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  1. 1. DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY FACULTY OVERVIEW Professor and Director The mission of the Cardiology Division is to provide Arthur J. Labovitz, M.D. excellence in three major areas: clinical care of the patient with cardiovascular disease, education, and Professor research. The faculty members of the Division of Preben Bjerregaard, M.D. Cardiology and the dozens of staff who support their Bernard R. Chaitman, M.D. activities have a tradition of excellence in all three areas. Jerome Cohen, M.D. Cardiovascular services at Saint Louis University Paul Hauptman, M.D. Hospital continue to be rated highly both locally as well as nationally. A higher percentage of attending Professor Emeritus cardiologists at Saint Louis University are listed as St. Stephen Ayres, M.D. Arthur J. Labovitz Louis’ top doctors than any other group in the region. Kenneth Walter, M.D. Robert Wiens, M.D. The Cardiology Division of Saint Louis University provides state-of-the-art clinical services in all aspects of cardiovascular care. There are currently Clinical Professor approximately 25 active research projects ongoing in the Division including Emeritus multiple key studies funded by the NIH and industry. The research activities in the James Janney, M.D. Division of Cardiology are focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and long-term William Hamilton, M.D. therapeutic options for the management of cardiovascular disease including John Nuetzel, M.D. arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, ischemic and nonischemic cardiovascular diseases. The Division prides itself in maintaining a Clinical Professor top rated cardiology fellowship training program, as well as subspecialty training Ali Mehdirad, M.D. in interventional cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. The physician Hanumanth Reddy, M.D. faculty enjoy an outstanding reputation both locally and nationally and our Martin Schwarze, D.O. program for training cardiologists, residents, and medical students is secondary to Richard B. Whiting, M.D. none. Associate Professor In order to more optimally provide cardiovascular clinical services to the Denise Janosik, M.D. community, the Cardiology Division maintains outpatient offices not only at the Alan Maniet, D.O. Doctors’ Office Building on the Saint Louis University Hospital campus, but Lisa Schiller, M.D. offices throughout the region. The Division of Cardiology maintains a 10,000+ Megumi Taniuchi, Ph.D., M.D. square foot suite at the University Club Tower Office Building on Brentwood Boulevard in Clayton, Missouri. Fully staffed by technicians, nurses and Associate Research physicians this facility provides a full range of cardiovascular services including Professor radionuclide myocardial perfusion stress testing, Doppler echocardiographic Melda Dolan, M.D. capabilities, arrhythmias and device monitoring, among other services. Over 8,000 patients per year are seen in this facility. In addition, faculty also maintain practices at the Des Peres Medical Office Building as well as Alton, Illinois. Adjunct Associate Outpatient testing includes echo-cardiographic rest and stress studies, as well as Professor diagnostic cardiac catheterization are also available at the Des Peres site. Ali Salimi, M.D. Providing ease of access of patients into the medical system has always been one Gene Fioretti, M.D. of the goals of the Cardiology Division. This has been realized in the development of two outpatient cardiac catheterization laboratories, one at the Des Peres Emeritus Associate Hospital complex and the other state-of-the-art facility recently opened in the Clinical Professor West Pavilion of TenetCare outpatient facility. This cutting edge cardiac Manfred Thurmann, M.D. catheterization laboratory allows for a complete diagnostic study in which patients are able to undergo testing and go home in many cases after just a few hours. 9
  2. 2. DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY In the area of education, the Division’s fellowship training program is nationally Associate Clinical renowned. The Division of Cardiology trains four fellows per year in the basic 3 Professor year program from an applicant pool of over 1,000 residents annually. In Donald Bussmann, M.D. addition, the Cardiology Division maintains an active advanced fellowship Jon Cooksey, M.D. training program in both electrophysiology and interventional cardiology. Each of Carey Fredman, M.D. these programs has received full ACGME approval in the recent accreditation Frank Gafford, M.D. cycle. The attending faculty of the Cardiology Division are quite active in the Paul Gibson, M.D. teaching of residents. The Division maintains several inpatient cardiology services Randy Johnson, M.D. including the coronary care unit, the consult team, and the inpatient telemetry unit. Robert Potashnick, M.D. Residents as well as medical students rotate through these services year round. Richard Stewart, M.D. Additional residents and students continue to electively rotate in other areas of cardiology including the cardiac catheterization laboratory, the echo laboratory, as Assistant Professor well as the electrophysiological and heart failure services. The Cardiology Frank L. Bleyer, M.D. Division maintains an active conference schedule with early morning or noon time Michael Lim, M.D. conferences occurring on a daily basis with ACGME accreditation. The faculty