Grand Rounds | 2021-2022

A THI EDUCATION TRADITION

Covid Update January 13, 2022:  THI staff and teaching faculty are encouraged to participate in Grand Rounds via the Livestream for all events designated [Virtual Only Event]

Commitment to Learning & Professional Fellowship

Since its founding in 1962, THI has remained dedicated to improving the standard of care and advancing knowledge through cardiovascular education and research.  Texas Heart Institute Grand Rounds is an esteemed tradition that attracts leading experts from around the world each year. Texas Heart Institute Grand Rounds is hosted in the Denton A. Cooley Auditorium at 6770 Bertner Avenue in Houston, TX.

Series attendees include cardiology fellows and faculty, members of the Departments of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Surgery, as well as visitors from other clinical and teaching institutions in the Texas Medical Center. Grand Rounds is livebroadcasted for online viewing on any desktop computer or mobile device.  

A Continued Medical Education Activity

Accreditation and Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute Cardiology Grand Rounds provides a weekly opportunity to learn from leading medical and surgical experts, sharing the latest advancements and innovations in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Located in the Denton A. Cooley Auditorium, THI offers CME credits for participation in Grand Rounds. Attendees can also log in from any computer, phone, or tablet to participate in the Live Webcast.


Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council or Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty

Chair, Department of Cardiology
Smidt Heart Institute

The Mary and Gordon Cain Chair and Professor of Medicine
Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development
Director, Winters Center for Heart Failure Research
Assoc. Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Vice-Chair of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Senior Faculty
Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director
Cardiothoracic, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Transplant Critical Care
Director, Critical Care Echocardiography
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Assistant Professor
Medicine and Dentistry
Critical Care Medicine
University of Alberta

System Physician Vice President, Cardiovascular Services Line
Medical Director Structural Heart Program - Saint Joseph Hospital

William Goldring Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine 
Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine 
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine 
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
Director, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology

Director, Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Center for Preclinical Surgical & Interventional Research
Program Director, Cardiac Transplantation, Heart Failure and Assist Device Fellowship
Teaching Staff, Denton A. Cooley Fellowship
Editorial Board, Texas Heart Institute Journal

Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular Virology & Microbiology
Health Policy Scholar
Baylor College of Medicine;
Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics
Co-Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development;
University Professor, Baylor University;
Faculty Fellow, Hagler Institute for Advanced Study
Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs
Texas A&M University

Baker Institute Fellow in Disease & Poverty and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, Rice University
Adjunct Professor, University of Texas, School of Public Health

Associate Professor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Director, Interventional Cardiology Research
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Director, Structural Heart Disease
Ben Taub Hospital

Professor of Medicine
Director, Seattle Adult Congenital Heart Service
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Jimmy and Roberta Howell Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery
Vice-Chair for Research, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Director of Research, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Office of Surgical Research
Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center
Physician Associate, Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute

Eileen M. Foell Professor of Heart Research
Professor of Preventive Medicine, Medicine, and Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
President, American Heart Association 2021-22

Associate Professor of Surgery
Cardiothoracic Transplant and Circulatory Support
Baylor College of Medicine
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Co-Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Professor, Surgery
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine,
Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery Section, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery, Texas Heart Institute
(Houston, Texas USA)

Director, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine,
William and Marilyn Conner Chair for the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA,
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine,
Professor, Department of Bioengineering,
Professor, Department of Medicine/Cardiology,
University of Washington School of Medicine,
(Seattle, WA)

Medical Director
Director, Center for Clinical Research,
Stem Cell Center, Director
Texas Heart Institute
Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Directo, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center,
Section Chief of Cardiology, Durham VA Medical Center

Director, Electrophysiology Clinical Research & Innovations
Teaching Staff, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
Editorial Consultant, Texas Heart Institute Journal
Teaching Staff, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

President and Chief Executive Officer,
Texas Heart Institute
Cardiologist, Texas Heart Medical Group
Adjunct Professor, Division of Cardiology at Duke University
(Houston, Texas)

The Stephens Family Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery
Surgical Director, Aorta Center
Director, HVI Condition Centers
Heart Vascular and Thoracic Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology,
Texas Heart Institute, CHI St. Luke’s Health – Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center;
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Baylor College of Medicine;
Cardiologist, Hall-Garcia Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine,
Past-president, GHSEV;
President ASE

Nov 19 | Emerson Perin, MD, PhD | Dream HF Study #AHA21 Wrapup

Jan 21 | Hani Jneid, MD | AS & TAVR Updates from the ACC/AHA VHG Guideline [Virtual Only Event]

Hani Jneid, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Director, Interventional Cardiology Research
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Director, Structural Heart Disease
Ben Taub Hospital

Overview:
Provide an overview to Clinicians (case-based) about the diagnosis and management of AS from the ACC/AHA VHD Guidelines. To provide the clinicians with the perspectives of the American Guidelines pertinent to the treatment of AS and the recent recommendations related to TAVI and SAVR, and contrast them w the recently published ESC guidelines.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the activity a participant should be able to:

  1. Cite recommendations related to TAVI and SAVR, and contrast them w the recently published ESC guidelines
  2. Summarize the indications and choices of treatment for AS, including TAVI and SAVR
  3. Distinguish between the American and European Perspectives for the treatment of AS

