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  1. 1. EMORY CARDIOLOGY Newsletter May/June 2009 Emory University, Division of Cardiology 1639 Pierce Dr, WMB 3 rd floor, Atlanta, GA 30322 404-727-8147 email:cardiology@emory.edu http://www.medicine.emory.edu/divisions/cardiology Introduction by W. Robert Taylor, MD, PhD Welcome to the second edition of our Divisional Newsletter. This month we have focused on IN THIS ISSUE some of the ongoing research accomplishments of members of our division. Emory Cardiology enjoys a very strong international reputation in cardiovascular research that spans the many diverse aspects of cardiology from basic cellular and molecular biology to population-based Introduction studies. As highlighted in the newsletter this month, several faculty members have received Fellowship News national recognition for their contributions and our external funding continues to grow with Div. Highlights addition of nine new grants in the past two months. Soon to be added to this list is a new NIH Program Project Grant led by Dr. Kathy Griendling. This is the 4th major, multi-investigator Anniversaries grant within our division. Despite these successes, there is much more for us to do in the Teaching Awards research arena. One of our most important tasks is to fully integrate our research mission into New Faculty the teaching and patient care missions of our division. One major characteristic that sets a Reminders clinical unit within a university apart from our counterparts in the private healthcare sector is our commitment to scholarly research. At Emory, it is important for all of us to realize that our DOM Grand Rounds academic research program is an integral part of our identity and the culture of our division has to continue to evolve such that the tri-partite mission of research, education and patient care is Recent Grants and Publications truly a seamless continuum. Perhaps the best evidence of our progress in this area is our annual cardiology trainees’ research symposium. This year’s symposium will be held on June Graduating th Fellows 2009 16 and feature basic, translational and clinical research presentations by students and fellows in the division. I encourage all of you to attend at least a part of this important meeting as we celebrate the accomplishments of the next generation of researchers. It is also a wonderful opportunity to get an overview of some of the outstanding ongoing research in Cardiology. Research is clearly not all that we do. But, it is an important cornerstone of our division that distinguishes us from non-academic clinical practices and provides us with unique opportunities to remain on the forefront of cardiovascular healthcare. Fellowship News We would like to congratulate our graduating Cardiology fellows! We are proud to have another accomplished group of fellows complete their training this year. A list of graduating fellows along with their new contact information is attached to this newsletter.
  2. 2. Page 2 EMORY CARDIOLOGY Fellowship News Continued… In other fellowship news, Matthew Janik and Heather Westmoreland will serve as chief fellows for the 2009-2010 academic year. Matt will be primarily based at Emory University Hospital and Heather will be primarily based at Grady Memorial Hospital. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dalton McLean and David Vadnais for serving as Chief Fellows for the current academic year. Both Dalton and David were outstanding Chief Fellows and we appreciate their efforts over the past year. Division Highlights David Harrison, MD, will be honored with the Carl J. Wiggers Award at the American Physiological Society meeting in 2010. The Carl J. Wiggers Award is presented to a scientist who is a Fellow of the Cardiovascular Section of the APS, who has made outstanding and lasting contributions throughout his career to cardiovascular research, and who will bring broader and more international representation to the cardiovascular section meetings. This award is in honor of the Cardiovascular Section's founder, Carl J. Wiggers. David Harrison, MD Arshed Quyyumi, MD, was featured in the WHSC Research News April 15, 2009, edition in an article