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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 2022/2023 Grand Rounds schedule is in the process of being scheduled. Below is the current schedule. 

WEDNESDAY, February 1, 2023, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Renal Denervation in Hypertension – Where Do We Stand in 2023”

Felix Mahfoud, MD, MA

Professor of Medicine, Saarland University

Deputy Director of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Saarland University Hospital

Upcoming Cardiology Grand Rounds Speakers:

  • 2/10/23: Combined Cardiology Grand Rounds
  • 2/15/23: Sadiya Khan, MD, MSc

To view past grand rounds presentations, please visit:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2023, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Update Molecular Imaging of Vulnerable Plaque”

Michael Joner, MD

Deputy Head, Department for Cardiovascular Diseases, German Heart Center Munich, Germany

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2023, 12:30-1:30 PM

“The Emerging Role of Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction in Chronic Coronary Disease”

Viviany R. Taqueti, MD, MPH

Director of Cardiac Stress Lab, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2023, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Arrhythmic Risk Stratification in Mitral Valve Prolapse”

Francesca Nesta Delling, MD, MPH

Director of Echocardiography Research, UCSF
Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Advanced Perfusion reperfusion Strategies for Refractory Cardiac Arrest”

Demetri Yannopoulos, MD

Emergency Medicine, Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

“ACHD and VAD Therapy: A Pediatric Hospital Perspective”

Angela Lorts, MD, MBA

Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program

CO-Director Of ACTON, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics

Ari Cedars, MD

Director of Hopkins Adult Congenital Heart Center

Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Shared Decision Making”

Karen Sepucha, Ph.D.

Director of Health Decision Sciences Center, Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

 Kathrene Valentine, Ph.D.

Junior Faculty in Health Decision Sciences Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Leigh Simmons, MD

Medical Director of Health Decision Sciences Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

Director of Internal Medicine Clerkship, Harvard Medical School

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Radiation Associated Heart Disease: Current Concepts”

Milind Desai, MD, MBA

Director of Clinical Operations of Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, Cleveland Clinic

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in the Setting of Heart Failure”

Michiel Rienstra, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Clinical Director of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Efficient Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Deliver Value in Patient Care”

Sven Plein MD, PhD, FRCP

British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging, University of Leeds

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

Harvard Medical School-wide Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Reproductive Life Planning for the Cardiologist Post-Dobbs: Where Do We Go From Here?

"Introduction to the Post-Dobbs Landscape"
Amy Sarma, MD MHS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS, Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Program, MGH

Maternal Mortality in the United States" 
Loryn Feinberg, MD, Instructor of Medicine, HMS, Director of the Women's Heart Health Program, BIDMC

"Post-Dobbs Legal Landscape and Impact on Reproductive Life Planning"
Louise King, MD, JD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, HMS, Center for Bioethics Director of Reproductive Bioethics, HMS

"The Role of Cardio-Obstetric Teams in Risk Stratification of Pregnant Cardiovascular Patients"
Nandita Scott, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS, Co-Director of the Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program, MGH

"Re-Imagining Cardiovascular Education Post-Dobbs"
Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS, Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Program, MGH, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Director, MGH


 Amy Sarma, MD MHS - Assistant Professor, MGH

Emily Lau, MD - Instructor of Medicine, MGH

Panel Discussants: 

Malissa Wood, MD - Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief of Cardiology for Diversity and Health Equity, Co-Director of the Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program, MGH

Chloe Zera, MD MPH - Interim Chief, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director, Obstetrics Population Health and Quality Improvement BIDMC, Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, HMS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Vascular Calcification: From Bench populations to Beside”

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FACC

Co-Director, UCLA Program in Preventative Cardiology

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Emerging Device-based Therapies to Treat Heart Failure”

Marat Fudim, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Aortic Valve Repair”

Gebrine El-Khoury, MD, PhD

Chief, Univeritaires Saint Luc’s Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Department

Professor at Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital—New England Journal of Medicine

“A 54-Year-Old Man with Exertional Chest Pain and Dyspnea”

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc

Vice-Dean, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Magerstadt Professor, Chief, Division of Cardiology, and Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine; Associate Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern; Medicine Deputy Editor for JAMA Cardiology

Bailey Hutchinson, MD

Fellow in Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital

J. Sawalla Guseh, MD

Director of Cardiovascular Performance Fellowship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Brian B. Goshhajra, MD

Division Chief, Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Rodney H. Falk, MD

Director of Cardiac Amyloidosis Program and Cardiovascular Medicine Specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Andrew J. Yee, MD

Clinical Director, Center for Multiple Myeloma at Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Physician Scientists Today and Tomorrow: Health care in the era of the zebibyte"

Marschall S. Runge, MD, PhD

Dean, University of Michigan Medical School, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, U-M, CEO, Michigan Medicine

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Cardiovascular precision medicine with use of antithrombotic agents”

Jolanta Siller-Matula, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiology, Interventional Cardiologist, Medical University of Vienna, Austria