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Cardiology Grand Rounds: The Inova Dudley Family Center Visiting Professor Series

  • Usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Target audience: Members of the medical staff (all sub-specialties, medical residents and students)
  • Lecture from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
  • This is a CME Accredited Program

Detailed information will be posted here prior to each event. 

3rd Annual Healthcare Disparities Conference

A Call for Transformation: Impactful Strategies for Sustainable Change

  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021
  • 12:30 – 3:15 p.m. (Free)

This online, half-day symposium for healthcare professionals will discuss strategies for implementing individual,team, community, and systemic change to address health disparities and improve the health and well-being of culturally and ethnically diverse patients.

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Sunil V. Rao, MD

Sunil V. Rao, MD

Cardiology Grand Rounds: The Inova Dudley Family Center Visiting Professor Series Improving the Safety of PCI: Tribulations, Trials, Transfusions and Twitter

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

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Objectives:

  1. Review the prevalence of bleeding complications in patients undergoing PCI
  2. Review the risk of mortality associated with bleeding and blood transfusion in patients undergoing PCI
  3. Review strategies to reduce bleeding risk in patients undergoing PCI

This is a CME Accredited Program.

Dr. Rao is Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and the Section Chief of Cardiology at the Durham VA Medical Center. He graduated summa cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and magna cum laude from Ohio State University College of Medicine, where he won the David Saylor Memorial Award for Cardiology Research. He completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Duke University Medical Center. He served as Chief Fellow at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and was the Warren and Gloria A. Newman Fellow in Interventional Cardiology. 

After his training, he joined the faculty at Duke University Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and rose to become Professor of Medicine in 2017. In 2005, he became the Director of the catheterization laboratories at the Durham VA Medical Center, and in 2014, he was appointed Chief of Cardiology at the Durham VA. Dr. Rao has won several awards as an attending physician including the W. Proctor Harvey Award from the American College of Cardiology (2011), the Duke Cardiology Fellows’ Mentoring Award (2013, 2018), and the Duke Clinical Research Institute Robert M. Califf, MD, Award for Fellow Mentoring (2020).

As the Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Rao has overseen the expansion of the faculty at the VA to increase patient access, start new clinical programs and leverage VA research funding. New clinical programs include a structural heart disease service, a same-day discharge after PCI program and a transradial PCI program. Under his leadership, the Durham VA is the leading transradial PCI center in the VA system nationally. His streamlining of the scheduling process for cardiac catheterization at the Durham VA led to decreased wait times and same-day access for outpatients, resulting in more than $1 million saved annually. In 2014, under his guidance, the Durham VA was one of 10 VA medical centers to be awarded a grant to start a women’s heart disease program. Dr. Rao has also successfully secured more than $1.2 million in funding from the VAHS to establish a home-based cardiac rehabilitation program and a nurse-led hypertension control program. Under his leadership, members of the Durham VA Division of Cardiology have successfully obtained research funding from the NIH, the Department of Defense and VA HSR&D across basic, translational and clinical research domains.

Dr. Rao has published more than 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts. His main research interests are pharmacological and interventional therapies for acute coronary syndromes, as well as bleeding and blood transfusion complications among patients with ischemic heart disease. Dr. Rao has been the principal investigator of several randomized clinical trials including the first registry-based randomized trial performed in the United States, titled the “SAFE-PCI for Women” trial, comparing radial and femoral approaches to PCI in women. He is the principal investigator for the Coordinating Center for the National Institute on Aging’s Partnership for Anemia: Clinical and Translational Trials in the Elderly (PACTTE). He is also a coinvestigator on the ACC-funded National Cardiovascular Data Registry’s (ACC-NCDR) CathPCI registry. 

At the national level, Dr. Rao serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions, the interventional journal of the American Heart Association’s flagship Circulation family of journals, and was the chair of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2019 Annual Scientific Sessions. In addition, Dr. Rao is currently the Vice President of SCAI.

2021 IHVI Grand Rounds Speakers

  • June 8: Julia Grapsa MD, PhD, FESC, FAHA, FACC
  • July 13: Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
  • August 10: Barry Greenberg, MD, FHFSA
  • September 14: Sunil Rao, MD
  • October 12: Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD
  • November 9: Doug Mann, MD
  • December 14: Quinn Capers, MD

Cardiology Grand Rounds/The Inova Dudley Family Center Visiting Professor Series: List of Previous Speakers

August 2021
Barry Greenberg, MD, 

Distinguished Professor of Medicine, 
Director, Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program,
University of California, San Diego

“Struggling To Get Out of the Middle - Managing Patients with HFmrEF”

July 2021
Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center
Chief, UCLA Division of Cardiology (Interim)

"Improving Quality of Care and Outcomes for Heart Failure"

June 2021
Julia Grapsa MD, PhD, FESC, FAHA, FACC

Consultant Cardiologist, Valvular Heart Disease and Imaging,
Guys and St Thomas NHS Hospitals Trust, London, United Kingdom
Associate Professor, Kings College University
Editor in Chief, JACC Case Reports
Secretary/Treasurer – ESC Council on Valvular Heart Disease

"Imaging in Structural Interventions: Mitral and Tricuspid "

May 2021
Christopher J. White, MD, MACC, MSCAI, FAHA, FESC, FACP

Professor and Chair of Medicine and Cardiology
Medical Director, Value-Based Care
System Chair for Cardiovascular Diseases
Ochsner Medical Center

"Cardiovascular Value-Based Care"

April 2021
Anthony N. DeMaria, MD

Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Founding Director, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
UC San Diego Healthcare

"Limitations of Clinical Trials"

March 2021
E. Magnus Ohman, MD, FRCPI, FESC, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine
The Kent and Siri Rawson Director, Duke Program for Advanced Coronary Disease
Associate Director, Duke Heart Center, Duke University Medical Center

"Myocardial Infarction Cardiogenic Shock in 2021: How Can We Improve Outcomes?"
 

February 2021
Robert Harrington, MD
Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor and Chairman,
Department of Medicine
Stanford University

"Digital Medicine: What We Need to Teach in Training Programs"

January 2021
Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, MSCAI
Mount Sinai Professor in Cardiovascular Clinical Research and Outcomes,
Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

"P2Y12 Monotherapy After PCI: Review of Current Data"

December 2020
Mandeep R. Mehra, MBBS, MSc, FRCP
William Harvey Distinguished Chair in Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Executive Director, Center for Advanced Heart Disease, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

"The Promise of Myocardial Recovery in Advanced Heart Failure: A Pipe Dream"

November 2020
JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Professor of Medicine
Director, Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation
Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute

"New Devices for Heart Failure"

October 2020
James de Lemos, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Sweetheart Ball-Kern Wildenthal Chair in Cardiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

"Screening the Population for Cardiovascular Disease Using Genetics, Imaging and Biomarkers: Is "Precision Prevention" Becoming a Reality?"

September 2020
Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC, FAHA, MACP, FHFSA
Vice Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, Magerstadt Professor of Medicine, Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine;
Associate Director, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Northwestern Memorial Hospital

"Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Racism: Lessons Learned from the Summer of 2020 and What Everyone Needs to Know"

August 2020
Kenneth W. Mahaffey, MD
Medical Director, Eastern Region
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Inova Alexandria Hospital

"The COVID-19 Coagulopathy"

July 2020
Anthony Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC
Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Associate Dean, Clinical Research, School of Medicine, Stanford University
Vice Chair, Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, Stanford University
Director, Stanford Center for Clinical Research

"The Project Baseline Health Study: Building a Science Platform and a Participant Community"

June 2020
Christopher Kramer, MD
George A. Beller, MD/Lantheus Medical Imaging Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Chief, Cardiovascular Division
University of Virginia Health System

"Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Novel Predictors of Prognosis"

March 2020
Richard F. Neville, MD, DFSVS
Associate Director, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
System Director, Vascular Services
Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery

"Evolution in the Management of CLI: Charles Darwin Would Be Proud"

February 2020
G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Professor of Medicine, (Cardiology) University of Colorado AMC
Director, Section of Pharmacogenomics, CU-CVI
President and CEO, ARCA Biopharma

"Next Generation Anti-adrenergic Therapy of Heart Failure"

January 2020
Michael R. Bristow, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine, with Tenure
Chief, Heart Failure Section, Division of Cardiology
Fellowship Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

"Guideline Directed Medical Therapy for Heart Failure in 2020: How Do We Get There?"

December 2019
Ann Marie Navar, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Director of Innovations, Duke Clinical Research Institute

"Good Science is Not Enough: How Patient Fears and Other Barriers Threaten Disease Prevention"

November 2019
Carmelo Milano, MD
Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery
Surgical Director for LVAD Program
Professor of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine

"Advances and Challenges with Durable LVAD Support"

October 2019
Melany Atkins, MD
Director of Cardiac Imaging, Fairfax Radiological Consultants
Co-Medical Director, Fairfax MRI Center
"Integration of advanced cardiac imaging techniques into routine clinical practice: Cardiac CT and MRI update"

September 2019
Mariell Jessup, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC
Chief Science and Medical Officer, American Heart Association
"Do We Need Clinical Practice Guidelines Anymore?"

August 2019
Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH
Fred Cobb Distinguished Professor of Medicine in Cardiology, Duke Clinical Research Institute
"Can Technology and Big Data Fundamentally Change Clinical Research and Practice?"

July 2019
Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD
Director Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy Center, Divisions of Heart Failure, Transplant, and Pulmonary Hypertension; Associate Director of Heart Failure Research and Heart Failure Outreach; Member, Inova Medical Group
"Come Together: How We Can All Better Help Our Patients with Heart Failure"

June 2019
Wayne Batchelor, MD, MHS, FACC, FSCAI
Director of Inova Interventional Heart Program; Director of Interventional Heart Disease Research, Education, and Innovation, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
"The Decade’s Top 5 Advances in Catheter-based Interventions for Structural Heart Disease and How they Impact IHVI"

May 2019
Eldrin F. Lewis, MD, MPH
Director, Cardiovascular Clerkships and STARS Research Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
"Centering the Patient in the Optimization of Meaningful Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure"

April 2019
Daniel B. Mark, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Duke University School of Medicine
"The Art of Medicine: A Modern Reinterpretation for the Era of Guidelines, Large Clinical Trials and Social Media"

March 2019
Randall C. Starling, MD
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; President, Heart Failure Society of America
"Advanced Heart Failure: Challenges and Options for Care"

February 2019
Michel G. Khouri, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
"Imaging-based Screening for Cardiovascular Disease in Cancer Patients"

January 2019
Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM
Yale New Haven Hospital
"Learning From Every Click: The Future of the Learning Healthcare System"

December 2018
Marc Wish, MD, FACC, FHRS
Inova Heart & Vascular Institute

November 2018
Charles Murphy MD, CPPS
Inova Heart & Vascular Institute

October 2018
Robert Townsend Cole, MD, FHFSA
Emory University

September 2018
Alexander G. Truesdell, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM
Inova Heart & Vascular Institute

August 2018
Lauren Cooper, MD, MHS, FACC, FHFSA
Inova Heart & Vascular Institute

July 2018
William T. Abraham, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FRCP
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center

June 2018
Douglas L. Packer, MD
Mayo Clinic Rochester

May 2018
Dr. Kelly C. Epps
Inova Heart & Vascular Institute

April 2018
Dr. Matthew Sherwood
Inova Heart & Vascular Institute

March 2018
Dr. Behnam Tehrani
Inova Heart & Vascular Institute

February 2018
C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC
American College of Cardiology; Stroobants Cardiovascular Center; Centra Medical Group

January 2018
James E. Tcheng, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FESC
Duke University School of Medicine

November 2017
Joseph Rogers, MD
Department of Medicine, Duke University

August 2017
Melissa A. Daubert, MD FACC, FASE, FSCCT
Duke University Medical Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute

June 2017
Douglas L. Packer, MD

Mayo Clinic Rochester

May 2017
James Januzzi, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School; Baim Institute for Clinical Research

April 2017

  • Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH
    Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Fred Cobb MD
    Duke University Medical Center

March 2017
Shahram Yazdani, MD FACC, FSCAI

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

February 2017
Vasken Dilsizian, MD

University of Maryland School of Medicine; University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore

January 2017
Ray Herschberger, MD

The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center

September 2016
Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD

Cardiovascular Research Foundation

August 2016
Robert Roberts, MD, FRCPC, FRSM, MACC, FAHA, FESC, FRSC, LLD (Hon.)

International Society Cardiovascular Translational Research (ISCTR)

July 2016
Joshua M. Hare, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A

Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami

June 2016
Richard Neville, MD, FACS

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

May 2016
J. Kevin Harrison, MD

Duke Center for Structural Heart Disease

April 2016
Christopher deFilippi, MD, FACC

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute; Virginia Commonwealth University

March 2016
Steven D. Nathan, MD, FCCP

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

February 2016
Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, FACC, FAHA, FESC

Stony Brook University

January 2016
Myron Weisfeldt, MD

Johns Hopkins University