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Department of Medicine

  Division of Cardiology

EDUCATION AND TRAINING



FELLOWSHIP

 
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Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program

CARDIOLOGY FELLOW RESEARCH GRANTS


Funds of up to $10k per year are available on a competitive basis to fund the projects of cardiology fellows during their period of research training.


Currently Funded Projects

FELLOW PROJECT

Wei Sun, MD, PhD

Identification, Validation and Functional Study of Long Noncoding RNA RBMS3-AS3 in Idiopathic PH

 

Malamo Countouris, MD

Placental Malperfusion and Association with Later Life Global Longitudinal Strain and Diastolic Dysfunction

 

Roy Sriwattanakomen, MD

Effect of frailty on ICD placement and outcomes among patients receiving CRT

 

Dingxin Qin, MD, MSc

Clinical Management of Class III Obesity and AF

 

Zachary Rhinehart, MD

Optimized electronic health record review for ascertainment and characterization of AF

 

Mourad Senussi, MBBCh

Validation of carotid and femoral artery Doppler flow-derived cardiac output measurements

 

Alicia Topoll, MD

Outcomes of patients with PAH and palliative care intervention

 

George Cater, MD

Quantitative Assessment of the Extracellular Matrix in a Rat model of PH-HFpEF

 

 

2016 Awardees

FELLOW MENTOR(S) PROJECT

Stephen D'Auria, MD

John Pacella, MD, MS

Sonothrombolysis of Arterial Thrombus utilizing Microbubbles Containing Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA)

 

Sebhat Erqou, MD, PhD

Steven Reis, MD

Change in endothelial function and risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes

 

Michael Genuardi, MD

Sanjay Patel, MD, MS
Jared Magnani, MD
Stephen Chan, MD, PhD

Cardiovascular outcomes and mortality in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension

 

Jeff Lee, MD

Stephen Chan, MD, PhD
Samir Saba, MD

Molecular mechanisms of Pulmonary Vein Endothelial Cells harvested from balloon catheters in the setting of Pulmonary Hypertension

 

Ahmad Masri, MBBS

Prem Soman, MD, PhD

Establishing a patient-care algorithm for screening of cardiac amyloidosis using Pyrophosphate (PYP) scintigraphy

 

Polakit Teekakirikul, MD

Cecilia Lo, PhD

Identifying Genetic Etiology of Familial Atrial Septal Defect in a Five Generation Pedigree

 

 

2015 Awardees

FELLOW MENTOR(S) PROJECT

Robert Baumgartner, MD

Catalin Toma, MD

The Microbiological Investigation of Coronary atheRosclerosis in Oral secretions, Blood, Ex vivo thrombus, and Stool (MICROBES) study group

 

Meshe Chonde, MD

Jonathan Elmer, MD

Attenuation of myocardial dysfunction after cardiac arrest

 

Andrea Elliott, MD

Aref Rahman, MD
Harsha Rao, MD

Evaluation of exogenous testosterone therapy on the coagulation profile

 

Eli Friedman, MD

Jon Rittenberger, MD
Ron Roth, MD
Aaron Mares, MD

Blood testing of Pittsburgh Marathon runners to determine biomarker levels in both those with CAD risk factors and healthy runners

 

Amber Johnson, MD, MBA

Samir Saba, MD
Larissa Myaskovsky, PhD

Understanding and addressing disparities in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) use at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

 

Manling Zhang, MD, MS

Iain Scott, PhD

Myocardial GCN5L1 and how it protects the heart against pressure overload

 

 

2014 Awardees

FELLOW MENTOR(S) PROJECT

Sandeep Patel, MD

Catalin Toma, MD

To determine whether bacterium play a role in ST-elevation myocardial infarction

 

Brian Henry, MD

Roy Smith, MD
David Schwartzman, MD

To test hypothesis  that  activated clotting time and Dilute Russell Viper Venom Time are capable of accurately quantifying the degree of NOA induced anticoagulation at normal therapeutic levels as well supratherapeutic  levels

 

Chirag Chauhan, MD

Shivdev Rao, MD
Conrad Smith, MD
Catalin Toma, MD
Suresh Mulukutla MD

The objective is to focus on interventional cardiology applications of Google GLASS

 

Gavin Hickey, MD

Prem Soman, MD

To evaluate the optimal use of stress MPI in acute chest pain patients with non-ischemic presenting ECG and serial negative biomarkers

 

Jonathan Holtz, MD

John Kellum, MD

To augment and refine the current UPMC LVAD database to assess longitudinal association between the RAS pathway  and renal function