Women in Intervention Symposium (Non-CME) Career Development/Mentorship Open Forum
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.
Cindy L. Grines, MD, MSCAI, FACC, Chief Scientific Officer, Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Cindy...
Cindy L. Grines, MD, MSCAI, FACC, Chief Scientific Officer, Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Cindy Grines provides world-renowned knowledge, research and thinking about interventional cardiology – nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedures that rely on small flexible tubes called catheters to treat heart disease. Dr. Grines is the chief scientific officer of Northside Cardiovascular Institute as well as the incoming president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Grines is a board-certified physician in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. She pioneered primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for heart attacks. She has a long history of research, publications and clinical trial design with more than 500 publications and numerous book chapters and review chapters. Dr. Grines serves on the editorial boards of several major journals nationally and internationally, and she has co-edited several medical handbooks.
Gina Price Lundberg MD FACC FAHA is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and is...
Gina Price Lundberg MD FACC FAHA is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and is Clinical Director of the Emory Women’s Heart Center. She is a Preventive Cardiologist and specializes in heart disease in women, lipid abnormalities and cardiovascular risk reduction. After being in private practice for 18 years, she was invited to join the Emory University faculty in 2012 and led the development of the Emory Women’s Heart Center with three locations across the metro Atlanta area. She founded the first women’s heart prevention program in the state of Georgia in 1998. She attended the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and trained in Internal Medicine at Atlanta Medical Center (Georgia Baptist). Her cardiology fellowship was at Rush University in Chicago. She serves on the ACC Women in Cardiology Leadership Council and on the Council for the Georgia Chapter of the ACC. She is a passionate supporter of Cardiologists on Social Media hosting four Twitter sites and was named one of the Top 10 Women in Cardiology on Social Media in 2017. She is active with the AHA and the ACC Prevention sections and serves on the Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Hyperlipidemia working group. She teaches medical students, residents, fellows, NP and PA students in clinical cardiology at Emory School of Medicine.
Dr. Olga Toleva graduated Medicine in Sofia, Bulgaria, and completed Family Medicine residency at the University of...
Dr. Olga Toleva graduated Medicine in Sofia, Bulgaria, and completed Family Medicine residency at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She subsequently practiced as a Family physician and after a year in practice entered the Internal Medicine residency program at UBC, Vancouver. Dr. Toleva completed her training in Adult Cardiology and Interventional cardiology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. During her cardiology fellowship she also completed Masters in Public Health at The Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Toleva worked as an Assistant Professor in the University of Manitoba and an Interventional Cardiologist at St. Boniface Hospital from 2014 until March 2021. She was involved in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and coronary physiology. She focused on outcomes research, frailty, and quality of life assessments in the older adults who are the predominant population requiring TAVR. Dr. Olga Toleva just moved to the US and is a new Interventional Cardiologist at Emory Healthcare, primarily located at Emory St. Joseph's Hospital. She is involved in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and coronary physiology microvascular dysfunction invasive testing in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Dr. Toleva has a strong interest in Women's Heart Health with clinical work and research related to the diagnosis and therapy of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD), Myocardial infarction without obstructive coronary artery disease (MINOCA), and Micro Vascular Dysfunction (MVD) - chest pain syndromes without obstructive coronary disease. She will be part of the Emory Women's Heart Health Clinic focusing on the care of patients and performing research in the area. These conditions are predominantly seen in women and continue to be poorly understood and under-treated. Dr. Toleva has a high volume PCI and TAVR practice and is very active in the world of coronary and structural heart research and innovation.