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1st Year Fellows – 2020-21

Araba Ofosu-Somuah, MD

Araba Ofosu-Somuah, MD

Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Residency: University of Virginia

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

2nd Year Fellows

Dr. Leonard Genovese

Leonard Genovese, MD

Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine

Residency: The George Washington University


  • 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.

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


  • 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.
  • 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.

Poster Presentations:

  • Bakhshi H, Diao G, Seliger S, Sun J, Berry JD, Neeland I, de Lemos J and DeFilippi CR. Targeted discovery proteomics in malignant left ventricular hypertrophy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2020;75(11 Supplement 1):677.
  • 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(11 Supplement 1):3089.
  • 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(Suppl_1):A9697-A9697.

3rd Year Fellows

Dr. Emmanuel Ekanem

Emmanuel Ekanem, MD

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

Residency: Georgetown University Hospital

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.