Division of


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

FALL 2019

September 17

Haider Warraich, MD

Associate Director of Heart Failure, Boston VA
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Ins, Harvard Medical School

“The Arc of the Heart: What the History of the Heart Teaches us About its Future”  |  Watch Presentation
September 24
Scaife 1105AB

M & M Conference

Ricardo Nieves, MD
Adil Yunis, MD

October 1


October 8
Scaife 1105 A/B

Sumeet S. Chugh, MD

Professor of Medicine
Pauline and Harold Price Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Associate Director, Smidt Heart Institute
Director, Heart Rhythm Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


“Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: Doctor, Is This the Best You Can Do?”  |  Watch Presentation
October 15

Flora Sam, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute
Boston University School of Medicine
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine
and Cardiomyopathy Program


“Novel pathogenic insights into HFpEF (heart failure with preserved ejection fraction)”  |  Watch Presentation
October 22

Peter Kellman, PhD

Director, Medical Signal and Image Processing Program at the NHLBI, NIH


“CMR Quantitative Myocardial Perfusion Flow Mapping”  |  Watch Presentation
October 29
BST S100 A

Barry Borlaug, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chair for Research and Consultant, Division of Circulatory Failure, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Mayo Clinic (MN)


“The Victims of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in HpEF”
November 5
Scaife 1105 A/B

M & M Conference

Michael Gardner, MD
Rebecca Lolley, MD

November 12
Scaife 1105 A/B

Partho P Sengupta, MD, DM

Abnash C Jain Chair & Professor of Cardiology,
Chief, Division of Cardiology,
Director of Cardiac Imaging,
WVU Heart & Vascular Institute,
West Virginia University School of Medicine

November 19

Andrew S. Wechsler, MD

Emeritus Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Drexel University

FRIDAY November 22
Scaife 1105 A/B

Márcio S. Bittencourt, MD, PhD, MPH

University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil

November 26
Scaife 1105 A/B

M & M Conference

Natalie Stokes, MD
Vinaya Mulkareddy, MD

December 3
Scaife 1105 A/B

Anthony Rosenzweig, MD

Chief, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital
Paul Dudley White Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

December 10
Scaife 1105 A/B

Manfred Boehm, MD

Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine

December 17

Phillip Cuculich, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Cuculich & Robinson
(Noninvasive Cardiac Ablation)

Clifford Robinson, MD

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Cuculich & Robinson
(Noninvasive Cardiac Ablation)

Division of Cardiology Academic Offices

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Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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