Course Director

Ashequl M. Islam, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine & Surgery
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School – Baystate
Associate Chief of Cardiology
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Course Co-Directors

Suzanne J. Baron, MD, MSc

Director of Interventional Cardiology Research
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Harold L. Dauerman, MD

Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Network Director, Interventional Cardiology
University of Vermont Health Network
Burlington, VT

John K. Forrest, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology
Director, Structural Heart Disease Program
Yale University School of Medicine & Yale New Haven Health System
New Haven, CT

Ansar Hassan, MD, PhD

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Surgical Director, Mitral Center of Excellence

Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME

Ignacio Inglessis-Azuaje, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Structural Heart Disease Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Thomas C. Piemonte, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Director, Structural Heart Program
Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Burlington, MA

Caitlin O. Reen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN, CNP

Clinical Lead and Coordinator for Strategic and Programmatic Initiatives, Structural Heart Disease 
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Immad Sadiq, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Interventional Cardiologist
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT

Pinak Bipin Shah, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Section Chief, Interventional Cardiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Keynote Speakers

Michael Mack, MD

Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Baylor Scott & White Health
Chairman of BSW The Heart Hospital – Plano Research Center
Dallas, TX

James M. McCabe, MD

Chief of Interventional Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

2024 Invited Faculty

Talhat Azemi, MD

Interventional Cardiology
Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Hartford, CT

Holly Benard, RN

Coordinator, Heart Valve Program
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Tariq M. Bhat, MD, RPVI

Director, Division of Vascular Medicine
Director, Structural Heart Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Adjunct-Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
Boston, MA

Joseph P. Carrozza, Jr., MD

Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
Vice President, Steward Cardiovascular Network
Boston, MA

Mohiuddin Cheema, MD

Cardiac and Vascular Surgeon
Hartford Hospital 
Hartford, CT

Alana Coolong, MD

Interventional Cardiology
Cape Cod Healthcare
Hyannis, MA

Gregory Dadekian, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
Lebanon, NH

David W. Deaton, MD

Cardiac Surgery
Baystate Health
Springfield, MA

James Devries, MD

Interventional Cardiologist
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

J. Raider Estrada, MD

Interventional Cardiology
Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME

Tymothy Farley, RN

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Joseph Flack, III, MD

Cardiac Surgery
St. Francis Medical Center
Hartford, CT

Gautam Gadey, MD

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Burlington, MA

Aakash Garg, MD

Director of Structural Heart Program
Ellis Hospital
Niskayuna, NY

Fahad S. Gilani, MD

Director, Structural Heart Disease 
New England Heart & Vascular Institute
Manchester, NH

Paul C. Gordon, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Structural Heart Program
Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute 
Providence, RI

Kim Giubone, NP

Structural Heart Clinical Program Manager
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Tanush Gupta, MD

Structural & Interventional Cardiologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT

Fuyuki Hirashima, MD

Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT

Nikolaos Kakouros, MBBS, MD(Res), PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Structural Heart Disease (SHD) Program
Director, Advanced Interventional Cardiology SHD Fellowship
Medical Director, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA

Clifford Kavinsky, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard University Medical School
Boston, MA

Dhaval Kolte, MBBS, PhD, MPH

Structural Interventional Cardiologist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Sherif Labib, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Burlington, MA

Rony N. Lahoud, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT

Nathaniel Langer, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Surgical Director of the Structural Heart Disease Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Anna Larosa, MD

Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Jacqueline Latina, MD

Mount Auburn Hospital
Watertown, MA

Evan Lau, MD

Baystate Health
Springfield, MA

Rebecca Marcantuono, NP

Jefferson Health
Philadelphia, PA

Sean McMahon, MD

Associate Director
Hartford Hospital Echocardiography Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hartford, CT

Alysia Monaco, AGACNP-BC

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Autumn Nothe, RN

Heart Valve Program Nurse Coordinator
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Charles Nyman, MD

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Assistant Program Director
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Halary Patch, CNP

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Elizabeth Pocock, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

Sheelagh Pousatis, MD

Cardiac Surgeon, Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hartford, CT

Lindsey Prescher, DO

Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD

Carrie Redick, RN

Manager, Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Structural Heart, The Valve Center
Morristown Medical Center
Morristown, NJ

Samuel Reinhardt, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine); Associate Echo Lab Director, Cardiovascular Medicine; Director of Structural Imaging, Cardiovascular Medicine
Yale University Medical Center
New Haven, CT

Charles D. Resor, MD, MSc

Assistant Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Associate Director, Interventional Director, Interventional Cardiology
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

Anthony J. Rousou, MD

Cardiac Surgeon, Baystate Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School – Baystate
Springfield, MA

Siavash Saadat, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery 
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School – Baystate 
Cardiac Surgeon, Baystate Medical Center 
Springfield, MA

Ashraf A. Sabe, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Associate Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Director, Medical Student Clerkship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Ada Stefanescu, MD, MSc

Adult Congenital Heart Disease specialist and Interventional Cardiologist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Emily Swann, NP

Cardiovascular Medicine
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

Henry Tannous, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY

Beatie Ultimo, DNP, NP-C

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Gregory Valania, DO

Assistant Professor of Medicine
UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate
Springfield, MA

Amit Vora, MD, MPH

Interventional Cardiology
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Kelly Walker, NP

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Southcoast Physicians Group – Cardiology
Fall River, MA

Michael N. Young, MD, RPVI

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, Structural Heart Disease Program
Advanced Fellowship Director, Structural Heart Interventions
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

Evin Yucel, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA