Michael Ozner, M.D., FACC, FAHA
Medical Director, Center for Prevention and Wellness
Baptist Health South Florida
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Michael Ozner, MD, is one of America’s leading advocates for heart disease prevention. Dr. Ozner is a board-certified cardiologist, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Heart Association, and a well-known regional and national speaker in the field of preventive cardiology. He was the recipient of the 2008 American Heart Association Humanitarian Award and has been elected to Top Cardiologists in America by the Consumer Council of America. Dr. Ozner is also the author of The Miami Mediterranean Diet and The Great American Heart Hoax. His new book, Heart Attack Proof, was released worldwide April 1, 2012.
Gerard P. Aurigemma, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Radiology, UMass Medical School
Director, Noninvasive Cardiology, UMass Memorial Medical Center
Dr. Aurigemma has a longstanding interest in applying noninvasive imaging, principally echocardiography and cardiac MR to the study of LV systolic and diastolic function in hypertension, valvular heart disease, and diastolic heart failure.
Dr. Aurigemma is the author of over 150 peer reviewed original articles and reviews on LV function and other topics in cardiology, has served as an associate editor of the textbook Cardiology and editor of a monograph on stress echocardiography. He has also served on the editorial board of several cardiology journals, and on the board of directors of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). He has served as course director for the ASE Board Review Course for the past ten years and has edited a board exam review CD on behalf of the ASE as well.
Mario J. Garcia, M.D., FACC, FACP
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Co-director, Montefiore-Einstein Heart and Vascular Center
Professor of Medicine and Radiology, Montefiore-Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York
Mario J. Garcia, MD, is an internationally known leader in the development and clinical advancement of cardiac diagnostic technology, including cardiac CAT, echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. His pioneering work with CAT coronary angiography, a noninvasive technology that has revolutionized the diagnosis of coronary artery disease, has led to establishing a new standard of care. Cardiac CAT can detect the smallest atherosclerotic plaques that can cause narrowing of the coronary vessels and lead to heart attacks.
Dr. Garcia graduated with a doctorate in medicine from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He completed his postgraduate education in internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac imaging at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School, and the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Garcia has authored several medical textbooks and penned over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles. He sits on the boards of directors of several prestigious professional societies as well as national and international scientific committees.
John Gorcsan, III, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director of Echocardiography
Division of Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Gorcsan is a tenured Professor of Medicine whose research focus in is quantifying cardiac function using new echocardiographic imaging technologies with a special interest in heart failure patients, where he has published numerous original research articles in the scientific literature. He was Chairman of the American Society of Echocardiography National Scientific Sessions for 2004, and Chairman, American Society of Echocardiography Research Committee. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr. Gorcsan serves on a National Institutes of Health study section for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Gorcsan’s research is supported by the United States National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association and the American Society of Echocardiography as Principal Investigator.
Sanjiv Kaul, M.D.
Ernest C. Swigert Distinguished Professor of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Head of the Cardiovascular Medicine Department
Oregon Health and Science University
Dr. Kaul has pioneered the field of microbubble echocardiology (Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography), a powerfully effective screening test for the early detection of coronary heart disease. He joined OHSU in 2005 and is the Head of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Kauls major clinical and research interest is coronary artery disease.
Allan Klein, M.D.
Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Research
Director of the Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Diseases
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute
Dr. Allan Klein is a principal or co-principal investigator for multicenter clinical trials in atrial fibrillation (ACUTE I, ACUTE II, and CLOTS); studies in diastolic function (ADEPT); valvular heart disease (Anorexigens and Valve Disease); and catheter ablation and pulmonary vein flow (ROTEA). Dr. Klein was honored to present the first online video summary of the ROTEA study for the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. He has published key articles in such prestigious journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, European Heart Journal, Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Klein has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography and is now Chair of the Industry Relations Committee. He is also on the Writing Committee for the National Board of Echocardiography. Dr. Klein serves as a peer reviewer for more than 15 professional journals. He also grades abstracts for the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Heart Association, and the European Society of Cardiology.
