2012
- AACIO Newsletter March 2012
AACIO Spring Dinner meeting Mar 2012
Venue:
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown/Lakefront
511 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois
Phone: 312-836-5900

Room: Chicago River Ballroom

25 March 2012
Event Time: 6:00-9:30 pm

Joint American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin and American College of Cardiology  In co-operation with Indian American Medical Association, Illinois.

Sunday, March, 25, 2012

6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Symposium Directors: Drs. Navin C. Nanda and Kul Aggarwal

Registration is Complimentary.  RSVP to Lindy Chapman, phone: 205-934-8256; e-mail: lindyc@uab.edu

Agenda:

6:00 – 6:25 p.m. Registration
6:25 – 7:10 p.m. Minding the Gap in Atrial Fibrillation
Moderators:  Drs. Kul Aggarwal , Navin C. Nanda, Debasish Roychoudhury and Henry A. Solomon
6:25 – 6:35 Case study – Dr. John S. Strobel
6:35 – 6:45 Case Study- Dr. John U. Doherty
6:45 – 6:55 Case Study – Dr. Sanjeev Saksena
6:55---7:10 Discussion and Questions from the Audience
7:10 – 7:30 p.m. Role of galectin-3 in heart failure – Dr. Peter A. McCullough
7:30 – 7:40 p.m.  Discussion and Questions from the Audience
   Snacks and cocktails will be served at the tables during the Scientific Program
7:40 – 7:45 p.m. Remarks  by Greg Behar and Peter Gardiner
7.45 - 8:00 p.m.  AACIO Honorees and Young Investigator Awards Posters
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Dinner (Indian Cuisine catered by Gaylord India Restaurant)
                           Dr. Rajat Sanyal 
                           Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Foundation – 5 minutes
9:30 p.m.  Adjournment

Faculty:

Kul   Aggarwal
MD, FACC, Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Missouri and Chief, Cardiology Section, Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital, Columbia, Missouri

John U. Doherty
MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvani

Peter A. McCullough
MD, MPH, FACC, FACP Chief Academic and Scientific Officer, St. John Providence Health System, Novi, Michigan

Navin C. Nanda
MD, FACC, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and Director, Heart Station/Echocardiography Laboratories, Senior Scientist, Minority Health and Research Center and UAB Center for Aging, University of
Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.  Director, Echocardiography Laboratories, The Kirklin Clinic, University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, Birmingham, Alabama

Debasish Roychoudhury
MD, FACC, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

Sanjeev Saksena
MD, FACC, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and Medical Director, Electrophysiology Research Foundation, Newark, New Jersey

Henry A. Solomon
MD, FACP, FACC, Senior Medical Advisor and Chair, Professional and Corporate Consortium American College of Cardiology, Washington, D.C. and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology , Weill Cornell Medical College Cornell University, New York, New York

John S. Strobel
MD, FACC, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Premier Healthcare, LLC (formerly IMA, Inc), Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Indiana University and President, American College of Cardiology, Indiana Chapter, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Presidentís Column
Dear Friends, I hope that the year 2012 is full of good health, success, joy and peace for you. I am pleased to report that your organization is going strong. Last November at the AHA meeting in Orlando, Florida, we had a very successful meeting with a symposium on Familial Hyperlipidemia with many leading experts in the field participating in the program. We had a packed hall. Three Young Investigators were recognized for their work. The scientific program was followed by Indian cuisine. Indian Cardiologists are playing an increasingly important role in the provision of Cardiovascular services and also as academic thought leaders in the United States. We are proud of our colleagues. AACIO is your organization and joining it adds strength to all of us. Our next dinner meeting will be held in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, March 25, 2012. The details can be found in this newsletter. We are grateful to our Industry sponsors whose support makes it possible to hold our meetings. We are in the process of re-designing the website. Be sure to visit the new and redesigned AACIO website at www.aacio.org to update your information and to keep in touch. It is important that we have your current e-mail address in order to ensure that you receive the information that you need. Warm Regards, Kul Aggarwal, M.D., F.A.C.C. President NOTE FROM EDITOR, AACIO NEWSLETTER AACIO would like to receive News Items about its members or Short Articles of interest for consideration of publication in the next Newsletter. Please send your items for consideration to Dr. Debasish Roychoudhury, Editor Email: roychoudhury03@yahoo.com
Dear Friends,
 
I hope that the year 2012 is full of good health, success, joy and peace for you. I am pleased to report that your organization is going strong.
 
