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Presenters & 
Panelists

Experts in the field present at the Houston Shock Symposium every year

Experts in Shock

Faculty

First Name
Last Name
Professional Title(s)
Sophia
Airhart, MD, FACC
Medical Director of Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Pulmonary Hypertension Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Mehmet
Akay, MD
Heart & Lung Transplant Surgeon Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates
Bindu
Akkanti, MD
Associate Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Ahmed
Al-Mustafa, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Physician, Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Program Director, Cardiology King Faisal Specialist Hosptial & Research Centre Saudi Arabia
Tamas
Alexy, MD, PhD, FACC, FAFSA
Associate Professor of Medicine University of Minnesota
Jennifer
Avari Silva, MD, FHRS
Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD, FHRS Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology Professor, Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship Washington University SOM
Carrie
Bakunas, MD
Medical Director of Emergency Services, Memorial Hermann Hospital - TMC Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Section McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
David
Baran, MD
Section Head, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and MCS, Cleveland Clinic
Sukhdeep
Basra, MD
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Arvind
Bhimaraj, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Academic Institute, Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College and Houston Methodist
Phyllis
Billia, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Director of Research, Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, Co-director of the Peter Munk Cardiovascular Biobank University of Toronto
Bobbi
Bogaev Chapman, MD, FACP, FACC,FHFSA
Vice President, Heart Failure Abiomed
James
Burke, MD, PhD, MS
Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Daniel
Burkhoff, MD, PhD
Director of Heart Failure, Hemodynamics and Circulatory Support in the CRF Clinical Trials Center (CTC) Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Konstantinos
Charitakis, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Subhasis
Chatterjee, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP
Associate Professor of Surgery (tenured) Divisions of Trauma/Acute Care Surgery & Cardiothoracic Surgery Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine Director Thoracic Surgical ICU & ECMO Program Texas Heart Institute at CHI Baylor St. Lukes
Andrew
Civitello, MD, FACC
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program Co-Director, Advanced Heart Failure Center Director, Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center / Texas Heart Institute
Jeff
Closs
President & CEO Ancora Heart
Johanna
Contreras, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FHFSA
Associate Professor, Cardiology Mount Sinai
Harish
Devineni, MD
Assistant Professor, UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Kha
Dinh, MD
Assistant Professor, UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Stavros
Drakos, MD, PhD, FACC
Professor, Cardiology and Physiology H.A & Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair, Medical Director, MCS/Heart Program Co-Director, Heart Failure & Transplant Section Director of Research, Division of Cardiology Uhealth, University of Utah
Aly
El Banayosy, MD
Executive Director, Acute Circulatory Support and Advanced Critical Care Integris Health
Jerry
Estep, MD, FACC, FASE
Division Chair, Cardiovascular Medicine Cleveland Clinic Florida
Nadeen
Faza, MD, FACC, FASE, FSCAI
Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center
David
Feldman, MD
RWJ Barnabas Health
Amy
Fiedler. MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery Medical Director of Quality & Safety, Cardiac Surgery Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Units University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Igor
Gregoric, MD
Professor and Chief, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Maya
Guglin, MD, PhD
Director, Heart Failure/Heart Transplantation/MCS Services Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine Krannert Institute of Cardiology
Alexander
Hajduczok, MD
PGY-6 Thomas Jefferson Cardiology Fellowship Program Penn State Hershey Internal Medicine, 2021 University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, 2018
Ramesh
Hariharan, MD
Professor, Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology, UTHeath McGovern Medical School at Houston
Tarek
Helmy, MD, FACC, MSCAI
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Disease Co-Director of the Heart & Vascular Institute Professor of Medicine LSU Shreveport School of Medicine | Ochsner LSU Health Center
Tim
Henry, MD
Lindner Family Distinguished Chair, Medical Director, The Carl & Edyth Lindner Center for Research The Christ Hospital Health Network
Benjamin
Hibbert, MD, PhD
Interventional Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Danielle
Holland, MD
Cardiac Anesthesia & Critical Care UCI Department of Anesthesiology
Steve
Hollenberg, MD
Professor of Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine Emory Healthcare
Shadid
Husam, MD
Cardiovascular Disease Fellow PGY-5 UTHealth | McGovern Medical School
Rahat
Hussain, MD
Associate Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Cezar
Iliescu, MD
Interventional Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Wissam A.
Jaber, MD
Professor of Medicine Director, Cardiac Cath Lab, Emory University Hospital Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Mariell
Jessup, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Maan
Jokhadar, MD
Senior Associate Consultant, Cardiology Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Marwan
Jumean, MD
Associate Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular, President of the Houston Shock Symposium
Navin
Kapur, MD FAHA, FACC, FSCAI, FHFSA
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Interventional Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure Executive Director, The CardioVascular Center for Research and Innovation (CVCRI) Executive Director, The Cardiogenic Shock Working Group (CSWG) Director, Acute Circulatory Support Program Director, Interventional Research Laboratories Investigator, The Molecular Cardiology Research Institute Tufts University School of Medicine & Tufts Medicine - Boston, MA
Biswajit
Kar, MD
Professor and Chief, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Mahir
Karakas, MD, MBA
Full Professor, Translational Research and Innovative Clinical Trials Else Kroner Clinician Scientist Professor University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Rachna
Kataria, MD
Asst Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) | The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist | Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Jason
