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Class of 2025

Dr. Alkalbani

Mutaz Alkalbani, MD

Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology

Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Dr. Fabbri

Matteo Fabbri, MD

Medical School: Universita’ degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, facolta’ di Medicina e Chirurgia (Modena, Italy)

Residency: Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Dr. Mehta

Aditya Mehta, MD

Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College, India

Residency: Western Michigan University Homer-Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Class of 2024

Rafael Arias, MD

Rafael Arias, MD

Medical School: Johns Hopkins

Residency: Johns Hopkins Bayview

Moemen Eltelbany, MD

Moemen Eltelbany, MD

Medical School: Ain Shams

Residency: University of Maryland, Midtown

Andrei Minciunescu, MD

Andrei Minciunescu, MD

Medical School: Tufts

Residency: Inova

Class of 2023

Araba Ofosu-Somuah, MD

Araba Ofosu-Somuah, MD

Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Residency: University of Virginia

Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Publications:

Oral and Poster Presentations:

  • Ofosu-Somuah, A, Gattani, R, Genovese, L, Avstreih, D, Epps, K, and Desai, S. (2021). Incessant ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation as a presenting sign of peripartum cardiomyopathy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 77 (18_Supplement_1), 2249-2249.
  • Bruce-Mensah, A, Heard, B, Mason, P, Malhotra, R, Bilchick, K, Ferguson, J, Mangrum, M, Darby, A, and Mehta, N. (2019). Conventional vs. fluoroless catheter ablation in premature ventricular contractions: A single center experience. Circulation, 140 (Suppl_1), A10260-A10260.
  • Bruce-Mensah, A, Heard, B, Mason, P, Malhotra, R, Bilchick, K, Ferguson, J, Mangrum, M, Darby, A, and Mehta, N. (2019). Conventional vs. fluoroless catheter ablation in ventricular tachycardia: A single center experience. Circulation, 140 (Suppl_1), A10944-A10944.
  • Bruce-Mensah, A, Bilchick, K, Breathett, K, Parker, A, Mwansa, H, Tallaj, J, McMillan, E, and Mazimba, S (2018). PulmonarySystemic effective arterial elastance ratio is associated with increased adverse outcomes in advanced heart failure. Circulation, 138 (Suppl_1), A16789-A16789.
Raghav Gattani, MD

Raghav Gattani, MD

Medical School: Sri Ramachandra Institute for Higher Education and Research

Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology, Brigham-Womens Hospital, Boston, MA

Peer Reviewed Publications and Abstracts:

  • Gattani, R., & Bakhshi, H., & Ofosu-Somuah, A., & Qian, X., & Atkins, M. (2021, Oct). Multimodality Imaging Assessment of Ventricular Septal Rupture and Intramyocardial Dissecting Hematoma Post Late-Presenting Acute Myocardial Infarction. Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging, 14(10), e013185. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 34579549.
  • Gattani, R., & Ekanem, E., & Ofosu-Somuah, A., & Neumann, J. T., & McCarthy, C., & Shah, P., & Magaret, C., & Rhyne, R., & Barnes, G., & Peters, C., & Defilippi, C., & Jacuzzi, J. (2021, Nov). Pooled Multi-National validation Study of a Machine Learning, High Sensitivity Troponin-Based Multi-Proteomic Model to Predict the Presence of Obstructive CAD as Compared to High Sensitivity Troponin Along in a Subset of Patients with Diabetes. Circulation , 144(Suppl_1), A10637-A10637.
  • Qian, X., & Gattani, R., & Sandesara, C. M.. (2021, June 11). Skill Checkup: An Electrical Conundrum. https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/952644

Poster and Oral Presentations:

  • Gattani, R., & Shadman, S., & Bakhshi, H., & Qian, X., & Ofosu- Somuah, A., & Sidhu, B., & Emaminia, A., & Singh, R. (2021, Oct). Bridge the bad connection: Role of multimodality imaging-guided evaluation and management of coronary artery fistula and giant coronary artery aneurysm. Journal of American College of Cardiology.
  • Gattani, R., Bakhshi, H., Ekanem, E., Desai, M., Sinha, S., Speir, A., Singh, R., Sherwood, M., Tehrani, B., Batchelor, W.. (2021, May 16). Complicated Ventricular Septal Rupture Requiring Mechanical Circulatory Support Bridge to Heart Transplant: A Consequence of Late Presenting Myocardial Infarction in the Era of COVID-19 [Poster presented]. ACC/Atlanta , GA, USA.
  • Ofosu-Somuah, A., Gattani, R., Genovese, L., Epps, K., Avstreih, D., Desai, S.. (2021, May 16). Incessant Ventricular Tachycardia/Fibrillation as a presenting sign of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy [Poster presented]. ACC/Atlanta, GA, USA.
Dr. Qian

