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Mass General Cardiology Grand Rounds

The Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center prepares future health care professionals and trains providers in innovative therapies and care. As part of these efforts, the center hosts regular Grand Rounds presentations from thought leaders and researchers on important cardiology topics.

Cardiology Grand Rounds is open to all healthcare professionals.

Cardiology Grand Rounds Schedule

The 2021/2022 Grand Rounds schedule is in the process of being scheduled. Below is the current schedule. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 12:30-1:30 pm

"From Reading the Genome for Risk to Rewriting it for Cardiovascular Health"

Sekar Kathiresan, MD

Co-Founder and CEO, Verve Therapeutics, and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Learning Objectives:   Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the three major genetic models for myocardial infarction risk – monogenic, polygenic, and somatic
  • Describe how natural resistance mutations lower plasma LDL lifelong in some people and lead to protection against heart attack
  • Understand the development of a new class of medicines, which can edit the genome in an adult and lead to permanent lowering of LDL cholesterol after a single treatment

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM

"From Pills Towards Nucleic Acid-based Therapies for Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Diseases"

Professor Ulf Landmesser

Chairman, Department of Cardiology, Charite University Medicine Berlin (CBF)

Professor of Cardiology, Berlin Institute of Health

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM

"Molecular and Genetic Regulators of Vascular Calcification and Atherosclerosis"

Rajeev Malhotra, MD
Associate Director Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory,  Associate Director Cardiac ICU, Mass General
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM

"Future of Structural Heart Programs: Can Surgeons and Cardiologists Coexist?"

Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD

Surgical Director, Structural Heart Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM

"New Approaches to HFpEF in the Era of Precision Medicine"

Sanjiv J. Shah, MD

Stone Endowed Professor 

Director of Research for the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute 

Director, Center for Deep Phenotyping and Precision Medicine in the Insitute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine 

Director of the Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) Program 

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM

Joanna Chikwe, MD, FRCS, FACC

The Irina and George Schaeffer Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Surgery 

 Professor and Chairman, Department of Cardiac Surgery 

 Smidt Heart Institute,  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM

"Physical Activity and Health: from Integrative Physiology to Public Health"

William E. Kraus, MD 

Dick and Pat Johnson Distinguished University Professor of Cardiovascular Genomics, Duke University

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM

"Cardiovascular Toxicities of Cancer Therapeutics: Windows into Cardiovascular Biology"

Aarti Asnani, MD - “Hemopexin as an Early Biomarker of Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity"

Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS, Director of Cardio-Oncology,BIDMC

Tomas Neilan, MD - “Immunotherapies for Cancer, Accelerated Atherosclerosis and Myocarditis"

Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS,  Co-Director Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center (CIRC), MGH, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MGH

Umberto Campia, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA - "Vascular and Metabolic Complications of Targeted Cancer Treatments"

Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS, Cardiologist and Vascular Medicine Specialist BWH

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Cardiogenic Shock Complicating Myocardial Infarction – Current Management Strategies”

Dr. Holger Thiele 

Director, Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology,  Director, Leipzig Heart Science gGmbH, Heart Center Leipzig at University of Leipzig

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM

"Delivering on the Promise: Pulse Field Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias"

Jacob Koruth, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM

"What Cardiac CT Has Taught About Prevention"

Stephan Achenbach, MD, Professor of Medicine, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM

"New Interventional and Medical Therapies for Peripheral Artery Disease"

Ehrin J. Armstrong, MD MSc MAS FACC FSCAI FSVM, Medical Director, Adventist Heart and Vascular Institute, Adventist Health St. Helena Hospital, St. Helena, CA

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM

"How Can We Achieve Maternal Health Equity in the United States?"

Garima Sharma, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Women’s Careers in Academic Medicine, Director of Cardio Obstetrics, Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology-Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine