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OPCI NY 2021

12 June

7:00 AM America/New_York

10H

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World-leading experts will review relevant trial data, and discuss advancements in device concepts.
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OPCI NY 2021 - Day One

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OPCI NY 2021 - Day Two

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Introduction to Precision PCI

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Microvascular Dysfunction Alphabet Soup

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Microvascular dysfunction in contemporary practice – What’s with all the hype?

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Which drugs when in CMD

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Recognizing imaging artifact – when NOT to act

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Post-PCI Imaging – When is additional PCI necessary?

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Stump the Panel – Unusual Left Main Cases - Rapid Fire

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Live Cases from St. Francis Hospital- The Heart Center

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Plaque morphology assessment with IVUS and OCT – What’s what?

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Coronary physiology in contemporary practice - Biggest bang for your buck

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It’s all about the plaque – Why imaging rules it all

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It’s all about the flow – Why physiology guided PCI should be the standard

Speakers

Ajay Kirtane

Features in 38 videos on Wondr Medical. Ajay Kirtane generally speaks on Renal Denervation (RDN), Hypertension, Trials, Intervention, and Instantaneous wave-Free Ratio (iFR).

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Akiko Maehara

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.

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Allen Jeremias

Allen Jeremias is the Director of Interventional Cardiology Research and Associate Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at St Francis Hospital and Heart Center in Roslyn, NY. He is also the Director of the Physiology Core Laboratory at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY. Allen Jeremias generally speaks on Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), Instantaneous wave-Free Ratio (iFR), Coronary Flow Reserve (CFR), Coronary Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS). He is featured in 74 videos on Wondr Medical.

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Amir Kaki

Dr. Amir Kaki is the Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support and Complex PCI at Ascension St John Hospital in Detroit, MI. He is also an Associate Director of Interventional Cardiology at St John and an Associate Prof of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Kaki previously held the position of both Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at the DMC Heart Hospital and Co-Program Director of the CHIP (complex high risk procedures) fellowship. Dr. Kaki arrived in Detroit in 2012 from New York City where he was Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Greenberg Division of Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medical School/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Kaki’s area of expertise includes complex coronary intervention, chronic total occlusions, transradial intervention, and carotid artery stenting. Dr. Kaki’s clinical research activities have been published in peer reviewed journals and he is frequently a speaker at numerous national and international meetings. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Endovascular Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Vascular Medicine.

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Andrew Berke

Andrew Berke, MD, has been an interventional cardiologist at St. Francis Hospital for 30 years. He received his medical degree at Brown University. His postgraduate medical, cardiology, and interventional cardiology training were all at New York Presbyterian-Columbia, where he was also a full-time faculty member before entering private practice. He has been at the forefront of advances in interventional cardiology. His research interests and publications have spanned the gamut from TIMI to TAVI. Dr. Berke is looking forward to participating in future studies of intravascular imaging, integration of non-invasive modalities into the catheterization laboratory, and furthering catheter-based treatments for structural heart disease. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a Fellow of the Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions.

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Azeem Latib

A professor at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, USA. Features in 42 videos on Wondr Medical. Azeem Latib generally speaks on Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS), Drug Eluting Stents (DES), Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Bifurcation, and Intracoronary Imaging.

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Balbir Singh

A chairman of interventional cardiology at Medanta Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon, India. Features in 1 video on Wondr Medical. Balbir Singh generally speaks on Coronary Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Left Main Stem (LMS).

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Bruce Samuels

Dr. Bruce Samuels is an interventional cardiologist on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Samuels completed his medical studies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York before returning to Southern California to complete his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. At CSMC, he trained in both general and interventional cardiology before joining the medical staff there. In addition to his clinical practice in coronary intervention, Dr. Samuels has actively participated in numerous interventional trials including IVUS guided therapy, coronary physiology and microvascular disease. He is also working closely with the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center based at CSMC, working as an interventionalist in the active coronary reactivity research there. As co-chair of a 30-day readmissions task force, he has helped to shape policy for CSMC in its efforts to improve quality delivery of care. He has frequently been invited as faculty to many scientific meetings and is a sought after speaker for numerous peer educational platforms. Dr. Samuels is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Interventional Cardiology. He is married with three sons; his outside interests include contemporary art and long distance running.