Xiaoxiao Qian, MD

Medical School: University of Nebraska

Residency: Aurora Health Care

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Qian X, Sandesara C. Not All P Waves Are Equally Created. European Heart Journal: Case Reports. 2022 May, 6(5), ytac198
  • Qian X, Sheidu M, Bakhshi H, Gattani R, Ofosu-somuah A, Emaminia A. Acute Perimyocarditis Unmasking Anomalous Right Coronary Artery: Is Treating the Ischemia Enough? Does Surgery Fix All? JACC Case Reports. 2022 May, 4 (9) 507–511.
  • Qian X, Channels C, Gaeta S, Wish M, Matthews B, Atwater B, Kumar V. Radiofrequency Communicator Software Patch Update without Cybersecurity Firmware Update Increases the Risk of Inappropriate Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shocks. HeartRhythm Case Reports. 2022 Jan, 8(2) 69-72.

Published/Accepted Abstracts:

  • Qian X, Kim D, Ilkhanoff L, Zhao Q et al. Association Between Electrocardiogram and Echocardiographic Signs of Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism. European Society of Cardiology Congress 2022
  • Qian X, Channels CJ, Matthews B, Atwater BD et al. Firmware Upgrade of Abbott Cardiovascular Electronic Devices: The Inova Arrhythmia Experience. European Society of Cardiology Congress 2022
  • Qian X, Atwater BD, Wish M, Kumar V et al. Impact of Gender, and Baseline CHA2DS2-VASc Score on Short-term Quality of Improvement After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation. Inova Cherry Blossom Symposium 2022

Graduates

Dr. Leonard Genovese

Leonard Genovese, MD

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine

Residency: The George Washington University

Publications:

  • Carnicelli AP, Blumer V, Genovese L, Gage A, Agarwal R, Lakdawala NK, Bohula E, Katz JN. The road not yet traveled: distinction in critical care cardiology through the advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology training pathway. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2021 Nov 4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.07.014
  • Guo A, Bakhshi H, O’Hara J, Genovese L, Fein A, Maghsoudi A, Sandesara C. Hypoplastic Coronary Artery Disease Presenting with Ventricular Fibrillation Cardiac Arrest. Eur J Case Rep Intern Med. 2021 Aug 2;8(8):002736. doi: 10.12890/2021_002736. PMID: 34527617
  • Genovese L, Dey AK, Cole RT, Cooper LB, Desai S, May CW, Sarin E, Shah P, Sinha SS, Psotka MA. Fulminant cardiogenic shock due to cardiac sarcoidosis. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives. 2021 Sep 3;11(5):673-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/20009666.2021.1948668

Abstracts and Poster Presentations:

  • Tehrani BN, Sherwood MW, Rosner C, Baghchi P, Truesdell AG, Bakhshi H, Damluji A, Desai M, Desai S, Epps K, Flanagan MC, Gattani R, Genovese L, Howard E, Ibrahim N, Kasarabada A, Kennedy J, Lantry J, Moukhachen H, Ofosu-Somuah A, Petro K, Psotka M, Qian X, Ryan L, Sarin E, Shah P, Singh R, Sinha SS, Speir A, Tang D, Welch T, Young K, Defilippi C, O’Connor CM, Batchelor W. A Standardized and Regionalized System of Care Network for Cardiogenic Shock: Insights from the INOVA-Shock Registry. AHA 2021 - Poster Presentation
  • Ekanem E, Genovese L, et al. Feasibility and Economic Analysis of Office Based Implantable Cardiac Monitor Insertion. Abbott Confirm Rx Office Study. ACC 2021 – Poster Presentation
  • Ofosu-Somuah A, Gattani R, Genovese L, et al. Incessant Ventricular Tachycardia/Fibrillation as a Presenting Sign of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. ACC 2021 Complex Clinical Cases – Poster Presentation

Oral Presentations:

  • Genovese, L - Evaluation of Dyspnea in a HFpEF-PH Patient - Hemodynamics 201 - ACC 2022
  • Genovese L, et al. Is Early Initiation of Mechanical Circulatory Support Associated with Improved In-Hospital Mortality due to Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock. ACC 2021 – Moderated Poster Presentation
Dr. Hooman Bakhshi