Itzhak Kronzon, M.D., FASE, FACC, FACP, FESC, FAHA
Director of Cardiac Imaging
North Shore Lenox Hill Hospital
Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute
New York, New York
Dr. Kronzon is the recipient of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Kronzon brings to Lenox Hill Hospital the wisdom and expertise gained over the course of a distinguished career of outstanding clinical accomplishments. His vision and leadership in the field of cardiovascular ultrasound will significantly enhance the nationally renowned Structural Heart Program at Lenox Hill Hospital. As a research scholar and active teacher Dr. Kronzon has written over 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and has mentored generations of cardiology and echocardiography trainees.
The founder and first president of the New York Echocardiography Society (NYES), Dr. Kronzon is currently serving on its board of directors. He has also served on the boards of the ASE and the New York Heart Association (NYHA). Dr. Kronzon is a member of 15 editorial boards of cardiology and echocardiography journals and served as faculty of the board review course of the ASE. In addition to delivering over 1,500 lectures worldwide, Dr. Kronzon has written numerous editorials, reviews, book chapters, and abstracts, and over 80 short stories in magazines and newspapers in Israel and the United States.
Humberto Machado, M.D., FACC, FASE
Director of the Echocardiography Department
Humberto Machado,Sr.,MD,FASE,FACC,FAHA, is Co-Founder with Michael Ozner,MD, FACC, of the Greater Miami Society of Echocardiography and its highly successful Yearly Symposium of Echocardiography, now celebrating its Thirty-First Year. Dr.Machado is a graduate of the University of Salamanca,Spain and since 1966 has pioneered multiple Echocardiography Applications in South Florida. He is the Medical Director of MERCY-HCA and MachadoCardio Inc., ICAEL-Accredited Echocardiography Laboratories, also having earned "Core Labs" recognition by ASE and NHLBI. Dr. Machado was recently Re-Certified by National Board Of Echocardiography and has been Consultant and Abstract Grader for ASE Scientific Sessions.
As a Voluntary, Associate Clinical Professor of Cardiology at the University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Machado has authored a number of publications in areas of Clinical and Research Cardiology. Current Clinical and Research activities in Advanced Echocardiography include: Application of 3D Echo/Polyparametric and 4D Speckle Imaging in the E&M of Heart Failure patients; Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension; Resynchronization/ICD therapy; Atrial Fibrillation; Predictors of Thromboembolism; 4D TEE and improved mobile Digital Networks. Dr. Machado is in private consulting practice with his cardiologist son Humberto C.Machado,Jr.,MD,FACP.
Zoran B. Popović, M.D.
Associate Staff, Cardiovascular Imaging Section
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Zoran Popović, M.D., Ph.D., is a cardiologist who specializes in non-invasive cardiovascular imaging. He graduated from Belgrade University School of Medicine where he also completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship, and finally served as Assistant professor of Medicine. Before coming to US, he worked as a cardiologist at Dedinje Cardiovascular Institute, Belgrade. After several years at Cleveland Clinic, first as a researcher and then as the cardiovascular imaging fellow, he became a staff physician of the Cardiovascular Imaging section.
Dr. Popovic’s research interests include all aspect of left ventricular mechanics. His other interests include the assessment of the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy and in the treatment of aortic valve disease. Recent publications include reports on interplay between cardiac resynchronization therapy, remodelling and mitral regurgitation, published in Journal of American College of Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. He is a peer reviewer for multiple major cardiology journals and is an associate editor to the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography.
Partho P. Sengupta, MBBS, M.D., DM, FASE
Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Ultrasound Research
Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York
Dr. Sengupta graduated as a cardiology fellow from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and then completed his clinical residency and cardiology fellowship from Mayo Clinic Rochester and Arizona respectively. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications that have focused on the analysis of structure, function, and flow patterns in the cardiovascular system.
The primary goal of his research is to detect early stages of cardiovascular disease using state-of-the-art cardiac ultrasound technologies.
He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of American College of cardiology: Imaging and has been elected to serves as a Board of Director for the American Society of Echocardiography and as the Chair of the 2013 ASE World Summit on Echocardiography.
He has won several excellence awards including ASE's Young Investigator Award in 2004, Mayo Clinic Research Award in 2007, Mayo Brother's Distinguished Fellowship Award in 2009 and AACIO Young Investigator Award in 2010.
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