entitled “Infused Bone Marrow Stem Cells Increase Circulation in Heart.” He presented his results on the American College of Cardiology conference in Orlando last March. Heart attack patients treated with stem cells taken from their own bone marrow had increased circulation within the heart in a recent clinical study. The new treatment could potentially reduce long-term complications after severe heart attack. Read the entire story at: Arshed Quyyumi, MD http://whsc.emory.edu/home/news/releases/2009/03/bone-marrow-stem-cells-after-heart-attack.html Leslee Shaw, PhD, and Javed Butler, MD, MPH, were selected for the Simon Dack award for their excellence in critical evaluations of manuscripts for the Journal of American College of Cardiology. The editors placed their evaluations at the highest level in terms of critical thinking, constructive comments and value in reaching a decision relative to competing papers. Approximately , three individuals of the thousands who review for JACC Javed Butler, MD, Leslee Shaw, PhD will receive this award. MPH Abhinav Goyal, MD, MHS, received the Young Investigator Honorable Mention at the 2009 American College of Cardiology Conference in Orlando. His presentation was entitled “Differential outcomes associated with hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia in acute myocardial infarction” Abhinav Goyal, MD, MHS
  3. 3. EMORY CARDIOLOGY Page 3 Division of Cardiology Teaching Awards Anniversaries – As selected by Cardiology fellows Jeannette Zahler -J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching in Cardiology: Administrative Assistant Andro Kacharava, MD, PhD 30 years -Atlanta VA Medical Center: Louise McCann Heather Bloom, MD Research Specialist, Lead 25 years -Emory University Hospital - Midtown: Dan Sorescu, MD Alfiya Bikineyeva Supervisor, Research Specialist -Emory University Hospital: 5 years Allen Dollar, MD Our thanks for your many years of -Grady Memorial Hospital: service to Emory University. Nanette Wenger, MD – As selected by Internal Medicine residents -Excellence in Teaching Award Robert Cole, MD New Faculty Announcement We are pleased to welcome Micky Mishra, MD, to the faculty in the Division of Cardiology this month. Dr. Mishra has joined our faculty from a local private practice in the Atlanta area. She will be based primarily at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Dr. Mishra received her M.D. degree from the S.C.B. Medical College Hospital in Orissa, India. She then completed an externship in Cardiology and Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her residency in Internal Medicine was completed at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Mishra completed cardiology and advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowships at Tulane University Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. We are happy to have her come to Emory and join the Cardiology faculty. Micky Mishra, MD Reminders -Cardiology Research Symposium – June 16th – details below -DOM Grand Rounds – June 23rd – Celebrating Excellence - details below -Faculty Time Records – Due each month electronically - RRC Site Visit – Fellowship Programs Accreditation site visits – August 12-14 DOM Grand Rounds – June 23 EVENT REMINDER th On Tuesday, June 23, at 7:30 am, R. Wayne Alexander, MD, PhD, 15 Annual will present grand rounds. His topic is “Celebrating Excellence.” Cardiology Research Symposium This annual event celebrates the Department of Medicine’s Emory University success over the previous year. Faculty and teaching awards will be distributed. Please join him in the Emory University Hospital School of Medicine Building Auditorium. Lecture Hall 120, 8 am-4 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Newsletter Ideas? Please email kbrill@emory.edu with any suggestions or feedback.
