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The Emory Practical Intervention Course is the longest running annual interventional cardiology event in the world. Based on the teachings of founder Dr. Andreas Gruentzig, EPIC has provided...Read More
The Emory Practical Intervention Course is the longest running annual interventional cardiology event in the world. Based on the teachings of founder Dr. Andreas Gruentzig, EPIC has provided training for thousands of interventional cardiologists from the United States and abroad since 1981.
The meeting’s mission is to engage interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons specializing in coronary and structural heart disease to further enhance the care of their patients, mentor and train future generations of cardiovascular specialists, and lead front-line clinical research in the field.
Vasilis Babaliaros, MD is Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, and Co-Director...
Vasilis Babaliaros, MD is Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Emory Structural Heart and Valve Center. He received his bachelor of science in biomedical engineering, summa cum laude, from Duke University, and his medical degree, magna cum laude, from Emory University. He also completed his training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Emory University. He received advanced training in valvular intervention under the direction of Alain Cribier at the University of Rouen, France before returning to Emory to join the faculty. His research interests include percutaneous cardiac valve repair and replacement as well as treatment of structural and congenital heart disease.
Dr. William Nicholson is acting Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Director...
Dr. William Nicholson is acting Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Director of Complex Coronary and Cardiac Intervention at Emory Healthcare. Dr. Nicholson also serves as the program director for the Advanced Complex High-Risk Interventional Procedures (CHIP) fellowship at Emory University Hospital. Dr. Nicholson came to Emory in 2020 after fourteen years in private interventional cardiology practice in York, Pennsylvania. While in private practice, Dr. Nicholson founded and developed that institution’s carotid stenting program, structural heart program, transcatheter aortic valve replacement program, and the complex coronary intervention program. He also has become nationally and internationally recognized for his expertise in treatment of Chronic Total Occlusions (CTO’s). He is a perennial live case operator for nationally televised conferences. Dr. Nicholson formerly trained at Emory University Hospital having completed his general cardiology and interventional fellowship in 2006. He completed his medical residency at Brown University Hospitals where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State College of Medicine.