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1st Year Fellows – 2021-22

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

2nd Year Fellows

Araba Ofosu-Somuah, MD

Araba Ofosu-Somuah, MD

Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Residency: University of Virginia

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

Xiaoxiao Qian, MD

Xiaoxiao Qian, MD

Medical School: University of Nebraska

Residency: Aurora Health Care

3rd Year Fellows

Dr. Leonard Genovese

Leonard Genovese, MD

Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine

Residency: The George Washington University

Publications:

  • Eltelbany M, Singh R, Genovese L, Shah P. Delayed Presentation of Thrombophilia after LVAD Deactivation for Reverse Cardiac Remodeling. Circ HF. Accepted for publication 3/31/2020 - will be sometime in August issue of Circ HF.
  • Gerhard EF, Singh R, Psotka MA, Cavallo KM, Genovese L, Cooper LB, Edwards LG, May CW, Cole R, Sinha SS, Desai SS, Shah P. Long Term Cardiac Remodeling after LVAD Deactivation for Myocardial Recovery. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant. Volume 39, Issue 4. April 2020, Pages S349-S350. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.404.

Oral and Poster Presentations:

  • Genovese L, Cole R, Cooper LB, Desai S, May CW, Sarin E, Shah P, Sinha SS, Psotka M. Fulminant Cardiogenic Shock due to Cardiac Sarcoidosis. INOVA Heart Failure Symposium 2019 and ACC 2020 - poster presentation.
  • Chandrabata T, Genovese L, Naderi N, Bagnola A, Tran H. Combination Chemotherapy with a Shocking Result. ACC 2020 - 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.

Graduates

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.