Cardiology Grand Rounds

This conference provides cardiology faculty and staff an opportunity to hear speakers from across the nation discuss current cutting edge topics that include basic science, translational, clinical and educational cardiology research.

For more information about this conference, please contact Dr. Suresh Mulukutla.
For more seminars, please see the Conferences/Events page and the VMI Calendar (research).


Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00am

Click here to watch Fall 2020 presentations.
22-Sep-2020Umesh C. Sharma, MD, MS, PhDRisk Prediction of Arrhythmogenesis and Heart Failure: An Overview of the Emerging Approaches
29-Sep-2020Kim A. Eagle, MDAcute Aortic Syndromes: State of the Art
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6-Oct-2020Aaron Baggish, MDSports Cardiology 2020: Past Progress, Future Challenges
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13-Oct-2020Marc Fisher, MDEmbolic Stroke of Undetermined Source
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20-Oct-2020Maliha Zahid, MD, PhDCardiac Targeting Peptides as Novel Vectors: From Discovery to Validation to Applications
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27-Oct-2020NO MEETING
3-Nov-2020NO MEETING
10-Nov-2020Jonathan Menachem, MDThe Fork in the Road
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17-Nov-2020NO MEETING
24-Nov-2020TBDM & M Conference
1-Dec-2020Rishi Arora, MDMolecular Mechanisms Underlying Atrial Fibrillation – Implications for New, Gene-Based Therapies
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8-Dec-2020Jane Freedman, MDUsing Precision Medicine to Bridge Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Disease with Patients
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15-Dec-2020Sami El-Dalati, MDImplementation and Outcomes of a Multidisciplinary Endocarditis Team
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22-Dec-2020NO MEETING:
Holiday Recess
29-Dec-2020NO MEETING:
Holiday Recess



January 5

No Meeting

January 12

Malamo Countouris, MD
Alisse Hauspurg, MD

Bridging the Gap: Caring for Women with Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Across the Lifespan
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January 19

Nathaniel Smilowitz, MD

Ischemia with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries and Coronary Microvascular Disease: The Next Frontier of Ischemic Heart Disease

January 26

M & M Conference
Meeting for First-Year Fellows only

February 2

Sumanth Prabhu, MD

Heart Failure as an Immune-Mediated Disease

February 9

No Meeting

February 16

No Meeting

February 23

Ivan Mugisha, MD
Jared Romeo, DO

M & M Conference
Delayed Presentation of STEMI in a Hospitalized Patient

March 2

Ibrahim Sultan, MD

Thoracic Aortic Dissection - State of the Art

March 9

Christopher J. O'Donnell, MD, MPH

Cardiovascular Genomics for Precision Medicine from Framingham to MegaBiobanks: Translating Discoveries to Prevent and Treat Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease
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March 16

Robert Gropler, MD

Imaging of Cardiac Inflammation
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March 23

Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc

Heterogeneity of the Aorta - The Basis for Regional Distribution of Aneurysms and Dissection

March 30

Sae Kyoung Jang, MD
Natalie Stokes, MD

M & M Conference

April 6

Demetri Yannopoulos, MD

ECMO and Cardiac Arrest

April 13

Sunil Rao, MD

Improving the Safety of PCI: Tribulations, Trials, Transfusions, and Twitter

April 20

Juan C. Lopez-Mattei, MD

The Role of CMR in Cardio-Oncology

April 27


M & M Conference

May 4

HVI Fellows

May 11

Brahmajee Nallamothu, MD

May 18

HVI Fellows

May 25


M & M Conference

June 1

HVI Fellows

June 8

HVI Fellows

June 15


June 22


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