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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, June 8, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

A Celebration of Graduating Fellows - Part III

Distance Traveled: A Focus on Acute MI Systems of Care in Kenya. The AfricaSTEMI Initiative
Dr. Njambi Mathenge

Genetic Architecture and Clinical Outcomes of the Fredrickson-Levy-Lees Dyslipoproteinemias
?Dr. Thomas Gilliland

Defining the Longitudinal Progression of Aortic Stenosis?
Dr. Jay Khambhati

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

A Celebration of Graduating Fellows - Part II

Title of Talk: To be announced
Dr. Marc Allard-Ratick

Telegraphing the Future: Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) and the Modernization of Cardiovascular Medical Education
?Dr. Jonathan Salik

Title of Talk: To be announced?
Dr. Romit Bhattacharya

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

Peter Yurchak Memorial Lecture: “Driving Force in Women’s Cardiovascular Health”

Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FAHA, MSCAI, FESC
Professor of Medicine in Cardiology and Population Health Science and Policy
Mount Sinai Professor in Cardiovascular Clinical Research and Outcomes
Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 12:30-1:30 pm

Brian McGovern Memorial Lecture

"Predicting and Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients Without Systolic Dysfunction"

Christine Albert, MD, MPH 

Professor and Chair of the Department of Cardiology, Lee and Harold Kapelovitz Distinguished Chair in Cardiology, 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

A Celebration of Graduating Fellows - Part I

"Dress to Assess: The Growing Impact of Wearable Technology in Healthcare"

Dr. Rachael Venn

"Circulating RNAs in Patients with Decompensated Heart Failure"

?Dr. Immo Lehmann

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

Nuclear Cardiology Section: "Cardiac Amyloidosis: The Evolution of Contemporary Imaging Approaches"

Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FACC, FRCP

Professor of Medicine; Associate Chief of Cardiology; Director, Cardiac Amyloidosis Center; Director, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Imaging Fellowship

University of Pittsburgh

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

"Observational Data For Cardiovascular Outcomes Research: A Skeptic’s Guide"

Emily O'Brien, MD

Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences, Duke University

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

"Messages, Messengers, and Restoring Trust in Science"

Lisa Rosenbaum, MD

Cardiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital

National Correspondent, New England Journal of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

MRI/CT Section

"Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular Imaging"

Timothy Leiner, MD, PhD, EBCR

Cardiovascular Radiologist, Mayo Clinic

Professor of Radiology, Utrecht University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

Interventional Cardiology

"UPSTREAM Management of Aortic Stenosis"

Martin B. Leon, MD
Mallah Family Professor of Cardiology
Director, Columbia Interventional Cardiovascular Care, Columbia University Medical Center
Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Cardiovascular Research Foundation

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM

5th Roman W. DeSanctis, MD Lecture in Cardiology

"The Intersection of Thrombosis and Immunity"

Jane Freedman, MD
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Physician-in-Chief, Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute
Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University

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

"Sex Disparities in Cardiovascular Medicine"

Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FESC

President-Elect, American Society for Preventative Cardiology
Professor of Medicine (former), University of Arizona

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

"Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve: Cardiac Arrhythmias and Digital Health"

Steve Lubitz, MD, MPH
Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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

"Molecular Imaging for Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Drug Discovery"

Jonathan R. Lindner, MD
M. Lowell Edwards Professor of Medicine, Chief, ONPRC Division of Cardiometabolic Health, Oregon Health & Science University

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

"What Cardiologists Should Know About Prostate Cancer”

Darryl Leong, MD - Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McMaster University

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

"Population Health: New Tools but the Same Old Problem" Kosh Ray, MD - Professor of Public Health, Imperial College London, UK

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

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 Institute 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