10. Cardiac amyloid part 4: Pulse check with Dr. Ronald (Ron) Witteles

Dr. Ron Witteles from Standford university provides an approach to cardiac amyloid and specifically cardiac amyloidosis due to AL. The discussion is lead by Amit and Dr. Ashley Bock. This episode is the fourth and final part of our immersive journey into the jungle of beta-pleated sheets in the heart. We focus on AL amyloidosis in this episode. Flutter moment by Lois Adamski.

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Dr. Ronald Witteles is a graduate of Northwestern University where he earned his B.A. in Biology, and of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where he earned his M.D. with Honors.  He then moved west to Stanford University where he completed IM residency and Cardiology fellowship training, serving as both Chief Resident and Chief Fellow. He subsequently joined the faculty at Stanford, and is currently appointed as Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine). He has served as Program Director for the Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency Training Program for more than 10 years, where he leads a residency program of approximately 140 residents.  He is Co-Director of the Stanford Amyloid Center – one of the nation’s largest centers in the country which specializes in the treatment of patients with amyloidosis, and he leads an active research program in this area. He also serves as Co-Director of the Stanford Multidisciplinary Sarcoidosis Program, and he is a national leader in Cardio-Oncology, serving as Associate Editor for the country’s premier journal dedicated to the field, JACC: CardioOncology. 

Dr. Ashley Bock earned her medical degree at the University of Colorado and completed her internal medicine residency training at Duke University.  From there she came to the Cleveland Clinic for general cardiology fellowship and advanced heart failure training. She joins our team today to discuss AL cardiac amyloidosis with Dr. Witelles.

9. Cardiac Amyloid part 3: Pulse check with Drs. Virginia Hahn and Joban Vaishnav ​

Drs. Joban Vaishnov and Virginia Hahn from Johns Hopkins Cardiology join the Cardionerds Cardiology Podcast

Dan and Carine chat with Dr. Virginia Hahn about her work profiling HFpEF patients via endomyocardial biopsy only to find a significant proportion of patients with unsuspected cardiac amyloid. This is followed by a high yield discussion with Dr. Joban Vaishnav about ATTR cardiac amyloid treatment and management options. Flutter moment by David Ambinder (MS IV).

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Dr. Virginia Shalkey Hahn is a fourth-year Cardiology fellow at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. She earned her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she stayed for residency. She moved to Johns Hopkins for Cardiology fellowship (after a 1 year hiatus as an ICU hospitalist). During fellowship, she completed 2 years on the NIH T32 Training grant and one year as chief fellow. She feels passionate about translational heart failure research and mothering her 2 young children.

Dr. Joban Vaishnav completed her undergraduate and medical school training at St. Louis University. She has since been at Johns Hopkins for residency, cardiology fellowship, and advanced heart failure fellowship. Her early research pursuits were in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. From this, and from her advanced heart failure training, she developed a strong clinical interest and research interest in early diagnosis and treatment of cardiac amyloidosis.

In addition to the great discussion on Cardiac Amyloid ATTR treatment, we are excited to have Dan’s brother, David, join the Cardionerds cardiology podcast to share a special flutter moment! David Ambinder is a 4th year medical student at the University of Maryland and will be starting urology residency this coming July at Westchester Medical Center. He grew up in New York and graduated from Touro College before heading to Baltimore for medical school. He enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha and 3 lovely children.

8. Cardiac Amyloid Part 2: Pulse Check with Drs. Paul Cremer and Eoin Donnellan

Amit and Dr. Zach Il’Giovine learn about multimodality imaging in amyloid from Dr. Paul Cremer at the Cleveland Clinic. On their way to Dr. Cremer’s office, they run into Dr. Eoin Donnellan and discuss some incredible fellow research related to cardiac amyloid from an electrophysiologic perspective.

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Dr. Paul Cremer earned a Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Following completion of his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, he worked as a physician for two years at the Navajo IHS Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility in Chinle, Ariz. He then continued his postdoctoral training with a three-year fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and a subsequent two-year fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imaging, both at Cleveland Clinic. He joined the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2017. He is the director of the Cleveland Clinic CCU.  He enjoys swimming and reading fantasy books with his daughters. He joins the cardionerds cardiology podcast to shed insight on cardiac amyloid imaging.

Dr. Eoin Donnellan is a 3rd year Cardiology Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic and all-around nice guy. He received his medical degree from University College Cork in Ireland before heading to the big city to continue his training at the Mater Hospital in Dublin. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the Cleveland Clinic and will start EP Fellowship this July. Outside of the hospital he enjoys long nature walks, whispering sweet nothings, searching for the deeper meaning in little things, and watching thought-provoking and highly entertaining television programs such as This is Us and The Bachelor.

Dr. Zachary Il’Giovine is a general cardiology fellow at the Cleveland Clinic. He received his medical degree from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine before completing internal medicine training at Duke University. He has clinical interests in advanced heart failure and cardiac critical care. Outside of the hospital he loves playing soccer and spending time with his wife Clare and son Luca.

7. Cardiac Amyloid part 1: case discussion

A new case of congestive heart failure due to cardiac amyloid is presented by Yuxuan Wang and discussed by Carine, Heather, Dan and Amit. Guest oncology star: Jackie Zimmerman. Flutter moment by Mark Heslin.

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Dr. Yuxuan Wang completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She then received her MD and PhD degrees through the Medicine Scientist Training Program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She trained under Bert Vogelstein, focusing on the early detection of cancer. She is currently finishing the last year of residency and fast-tracking into fellowship in Hematology-Oncology.

Dr. Jackie Zimmerman completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine training and served as assistant chief resident (ACS) for the Longcope firm at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is currently a medical oncology fellow at Johns Hopkins and investigating tumor-stromal interactions in pancreatic cancer in the lab of Dr Elizabeth Jaffee.

Mark Heslin is a current 3rd year medical student at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate studies at James Madison University with a degree in biology. Mark will be applying to internal medicine residency programs this upcoming fall with the hope of applying for a cardiology fellowship in the future. His clinical interests include clinical reasoning and the management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Outside of medical school, Mark enjoys spending time on Long Beach Island with his friends and family.