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Pioneers in Cardiology Lecture Series

During the 2018 academic year, we inaugurated a biannual "Pioneers in Cardiology" lecture series.  The program focuses on bringing preeminent thought leaders in the cardiovascular field to the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital medical campus.  The elected pioneer will deliver a grand rounds lecture and will meet with faculty and fellows during their visit in small group sessions.  In preparation for the visit, the fellows will have an evening journal club to discuss some of the guest lecturers seminal and most influential works and will prepare an series of questions and discussion points to address during his/her visit. The educational purpose of this lecture series is to learn from the giants in our field both from their clinical expertise and proven academic career success.

Upcoming Pioneer in Cardiology Lecture Series

Pioneer: Dr Melvin Scheinman

This week we welcome to the University of Miami campus 
Dr. Melvin Scheinman.  
Dr Scheinman is a Professor of Medicine at UCSF and the Walter H. Shorenstein Endowed Chair in Cardiology where he heads the Cardiac Arrhythmia Genomics Clinic.  Dr Scheinman is one of the key innovators and fathers of cardiac electrophysiology.  He is a master teacher and has garnered various teaching awards at UCSF as well as the Paul Dudley White Award for Excellence in Teaching by the American Heart Association.  Perhaps his greatest contribution revolves around development of catheter ablation techniques.  Dr Scheinman was the first person to have performed catheter ablation in humans using high energy direct current shocks. He was a pioneer in the ablation of accessory pathways and fast AV nodal pathway. He has also worked on various other endeavors including demonstrating the role of EP studies in determining need for pacemakers in patients with AV conduction disturbances, proving the efficacy of intravenous amiodarone therapy for patients with malignant ventricular tachycardia, and in defining the basic mechanisms of unusual forms of atrial flutter.  Dr. Scheinman directs an annual course on Advanced Clinical Electrophysiology and Ablation given at the American College of Cardiology, Heart House in Bethesda, Maryland. We are thrilled to host him and have him visit the University of Miami. Read more about Dr Scheinman. 

Schedule of events for Wed December 5th 2018

 Time                 Events                                                                                               Location                                                                              Invitees

7:30-8:30 am    Topics in Cardiology Grand Round -                                                     Mailman Center, 8th Floor Auditorium             UM Trainees, Faculty, Alumni

9-10 am              Career Insights (for fellows)                                                                 Mailman Center, 8th Floor Auditorium             UM / JMH Cardiology fellows

12-1pm               Medical Grand Rounds                                                                          Rosenstiel Med Science Bldg, 3rd Floor Auditorium

2:30-3:30pm      ECG Conference                                                                                       CRB 1270A

3:45- 5pm           EP case review – lessons learned                                                        CRB 1270A

If you are interested in attending, or to RSVP please e-mail us at:

Prior Pioneers in Cardiology Lecture Series / Events

A list of prior honorees and recorded lecture series. 

Date                        Pioneer in Cardiology                                                     Events                                                 
April 18th 2018       Dr. Eugene Braunwald                                                       Medical Grand Rounds:  “The War Against Heart Failure”       
                                                                                                                          "The PCSK9 and Cholesterol Story"