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Chong Park

Dr. Chong Park, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Fresh Meadows, NY. Dr. Park completed a residency at North Shore University Hospital. He currently practices at ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL and is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. He accepts multiple insurance plans.

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David Cohen

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.

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David Kandzari

Dr. Kandzari is Director of Interventional Cardiology, Piedmont Heart Institute and Chief Scientific Officer, Piedmont Healthcare. He specializes in interventional cardiology, peripheral arterial disease and cardiovascular medicine.

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David Rizik

An interventional cardiology at HonorHealth Heart Group Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Features in 2 videos on Wondr Medical. David Rizik generally speaks on Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Heart Failure, Mitral regurgitation, Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), and Co-registration.

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Duane Pinto

Dr. Pinto received his B.A., cum Laude, from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and M.D. degree from the Georgetown University, cum Laude and Alpha Omega Alpha. He was an Intern, Resident, Chief Resident, General Cardiology Fellow and Interventional Cardiology Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA. Dr. Pinto is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and serves as the Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Associate Chief of the Interventional Section and Director of the General Cardiology Fellowship Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has been awarded cardiology fellow teaching and mentorship awards from Harvard Medical School. His clinical expertise is in general and interventional cardiology. In addition to a busy outpatient practice, he performs coronary and peripheral angioplasty and stenting procedures. These include stenting and other procedures in the heart, leg, abdominal and neck arteries. Dr. Pinto has research interests in a wide variety of topics including acute myocardial infarction studies, unstable angina studies, interventional trials, peripheral interventional trials specializing in clinical outcome, comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness studies. Dr. Pinto is the editor of the Controversies in Cardiology section for Circulation. He is a manuscript reviewer for the New England Journal, Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has published over 75 articles in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and JAMA. His work highlights the management and outcomes of patients with cardiac and vascular disorders.

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Elazer Edelman

Works at MIT, Boston, MA, USA. Features in 1 video on Wondr Medical. Elazer Edelman generally speaks on Atherectomy and Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO).

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Evan Shlofmitz

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.

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Farouc Jaffar

Dr. Farouc Jaffer graduated from Stanford University in 1990 with a B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Sciences, and received in MD and PhD in Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania of Medicine in 1996. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2003, he joined the Cardiology Division as faculty.

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Gary Mintz

Features in 16 videos on Wondr Medical. gary mintz generally speaks on Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS), Coronary Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS), and Shear stress.

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George Dangas

Works at The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA. Features in 7 videos on Wondr Medical. George Dangas generally speaks on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR / TAVI), Atrial Fibrillation, Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), Thrombus Aspiration, and G2b3a inhibitors.

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George Petrossian

George Petrossian, MD, is Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Procedures at St. Francis Hospital, as well as Co-director of St. Francis Hospital’s Heart Valve Center. He is a board certified cardiologist and interventional cardiologist who has been a Principal Investigator for a number of nationwide studies that have transformed the treatment of heart disease. His pioneering research helped win FDA approval of CoreValve, a minimally invasive device that offers new hope for patients with aortic stenosis too frail to undergo open heart surgery. Dr. Petrossian has participated in multiple pivotal trials. His interests include left atrial appendage closure, and peripheral vascular disease.

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Gregg Stone

Gregg W. Stone, MD, FACC, FSCAI is an interventional cardiologist and Director of Academic Affairs for the Mount Sinai Heart Health System with dual professor appointments in Cardiology and Population Health Sciences and Policy. Dr. Stone is also the Co-Director of Medical Research and Education at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York, NY. Dr. Stone has served as the national or international principal investigator for more than 100 national and international multicenter randomized trials (many of which have led to new device approval or indications in the US), has authored more than 2000 manuscripts and abstracts published in the peer-reviewed literature, and has delivered thousands of invited lectures around the world. With a 2018 H-factor of 152, Dr. Stone was recently listed in Nature Medicine as one of the most prolific authors in science. Dr. Stone's areas of expertise include interventional therapies of acute coronary syndromes and myocardial infarction; drug-eluting stents and bioresorbable scaffolds; left main and complex coronary artery disease intervention; antiplatelet and antithrombotic pharmacotherapies; transcatheter valve repair and replacement; interventional hypertension and heart failure therapies; left atrial appendage closure; intravascular imaging (IVUS, OCT and NIRS); vulnerable plaque diagnosis and treatment; adjunctive interventional devices including atherectomy, distal embolic protection, thrombectomy, covered stents, chronic total occlusion devices, and brachytherapy; saphenous vein graft therapies; contrast nephropathy; clinical trial design; and regulatory issues. Dr. Stone, along with Dr. Martin B. Leon, is the director of Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), the world's largest symposium devoted to interventional cardiology and vascular medicine.