Disclosures:
Hani Jneid, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

All relevant relationships have been mitigated
The Planning Committee has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The THI CME Staff has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The Program Reviewers has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

Accreditation and Credit Designation
Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council or Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Grants
This continuing medical education activity has been supported in part by educational grants from the following company:

Edwards Lifesciences, LLC

Jan 28 | Raymond Stainback, MD | Non-invasive Imaging in Coronary Syndromes [Virtual Only Event]

Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE
Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology,
Texas Heart Institute, CHI St. Luke’s Health – Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center;
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Baylor College of Medicine;
Cardiologist, Hall-Garcia Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine,
Past-president, GHSEV;
President, ASE

Overview:
We will briefly explore the history clinical guidelines recommendations for noninvasive imaging assessment in patients with suspected and established coronary artery disease. We will then cover key concepts of two new 2021 recommendations to better choosing the best test in patients with coronary syndromes, acute or chronic.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the activity a participant should be able to:

  1. Use concepts of Baysian analysis of pretest probability of disease to guide management
  2. Better differentiate cardiac from non-cardiac chest pains (which reads no testing)
  3. Apply new concepts for ischemia no obstructive coronary arteries (INOCA)

Disclosures:
Raymond Stainback, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

The Planning Committee has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The THI CME Staff has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The Program Reviewers has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

Accreditation and Credit Designation
Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council or Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Feb 4 | Mehdi Razavi, MD | From Translation to Transformation: A Guided Tour [Virtual Only Event]

Mehdi Razavi, MD
Director, Electrophysiology Clinical Research & Innovations
Teaching Staff, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
Editorial Consultant, Texas Heart Institute Journal
Teaching Staff, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

Overview:
We will discuss medical device innovation and development at THI, with a focus on cardiac electrophysiology.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the activity a participant should be able to:

  1. Review the process involved in medical device development
  2. Demonstrate examples of basic concepts being brought to the clinic

Disclosures:
Mehdi Razavi, MD has ownership of Saranas, Maxwell Biomedical, Nanolinea, and XN Health.

The Planning Committee has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The THI CME Staff has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The Program Reviewers has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

Accreditation and Credit Designation
Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council or Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Feb 11 | Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, MD | Critical Care Echocardiography [Virtual Only Event]

Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, MD
Senior Faculty
Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director
Cardiothoracic, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Transplant Critical Care
Director, Critical Care Echocardiography
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Overview:
Critical Care Echocardiography is a recent addition to Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in critical care settings, which comprises all elements of echocardiography with additional elements specific to the care of the critically ill.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the activity a participant should be able to:

  1. Summarize the evidence of the application of critical care echocardiography during the last decade
  2. Describe the new national board-certification in critical care echocardiography
  3. Examine a must-have research agenda in critical care echocardiography

Disclosures:
Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

The Planning Committee has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The THI CME Staff has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The Program Reviewers has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

Accreditation and Credit Designation
Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council or Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Feb 18 | Nezar Falluji, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI | Defining Value in Healthcare and the Role of the Physician-leader [Virtual Only Event]

Register for Livestream

Nezar Falluji, MD
System Physician Vice President Director CommonSpirit Health
Cardiovascular Services Line

Overview:
We will review the emerging trends in Healthcare, the value proposition of patient-centric care delivery, along with an overview of the important role of the physician-leaders in shaping these value strategies and the work that is being done in CommonSpirit Health CV service line.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the activity a participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the impact and the need to participate in leading change in health care delivery
  2. Identify the limitations and complexity of defining value in healthcare
  3. Discuss CommonSpirit CVSL physicians lead advancement of quality and financial stewardship

Disclosures:
Nezar Falluji, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

The Planning Committee has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The THI CME Staff has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The Program Reviewers has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

Accreditation and Credit Designation
Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council or Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Feb 25 | Sunil Rao, MD | Annual John Lewis Interventional Lecture at BCM - Improving the Safety of ACS Treatment: from Reducing Bleeding to Defining Transfusion Thresholds [Virtual Only Event]

Register for Livestream

Sunil Rao, MD
Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Section Chief, Cardiology
Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

Overview:
Dr. Rao will discuss the incidence and associated outcomes of bleeding in ACS patients and strategies to reduce the risk and improve outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the activity a participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the incidence of bleeding complications among patients undergoing PCI
  2. Describe the outcomes associated with bleeding and blood transfusion in patients undergoing PCI
  3. Describe ongoing trials examining the optimal transfusion threshold in anemic patients undergoing PCI

Disclosures:
Sunil Rao, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

The Planning Committee has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The THI CME Staff has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The Program Reviewers has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

Accreditation and Credit Designation
Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council or Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

March 11 | Marc Moon, MD

Mar 18 | Donald Miller Lloyd-Jones, MD

Mar 25 | Scott LeMaire, MD

Apr 1 | Eric Roselli, MD

Apr 8 | O.H. Frazier, MD

Apr 22 | Echo Bootcamp

Apr 29 | Peter Jay Hotez, MD & Biykem Bozkurt, MD

May 6 | Glenn Fishman, MD

May 13 | Gabriel Loor, MD

May 20 | Sean van Diepen, MD

May 27 | Eric Krieger, MD

Jun 3 | Christine Albert, MD

Jun 3 | Cardiac #PerfCon 2022

Jun 10 | Charles Murry, MD

Jun 17 | Joseph G. Rogers, MD