of Mark Richards, Ph.D., M.D. the Cardiology Division takes great pride in its teaching efforts, having been designated the best teaching division in the Department of Internal Medicine as Adjunct Assistant voted by the medical residents in 2 of the past 4 years. Professor Bruce Czarnik, M.D. In the area of research, the Cardiology Division at Saint Louis University Karen Stocke, M.B.A. continues to be recognized on a national and international level. Both the electrocardiographic and echocardiographic core labs of the Cardiology Division Adjunct Assistant continue to participate in important studies focused on prevention and treatment of Research Professor coronary artery disease, hyperlipdemia, hypertension, cardioembolic stroke, Marie Watanabe, Ph.D., M.D. congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation and intracardiac devices, to name a few. Additional research in the assessment of coronary flow, cardiac imaging and Emeritus Assistant antithrombotic therapy provide additional exciting areas for future research. Clinical Professor David Gardner, D.O. The Cardiology Division at Saint Louis University takes great pride in its outstanding performance in clinical care, education and research. Assistant Clinical Professor Naseer, Ahmad, M.D. HONORS AND RECOGNITION Bassam Al-Joundi, M.D. Tammam Al-Joundi, M.D. Frank L. Bleyer, M.D. Nizar Assi, M.D. Best Doctors in America Martin Ast, M.D. Elie Azrak, M.D. Preben Bjerregaard, M.D. Saad Bitar, M.D. The Best Doctors in America Thomas Cahill, M.D. Duck Chun, M.D. Bernard Chaitman, M.D. James Davis, M.D. Best Doctors in America Bulent Dincer, M.D. Chair, ECG Section of the European Society of Cardiology Task Force Amr El-Shafei, M.D. Visiting Professor, Texas Heart Center, Baylor College of Medicine Lenoard Fagan, M.D. Gregory Gabliani, M.D. Paul J. Hauptman, M.D. Mary Gamache, M.D. Best Doctors in America David Harshmann, M.D. Sultan Hayat, M.D. Denise L. Janosik, M.D. John Hogan, M.D. Best Doctors in America 10
  3. 3. DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY Assistant Clinical Arthur J. Labovitz, M.D. Professor American Heart Association’s 2007 Hugh McCulloch Award Raffi Krikorian, M.D. Best Doctors in America Mark Lewen, D.O. Immediate Past-President, American Heart Association, Greater St. Louis Timothy Martin, M.D. Immediate Past-President, National Board of Echocardiography Leslie Mezei, M.D. Walter Parham, M.D. Michael J. Lim, M.D. Antonio Penilla, M.D. Best Doctors in America Khalid Qayum, M.D. John Radke, M.D. Mark Richards, Ph.D., M.D. Jeffrey Reese, M.D. Department of Internal Medicine Junior Faculty Career Development Award Ronald Riner, M.D. Michael Schiff, M.D. Lynne Seacord, M.D. NEW FACULTY ENTERING THE DIVISION Harvey Serota, M.D. Carlos Seuc, M.D. Bruce Czarnik, M.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, former subspecialty resident in Louis Stickley, M.D. the Division of Cardiology, Saint Louis University. Manzoor Tariq, M.D. K. Bryan Trimmer, D.O. Mark Richards, Ph.D., M.D., Assistant Professor, former electrophysiology Mario Trindade, M.D. subspecialty resident, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University. Pitt Vesom, M.D. Gary Vlahovich, D.O. Christopher Vournas, M.D. GRANTS AND CONTRACTS HELD BY EACH FACULTY MEMBER Peng-nan Wang, M.D. Diana Westerfield, D.O. Frank L. Bleyer, M.D. Wendell Williams, M.D. University of Pittsburgh subcontract, U01 HL61744, “Bypass Angiography Liwa Younis, M.B.,Ch.B. Revascularization Investigation (BARI) 2 Diabetes,” 2002-2007. Clinical Instructor Bernard Chaitman, M.D. Salahuddin Ahmad, M.B.B.S. University of Washington subcontract, NIH U01 HL081616, “Atherothrombosis Lena Capapas-Waxelman, M.D. Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome with Low HDL/High Triglycerides and its Robert Ferrara, M.D. Impact on Global Health Outcomes (AIM-HIGH) Trial,” 2006-2007, $241,292. Jorge Hernandez, M.D. Ravinder Mehra, M.D. NIH/NHLBI U01 HL061746, “Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Frank Paletta, M.D. Investigation (BARI) IID,” 2006-2007, $168,123. Jawed Siddiqui, M.B.B.S. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey subcontract, NIH R01 Administrative Assistant HL073958, “Transfusion Therapy Trial for Functional Outcomes in Ms. Gloria Skelton Cardiovascular Patients Undergoing Surgical Hip Fracture Repair (FOCUS),” 2006-2007, $268,289. VA Canadian Government, “Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation (CSP 424) (COURAGE),” 2001-2007. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center subcontract, NIAID, “HIV Vaccine Trials Network,” 2004-2007. 11
  4. 4. DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY Denise Janosik, M.D. Columbia University subcontract, NIH U01 NS043975, “Warfarin vs Aspirin in Reduced Ejection Fraction,” 2007-2012, $261,800. NIH/NHLBI “Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome with Low HDL/High Triglyceride and Impact on Global Health Outcomes (AIM-HIGH),” 2007, $465,250. Arthur Labovitz, M.D. Columbia University subcontract, NIH U01 NS43975, “Warfarin versus Aspirin in Reduced Cardiac Ejection Fraction (WARCEF),” 2000-2012, $2,165,891. Due to confidentiality agreements and non-publicity clauses in contracts with sponsors, specific information pertaining to industry sponsored research may not be released in public documents. During fiscal year 2007 the Cardiology division had several active studies with different sponsors. Cath Lab Ribbon Cutting June 1, 2007 12