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Miami Valves 2018 - February 1-3, 2018 - Call for Abstracts

posted Dec 21, 2017, 11:34 AM by Carlos Alfonso

Miami Valves 2018
February 1-3, 2018 Miami, FL  | Marriott Biscayne Bay


Miami Valves invites researchers and practitioners from around the globe to share their work with peers and industry. All submitted abstracts and cases will undergo a peer review process for quality of research/work, educational or scientific content, logical presentation and impact on healthcare. Accepted abstracts will be displayed as posters at Miami Valves. Select poster authors will be invited (while onsite at the conference) to present orally. 


Abstracts and cases may be submitted (per the parameters below) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For further information regarding the conference go to: .

Welcome Cardiovascular Fellowship Class of 2020!

posted Jul 2, 2017, 12:56 PM by Carlos Alfonso   [ updated Jul 2, 2017, 1:09 PM ]

On behalf of our current fellows, staff, and faculty, we would like to welcome our new incoming fellows.  We have a great group of fellows coming from throughout the nation.  Our current incoming fellows and the internal medicine training programs they come from include:  
  • Celso De La Cruz Luque, M.D.                      University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital 
  • Rimsky Denis, M.D.                                        Brown University | Rhode Island Hospital
  • Adedapo Iluyomade, M.D.                                 Ichan School of Med Mount Sinai
  • Chaitra Mohan, M.D.                                          Cleveland Clinic Foundation    (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Irving Perez Guzman, M.D.                            Albert Einstein College of Medicine  (Bronx, NYC)
  • Grace Wu, M.D.                                              University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital 
  • Parham Zarrini, M.D.                                      Cedars Sinai Medical Center
We welcome you to Miami, to the U, and our UM / JMH cardiovascular program and family! Looking forward to a great academic year!

Dr. Nish Patel speaks on coronary angiography & #PCI after OOHCA with VF/VT

posted Oct 20, 2016, 8:43 PM by Carlos Alfonso

Trends and Outcomes of Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Associated With Ventricular Fibrillation or Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia.

Nish Patel, MD was invited and earlier today presented at Cath Conference at Washington Hospital Center.  He discussed the findings of a recently published manuscript he spearheaded in JAMA Cardiology looking at Trends and Outcomes of Coronary Angiography and PCI After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. 

Cardiology Co-Chief Fellows Serve on UHealth Team at Rio Olympic Games

posted Aug 24, 2016, 5:54 PM by Carlos Alfonso   [ updated Sep 6, 2016, 11:47 PM ]

Our Chief Cardiovascular fellows, Joao Braghiroli, M.D., and Gabriel Hernandez, M.D., had the opportunity to represent UHealth and Jackson Memorial Hospital while serving as volunteers at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. While their first priority was caring for the athletes, they had an opportunity to take in the Olympic Games.  They were on the track for Usain Bolt's run to glory, and  watched Brazil finally win Olympic gold in soccer for the first time.  We are proud of them representing the UM Cardiovascular Fellowship program.  For a more complete story follow the link to UHealth in Rio - Part 6.


posted Jul 5, 2016, 5:30 PM by Carlos Alfonso

We would like to formally welcome our new class of cardiology fellows on the UM / JMH campus.  We are happy to have them starting they're cardiovascular training with us. Our new general cardiology fellows are:
  • Saleh El Dassouki, M.D.
  • Hany Elmahdy, M.D.
  • Conrad Macon, M.D. 
  • Italo Novoa, M.D.
  • Andrew Panakos, M.D.
  • Sergio Perez, MD
  • Archana Ramireddy, M.D. 
Looking forward to another great academic year together! 

Miami Valves 2015 - October 29-31 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida

posted Sep 30, 2015, 8:13 AM by Carlos Alfonso   [ updated Sep 30, 2015, 8:22 AM ]

Please join us again this year for Miami Valves which is taking place from October 29-31 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Along with our own excellent faculty we will have some invited worldwide experts in the field of structural heart disease therapy and will utilize interactive presentations, case presentations and symposia to:

  • Appraise new and upcoming technologies in the management of valvular heart disease to determine their benefit for patients.
  • Evaluate the relative advantages and disadvantages of different strategies in complex cases involving valvular disease.
  • Demonstrate how to start a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended
Submit by: October 10, 2015

The Miami Valves 2015 Abstract Review Committee calls upon all investigators to submit abstracts of original contribution to be considered for Poster Presentations. Each abstract will be peer-reviewed by a panel of interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons.