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Habib Samady

Habib Samady, MD, is an interventional cardiologist and clinical service line leader for NGMC’s Heart & Vascular Program. In his current role, Dr. Samady works with physicians, administrators and frontline staff to oversee all clinical and administrative operations of NGMC’s Heart & Vascular Service Line, which includes ensuring clinical quality, streamlining patient care and advancing services. Before joining NGMC, Dr. Samady served as the Director of Interventional Cardiology for the Emory University Hospital System throughout the last decade. He also served as a Professor of Medicine and is recognized as one of the foremost international experts in coronary physiology, with more than 400 publications and abstracts. Dr. Samady is an innovation leader as well, serving as the Director of the Emory Cardiovascular Biomechanical Core Laboratory and the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Covanos, a computational diagnostic cardiovascular imaging start-up company.

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Hector Garcia-Garcia

Hector M. Garcia-Garcia, MD, PhD, is now serving as an attending cardiologist for MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute and director of the Coronary Invasive Imaging Core Lab. Prior to joining the MHVI medical staff, Dr. Garcia-Garcia served as Director of the Core Lab of Invasive Imaging at Cardialysis—a leading cardiology clinical research organization—and as researcher at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland. He received both a Master’s and Doctorate degree from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. An accomplished researcher, Dr. Garcia-Garcia has widely published in many international medical journals (more than 530 publications - H-index of 61), authored book chapters in most renowned cardiovascular textbooks and has presented at cardiology conferences world-wide. He is an expert in innovative cardiovascular technology. He has mentored seven PhD students and published their thesis.

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Hiram Bezerra

Hiram Bezerra, MD, PhD, is Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Core Laboratory as well as Director, Director, Advanced Coronary and MCS at University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center. He is also an Associate Professor, Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Previously, he served at Massachusetts General Hospital with extensive expertise in Cardiac Imaging, Interventional Cardiology, Optical Coherence Tomography and Computed Tomography.

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Jasvindar Singh

Dr. Singh is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Director of Interventional Cardiology. He specializes in coronary and peripheral vascular interventional procedures and spends most of his time in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. His expertise is in complex coronary intervention and also the endovascular treatment of renovascular hypertension, and peripheral arterial occlusive diseases. In addition, he has been involved in research ranging from new coronary devices to intravascular ultrasound and pressure/flow assessment of coronary vessels. He is the Principal Investigator in several high profile multicenter trials evaluating the above. He is actively involved in resident/fellow education and rotate in the coronary care unit twice a year. He has two interventional fellows per year who work closely with him during their training, he also serves as their attending in ½ day in patient clinic. He has second and third year cardiology fellows involved in clinical research protocols in the cath lab and their work has produced three instrumental abstracts/papers which in the first 12 months were presented at major cardiovascular society meetings. Dr. Singh is also the Chairman of ARCH, one of the largest Midwest Interventional Symposium.

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Jennifer Tremmel

An interventional cardiology at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA. Features in 2 videos on Wondr Medical. Jennifer Tremmel generally speaks on Coronary Interventions, Structural Cardiac Interventions, Microvascular Disease (MVD), and Stable Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).

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Jonathan Hill

A consultant interventional cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, UK. Features in 69 videos on Wondr Medical. Jonathan Hill generally speaks on Shockwave Lithotripsy (Coronary), Coronary Interventions, Left Main Stem (LMS), Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), and Impella.

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Juan Granada

Works at CRF Skirball Center for Innovation, Orangeburg, NY, USA. Features in 13 videos on Wondr Medical. Juan Granada generally speaks on Mitral, Repair/Replacement, Trans Mitral Valve Implantation (TMVR), Mitral regurgitation, and Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS).