  4. 4. Page 4 EMORY CARDIOLOGY Recent Grants: Congratulations to faculty and fellows who have published articles and received grants in the past few months. We are proud to have such a productive group! Please let us know about new publications and grants by email at kbrill@emory.edu. 1. Viola Vaccarino, “Sex Differences in Myocardial Ischemia Triggered by Emotional Factors,” NIH, R21 HL093665 2. Michael Davis, “Polyketals to encapsulate a small molecule p38 inhibitor for cardiac regeneration,” NIH R01 HL090601 3. David DeLurgio, “Continued Access Protect AF Cap Registry,” Atritech, Inc. 4. Mikhael F. El Chami, “Zwedge Clinical Feasibility Study,” St. Jude Medical 5. Mikhael F. El Chami, “SMART-AV,” Boston Scientific Corporation 6. David DeLurgio, “Aigis Rx Anti-bacterial Envelope Retrospective Registry,” Tyrx Pharma, Inc 7. Chandan Devireddy, “A Clinical Evaluation of the Medtronic Endeavor® Resolute Zotarolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System in the Treatment of De Novo Lesions in Native Coronary Arteries With a Reference Vessel Diameter of 2.25 mm to 4.2mm,” Medtronic Vascular, Inc 8. Sonjoy Laskar, “Echocardiography Guided Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy,” Biotronik, Inc. 9. Henry A. Liberman, “RECCOVER II Trial: A Prospective Randomized Trial Investigating the Use of the Impella Recover LP 2.5,” Abiomed, Inc. 10. Kreton Mavromatis, “HIV and EPC,” Emory URC/ACTSI Award 11. Khusrow Niazi, “Determination of Safety and Effectiveness of the Silverhawk Peripheral Plaque Excision System for Calcium and the Spider FX,” EV2, Inc. 12. Arshed Quyyumi, “A Comparison of Prasugrel and Clopidogrel in Acute Coronary Syndrome ACS Subjects,” Eli Lilly & Company 13. Arshed Quyyumi, “The Effects of Nebivolol on Endothelial Dysfunction in African Americans w/ Hypertension,” Forest Laboratories, Inc 14. Arshed Quyyumi, “The Effects of Nebivolol on Oxidative Stress and Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Subjects w/ Hypertension,” Forest Laboratories, Inc 15. Habib Samady, “Study of Coronary Atheroma by Intravascular Ultrasound: Effect of Rosuvatatin vs. Atorvastatin Saturn,” Astrazeneca L.P. 16. Habib Samady, “Evaluation of Ischemic Postconditioning in Patients with AMI,” Emory URC/ACTSI Award
  5. 5. EMORY CARDIOLOGY Page 5 Recent Publications 8: Serum Resistin Concentrations and Risk of New Onset Heart Failure in Older Persons. 1: Clinical problem-solving. A red flag. The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Fazel R, Dhaliwal G, Saint S, Nallamothu BK. (Health ABC) Study. N Engl J Med. 2009 May 7;360(19):2005-10. Butler J, Kalogeropoulos A, Georgiopoulou V, No abstract available. PMID: 19420370 de Rekeneire N, Rodondi N, Smith AL, 2: Cardiac Complications after Smallpox Hoffmann U, Kanaya A, Newman AB, Vaccination. Kritchevsky SB, Vasan RS, Wilson PW, Harris TB; for the Health ABC Study. Mora LF, Khan AH, Sperling LS. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2009 Apr 16. South Med J. 2009 May 7. [Epub ahead of [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19372460 print] PMID: 19434043 9: Race, gender, and mortality in adults > or 3: Role of echocardiography in the assessment =65 years of age with incident heart failure of myocardial viability. (from the Cardiovascular Health Study). McLean DS, Anadiotis AV, Lerakis S. Parashar S, Katz R, Smith NL, Arnold AM, Am J Med Sci. 2009 May;337(5):349-54. Vaccarino V, Wenger NK, Gottdiener JS. PMID: 19440056 Am J Cardiol. 2009 Apr 15;103(8):1120-7. 4: Variability in tissue Doppler PMID: 19361600 echocardiographic measures of dyssynchrony 10: Epidemiology of incident heart failure in a is reduced with use of a larger region of contemporary elderly cohort: the health, interest. aging, and body composition study. Fornwalt BK, Sprague WW, Carew JD, Kalogeropoulos A, Georgiopoulou V, Merlino JD, Fyfe DA, León AR, Oshinski JN. Kritchevsky SB, Psaty BM, Smith NL, J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 May;22(5):478- Newman AB, Rodondi N, Satterfield S, 85.e3. PMID: 19450742 Bauer DC, Bibbins-Domingo K, Smith AL, 5: Oxidative stress and hypertension. Wilson PW, Vasan RS, Harris TB, Butler J. Arch Intern Med.2009 Apr 13;169(7):708-15. Harrison DG, Gongora MC. PMID: 19365001 Med Clin North Am. 2009 May;93(3):621-35. PMID: 19427495 11: NADPH oxidases - molecular understanding finally reaching the clinical level? 6: A diagnostic response of a supraventricular tachycardia to a ventricular premature beat. Guzik TJ, Griendling K. