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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.
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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
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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.


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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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