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Kathleen Kearney

An assistant professor of medicine at University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA. Features in 2 videos on Wondr Medical. Kathleen Kearney generally speaks on Chronic Heart Failure, Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Left Main Stem (LMS), Atherectomy, and Coronary Interventions.

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Kevin Croce

An administrator at Brigham And Womens Hospital, Boston, USA. Features in 25 videos on Wondr Medical. Kevin Croce generally speaks on Coronary Interventions, Atherectomy, Stable Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Laser Atherectomy (Coronary), and Coronary Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).

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Khady Fall

A physiology manager at Columbia University Medical Center, NY, US. Features in 1 video on Wondr Medical. Khady Fall generally speaks on Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Coronary Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).

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Ki Park

Ki Park, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of medicine in interventional cardiology. In addition to her professorship role, she is the director of women’s cardiovascular health at UF Health. Dr. Park received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology at the University of Florida. She also completed her internal medicine residency, general cardiology fellowship and interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine. During her fellowship training, she also completed a Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network Fellowship and earned a master of science in translational science through the APPCI program. In 2010, she received the UF Department of Medicine’s Excellence in Research Award as well as the American Heart Association’s Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence. Dr. Park partners with other UF Health cardiologists to create a dedicated team for targeted cardiovascular women’s care in Gainesville and throughout Florida. She has a number of research studies focused on women-specific cardiology care to help offer the latest technologies and research to her patients.

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Manesh PATEL

Manesh Patel is the Chief of the Division of Cardiology and the Division of Clinical Pharmacology. His clinical interests include diagnostic and interventional coronary angiography, peripheral angiography and endovascular intervention. His is involved in several clinical trials involving patients with cardiovascular disease and in cardiac imaging. He is also the Chair of the American College of Cardiology Task Force for Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiovascular Procedures and is Chair of the American Heart Association Diagnostic and Interventional Cath Committee. Patel's interest in cardiac imaging, quality of care, cardiac devices is also evident in his research. His integration of these efforts into his roles at Duke was recognized in 2010 when he received the prestigious Duke Cardiology Fellowship Mentor Award. In 2011, Dr. Patel was named the endowed John Bush Simpson Assistant Professor of Cardiology. In 2013, Dr. Patel received the Robert M. Califf Faculty clinical research Award. Currently, Dr. Patel is leading an effort to redesign the delivery of care to patients undergoing invasive catheterization procedures in the health system with a specific aim of measure and providing individualized, patient centered, innovative, and efficient care.

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Martin Leon

An interventional cardiologist at Cardiovascular Research Foundation & Columbia University, New York, USA. Features in 13 videos on Wondr Medical. Martin Leon generally speaks on Aortic Stenosis (AS), Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR / TAVI), Cardiac Valves, MitraClip, and Paravalvular Leak.

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Michael Lee

Dr. Michael S. Lee, is an interventional cardiologist, Associate Professor of Medicine and the Associate Director of Interventional Cardiology Research at the UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lee has published over 110 (over 70 of which were as first author) peer reviewed articles and chapters. He has also published on topics including antithrombotic therapy in patients with acute coronary syndrome and in percutaneous coronary intervention, protocols to establish heparin dosing regimens, and percutaneous coronary intervention for the treatment of left main disease, saphenous vein grafts, and cardiac allograft vasculopathy who have undergone orthotopic heart transplantation. He is one of the world’s authorities in coronary and peripheral orbital atherectomy.

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Morton Kern

Morton J. Kern, MD, MSCAI, FAHA, FACC Chief of Cardiology, VA Long Beach Health Care System, Long Beach, CA Professor of Medicine, University of California Irvine, Orange, CA Email: mortonkern2007@gmail.com Dr. Kern is the Chief of Cardiology at the VALB and Professor at UCI. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California Los Angeles, medical school and residency at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Hospital, NY, NY and cardiology fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He performs and teaches cardiac catheterization and PCI. Dr. Kern is ABIM Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Kern is a past president of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, and continues to serve many national and international cardiovascular societies. He holds fellowships in the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, which bestowed the designation of Master Fellow in 2014. He is an instructor for the annual ACCF/SCAI Interventional Cardiology Board Review program and other National and International Scientific Symposia. In addition to his research interests in coronary blood flow, intravascular physiology, intravascular ultrasound, vulnerable plaque, and evaluation of cardiovascular hemodynamics, he is the clinical editor of The Cath Lab Digest, a monthly publication about cardiac catheterization. He has authored several major textbooks, one of which is the leading book on the subject, entitled “Kern's Cardiac Catheterization Handbook” now in its 7th edition and its companion “The Interventional Cardiac Cath Handbook, 4th ed”. These books are among the most widely used textbooks both nationally and internationally to train physicians in Interventional Cardiology.