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2009 Apr 9. [Epub El-Chami MF, Blatt J, Lloyd MS. ahead of print] PMID: 19358633 Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009 May;32(5):660-2. No abstract available. 12: Pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients PMID: 19422589 with prior atrial switch procedure for d- transposition of great arteries (dTGA). 7: The Right Sided Great Vessels by Cardiac Multidetector Computed Tomography Yehya A, Lyle T, Pernetz MA, McConnell ME, Normative Reference Values among Healthy Kogon B, Book WM. Adults Free of Cardiopulmonary Disease, Int J Cardiol. 2009 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of Hypertension, and Obesity(1). print] PMID: 19356811 Lin FY, Devereux RB, Roman MJ, Meng J, Jow 13: Glucose levels compared with diabetes VM, Simprini L, Jacobs A, Weinsaft JW, Shaw history in the risk assessment of patients LJ, Berman DS, Callister TQ, Min JK. with acute myocardial infarction. Acad Radiol. 2009 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of Goyal A, Mehta SR, Gerstein HC, Díaz R, print] PMID: 19394871 Afzal R, Xavier D, Zhu J, Pais P, Lisheng L, Kazmi KA, Zubaid M, Piegas LS, Widimsky P, Budaj A, Avezum A, Yusuf S. Am Heart J. 2009 Apr;157(4):763-70. Epub 2009 Feb 20.PMID: 19332208
  6. 6. Page 6 EMORY CARDIOLOGY 14: Usefulness of serum high-density 20: Markers of inflammation collocate with lipoprotein cholesterol level as an increased wall stress in human coronary independent predictor of one-year arterial plaque. mortality after percutaneous coronary Hallow KM, Taylor WR, Rachev A, Vito RP. interventions. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2009 Mar 18. Ghazzal ZB, Dhawan SS, Sheikh A, Douglas [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19294440 JS, Veledar E, Mavromatis K, Pohlel FK, 21: Combined impact of age and estimated Vaccarino V. glomerular filtration rate on in-hospital Am J Cardiol. 2009 Apr 1;103(7):902-6. mortality after percutaneous coronary PMID: 19327413 intervention for acute myocardial infarction 15: Obesity: why be concerned? (from the American College of Cardiology Brown WV, Fujioka K, Wilson PW, National Cardiovascular Data Registry). Woodworth KA. Cardarelli F, Bellasi A, Ou FS, Shaw LJ, Am J Med. 2009 Apr;122(4 Suppl 1):S4-11. Veledar E, Roe MT, Morris DC, Peterson ED, Review. PMID: 19410676 Klein LW, Raggi P. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Mar 15;103(6):766-71. 16: Pacing features that mimic malfunction: a Epub 2009 Jan 24. PMID: 19268729 review of current programmable and automated device functions that cause 22: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement: confusion in the clinical setting. here and now, but lots to learn. Lloyd MS, El Chami MF, Langberg JJ. Block PC. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2009 J Invasive Cardiol. 2009 Mar;21(3):99-100. Apr;20(4):453-60. PMID: 19347996 PMID: 19258638 17: Baseline fractional flow reserve and stent 23: How Long is the Warranty Period for Nil or diameter predict optimal post-stent Low Coronary Artery Calcium in Patients fractional flow reserve and major adverse New to Hemodialysis? cardiac events after bare-metal stent Bellasi A, Kooienga L, Block GA, Veledar E, deployment. Spiegel DM, Raggi P. Samady H, McDaniel M, Veledar E, De J Nephrol. 2009 Mar-Apr;22(2):255-62. Bruyne B, Pijls NH, Fearon WF, Vaccarino V. PMID: 19384844 JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Apr;2(4):357- 24: Stretch-activated receptors mediate 63. PMID: 19463450 cardiac memory. 18: Beneficial effects of designed dietary fatty Kooshkabadi M, Whalen P, Yoo D, Langberg acid compositions on lipids in J. triacylglycerol-rich lipoproteins among Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009 Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes Mar;32(3):330-5. PMID: 19272062 mellitus. Dai J, Su YX, Bartell S, Le NA, Ling WH, Liang YQ, Gao L, Wu HY, Veledar E, Vaccarino V. Metabolism. 2009 Apr;58(4):510-8. PMID: 19303972 19: Predictive value of normal dobutamine stress echocardiogram in patients with low- risk acute chest pain. Lerakis S, Aznaouridis K, Synetos A, Masoura C, Mehta P, Al-Hajj M, Shukrullah I, Martin R. Int J Cardiol. 2009 Mar 24. PMID: 19321209