Last November at the AHA meeting in Orlando, Florida, we had a very successful meeting with a symposium on Familial Hyperlipidemia with many leading experts in the field participating in the program. We had a packed hall. Three Young Investigators were recognized for their work. The scientific program was followed by Indian cuisine.
 
 
Indian Cardiologists are playing an increasingly important role in the provision of Cardiovascular services and also as academic thought leaders in the United States. We are proud of our colleagues. AACIO is your organization and joining it adds strength to all of us. 
 
Our next dinner meeting will be held in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, March 25, 2012. The details can be found in this newsletter. We are grateful to our Industry sponsors whose support makes it possible to hold our meetings.
 
We are in the process of re-designing the website. Be sure to visit the new and redesigned AACIO website at www.aacio.org to update your information and to keep in touch. It is important that we have your current e-mail address in order to ensure that you receive the information that you need.
 
Warm Regards,
 
Kul Aggarwal, M.D., F.A.C.C.
President

NOTE FROM EDITOR, AACIO NEWSLETTER 

AACIO would like to receive News Items about its members or Short Articles of interest for consideration of publication in the next Newsletter.
Please send your items for consideration to Dr. Debasish Roychoudhury, Editor Email:  roychoudhury03@yahoo.com
 


AACIO Young Investigator Awards
Dr. Krishna Ramaswamy Award Interventional/EP: Mortality Outcome In Patients With Impella Support- A Community Hospital Experience. Arun Kannan M.B.B.S., Canton Medical Education Foundation, Canton, OH. Dr. Madhukar Deshmukh Award Preventive/Imaging: Gender Effects on Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction in Patients with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease. Venkatesh L. Murthy, M.D., Ph.D. , Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Departments of Internal Medicine and Radiology and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts Preventive/Imaging: Correlation Between Clinical And Haemodynalic Parameters In Acute Decompensated Heart Failure. Kunal Teli M.B.B.S., M.D. St. Joseph Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey

Dr. Krishna Ramaswamy Award
Interventional/EP:  Mortality Outcome In Patients With Impella Support- A Community Hospital Experience. Arun Kannan M.B.B.S., Canton Medical Education Foundation, Canton, OH.
 
 
Dr. Madhukar Deshmukh Award 
Preventive/Imaging:  Gender Effects on Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction in Patients with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease.  Venkatesh L. Murthy, M.D., Ph.D. , Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Departments of Internal Medicine and Radiology and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts
 
Preventive/Imaging:  Correlation Between Clinical And Haemodynalic Parameters In Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.  Kunal Teli M.B.B.S., M.D.  St. Joseph Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey