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Nadia Sutton

An assistant professor of medicine at University of Michigan, Michigan, US. Features in 3 videos on Wondr Medical. Nadia Sutton generally speaks on Radial and Shockwave Lithotripsy (Coronary).

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Newell Robinson

Newell Robinson, MD, is Chairman of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, as well as Co-director of the Heart Valve Center at St. Francis Hospital. He is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon who has been recognized nationally for his expertise in minimally-invasive cardiac surgery. As Co-Principal Inves­tigator of the CoreValve clinical study, his published findings, helped gain FDA approval of the device. Dr. Robinson has also been pivotal in bringing state-of-the-art technology to St. Francis Hospital, including a hybrid OR that allows interven­tional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to work side by side for the benefit of patients. Dr. Robinson is consistently cited on New York magazine’ Best Doctors list, in addition to being rated among the top physicians in the country by Castle Connolly.

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Paul Lee

Paul J. Lee, M.D., earned his medical degree at SUNY Buffalo in 1994. He completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center continuing at North Shore-Long Island Jewish, then completed his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in 2002. He joined South Bay Cardiovascular in 2002, performing cardiac interventions at Good Samaritan and Southside Hospitals. In 2009, South Bay Cardiovascular affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, becoming one of the largest and most respected cardiovascular practices in the region. Dr. Lee specializes in treatment of complex coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease and TAVR procedures.

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Paul Teirstein

A consultant/attending. Features in 6 videos on Wondr Medical. Paul Teirstein generally speaks on Bifurcation, Live Cases, Drug Eluting Stents (DES), Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO), and Atherectomy.

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Robert Busch

Dr. Robert Busch, MD, practices Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism in Albany, NY at Endocrine Group. Dr. Robert Busch received his B.A. from Brandeis University,and his Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He served his Internship, Residency,and was Chief Medical Resident at North Shore University Hospital,prior to his endocrinology fellowship at Albany Medical College.

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Ron Waksman

Features in 140 videos on Wondr Medical. Ron Waksman generally speaks on Drug Eluting Stents (DES), Live Cases, Rotational Atherectomy, Coronary Interventions, and Mitral.

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Rony Mathew

A senior consultant & interventional cardiologist at Lisie Heart Institute, Kochi, India. Features in 1 video on Wondr Medical. Rony Mathew generally speaks on Coronary Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Bifurcation.

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Roxana Mehran

A consultant cardiologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA. Features in 46 videos on Wondr Medical. Roxana Mehran generally speaks on Anti-Platelet Drugs , Drug Eluting Stents (DES), Aspirin, Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI), and Regulation.

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S Ajit Mullasari

A director of cardiology at The Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, India. Features in 2 videos on Wondr Medical. S Ajit Mullasari generally speaks on Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), Instantaneous wave-Free Ratio (iFR), Coronary Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), and Rotational Atherectomy (PVD).

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Sripal Bangalore

Dr. Bangalore is an interventional cardiologist and a Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine. He is the Director of Complex Coronary Intervention; Director of Research for the cardiac catheterization laboratory and the Director for the Cardiovascular Outcomes Group. His clinical expertise is in complex coronary intervention including CTOs, ultra low volume/zero contrast PCI, and renal denervation. His research interests are in comparative effectiveness studies for cardiovascular diseases, particularly stable ischemic heart disease, acute coronary syndromes, hypertension and dyslipidemia. Dr. Bangalore has received grants from the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, American Heart Association and from the industry. He has published over 350 articles in leading national and international journals including the NEJM, JAMA, Lancet, Circulation and JACC. He is the principal investigator of the ISCHEMIA CKD trial, which is a randomized trial in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and abnormal stress test, carried out in 33 countries and up to 350 clinical sites. The trial is testing the effectiveness of an initial invasive strategy of cath and revascularization with optimal medical therapy versus a conservative strategy of optimal medical therapy alone in patients with chronic kidney disease. His other areas of interest include comparative effectiveness of coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) vs. percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), evaluating the efficacy and safety of various stent types in patients undergoing PCI, including patients with diabetes and those in patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and comparative effectiveness of drug eluting stents vs. bare metal stents. He has won a number of awards including the Dr. Gregory Braden Memorial Interventional Cardiology Fellow of the Year Award from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention and the Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist award from the American College of Cardiology.