  7. 7. EMORY CARDIOLOGY Page 7 Recent Presentations at National Meetings Heart Rhythm Society – May 2009 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Conference 2009 PO03-46 - New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Predicts Long Term Mortality after CABG P163 - Partial Ligation of Carotid Artery Induces Flow Mikhael F. El-Chami, MD, Patrick Kilgo, ScD, Vinod Thourani, Reduction and Reversal, Causing Rapid Atherosclerosis MD, Omar Lattouf, MD, David B. Delurgio, MD, Angel R. Leon, Development in a NADPH Oxidase-Dependent Manner MD and John D. Puskas, MD. Emory University, Atlanta, GA Douglas Nam, Chih-Wen Ni, Amir Rezvan, Hanjoong Jo, Emory Univ, Atlanta, GA AB08-4 - African-Americans with Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy Have More Ventricular Arrhythmias than P574 - NOX4 Interactive Protein, NOXR1, Inhibits Vascular Caucasians and Have Higher Levels of Inflammatory and Smooth Muscle Cell Migration by Affecting the Focal Oxidative Stress Markers Adhesion Turnover Heather L. Bloom, MD, Richard N. Vest, III, MD, Raul R. Blanco, Srinivasa Raju Datla, Alicia N Lyle, Kathy K Griendling, Emory MD, Ravinder R. Valadri, MD, Irfan Shukrullah, MD, Rebecca Univ, Atlanta, GA Gutmann, RN, BSN, Barry London, MD, PhD, Samuel C. Dudley, MD, PhD and Maziar Zafari, MD, PhD. Emory University School P449 - Receptors for Advanced Glycation Endproducts of Medicine; Atlanta VA Medical Center, Atlanta, GA, University of Cause Decreased Collateral Vessel Formation in Diabetes Illinois in Chicago, Chicago, IL, University of Pittsburgh, Divya Gupta, Catherine Norton, Emory Univ, Atlanta, GA; Robert Pittsburgh, PA E Guldberg, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, GA; W Robert Taylor, Emory Univ, Atlanta, GA PO04-47 - A Risk Index for the Prediction of New Onset Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Revascularization Surgery Mikhael F. El-Chami, MD, Patrick Kilgo, MS, David B. Delurgio, American Society of Echocardiography– MD, Angel R. Leon, MD and John D. Puskas, MD. Emory University, Atlanta, GA June 2009 (PE-04/PE-04) Pulmonary Valve Replacement and Right PO06-52 - QRS Duration is a Predictor of Atrial Fibrillation in Ventricular Function in Patients with Repaired Tetralogy of Patients with Left Ventricular Dysfunction Fallot Mikhael F. El-Chami, MD, Candace Brancato, PhD, Lynn Brosius, Andreas P. Kalogeropoulos, Mishal Abdullah, Athanasios PhD, Heather Bush, MD, David Delurgio, MD and Angel R. Leon, Anadiotis, Vasiliki Georgiopoulou, Maria-Alexandra Pernetz, MD. Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Registrat, Inc, Lexington, KY, Michael McConnell, William Border, Javed Butler, Wendy Book, Registrat, Inc and University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Ronald Joyner, Randolph P. Martin. Emory University, Atlanta, GA PO02-140 - Heart Sounds Based Systolic Timing Intervals Measured at the CRT Device Implant Site are Correlated to (P3-17/P3-17) Incremental Value of Echocardiography Over Ejection Fraction and Stroke Volume the Seattle Heart Failure Score for Risk Prediction in Patients abhilash patangay, MS, Kris Z. Siejko, MS, Ramesh Wariar, PhD, with Advanced Heart Failure Christopher M. Mullin, MS, David M. DeLurgio, MD and Angel R. Syed A. Agha, Andreas P. Kalogeropoulos, Jeffrey Shih, Vasiliki Leon, MD. Boston Scientific CRM, St Paul, MN, The Integra Georgiopoulou, Grigorios Giamouzis, Perry Aranado, Mishal Group, St Paul, MN, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, GA Abdullah, Amna Altaf, Andrew L. Smith, Javed Butler, Randolph P. Martin. Emory University, Atlanta, GA MP02-1 - The β2-Adrenergic Receptor Gln27 Polymorphism is Associated With Increased Ventricular Arrhythmias in (P3-71/P3-71) Reverse Left Ventricular Remodeling in Patients With Severe Heart Failure Patients with Pre-existing Left Ventricular Systolic Marwan Refaat, MD, J. Michael Frangiskakis, MD, PhD, Sara Dysfunction after Successful Treatment with the MitraClip® Grimley, MD, Rebecca Gutmann, RN, BSN, Heather L. Bloom, System MD, Samuel C. Dudley, MD, PhD, Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD, Damon M. Kwan1, Blase A. Carabello2, Saibal Kar3, Tasneem Z. Alaa Shalaby, MD, Raul Weiss, MD, Dennis M. McNamara, MD Naqvi4, Allan Schwartz5, Richard Smalling6, Catalin Loghin6, Kira and Barry London, MD, PhD. Cardiovascular Institute, University Sagar7, Jason H. Rogers8, D. Scott Lim9, David Warth10, Paul of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Division of Grayburn11, Stamatios Lerakis12, Steven Bailey13, Ted Feldman14, Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, Elyse Foster1, on behalf of the EVEREST investigators1. Section of Cardiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  8. 