Hooman Bakhshi, MD

Medical School: Shahid Beheshti University

Residency: Medstar Union Memorial Hospital

Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Publications:

  • Bakhshi H, Gattani R, Ekanem E, Singh R, Desai M, Speir AM, Sinha SS, Sherwood MW, Tehrani B and Batchelor W. Ventricular septal rupture and cardiogenic shock complicating STEMI during COVID-19 pandemic: An old foe re-emerges. Heart & Lung. 2021;50:292-295.
  • Ekanem E, Podder S, Donthi N, Bakhshi H, Stodghill J, Khandhar S, Mahajan A and Desai M. Spontaneous pneumothorax: An emerging complication of COVID-19 pneumonia. Heart & Lung. 2021;50:437-440.
  • Rosner CM, Genovese L, Tehrani BN, Atkins M, Bakhshi H, Chaudhri S, Damluji AA, de Lemos JA, Desai SS and Emaminia A. Myocarditis Temporally Associated with COVID-19 Vaccination. Circulation. 2021.
  • Shabani M, Bakhshi H, Ostovaneh MR, Ma X, Wu CO, Ambale‐Venkatesh B, Blaha MJ, Allison MA, Budoff MJ and Cushman M. Temporal change in inflammatory biomarkers and risk of cardiovascular events: the Multi‐ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. ESC Heart Failure. 2021.
  • Bakhshi H, Donthi N, Ekanem E, Podder S, Sinha S, Sherwood MW, Tehrani B and Batchelor W. The clinical spectrum of myocardial injury associated with COVID-19 infection. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives. 2020;10:521-522.
  • Bakhshi H, Varadarajan V, Ambale‐Venkatesh B, Meyghani Z, Ostovaneh MR, Durda P, Wu CO, Tracy RP, Cushman M and Bluemke DA. Association of soluble interleukin‐2 receptor α and tumour necrosis factor receptor 1 with heart failure: The Multi‐Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. ESC heart failure. 2020;7:639-644.
  • Ekanem E, Gattani R, Bakhshi H, Tehrani B and Batchelor W. Combined Venoarterial ECMO and Impella-CP Circulatory Support for Cardiogenic Shock Due to Papillary Muscle Rupture. Case Reports. 2020;2:2169-2172.
  • Masson R, Bakhshi H and Haddad TM. Intermittent left bundle branch block and acute heart failure in trastuzumab-induced cardiotoxicity. BMJ Case Reports CP. 2020;13:e236009.
  • Xie E, Yu R, Ambale-Venkatesh B, Bakhshi H, Heckbert SR, Soliman EZ, Bluemke DA, Kawut SM, Wu CO and Nazarian S. Association of right atrial structure with incident atrial fibrillation: a longitudinal cohort cardiovascular magnetic resonance study from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2020;22:1-10.

Oral and Poster Presentations:

  • Kapoor K, De Vasconcellos H, Bakhshi H, Meyghani Z, Matheson M, Rochitte C, Di Carli M, Cox C, Lima J and Arbab-Zadeh A. Five-year Prognostic Value Of Coronary Artery Calcium Score With No Myocardial Ischemia: From Core 320. Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. 2021;15:S48.
  • Guo A, Bakhshi H, Hara JO, Genovese L, Fein A, Maghsoudi A and Sandesara C. Hypoplastic Coronary Artery Disease Presenting with Ventricular Fibrillation Cardiac Arrest. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2021;77:2052-2052.
  • Genovese L, Sinha S, Raja A, Bakhshi H, Damluji A, Desai M, Desai S, Epps K, Flanagan M and Howard E. Is early initiation of mechanical circulatory support associated with improved in-hospital mortality due to acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2021;77:553-553.
  • Gattani R, Bakhshi H, Ekanem E, Desai M, Sinha S, Speir A, Singh R, Sherwood M, Tehrani B and Batchelor W. Complicated ventricular septal rupture requiring mechanical circulatory support bridge to heart transplant: a consequence of late presenting myocardial infarction in the era of covid-19. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2021;77:2570-2570.
  • Donthi N, Podder S, Ekanem E, Bakhshi H, Vakilzadeh M, Zhao Q and Desai M. Reduced rv function is associated with mortality in covid-19 patients treated with ECMO. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2021;77:3070-3070.
  • Bakhshi H, Bagchi P, Sun J, Seliger S, Diao G, Venkatesh BA, Varadarajan V, Lima J and DeFilippi C. Cardiovascular proteomics profiles in replacement and interstitial myocardial fibrosis: THE MULTI-ETHNIC STUDY OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2021;77:563-563.
  • Ekanem E, Gattani R, Bakhshi H, Tehrani B, Sherwood MW, Epps K, Damluji A, Rosner C, Truesdell AG and DeFilippi CR. ECPELLA support strategy for the management of acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock due to papillary muscle rupture. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2020;75:3089-3089.
  • Bakhshi H, Diao G, Seliger S, Sun J, Berry JD, Neeland I, Lemos Jd and DeFilippi CR. Targeted discovery proteomics in malignant left ventricular hypertrophy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2020;75:677-677.
  • Bakhshi H, Bagchi P, Meyghani Z, Tehrani BN, Garg PK, Ambale Venkatesh B, Ohyama Y, Wu C, Budoff MJ and Criqui MH. Gender-Stratified Difference in the Association Between Coronary Artery Calcium and Incident Peripheral Artery Disease: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Circulation. 2020;142:A13514-A13514.
  • Fadiran OO, Ostovaneh M, Defilippi C, Ambale-Venkatesh B, Kato Y, Bakhshi H, Tracy R, Wu CO, Bluemke D and Lima J. Myocardial Ischemia Indexed as High-sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T is Associated With Mri Defined Myocardial Interstitial Fibrosis: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Circulation. 2019;140:A9697-A9697.
Dr. Emmanuel Ekanem

