Oct 2012
- AACIO Newsletter
Founding President
Navin C. Nanda, M.D.

President
Kul Aggarwal, M.D.

Vice President
Visha Gupta, M.D., M.P.H.
Hanumanth Reddy, M.D.
Rakesh Sharma, M.D.

Board of Directors
Suresh Jain, M.D.
Atul R. Laddu, M.D.
Roshan Lal, M.D.
Gopal Lalmalani, M.D.
Sunnet Mittal, M.D.
Dayan Naik, M.D.
Navin C. Nanda, M.D.
Debashish Roychoudhury, M.D.
Rajat Sanyal, M.D.
Pravin M. Shah, M.D.
Sukh Dev Sharma, M.D.
Vibhuti Singh, M.D.
Satinder Swaroop, M.D.

Contact Information
Kul Aggarwal, M.D., President

Address:
4012 Newport Court,
Columbia, MO 65203

Phone:
573-882-2296

E-mail:
aggarwalk@health.missouri.edu
AACIO Fall meeting Nov 2012
Tanzore India Modern and Gaylord Restaurant,
50 North La Cienega Blvd,
Beverly Hills, California 90211

04 Nov 2012
6:00-11:00 pm

 
Presidentís Column
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to the Fall/Winter edition of the AACIO Newsletter. Our last dinner meeting at the time of the ACC was a resounding success in Chicago. The scientific program was strong with many distinguished speakers. It was well attended and I would like to thank all of you for making it a success. This year, the American Heart Association will be meeting in Los Angeles. We have organized the dinner meeting in Beverly Hills and I would like to invite all of you to attend. Your organization continues to gain strength and we are grateful for your continued active participation. We would like to encourage you to reach out to your friends and colleagues and all fellows in training to join and participate actively in AACIO. Our website has been completely re-designed and is more functional and I invite all of you to visit us at www.aacio.org. See you in Los Angeles! Warm Regards, Kul Aggarwal, M.D. President  Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the Fall/Winter edition of the AACIO Newsletter. Our last dinner meeting at the time of the ACC was a resounding success in Chicago. The scientific program was strong with many distinguished speakers. It was well attended and I would like to thank all of you for making it a success.

This year, the American Heart Association will be meeting in Los Angeles. We have organized the dinner meeting in Beverly Hills and I would like to invite all of you to attend.

Your organization continues to gain strength and we are grateful for your continued active participation.

We would like to encourage you to reach out to your friends and colleagues and all fellows in training to join and participate actively in AACIO.

Our website has been completely re-designed and is more functional and I invite all of you to visit us at www.aacio.org.

See you in Los Angeles!

Warm Regards,

Kul Aggarwal, M.D.
President







AACIO Young Investigator Awards
Dr. Krishna Ramaswamy Award Interventional/EP: A comparison of aspiration and mechanical thrombectomy versus primary angioplasty in patients with acute myocardial infarction: A meta-analysis of randomized trials. Dharam J Kumbhani MD, SM, MRCP1; Anthony A Bavry MD, MPH2; Deepak L Bhatt, MD, MPH3. 1University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; 2University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; 3Brigham and Women's Hospital/ VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA Dr. Madhukar Deshmukh Award Preventive/Imaging: New Oral Anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation and previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack: meta- analysis of randomized trials and indirect treatment comparisons. Partha Sardar, M.D. , * Saurav Chatterjee, M.D., † Joydeep Ghosh , M.D., § Debabrata Mukherjee, M.D., M.S., ‡ *New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, New York; † Brown University and the Providence VAMC, Providence, Rhode Island; §Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York; ‡Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas Preventive/Imaging: Degenerative Mitral Stenosis: Natural History, Correlates Of Progression And Biological Predictors Of Survival Gaurav Tyagi, MD; Iona Pasca, MD; Patricia Dang, DO; Reena Patel, MD; Ramdas Pai, MD; Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California  Dr. Krishna Ramaswamy Award
Interventional/EP: A comparison of aspiration and mechanical thrombectomy versus primary angioplasty in patients with acute myocardial infarction: A meta-analysis of randomized trials.
Dharam J Kumbhani MD, SM, MRCP1; Anthony A Bavry MD, MPH2; Deepak L Bhatt, MD, MPH3. 1University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; 2University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; 3Brigham and Women's Hospital/ VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA

Dr. Madhukar Deshmukh Award
Preventive/Imaging: New Oral Anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation and previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack: meta- analysis of randomized trials and indirect treatment comparisons.
Partha Sardar, M.D. , * Saurav Chatterjee, M.D., † Joydeep Ghosh , M.D., § Debabrata Mukherjee, M.D., M.S., ‡ *New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, New York; † Brown University and the Providence VAMC, Providence, Rhode Island; §Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York; ‡Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas

Preventive/Imaging: Degenerative Mitral Stenosis: Natural History, Correlates Of Progression And Biological Predictors Of Survival
Gaurav Tyagi, MD; Iona Pasca, MD; Patricia Dang, DO; Reena Patel, MD; Ramdas Pai, MD; Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California


AACIO Honorees
Vidya S. Banka, MD, is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania and Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, at the prestigious Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Amritsar and did his postgraduate training at the Postgraduate Institute before moving to the USA. Dr. Banka has published extensively in peer review journals and has contributed to book chapters and reviews. He coauthored a book, “A Clinical and Angiographic Approach to Coronary Heart Disease.” As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Banka brought attention to tapered coronary anatomy which lead to the development of a tapered balloon called the “Banka tapered balloon.” As an educator, Dr. Banka has organized and served as Program Director for the continuing medical education program, “New Frontiers in Cardiology” for the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for more than 25 years. Over his long and distinguished career, he has trained numerous successful Cardiologists in Cardiovascular Interventional techniques. Gerald M. Pohost, MD is a Cardiologist with expertise in Cardiovascular imaging including nuclear and magnetic resonance imaging for which he is internationally renowned. He is currently Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Professor, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, and Professor, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has served in different capacities for major cardiovascular organizations including the American Heart association and American College of Cardiology and is Chair, subcommittee to develop fellowship training requirements for specialty programs in cardiovascular disease, Core Cardiology Training Symposium for the American College of Cardiology and President, Intersocietal Commission on Accreditation of Magnetic Resonance Laboratories. He has done pioneering research in the field of cardiovascular imaging and has long-standing research awards from the NIH. He has numerous important peer-reviewed publications and books to his credit. He has been a great friend of the AACIO. Kiran B. Sagar, MD, is currently a Cardiovascular Consultant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She previously served as Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Aurora Sinai/Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Centers, Milwaukee, WI. She also served as Director of Echocardiography and Stress lab at St. Luke’s where she was Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Dr. Sagar graduated from Amritsar Medical College, India and after completing her residency at the prestigious Post Graduate Institute in Chandigarh, she moved to the USA where she did her Cardiology fellowship at MCV in Richmond, VA and Paul Dudley White Research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She served as Assistant Professor and Director of Noninvasive services at Medical College of Virginia. She has been in Wisconsin since 1984. She is renowned for her expertise in Cardiovascular Imaging. She was President of the Laennec Society of the American Heart Association. She has held several leadership roles in the American Society of Echocardiography, American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. She has numerous publications to her credit and is clearly a gifted teacher who loves to work with students and trainees as well as junior faculty. Vidya S. Banka, MD, is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania and Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, at the prestigious Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Amritsar and did his postgraduate training at the Postgraduate Institute before moving to the USA. Dr. Banka has published extensively in peer review journals and has contributed to book chapters and reviews. He coauthored a book, “A Clinical and Angiographic Approach to Coronary Heart Disease.” As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Banka brought attention to tapered coronary anatomy which lead to the development of a tapered balloon called the “Banka tapered balloon.” As an educator, Dr. Banka has organized and served as Program Director for the continuing medical education program, “New Frontiers in Cardiology” for the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for more than 25 years. Over his long and distinguished career, he has trained numerous successful Cardiologists in Cardiovascular Interventional techniques.



Gerald M. Pohost, MD is a Cardiologist with expertise in Cardiovascular imaging including nuclear and magnetic resonance imaging for which he is internationally renowned. He is currently Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Professor, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, and Professor, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has served in different capacities for major cardiovascular organizations including the American Heart association and American College of Cardiology and is Chair, subcommittee to develop fellowship training requirements for specialty programs in cardiovascular disease, Core Cardiology Training Symposium for the American College of Cardiology and President, Intersocietal Commission on Accreditation of Magnetic Resonance Laboratories. He has done pioneering research in the field of cardiovascular imaging and has long-standing research awards from the NIH. He has numerous important peer-reviewed publications and books to his credit. He has been a great friend of the AACIO.


Kiran B. Sagar, MD, is currently a Cardiovascular Consultant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She previously served as Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Aurora Sinai/Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Centers, Milwaukee, WI. She also served as Director of Echocardiography and Stress lab at St. Luke’s where she was Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Dr. Sagar graduated from Amritsar Medical College, India and after completing her residency at the prestigious Post Graduate Institute in Chandigarh, she moved to the USA where she did her Cardiology fellowship at MCV in Richmond, VA and Paul Dudley White Research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She served as Assistant Professor and Director of Noninvasive services at Medical College of Virginia. She has been in Wisconsin since 1984. She is renowned for her expertise in Cardiovascular Imaging. She was President of the Laennec Society of the American Heart Association. She has held several leadership roles in the American Society of Echocardiography, American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. She has numerous publications to her credit and is clearly a gifted teacher who loves to work with students and trainees as well as junior faculty.