Springfeld, MA

Joseph C. Hannan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
Medical Director of Valvular and Structural Heart Disease
OptumCare New England
Worcester, MA

Noel Harrington, MSN, RN, CCRN
Heart Valve Coordinator
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Ansar Hassan, MD, PhD
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Surgical Director, Mitral Center of Excellence
Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME

Fuyuki Hirashima, MD
Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT

William Leete Hiser, MD, FACC
Regional Medical Director
Non-Invasive Cardiology Director
Echocardiography & Stress Laboratories
University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate
Springfield, MA

Judy Hung, MD
Director, Echo Lab Section
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Alexander Iribarne, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

Nikolaos Kakouros, MBBS, MD(Res), PhD, FRCP, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Structural Heart Disease (SHD) Program
Director, Advanced Interventional Cardiology SHD Fellowship
Medical Director, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA

Patricia Keegan, DNP, NP-C, FACC
Director, Strategic and Programmatic Initiatives
Emory Heart & Vascular
Operations and Clinical Lead, Structural Heart & Valve
Adjunct Instructor
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Atlanta, GA

Joan Kelly Michaels, RN, MSN, CPHQ, AACC
Director of STS/ACC TVT Registry
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

Roger J. Laham, MD
Director, Structural Heart Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Rony N. Lahoud, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Interventional Cardiologist
University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT

Nathaniel Langer, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Cardiac Surgeon
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Evan Y. Lau, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Interventional Cardiologist
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Moussa Mansour, MD, FHRS, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Atrial Fibrillation Program
Jeremy Ruskin and Dan Starks Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Carola Maraboto Gonzalez, MD
Advanced Echocardiography Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Sean McMahon, MD, FACC
Associate Director
Echocardiography Laboratory
Hartford Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hartford, CT

Caitlin O’Callaghan Reen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN, CNP
Lead Nurse Practitioner Structural Heart Disease
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Colleen E. O’Connor, PA-C
Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Roseanne Palmer, MSN, RN
Manager, Structural Heart Program
Dartmouth Health
Lebanon, NH

Jonathan J. Passeri, MD
Director of Clinical Operations, Echocardiography Laboratory
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Marie-France Poulin, MD
Associate Director, Structural Heart Clinical Services
Associate Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Charles D. Resor, MD, MSc
Assistant Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Director, Structural Heart Program
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

Mazen Roumia, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Program Director
Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Interventional Cardiology - Structural Heart Program
Saint Vincent Hospital
Worcester, MA

Anthony J. Rousou, MD
Cardiac Surgery
Baystate Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate
Springfield, MA

Marwan Saad, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI, FESC
Director, Interventional Structural Heart Research
Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI

Siavash Saadat, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School - Baystate
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Ashraf A. Sabe, MD
Assistant Professor, Cardiac Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Rahul Sakhuja, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Interventional Cardiologist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Adam J. Saltzman, MD, FACC
Director, Structural Heart Disease
Southcoast Health
Fall River, MA

Barry Sharaf, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI

Piotr Sobieszczyk, MD, RVT
Cardiovascular Division
Vascular Medicine Section
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Yee-Ping Sun, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
Director, Structural Heart Disease Imaging Program
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Cynthia C. Taub, MD, MBA
Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Section Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

Kelly M. Wanamaker, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Massachusetts-Chan Medical School
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Michael N. Young, MD, RPVI, FSCAI
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, Structural Heart Disease Program
Fellowship Director, Structural Heart Disease & Intervention
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH