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Division of Cardiology and Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center Present at ACC 23

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The American College of Cardiology recently hosted its annual scientific session and expo in New Orleans, with many URMC residents, fellows, and faculty presenting their work. Members of the department of Medicine shared their research with an audience of thousands from around the globe. 

“ACC is always a highlight of my academic year,” said Erica Miller, MD. “In his opening address, ACC president Ed Fry expertly balanced the joy of gathering with colleagues and the really tough challenge of persevering in the current health care environment. Our UR residents and fellows wowed us with outstanding posters, and cardiologist Amole Ojo, MD, was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC). As always, I learned a ton from and was inspired by my Med Ed colleagues at the Program Directors symposium. I spent a lot of time at the Health Equity hub seeing the great work cardiologists and the ACC are doing around the world to advance equitable care for all. T minus 13 months until ACC 2024 in Atlanta!”

“One of the highlights of the conference is meeting colleagues from around the world, networking, and representing the University of Rochester,” said Valentina Kutyifa, MD, PhD, from the Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center (CCRC), echoed by Ilan Goldenberg, MD, CCRC director, who joined ACC 23 for study meetings. Fellows and residents even got to go for a UR lunch together, hosted by Spencer Rosero, MD, chief of Cardiology, and Erica Miller, MD, associate program director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program. 

Poster Presentation Titles

  • Anas Jawaid, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow – “Carcinoid Syndrome Presenting with Coronary Artery Spasm”
  • Laura Saldivar, MD, Med/Peds Resident – “Bradycardia, Renal Failure, Atrioventricular Nodal Blocking Agents, Shock and Hyperkalemia: A Rare Syndrome Threatening Cardiovascular Collapse” (Twitter post)
  • Sina Salehi Omran, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow – “Vagal Reactions Causing Ventricular Arrhythmia in Brugada Syndrome” (Instagram post for both posters)
    • “A Diastolic Dilemma: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy with Concomitant AL Amyloidosis”
  • Emily Xiao, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow – “A Case of Wide Complex Tachycardia in A Patient with Propionic Acidemia And Long QT Syndrome”
    • “Prominent Eustacian Valve Resulting in Iatrogenic IVC To Left Atrial Shunt Detected by Multimodal Imaging” (Instagram post for both posters)
  • Ming Q. Wu, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow – “Walking in And Out of The Hospital with A Complete Thrombotic Left Main Coronary Artery Occlusion” (Instagram post)
  • Valentina Kutyifa, MD, PhD, Professor, Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center – Invited Faculty, Chair of Moderated Poster Session, “Sudden Death and Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias” (Twitter post)
  • Ido Goldenberg, MD, IM Chief Resident at RGH, Research Fellow at Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center – Oral Presentation, “Risk of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy”
  • Paul J. Blasio, MD, current IM Resident, incoming Cardiology Fellow – “Yamaguchi Syndrome in A Patient with a Heart Transplant” (Instagram post)
  • Erica Miller, MD, Assistant Professor, Cardiology – “Equity in Action: Development of A Health Equity and Quality Improvement Curriculum for Fellows in Training” (Instagram post
  • Monhaned Serdah, MD, current IM Resident, incoming Cardiology Fellow – “A Case of Right Atrial Pseudoaneurysm With Hemorrhagic Effusion Due to Cardiac Angiosarcoma” (Instagram post)