Katz,MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA
Associate Professor of Medicine Director of Cardiovascular Critical Care, Duke University Health System & Duke Heart Co-Director, Duke Mechanical Circulatory Support Program Co-Director, Duke Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Duke University Medical Center
Rola
Khedraki, MD
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Mechanical Circulatory Support Program Cardiac Amyloidosis Program Scripps Clinic, Anderson Medical Pavilion
Michael
Kiernan, MD, MS, MBA
Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology; Medical Director, VAD Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Robert
Kormos, MD, FACS, FRCS, FAHA
Divisional Vice President Global Medical Affairs Heart Failure Abbott
Chandra
Kunavarapu, MD
Medical Director Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation Methodist Hospital Associate Clinical Professor, UT Health Sciences San Antonio
Elann
Kuriakose, M.S, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS
Cardiogenic shock coordinator|Clinical Program Manager Baylor Scott and White, Temple
Alexandra
Lansky, MD
Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine Director Heart and Vascular Center Clinical Research Program Director Yale Cardiovascular Research Center Board of Trustees, Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Editor in Chief, Journal of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (JSCAI)
Pierluca
Lombardi, MD
Corporate Medical Officer GETINGE
Carlos
Manrique, MD
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Juan
Marcano, MD
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Cindy
Martin, MD
Chief - Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support C. and L. Davis Chair in Cardiac Function Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center Houston Methodist Hospital
Faisal
Masud, MD, FCCP, FCCM
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology & Critical Care, Academic Institute, Medical Director, Center for Critical Care, Mary A. and M. Samuel Daffin, Sr. Centennial Chair in Anesthesia and Critical Care, Houston Methodist, Weill Cornell Medical College
Jagat
Narula, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, UTHealth Houston
Angelo
Nascimbene, MD
Associate Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Sriram
Nathan, MD
Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Petr
Ostadal, MD, PhD, FESC
President, Czech Society of Cardiology Head, Department of Cardiology 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University University Hospital Motol
Gurusher
Panjrath, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Professor of Medicine Director, GW Heart and Vascular Institute George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Director, Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program George Washington University Hospital
Maria
Patarroyo Aponte, MD
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Maulin
Patel, MD
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Jayeshkumar
Patel, MD
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Bela
Patel, MD, CMQ, FCCP
Professor Graham Distinguished University Chair Vice Dean, Healthcare Quality Director, Division of Critical Care Medicine Interim Division Director, Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas System
Ileana
Pina, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC, FHFSA
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology Thomas Jefferson University Quality Officer for the Cardiovascular Line Clinical Professor of Medicine, Central Michigan University Medical Officer FDA, CDRH
Indranee
Rajapreyar, MD
Associate Professor Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program Director, Advance Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Thomas Jefferson University
Jesus Eduardo
Rame, MD, Mphil
Director, Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplant Louis R. Dinon MD Professor of Medicine and Surgery Enterprise Chief of Advanced Cardiac and Pulmonary Vascular Disease Thomas Jefferson University
Danny
Ramzy, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery Chair, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Rachel
Rosovsky, P., MD, MPH
Director, Thrombosis Research, Division of Hematology, Massachusetts General Hospital Co-Chair of Thrombosis Committee, Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Ayaaz
Sachedina, MD, FRCPC
Interventional Cardiology, TAVI, and Mechanical Circulatory Support Lead, Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Program (Cardiac Catheterization Lab) Assistant Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Clinical Assistant Professor Foothills Medical Centre, Libin Cardiovascular Institute, University of Calgary
Ismael
Salas de Armas, MD
Associate Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Muhamed
Saric, MD, PhD
Director, Noninvasive Cardiology
Mourad
Senussi, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiology & Critical Care Medicine, Medical Director of CICU Cardiology, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Jonathan
Sevransky, MD
Professor of Medicine, Director of Medical ICU, Emory Healthcare
Shashank
Sinha, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA
Assistant Professor of Medical Education, University of Virginia School of Medicine Medical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Cardiology Director, Cardiovascular Critical Care Research Program Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Transplant Cardiologist Inova Schar Heart and Vascular Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Associate Editor, Journal of Cardiac Failurev
Mark
Slaughter, MD
Professor and Chair Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery CII Medical Director and Jewish Hospital Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery Editor-in-Chief ASAIO Journal Impact Factor 3.826 University of Louisville
Marvin
Slepian, MD
Regents Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Richard
Smalling, MD, PhD
Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine James D. Woods Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular
Kenneth
Stein, MD, FACC, FHRS
Senior Vice President and Global Chief Medical Officer Boston Scientific
Victor
Test, MD, FCCP
Professor & Division Chief Pulmonary/Critical Care Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Esther
Vorovich, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Joyce
Wald, DO, FACC
Professor of Clinical Medicine Medical Director, Shock Team Director, Practice Development Heart Failure, Transplant and MCS Programs University of Pennsylvania
John
Waller-Delarosa, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine LBJ EC Assistant Medical Director UT EM Director of Quality McGovern Medical School
Joseph
Zwischenberger, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics University of Kentucky

