March 2018   
Special Edition Newsletter 
GW Cardiology at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Sessions
GW Cardiology faculty had a major presence at the American College of Cardiology's ( ACC ) 67th Annual Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL, on March 10-12, 2018. The  ACC 's annual meeting is the largest meeting of cardiology professionals in the US with nearly 13,000 participants. Six GW students, residents, and fellows and nine faculty co-authored presentations and chaired panels:

Fellows and Residents

Alex Aldrich, MD (Internal Medicine Resident)
  • Oral Presention: The Great Masquerader. Stump the Professor (Blaise Carabello, Pat O'Gara, Carole Warnes). Additional Authors: Andrew Bradley,Jonathan Konopinski, Andrew D. Choi, Gurusher S. Panjrath  
Andrew Bradley, MD (Cardiology Fellow)
  • Poster Presentation: Finding the Elusive Connection. FIT Clinical Decision Making: Non-Invasive Imaging and Valvular. Additional Authors: Gurusher S. Panjrath
Dr. Bradley & Dr. Panjrath

Tanuka Datta, MD (Internal Medicine Resident)
  • Poster Presentation: Relationship of Breast Artery Calcification to Coronary Artery Stenosis: Is Mammography the New Screening Test for Coronary Artery Stenosis in Women? Risk Factor Assessment and Risk Prediction. Additional Authors: Ivan Pena, Ashley Inciardi, Amanda Kappler, Rachel F. Brem, Ramesh Mazhari, Andrew D. Choi, Brian Choi, Jannet Lewis
Dr. Datta & Dr. Lewis


William Borden, MD
  • Moderated Poster Presentation: Cardiovascular Risk in the Medicare Million Hearts Risk Reduction Model. Additional Authors: Jingyan Wang, Philip Jones, Johanna Contreras, Stacie L. Daugherty, Nihar Desai, Steven A. Farmer, Salim Virani, Jason Wasfy, Thomas M. Maddox
Andrew D. Choi, MD
  • ACC.18 ACC Imaging Top 10. Imaging Section Highlights for ACC.18 (Contributor): Structural Imaging Pearls and Cardiac CT 
Brian Choi, MD

Dr. Brian Choi

Steven Farmer, MD
  • CMS/CMMI Perspective. Payment Reform: Update from the Trenches
Jannet F. Lewis, MD
  • Attended ACC Board of Governors leadership meetings as ACC Governor of the District of Columbia 
Gurusher Panjrath, MD
  • Presenter: My Patient is in Shock - Which Device? Cardiogenic Shock and Acute Mechanical Support Strategies
  • Session Co-Chair: Heart Failure Section Highlights for ACC.18
  • Top Three Translational or Basic Research Presentations with the Highest Likely Impact or Change Clinical Practice
  • Poster Sessions and Abstracts - What you May Have Missed But is a Must Hear
  • Poster Presentation: Association of Walking Pace, Walking Frequency and Duration and Joint Effects on the Risk of Heart Failure in Post-Menopausal Women. Rasla S, Lin X, El Meligy A, Roberts MB, Laddu D, Allison MA, Shadyab AH, Liu S, Martin LW, Manson J, Chlebowski R, Panjrath GS, LaMonte MJ, Eaton CB.
  • Moderator, Official News Conference for the Late Breaking Clinical Trial III.
  • Chair, Heart Failure and Transplantation Section
  • Invited participant of ACC Innovation: "The future of Cardiovascular Care: Harnessing Remote Patient Data and Advanced Analytics to Manage Heart Failure"