Submission Topics include:

  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Catheter-Based Therapy in Heart Disease
  • Transcatheter Valve Replacement

Miami Valves 2014

posted Aug 19, 2014, 9:56 AM by George Marzouka   [ updated Aug 19, 2014, 9:56 AM ]

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Miami Valves 2014 Program Agenda


The Miami Valves 2014 conference, formerly known as MIRS, will be held onOctober 17 - 18, 2014 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel.

Topics include:

  • Aortic Stenosis: Anatomy and Natural History
  • TAVR System I: U.S.-Approved Balloon Deployable Valve
  • TAVR System II: U.S.-Approved Self Expanding Valve
  • Transcatheter Heart Valves Cases (Advanced)
  • TAVR Complications: Heart Block/ Vascular Complications/ Stroke/ Perivalvular Leaks/ Valve Embolization
  • Mitral Leaflet Clip
  • Septal Ablation for IHSS Mitral Regurgitation
  • Tanscatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) Therapy
  • Can We Treat Tricuspic Regurgitation?
  • Best Cases from the Americas
  • And much more!

Miami Valves 2014 showcases the latest in transcatheter valve replacement and is the natural progression of the University of Miami’s Masters in Repair of Structural Heart Disease (MIRS) Conference which has a long history of excellence. Miami Valves 2014 will update medical professionals on the latest systems, techniques and practices to ensure safe and effective transcatheter valve replacement.

Click here to view the full Agenda



Take advantage of the early bird registration rates today!

Click here to Register Online


For more information:

For questions, contact us at:
University of Miami Division of CME
Phone: (305) 243-6716

Dr. Damluji, Dr. Marzouka, and Dr. Otalvaro's research gets accepted for Oral Presentation at AHA 2014 in Chicago

posted Aug 12, 2014, 7:01 AM by George Marzouka

Their research entitled "Prompt Revascularizations vs. Intensive Medical Therapy for Chronic Total Occlusions of Coronary Arteries: Results from BARI-2D Trial" was accepted as an oral presentation in the American Heart Association Scientific Session in Chicago.

It will be presented as an oral presentation in the "Surgical Revascularization for Ischemic Heart Disease" session on Monday November 17, 2014 at 9:45 AM.
The moderators for the session are:
1. Marc Ruel, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2. A Pieter Kappetein, Rotterdam, Netherlands

In addition, their abstract entitled "Changes in "Hemoglobin After Pulmonary Artery Catheterization: Results From the ESCAPE Trial" was also accepted at the American Heart Association in Chicago 2014 for a poster presentation.

UM Cardiovascular Division Presents Distinguished Faculty and Fellow Awards

posted Jun 18, 2014, 6:41 AM by Carlos Alfonso

June 8, 2014

At our Cardiology Fellowship Graduation Luncheon this year, the Cardiovascular Division honored some of our distinguished faculty and fellows at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay.

Mauricio G. Cohen, M.D. associate professor of medicine and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University of Miami Hospital, received the Robert J. Myerburg Outstanding Academic Cardiology Faculty Award for his excellence in education, clinical care and research.

Assaf Tzur, MD was recognized by the fellows as the Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the Year for his dedication and teaching throughout the year.

The Thomas A. Curtis Outstanding Cardiovascular Fellow Award went to our chief cardiology fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year, Rosario Antonio Colombo, M.D., for his superior performance as a cardiovascular disease fellow.

Margarita Perez Caminero, M.D. received the Outstanding Subspecialty Fellow Award, and Abdulla Damluji, M.D., M.P.H., received the Outstanding Fellow in Research & Scholarly Activity Award.

Dr. Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., Chief of the Cardiovascular Division stated “the end-of-the-year award ceremony has become a tradition for the Cardiovascular Division, and it is a great venue to honor our trainees and faculty who have distinguished themselves for their outstanding work.”  He added, “It has been a real privilege to work with such an outstanding group of faculty and trainees.”

Congratulations to this years winners, and to read more on this please visit:

Dr. Singh presents and wins first prize during Best of the Best Oral Abstracts session at SCAI 2014

posted Jun 17, 2014, 5:01 PM by Carlos Alfonso   [ updated Jun 18, 2014, 6:14 AM ]

May 29, 2014
Vikas Singh, M.D. one of our current first year fellows presented the study “Corevalve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Using The Novel Transcaval Approach: First in Man Experience” in the Best of the Best Oral Abstracts session on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at SCAI in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vikas described the procedure which was performed successfully by William O'Neill, M.D., Pedro Martinezclark, M.D., Antonio Dager, M.D., and colleagues in Cali, Columbia.  This is the first reported experience in humans using this new technique to use veins to gain access to the aorta to perform TAVR using the CoreValve system in patients with severe, symptomatic AS and no other treatment options. Dr. Singh won the first prize during the session for his presentation. For full details visit: 

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