8. Page 8 EMORY CARDIOLOGY Graduating Fellows – 2009 General Cardiology Dalton Singletary McLean, MD Jacob Nathan Blatt, MD LeBauer HeartCare, Main Office Electrophysiology Fellowship 1126 N. Church Street, Suite 300 Emory University School of Medicine Greensboro, North Carolina 27401 1364 Clifton Road NE, Suite F-414 Tel. 336-547-1752 Atlanta, GA 30322 Tel. 404-273-2573 Payam Mehranpour, MD Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Abdulrahman Doughan, MD Emory University Hospital Atlanta Heart Associates 1364 Clifton Road NE, Suite F-414 350 Country Club Drive, Ste. A Atlanta, GA 30322 Stockbridge, GA 30281 Cell 404-909-1928. Tel. 770-692-4000 pmehran@emory.edu Michael Hoskins, MD Puja Mehta, MD Electrophysiology Fellowship Women's Heart Disease Fellowship Emory University School of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 1364 Clifton Road NE, Suite F-414 444 S San Vincente Blvd, Suite 600 Atlanta, GA 30322 Los Angeles, CA 90048 Tel. 310-423-9989 Shahriar Iravanian, MD, MS pujamehta26@gmail.com Electrophysiology Fellowship Emory University School of Medicine Zaur Mirzoyev MD 1364 Clifton Road NE, Suite F-414 Emory Heart and Vascular Center Atlanta, GA 30322 Emory University School of Medicine Tel. 646-594-7572 1365 Clifton Road NE siravan@emory.edu Atlanta, GA 30322 Tel. 404-327-9663 Maan Jokhadar, MD zmirzoy@emory.edu Adult Congenital and Heart Failure Emory Heart and Vascular Center Jeffrey A. Shih, MD Emory University School of Medicine UMass and Tufts New England Medical Center 1365 Clifton Road NE Cell 678-592-1246 Atlanta, GA 30322 jeffshih1@gmail.com Zahid A. Junagadhwalla, MD David Vadnais, MD Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Emory University Hospital at Midtown Emory University School of Medicine Emory University School of Medicine 1365 Clifton Road NE, Suite F-414 555 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30322 Atlanta, GA 30308 Ioanna S. Kosmidou, MD Richard N. Vest III, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Department of Medicine Medical University of South Carolina Division of Cardiology/Electrophysiology 25 Courtenay Drive 75 Francis Street Charleston, SC 29403 Boston, MA 02115 Cell 404-8617995 Dale Yoo, MD Electrophysiology Fellowship Druenell Linton, MD Emory University School of Medicine Piedmont Heart Institute 1364 Clifton Road NE, Suite F-414 1791 Mulkey Road, Suite 101 Atlanta, GA 30322 Austell, GA 30106 Tel. 770-941-7741 drueelia@yahoo.com
  9. 9. EMORY CARDIOLOGY Page 9 Graduating Fellows – 2009 (cont’d) Cardiac Electrophysiology Mohammad Kooshkabadi, MD Northside Hospital Atlanta, GA Cell 404-861-6096 Naushad Abdul Salam Shaikh, MD Orlando, Florida Cell 713-823-3146 shaiknaushad@hotmail.com Interventional Cardiology Jacob T. Green, MD Tri-City Cardiology 6750 East Baywood, Suite 301 Mesa, AZ 85206 Tel. 480-835-6100 Tricitycardiology.com Apur Kamdar, MD Mid Carolina Cardiology 1718 East Fourth Street, Suite 501 Charlotte, NC 28204 Tel. 704-343-9800 apurkamdar@gmail.com M. Rizwan Khalid, MD Consultant Cardiologist Prince Salman Heart Center King Fahd Medical City Riyadh, Saudi Arabia rizwan_khalid@yahoo.com Kwan Seung Lee, MD University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center 1501 North Campbell Avenue Tucson, AZ 85724 Tel. 520-626-4146 drkwanlee@hotmail.com Michael Craig McDaniel, MD Emory Heart & Vascular Center at DeKalb Emory University School of Medicine 2675 North Decatur Road, Suite 200 Decatur, Georgia 30033 mmcdan2@emory.edu Jose I. Mendez-Martinez, MD Cardiology Care Consultants 1700 N. Oregon, Ste 570 El Paso, TX 79902 Tel. 915-542-2352 jignaciomendez@gmail.com