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Stephane Rinfret

An interventional cardiologist at McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Features in 4 videos on Wondr Medical. Stephane Rinfret generally speaks on Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) and Live Cases.

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Sunil Rao

Works at Duke University Health System, North Carolina, USA. Features in 16 videos on Wondr Medical. Sunil Rao generally speaks on Radial, Coronary Interventions, Coronary Interventional Safety, Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI), and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR / TAVI).

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William Fearon

Features in 18 videos on Wondr Medical. William Fearon generally speaks on Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), Stents, Live Cases, Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), and Coronary Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).

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Ziad Ali

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. 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.

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Agendas

OPCI NY 2021

World-leading experts will review relevant trial data, and discuss advancements in device concepts.
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Special Focus Session: Optimizing Pharmacotherapy

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM America/New_York

Beyond Statin therapy, novel lipid - lowering agents

With Robert Busch

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2:20 PM - 2:40 PM America/New_York

SGLT2 Inhibitors: A drug for Heart Failure, Diabetes or Renal disease? One Drug that does it all

With Rita Jermyn

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2:40 PM - 3:00 PM America/New_York

Balancing ischemic and bleeding risk: Contemporary use of anti-platelet and anti-thrombotic therapy following PCI

With Darshan Doshi

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Session I: Beneath the surface - Mastering Microvascular Dysfunction

3:00 PM - 3:05 PM America/New_York

Introduction to Precision PCI

With Richard Shlofmitz

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3:05 PM - 3:20 PM America/New_York

Microvascular Dysfunction Alphabet Soup

With Jennifer Tremmel

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3:20 PM - 3:35 PM America/New_York

Microvascular dysfunction in contemporary practice – What’s with all the hype?

With Olga Toleva

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3:25 PM - 4:10 PM America/New_York

Live Cases from St. Francis Hospital- The Heart Center

With Allen Jeremias, Martin Leon, and Ziad Ali

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4:10 PM - 4:30 PM America/New_York

Debate

With Bruce Samuels and Duane Pinto

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  • Which drugs when in CMD - Bruce Samuels
  • Call it what you want, it’s all just GDMT - Duane Pinto
  • Q&A with Panel Discussion

Session II – Foundations of Imaging and Physiology

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM America/New_York

Plaque morphology assessment with IVUS and OCT – What’s what?

With Hector Garcia-Garcia

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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM America/New_York

Recognizing imaging artifact – when NOT to act

With Khady Fall

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5:00 PM - 5:15 PM America/New_York

Coronary physiology in contemporary practice - Biggest bang for your buck

With Habib Samady

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5:15 PM - 5:30 PM America/New_York

Post-PCI Imaging – When is additional PCI necessary?

With Akiko Maehara

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5:30 PM - 6:00 PM America/New_York

Friday Night Fight Night

With Gary Mintz, George Dangas, and Gregg Stone

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  • It’s all about the flow – Why physiology guided PCI should be the standard - Ajay Kirtane
  • It’s all about the plaque–Why imaging rules it all - Gregg Stone
  • Q&A with Panel...
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Session III – OPCI: Live from India

7:00 AM - 7:10 AM America/New_York

iOPTICO – Impact of Imaging on daily practice

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7:10 AM - 7:40 AM America/New_York

Live Cases from Lisie Hospital, Kochi

With Rony Mathew

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7:40 AM - 7:50 AM America/New_York

OCT guided deferral of stent implantation in STEMI with calcified nodule

With S Ajit Mullasari

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7:50 AM - 8:00 AM America/New_York

To kiss or not to kiss – Lessons from OCT Imaging

With Balbir Singh

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Session IV – Step-by-step guide to intravascular imaging

8:00 AM - 8:08 AM America/New_York

Case – IVUS guided PCI

With Jasvindar Singh

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8:08 AM - 8:25 AM America/New_York