Emmanuel Ekanem, MD

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science

Residency: Georgetown University Hospital

Fellowship: Cardiac Electrophysiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Peer Reviewed Publications/Abstracts:

  • Ekanem, E., Gattani, R., Bakhshi, H., Tehrani, Batchelor, W. (2020). Combined Veno-arterial ECMO and Impella-CP Circulatory Support for Cardiogenic Shock Due to Papillary Muscle Rupture. JACC Case Reports (Accepted for Publication)
  • Ekanem,E., Gattani, R., Shea, J., Zhao, Q., Singh, R., Liam, R. (2020). Left Atrial Appendage Inversion Presenting as Acute Right Ventricular Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. CASE
  • Ekanem, E., Wish, M., Strickberger, A., Gaeta, S., & Kumar, V. (2019). Unusual Cause of Incessant Atrial Tachycardia. HeartRhythm Case Reports.
  • Batchelor, W., & Ekanem, E. (2019). TAVR Use and Outcomes in Minorities: Time for a Wake-up Call. Cardiovascular revascularization medicine: including molecular interventions, 20(7), 537.
  • Ekanem, E., Minciunescu, A., & Truesdell, A. G. (2020). GIANT CORONARY ANEURYSM WITH HIGH THROMBUS BURDEN PRESENTING AS STEMI REQUIRING EXTENSIVE ASPIRATION THROMBECTOMY. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 75(11 Supplement 1), 2765.
  • Ekanem, E., Shah, P., Latta, F., Barnes, G., Adams, E., Magaret, C., ... & DeFilippi, C. R. (2020). PERFORMANCE OF NOVEL BIOMARKER-CLINICAL SCORE TO PREDICT PRESENCE OF OBSTRUCTIVE CORONARY DISEASE VERSUS STRESS TEST IN VALIDATION COHORT. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 75(11 Supplement 1), 98.
  • Arshad, A., Bergemann, T., Ekanem, E., Tambe, M., Cheng, A., & Cooper, L. (2020). GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ARRHYTHMIA BURDEN FOLLOWING CRT-D UTILIZING HIS BUNDLE PACING: A CARELINK ANALYSIS. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 75(11 Supplement 1), 496.
  • Gattani, R., Ekanem, E., & Arshad, A. (2020). LEADLESS PACEMAKER IMPLANT IN A HEART TRANSPLANT PATIENT. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 75(11 Supplement 1), 2633.
  • Minciunescu, A., Ekanem, E., Nitta, B., Castro, F., & Dhanani, H. (2020). INTRAPARENCHYMAL BRAIN ABSCESS IN AN ADULT MALE WITH UNDERLYING EBSTEIN ANOMALY AND COR TRIATRIATUM DEXTER. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 75(11 Supplement 1), 2487.
  • Ekanem, E., Shah, P., Latta, F., Barnes, G., Adams, E., Magaret, C. A., ... & DeFilippi, C. (2019). VALIDATION OF A NOVEL BIOMARKER-CLINICAL SCORE TO PREDICT THE PRESENCE OF OBSTRUCTIVE CORONARY DISEASE. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 73(9 Supplement 1), 160.