OPCI LIVE - Saline OCT Imaging for Heavy Calcification
3:00 PM America/New_York
Panel: Allen Jeremias, Akiko Maehara, David Cohen, Ziad Ali
Allen Jeremias, MD, MSc, is the Director of Interventional Cardiology Research and Associate Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York. He is also a member of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York City where he currently serves as the Director of the Physiology Core Laboratory. He completed his medical training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School. He has been a high volume interventional cardiologist since 2006 and recognized as a Top Doctor in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly. Dr. Jeremias has significantly contributed to advancing the field of interventional cardiology and he is considered one of the foremost authorities in coronary physiology and intravascular imaging. He is a co-director of the annual St. Francis Intravascular Imaging and Coronary Physiology Workshop, teaching physicians around the world on “Precision Angioplasty”. Dr. Jeremias is presently engaged in a major global study that could change the path of treating clogged arteries. Known as the ILUMIEN IV trial, this major clinical study is evaluating Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to guide coronary stent placement. He is also the principal investigator of DEFINE PCI, an international study on assessing the improvement in blood flow after stent placement for severe coronary blockages.
Ziad Ali is the Director of the DeMatteis Cardiovascular Institute, Director of Investigational Interventional Cardiology, and Director of Cardio-nephrology at St Francis Hospital & Heart Center in New York. He is also Director of the Angiographic Core Laboratory at Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical research interests focus on the use of intravascular imaging and physiology technologies such as optical coherence tomography, intravascular ultrasound, and flow wire assessment to optimize coronary interventions, for which he has served as a Global principal investigator on a number of trials. Dr. Ali is also a recognized innovator, playing an integral role in the development of the Resting Full-Cycle Ratio (RFR) and Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy. Clinically Dr. Ali developed pioneering techniques to perform vascular interventions without contrast administration, including IVUS-guided zero-contrast PCI and OCT using saline flush media, protecting patients with advanced kidney disease from acute kidney injury and the need for dialysis.
Dr. Maehara is the Director of the Intravascular Imaging Core Laboratory at the CRF Clinical Trials Center. She is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She is a leading authority in the field of intravascular imaging and physiology. Dr. Maehara received her medical degree from Yamaguchi University School of Medicine in Yamaguchi, Japan. She completed her cardiovascular fellowship at the Cardiovascular Center in Toranomon Hospital in Tokyo. Dr. Maehara finished a research fellowship at Stanford University and at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.
David J. Cohen, MD, MSc is currently Director of Clinical and Outcomes Research at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (New York, NY) and Director of Academic Affairs at St. Francis Hospital (Roslyn, NY). Previously, he was Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri–Kansas City and Director of Cardiovascular Research and Medical Director of Health Economics and Technology Assessment at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute. Heart Institute where he continues to direct the Health Economics and Technology Assessment Group. Dr. Cohen earned his M.D. at Harvard Medical School and his Master's degree in Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. He did his clinical training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and was a clinical and research fellow in cardiology at Beth Israel Hospital for five years. Dr. Cohen is a practicing interventional cardiologist with a focus on structural and valvular heart disease. His research focuses on the application of formal cost-effectiveness methodology to novel interventions for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the extension of traditional cardiovascular outcomes research to include patient-centered outcomes, and the development and evaluation of instruments for assessing CVD patients’ health status and preferences. He is also active in research to determine the short- and long-term outcomes of new devices for percutaneous coronary revascularization and identifying the optimal target populations and techniques for these devices. Dr. Cohen has published more than 500 original articles in leading journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA, Circulation, and the Journal of the American College. Dr. Cohen serves on the editorial board for the American Heart Journal, JACC Interventions, and Circulation and reviews for the American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Medical Decision Making.
Dr. Evan Shlofmitz is an Interventional Cardiologist and the Director of Intravascular Imaging at St. Francis Hospital - The Heart Center in Roslyn, NY. He completed a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He previously completed an Intravascular Imaging and Physiology fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), a Cardiovascular Disease fellowship at Northwell Health and served as Chief Resident for Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Queens. Dr. Shlofmitz has a strong interest in clinical education and research, lecturing internationally. He is a course director for Optimizing PCI (O-PCI) and CRT's Imaging & Physiology course and serves on SCAI's Ischemic Heart Disease Council and the steering committee for the IMPROVE trial. His research interests have centered on intravascular imaging, the treatment of calcified coronary artery disease, in-stent restenosis and the optimization of stent implantation, with more than 125 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Richard A. Shlofmitz, MD, FACC is the Chairman of Cardiology at St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®, in Roslyn, New York. A pioneer in interventional cardiology, Dr. Shlofmitz has worked to advance the field, with a focus on optimizing outcomes with the development of Precision PCI. He is a founding co-director of the annual Intravascular Imaging and Coronary Physiology Workshop. Performing over 1,000 coronary interventions annually, he has one of the largest volumes of experience in PCI. He has the most clinical experience with orbital atherectomy and OCT world-wide. His clinical research interests focus on optimizing coronary interventions and he serves on multiple scientific advisory boards and clinical trial steering committees to further this mission. Dr Shlofmitz has been one of the largest enrollers for multiple clinical trials, including TWILIGHT, ILUMIEN III, and Onyx, with more than 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals and was first to perform coronary intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) in North America as part of the DISRUPT CAD III trial.