Case – OCT guided PCI

With Sunil Rao

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8:25 AM - 8:40 AM America/New_York

Vulnerable Plaque: Treat or nor to treat

With Ron Waksman

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8:40 AM - 8:52 AM America/New_York

Size matters - Stent sizing

With Farouc Jaffer

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8:52 AM - 9:12 AM America/New_York

Debate

With Hiram Bezerra and Paul Teirstein

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• Malapposition matters

• Expansion matters more

• Q&A with Panel Discussion

9:12 AM - 9:22 AM America/New_York

Dissections and tissue protrusion - When to Treat

With Ki Park

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9:22 AM - 10:07 AM America/New_York

Live Cases from St. Francis Hospital - The Heart Center

With Allen Jeremias and Richard Shlofmitz

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Live Case Moderator: Jeffrey Moses, George Dangas

Panelists: George Petrossian, Newell Robinson, Kathleen Kearny, Kevin Croce

10:07 AM - 10:15 AM America/New_York

Is it necessary to achieve calcium fracture

With Robert Riley

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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM America/New_York

Live Cases from St. Francis Hospital

With Allen Jeremias and Ziad Ali

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Live Case Moderator: Jeffrey Moses, George Dangas
Panelists: George Petrossian, Newell Robinson, Kathleen Kearny, Kevin Croce

Session V – Mastering Advanced Coronary Physiology – Up for Debate

11:00 AM - 11:05 AM America/New_York

Absolute coronary flow – better than FFR

With Morton Kern

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11:05 AM - 11:20 AM America/New_York

Pressure-based physiology is the gold standard

With William Fearon

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11:20 AM - 12:30 PM America/New_York

Debate

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• Lessons from the ISCHEMIA trial – Spot stent for symptoms

• Lessons from the ISCHEMIA trial – Cover the plaque for better outcomes

• Q&A with Panel Discussion

Session VI – Intravascular Imaging and Physiology for CHIP PCI

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM America/New_York

Intravascular Imaging for alternative access large bore

With Amir Kaki

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1:45 PM - 1:53 PM America/New_York

Use of intravascular imaging in CTO PCI

With Dimitri Karmpaliotis

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1:53 PM - 2:01 PM America/New_York

State of the art Left Main PCI

With David Kandzari

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2:01 PM - 2:17 PM America/New_York

Which calcified lesions require plaque modification

With Stephane Rinfret

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2:17 PM - 2:50 PM America/New_York

Debate

With Azeem Latib and Michael Lee

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• Optimal Bifurcation PCI – A provisional 2-stent strategy is the strategy of choice

• Optimal Bifurcation PCI – A planned 2-stent strategy - don’t hesitate!

• Q&A with Panel Discussion/Wrap-up

Session VII – Vascular Imaging and Physiology – What’s next?

3:00 PM - 3:08 PM America/New_York

Diffuse and multi-focal disease – Best modalities for PCI planning

With Jeffrey Moses

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3:08 PM - 3:16 PM America/New_York

Artificial Intelligence for PCI - the future

With Elazer Edelman

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3:16 PM - 3:31 PM America/New_York

Angio-based physiology assessment – Will it make wire-based physiology obsolete?

With Ori Ben-Yehuda

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3:31 PM - 3:46 PM America/New_York

Update on CT-FFR clinical trials – Changing the practice of Cardiology?

With Manesh PATEL

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3:46 PM - 3:54 PM America/New_York

MINOCA – Does intravascular imaging alter management?

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3:54 PM - 4:09 PM America/New_York

OCT imaging of vein grafts will be the future of cardiac surgery

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4:09 PM - 4:45 PM America/New_York

Debate

With Gary Mintz and Juan Granada

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• Vulnerable plaque detection will revolutionize coronary prevention

• Vulnerable plaque detection is a pipe-dream

• Q&A with Panel Discussion

4:45 PM - 4:55 PM America/New_York

OPCI Wrap-up

With Allen Jeremias, David Cohen, Evan Shlofmitz, Jeffrey Moses, Richard Shlofmitz, and Ziad Ali

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4:55 PM - 5:00 PM America/New_York

Thank you - it’s a wrap!

With Richard Shlofmitz

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