Case Presenters

First Name
Last Name
Miguel
Alvarez Villela
Mohamed
Abouzid
Robyn
Mitchell
Harsha
Sai Sreemantula
Nandish
Thukral
Daniel
Asemota
John
Levasseur

Poster Presenters

Name
Poster Number
Poster Presentation Title
Fernanda Soria
1001
A Case of Fulminant Right Failure in Pregnancy
Mary-Tiffany Oduah
1002
Safety of Ultra-High Dose Diuretics in Intensive Care Management of Decompensated Heart Failure
Janthniel Panneflek
1003
Polypharmacy, Myoclonus & Shock
Carolina Velez Jerves
1004
Perioperative Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency: Diagnostic Challenges and Management Strategies in Postoperative Shock
Daniel Thomas Mathew
1005
Impella Support as a Bridge to Recovery in a Young Patient on VA ECMO 
Sharana Hedge
1010
Heart in the Balance: Decoding Thrombus Risks and Strategies in VA-ECMO Post Mitral Valve Replacement
Christopher Grubb
1011
Heart replacement therapies for patients with cardiogenic shock treated in a safety net hospital.
Aditya Mehta
1013
Bridging beyond boundaries: A Complex Case of Aortic Stenosis
Saimonaj Guntaka
1014
Cardiogenic Shock Management: Clinical Outcomes from a Multidisciplinary Shock Team
Saimonaj Guntaka
1015
Pulseless Electrical Activity in Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Unveiling an Atypical Case Induced by an SGLT2 Inhibitor
Sandeep Jalli
1016
ST Elevation and Tamponade: a Unique Presentation of Shock
Daniel Avila Castillo
1017
Biventricular Impella as a Temporary Measure for Stabilization in Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia Storm: A Case Report
Naveed Hamza
1018
Comparative Analysis of PCI Guiding Modalities for Coronary Artery Disease: A Network Meta-Analysis
Robert Fischer
1020
Hyperthermic Extracorporeal Applied Tumor Therapy (HEATTÒ) for Unresponsive, Progressive Metastatic Prostate Cancer with Severe Bone Pain
Chirag Mehta
1021
Acute Myocardial Infarction-related Cardiogenic Shock following non-cardiac surgery
Fernanda Soria
1023
Obstructive Shock In Extense Burn Patient With An Initial Display Of Tension Pneumomediastinum: A Case Report
John Levasseur
1024
Pembrolizumab Induced Cardiomyopathy: A Rare Case of Cardiogenic Shock
Staci Logue
1025
Closing Gaps in Cardiogenic Shock Care: APP impact on timely detection, access challenges, care inconsistencies, and preventing fragmented care
Sanjana Rao
1026
A Balloon in Time Saves Nine: The Therapeutic Role of Mechanical Support in SCAD
Sanjana Rao
1027
The Twisting Road to the IABP: The Role of Mechanical Support in a More Twisted Structural SCAD Case
Christian Juarez-Gavino
1028
Optimal timing of V-A ECMO initiation in Acute Myocardial Infarction Cardiogenic Shock
Christopher File
1029
The Hidden Risk: Vasospasm and Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Among aSAH Survivors
Mark Gartner
1030
Trainee Led Point-of-Care Echocardiography for Characterization of Pulmonary Hypertension in the Ambulatory Setting
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