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Mass General at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2018

The AHA's Annual Scientific Sessions conference is a global exchange for cardiovascular scientists and clinicians where cutting-edge science and clinical practices are discussed and debated. Specialists from Massachusetts General Hospital will present leading research and innovative treatment approaches in cardiovascular care.

Physicians and researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center present leading research and innovative approaches to the prevention and treatment of cardiac disease, and late-breaking science.

Featured Topics Include:

  • Genomics
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Precision medicine
  • Cardiac disease in women
  • Cardiac disease in the athlete
  • Disparities in cardiovascular care
  • Pulmonary embolism management

American Heart Association Distinguished Scientist Recognition

The American Heart Association's Distinguished Scientists are a prominent group of scientists and clinicians whose work has importantly advanced our understanding of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. This award was created over 10 years ago to recognize AHA/ASA members for significant, original and sustained scientific contributions that have advanced the association's mission: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."

This year, Mass General's own Robert Levine, MD, will be recognized as an AHA Distinguished Scientist.

Dr. Levine focuses on using imaging techniques to explore mechanisms of valvular heart disease in order to develop and test more specific and effective therapies. This mission encompasses diseases of excess valve motion (prolapse, obstructive systolic anterior motion) and deficient valve tissue relative to the remodeling ventricle after heart attack.

About the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

The Mass General Corrigan Minehan Heart Center comprises a dedicated team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, cardiac nurses and cardiac radiologists, who provide leading cardiac care. Our clinicians are some of the world’s foremost experts in diagnosing, treating and preventing heart disease.

Mass General Presenters

Krishna Aragam, MD, MS

Doug Drachman, MD

Patrick Ellinor, MD. PhD

Nasrien Ibrahim, MD

James Januzzi, MD

Sekar Kathiresan, MD

Amit Khera, MD

Robert Levine, MD

  • Featured Presentation: AHA Distinguished Scientist Award Recipient

Steve Lubitz, MD, MPH

Moussa Mansour, MD

Pradeep Natarajan, MD, MMSc

Matthew Nayor, MD

Mike Osborne, MD

Anthony Rosenzweig, MD

Collin Stultz, MD, PhD

Ahmed Tawakol, MD 

Jason Wasfy, MD

Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD

  • Featured Presentation: Vice-Chair of the Laennec Young Clinician Competition


Research Fellows

J. Sawalla Guseh, MD, Medicine Chief Resident

Timothy Churchill, MD

Azar Radfar, MD