AACIO Honorees
Pradip Kumar Deb, MBBS, MD, is Chief Cardiologist at the ESI Postgraduate Institute of Medical Research, Kolkata, India. Dr. Deb is President Elect of the Cardiological Society of India and the Secretary General of the SAARC Cardiac Society. He has served as Vice President of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology and has been Associate Editor of the Indian Heart Journal. He has many publications to his credit and has lectured widely all over India as well as abroad. He is one of the most well known cardiologists in India. AACIO feels privileged to bestow this honor on Dr. Deb. Saibal Kar, MD, DM, FAHA, FACC, FSCAI is Director Interventional Cardiac Research and Program Director of Interventional Cardiology training program at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Kar who earned his medical degree from Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College in Calcutta, India is an interventional cardiologist with a primary research interest in coronary restenosis, device development, and advancement of percutaneous techniques in the treatment of congenital and valvular heart diseases. In the experimental lab, he has done original work on newer drug eluting stents for the prevention of restenosis of coronary stents. Dr. Kar served as the primary investigator in the preclinical development and evaluation of the Heart POD left atrial pressure sensor that allows real time measurement of the left sided filling pressures in patients of heart failure. He is considered an international expert in the field of percutaneous closure of left atrial appendage. Dr. Kar also has a special interest in percutaneous treatment of valvular heart disease. He is recognized internationally for his pioneering work on the percutaneous mitral valve repair using the MitraClip. Raj Makkar, MD is Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory as well as Co-director of Cardiovascular Research Program at Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Makkar graduated medical school from Gujarat University India. He completed his Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellowships at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA. He is an expert in various interventional and structural heart disease therapeutic procedures. He is an investigator in a large number of basic and clinical research protocols. He is very widely published in the fields of Interventional Cardiology, percutaneous therapy for mitral and aortic valve disease, cellular cardiomyoplasty and stem cell therapy for cardiac disease. His expertise and leadership skills are well recognized nationally as well as internationally. It is a testament to his extra-ordinary work, expertise and leadership that he is leading one of the finest Interventional Cardiovascular programs in the United States. A.K. Pancholia, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine, Modern College, Indore and Head, Department of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology, Arihant Hospital & Research Center, Indore, India. He is past president of the Cardiological Society of India, Indore chapter. He has received the distinguished service award in clinical & preventive cardiology from his Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India and a lifetime achievement award in clinical and preventive Cardiology from the Indian health minister. He is actively involved in many public awareness programs and free checkup camps. He has produced informative booklets on "life style modification for prevention of CAD-Indian perspective', "women and heart disease", "diet and cardiovascular disease" and "hypertension" in Hindi. NEWS ABOUT AACIO MEMBERS Dr. Rajat Sanyal has been elected Chairman of the Cardiology Division at Phelps Memorial Hospital in New York. Phelps Memorials is a part of the Residency Program of New York Medical College. In December 2011, he finished a two year term as a selected member of the First Cardio Surve Committee of the American College of Cardiology. Only 200 cardiologists from the United States were selected in 2009 to serve for this new committee. In 2011, Dr. Sanyal has also been elected as an Executive Member of the Membership Committee of The Society of Vascular Ultrasound (SVU). Dr. Navin C. Nanda has received several honors recently. Dr. Nanda was presented “The Pride of the World Award” by the Health Minister of India in Delhi, India and the “Life Time Achievement Award” for pioneering work in echocardiography by the Government of the State of Madhya Pradesh, India in Bhopal, India both in September 2011. He was also bestowed the Akantika Dhanvantari Seva Samman Award by the Chikita Sansar Organization Award in Indore, India in October 2011. He was appointed International President of the International Heart Protection Summit organized by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India and Honorary International President of the Paramedic and Emergency Medicine Training Institute and Acute Trauma Centre to be established in Jaipur, India. Dr. Nanda was presented two awards in Dhaka, Bangladesh in December 2011 at the Bangladesh Society of Geriatric Cardiology meeting: "Friend of Bangladesh" by Prof. Ruhal Haque, the Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and a "Life-time Achievement Award" by the Bangladesh National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease for contributions to development of echocardiography and geriatric cardiology in Bangladesh. A special portrait of Dr. Nanda commissioned by the famous Bangladesh painter, Shishir Bhattacharya, was also presented to him by the Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, People’s Republic of Bangladesh. He was also awarded 3 special insignias from the Army Medical Corps of Bangladesh Armed Forces. These were presented by the Commandant.
Pradip Kumar Deb, MBBS, MD, is Chief Cardiologist at the ESI Postgraduate Institute of Medical Research, Kolkata, India.  Dr. Deb is President Elect of the Cardiological Society of India and the Secretary General of the SAARC Cardiac Society. He has served as Vice President of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology and has been Associate Editor of the Indian Heart Journal. He has many publications to his credit and has lectured widely all over India as well as abroad.  He is one of the most well known cardiologists in India.  AACIO feels privileged to bestow this honor on Dr. Deb.







