Core Lecture Series


Our world-class faculty and invited experts and leaders, along with our current fellows provide educational lectures in cardiovascular disease

The Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship core training program includes supervised experience in the full spectrum of cardiovascular disciplines including both inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular consultation, critical-care cardiology, post-operative management of cardiovascular surgical patients, interventional cardiology, clinical electrophysiology, heart failure / cardiac transplantation, and cardiovascular imaging.

Didactic lectures are given once daily as a part of our structured lectures and conferences which includes our: Topics in Cardiology lecture series, EP/ECG conference, Multi-modality imaging conference, Cath Angio club, Journal club, Research conference, and our Week in Review conference.  In addition, our fellows are free and encouraged to attend and participate in the sub-specialty conferences whenever possible.

Topics in Cardiology Grand rounds Lecture Series

The "Topics in Cardiology" Grand Rounds lecture series is our primary academic conference and occurs every Wednesday morning at 7:30 am in the Mailman Center 8th Floor Conference Room. Academic and research lectures are delivered by our own faculty within the division, faculty from other department and divisions, invited faculty from other institutions, as well as our own 2nd and 3rd year cardiology fellows who each deliver one grand round session yearly.  All faculty, residents, fellows, and students are invited and welcome to attend.  

Please note that currently during the COVID pandemic ALL lectures are being delivered via ZOOM. Please fee free to view our recorded lectures. 

March 18, 2020 - CMR of Nonischemic cardiomyopathy

Joel Fishman MD PhD

Department of radiology, Chief  of cardiothoracic radiology

Dr Fishman reviews and discusses the use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis and evaluation of nonischemic cardiomyopathies during topics in cardiology grand rounds lecture series. 

March 25, 2020 Viral Heart disease: The implications of COVID-19

Joshua M Hare, MD

Louis Lemberg Professor of Medicine

Founding director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute 

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Hare discusses the our current understanding of viral heart disease and early findings regarding cardiac involvement of the SARs-COV2 virus. 

April 1, 2020 Reperfusion therapies for Acute Myocardial Infarction

Mauricio G Cohen, MD
Director, Cardiac Catheterization lab UHealth Towers

Dr. Cohen reviews the history and data behind reperfusion therapy for acute myocardial infarction and discusses the implications and use of reperfusion therapy during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

April 8, 2020 Neuromodulation for the treatment of Heart Rhythm Disorders

Gilson C Fernandes, MD

Our current cardiology fellow, Dr Fernandes reviews the sympathetic and parasympathetic innervation of the heart and the modification of this for the treatment of heart rhythm disorders. 

April 15, 2020 Diabetes and the Heart: A Diabetologists' perspective

Ronald Goldberg, MD


Dr. Goldberg discusses the delicate interplay between diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and reviews the data in regards to reduction of cardiovascular risks in diabetes including newer treatments.

April 22, 2020 Cardiology in the time of COVID-19

Nitika Dabas, MD

Our current fellow Dr Dabas discusses our current knowledge regarding how the SARs-COV2 virus and COVID-19 affects the heart.

May 6, 2020 Management of Atrial Fibrillation Beyond Rate Control - From AFFIRM to CABANA

Parham Zarrini MD MBA 

Our current cardiology fellow, Dr. Parham Zarrini, reviews the literature and discusses the management strategies for atrial fibrillation, reviewing the evidence from the AFFIRM trial and through more recent studies looking at rhythm control, such as the CABANA trial.

May 13, 2020 Cardio-Obstetrics - An Overview For The Clinician

Irving Perez-Guzman MD

Our current cardiology fellow, Dr. Irving Perez-Guzman, reviews the literature and discusses the management strategies for patients with established cardiovascular disease during pregnancy and postpartum.

May 20, 2020 Bempedoic Acid A New FDA Approved Drug for the Lipid Modifying Armamentarium

Grace Wu MD

Our current cardiology fellow, Dr. Grace Wu, reviews the literature and discusses how new medications, including the recently FDA-approved bemdedoic acid may fit into our treatment strategies for patients with dyslipidemia.

May 27, 2020 Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in the Elderly

Paul Odunayo Olorunfemi MD MPH 

Our current cardiology fellow, Dr. Paul Odunayo Olorunfemi, reviews the literature and discusses the management strategies and special concerns for elderly patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions and procedures.

June 3, 2020 Antithrombotics post TAVR - How are we doing?

Celso De La Cruz Luque MD

  Our current cardiology fellow, Dr. Celso De La Cruz, reviews the literature and discusses the management strategies for anticoagulation post transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

June 10, 2020 - Premature Ventricular Complexes: Implications and Treatments

Harold Rivner, MD

Our current cardiology fellow, Dr Harold Rivner, discusses the implications, and treatment algorithms for ventricular ectopy and premature ventricular complexes.

June 17, 2020 - Optimizing Cardiovascular disease Prevention in Very High Risk Patients

Adedapo Iluyomade, MD MBA

Our current co-chief fellow, Dr Adedapo Iluyomade, presents current evidence based and emerging data regarding prevention of cardiovascular disease in high-risk patients.

July 8, 2020 - ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Practical Approach

Michael Dyal, MD 

Dr. Dyal provides a historical review of the data and development to current day practice for  revascularization strategies of ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

July 15, 2020 - Updates in Antiplatelet Therapy for Coronary disease

Carlos E Alfonso, MD

Dr Alfonso discusses the various antiplatelet agents available and the evidence base for anti-platelet therapy for primary and secondary prevention in coronary disease.

July 22, 2020 - Updates in Atrial Fibrillation 2020

Jeffrey Goldberger, MD

Our division chief, Dr Goldberger, reviews the updated literature and discusses the management strategies for patients with atrial fibrillation. Dr. Goldberger also discusses ongoing new trials including the NIH funded LEAF trial.

July 29, 2020 - Updates in NSTEMI diagnosis, evaluation and management in 2020

Mauricio G Cohen, MD

Dr Cohen discusses and reviewed the evidence-based medicine data that has formulated our current ACC-AHA Guidelines in NSTEMI.

August 12, 2020 - Update in Diagnosis & Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Robert J Myerburg MD

During our introductory lecture series geared towards the first year cardiology fellows Dr. Robert J Myerburg Professor of Medicine,  provides a practical overview of the diagnosis and classification of cardiac arrhythmias.

August 19, 2020 - Update in Cardiac Transplantation Pre and Post Management

E. Joseph Bauerlein MD 

During our introductory lecture series within the Topics in Cardiovascular disease Grand Rounds Dr. Joseph Bauerlein, the advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant fellowship program director at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital and Miami Transplant Institute provides a primer for cardiology fellows and reviews the current status of cardiac transplantation including new protocols and UNOS classification system for cardiac transplantation.

August 26, 2020 - Updates in the Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement

Eduardo De Marchena MD 

Dr De Marchena gives an overview and update on the current transcatheter valve therapies in mitral valve disease including percutaneous mitral valve repair with Mitral clip, novel coronary sinus devices in current trials, and transcatheter mitral valve replacement.

September 2, 2020 - Update in Personalized versus Guideline based Medicine

Jeffrey Goldberger MD MBA

Dr. Jeffrey Goldberger, Chief of the Cardiovascular division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine discusses the two contrasting philosophical approaches to the implementation of optimal health care— the use of evidence-based guidelines and the application of personalized (or “precision”) medicine.   JAMA. 2013;309:2559-60.

September 9, 2020 - Native and Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis and Advanced Imaging

George Marzouka MD

 Dr. Marzouka gives an overview and update on the diagnosis of native and prosthetic valve endocarditis and discusses imaging techniques to assist in diagnosis including echo, TEE, CT imaging, and nuclear imaging procedures.

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