Saibal Kar, MD, DM, FAHA, FACC, FSCAI is Director Interventional Cardiac Research and Program Director of Interventional Cardiology training program at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Kar who earned his medical degree from Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College in Calcutta, India is an interventional cardiologist with a primary research interest in coronary restenosis, device development, and advancement of percutaneous techniques in the treatment of congenital and valvular heart diseases. In the experimental lab, he has done original work on newer drug eluting stents for the prevention of restenosis of coronary stents. Dr. Kar served as the primary investigator in the preclinical development and evaluation of the Heart POD left atrial pressure sensor that allows real time measurement of the left sided filling pressures in patients of heart failure. He is considered an international expert in the field of percutaneous closure of left atrial appendage. Dr. Kar also has a special interest in percutaneous treatment of valvular heart disease. He is recognized internationally for his pioneering work on the percutaneous mitral valve repair using the MitraClip.




Raj Makkar, MD is Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory as well as Co-director of Cardiovascular Research Program at Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Makkar graduated medical school from Gujarat University India. He completed his Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellowships at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA. He is an expert in various interventional and structural heart disease therapeutic procedures. He is an investigator in a large number of basic and clinical research protocols. He is very widely published in the fields of Interventional Cardiology, percutaneous therapy for mitral and aortic valve disease, cellular cardiomyoplasty and stem cell therapy for cardiac disease. His expertise and leadership skills are well recognized nationally as well as internationally. It is a testament to his extra-ordinary work, expertise and leadership that he is leading one of the finest Interventional Cardiovascular programs in the United States.
 



A.K. Pancholia, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine, Modern College, Indore and Head, Department of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology, Arihant Hospital & Research Center, Indore, India. He is past president of the Cardiological Society of India, Indore chapter. He has received the distinguished service award in clinical & preventive cardiology from his Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India and a lifetime achievement award in clinical and preventive Cardiology from the Indian health minister. He is actively involved in many public awareness programs and free checkup camps. He has produced informative booklets on "life style modification for prevention of CAD-Indian perspective', "women and heart disease", "diet and cardiovascular disease" and "hypertension" in Hindi. 
 




NEWS ABOUT AACIO MEMBERS

Dr. Rajat Sanyal has been elected Chairman of the Cardiology Division at Phelps Memorial Hospital in New York.  Phelps Memorials is a part of the Residency Program of New York Medical College.  In December 2011, he finished a two year term as a selected member of the First Cardio Surve Committee of the American College of Cardiology.  Only 200 cardiologists from the United States were selected in 2009 to serve for this new committee.  In 2011, Dr. Sanyal has also been elected as an Executive Member of the Membership Committee of The Society of Vascular Ultrasound (SVU).
 






Dr. Navin C. Nanda has received several honors recently.  Dr. Nanda was presented “The Pride of the World Award” by the Health Minister of India in Delhi, India and the “Life Time Achievement Award” for pioneering work in echocardiography by the Government of the State of Madhya Pradesh, India in Bhopal, India both in September 2011.  He was also bestowed the Akantika Dhanvantari Seva Samman Award by the Chikita Sansar Organization Award in Indore, India in October 2011.  He was appointed International President of the International Heart Protection Summit organized by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India and Honorary International President of the Paramedic and Emergency Medicine Training Institute and Acute Trauma Centre to be established in Jaipur, India.  Dr. Nanda was presented two awards in Dhaka, Bangladesh in December 2011 at the Bangladesh Society of Geriatric Cardiology meeting:  "Friend of Bangladesh" by Prof. Ruhal Haque, the Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and  a "Life-time Achievement Award" by the Bangladesh National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease for contributions to development of echocardiography and geriatric cardiology in Bangladesh.  A special portrait of Dr. Nanda commissioned by the famous Bangladesh painter, Shishir Bhattacharya, was also presented to him by the Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, People’s Republic of Bangladesh.  He was also awarded 3 special insignias from the Army Medical Corps of Bangladesh Armed Forces.  These were presented by the Commandant.