Division of Cardiovascular Diseases

General Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship

Overview from the program director

The cardiology fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center is a three year program to train for a career in academic as well as clinical cardiology. The program is ACGME accredited and fulfills requirements for training as indicated in the July 1, 2012 ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Cardiovascular Diseases. There are currently thirty-seven cardiovascular physicians at the KU Hospital with active interventional cardiology and electrophysiology services, including subspecialty fellows in these disciplines. The program offers both a three year clinical track and a four year basic science research track. If interested in the research track, the 2nd or 3rd year of fellowship will be used as a dedicated research year. Your track will be registered with ACGME and our Institutional GME Office will be notified.

The University of Kansas Hospital is a 628-bed academic tertiary care referral center for the Kansas City metropolitan area, western Missouri, and eastern Kansas. It includes a 156-bed Center for Advanced Heart Care that opened in 2006. KU Hospital and clinics feature a robust electronic medical record system, O2, a product from Epic Systems Corporation.

There are three cardiac catheterization laboratories with procedure volume (2013) of 3,598, including 710 PCIs, 586 peripheral vascular procedures, and 140 structural procedures. There are three active electrophysiology laboratories with a procedure volume (2013-14) of 721 SVT ablations, 310 atrial fibrillation ablations, 26 VT ablations, 262 ICD implantations, 289 pacemaker implantations, 146 biventricular pacemaker and defibrillator implantations, and 147 lead extractions. Advanced 3D mapping techniques are used with the majority of ablation procedures.

The Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center is part of VA Integrated Service Network 15 (VISN 15). The Kansas City VA opened in 1952 and currently has 156 beds with two cardiac catheterization laboratories, where cardiac catheterizations and percutaneous coronary interventions are performed and permanent pacemakers and ICDs are implanted. With approximately 2000 admissions per year, it serves as a referral center for Topeka and Leavenworth VA hospitals and 7 Community Based outpatient clinics.

The Cardiovascular Research Institute offers state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure for basic, clinical, or translational cardiovascular research. A number of physicians within the division are actively engaged in numerous investigator-initiated projects. Fellows are strongly encouraged to initiate and participate in innovative projects, present at conferences, and publish.

The first year of training includes rotations in coronary care unit, cardiovascular consultations, cardiac catheterization, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and electrophysiology at the University of Kansas Hospital or at the Kansas City Veterans Medical Center. Additional rotations during subsequent years include cardiac CT and magnetic resonance imaging, noninvasive peripheral vascular imaging, cardiothoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiology. Research rotations commensurate with the need (up to a maximum of twelve months) are made available to fellows interested in such pursuits.Once essential COCATS requirements are completed, the fellowship program administration is very flexible in modifying fellow activities and rotations to fit their future career goals.

All fellows have a half-day continuity clinic at the University of Kansas Hospital or one of its local clinic sites with staff cardiology mentors. Current night call is a night float rotation. With the current program size (13 fellows), first year fellows have night float for six weeks, second year fellows for 4 weeks, and third year fellows for two weeks. On-call fellows can easily contact on-call cardiac sonographers, staff cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and interventional cardiologists.

Conferences are held at 7 AM, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The Internal Medicine grand rounds is held on Wednesday mornings at 8 AM. There is a separate noninvasive imaging conference at noon on Thursday and research conferences every third Wednesday of the month at 7 AM. There are also monthly cath conferences, journal clubs, and ECG coding lectures. The division supports attendance at a major national meeting at each year of fellowship.

 

General Cardiology Fellowship Applicants
Please contact: Anna Bryan, for applications, questions or concerns
Email: abryan@kumc.edu


Current Fellows

Zubair Shah

Zubair Shah
4th Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: Government Medical College, Srinagar India
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University Medical Center. Columbus, Ohio
Residency: State University of New York at Buffalo (Catholic Health System). Buffalo, New York.

Research Interests: Cardiovascular Imaging, Heart Failure, Stem Cell-Based Therapies for Heart Failure and Atherosclerosis

Publications:

  • Shah Z, Kampfrath T, Deiuliis JA, Zhong J, Pineda C, Ying Z, Xu X, Lu B, Moffatt-Bruce S, Durairaj R, Sun Q, Mihai G, Maiseyeu A, Rajagopalan S.Long-Term Dipeptidyl-Peptidase 4 Inhibition Reduces Atherosclerosis and Inflammation via Effects on Monocyte Recruitment and Chemotaxis.Circulation 2011October17;124:2338-2349.
  • Shah Z, Pineda C, Kampfrath T, Maiseyeu A, Ying Z, Racoma I, Deiuliis J, Xu X, Sun Q, Moffatt-Bruce S, Villamena F, Rajagopalan S.Acute DPP-4 inhibition modulates vascular tone through GLP-1 independent pathways.Vascular Pharmacology. 2011 Jul-Sep; 55(1-3):2-9.
  • Deiuliis J, Shah Z, Shah N, Needleman B, Mikami D, Narula V, Perry K, Hazey J, Kampfrath T, Kollengode M, Sun Q, Satoskar AR, Lumeng C, Moffatt-Bruce S, Rajagopalan S.Visceral adipose inflammation in obesity is associated with critical alterations in tregulatory cell numbers.PLoS One. 2011 Jan 26;6(1):e16376.
  • Kampfrath T, Maiseyeu A, Ying Z, Shah Z, Deiuliis JA, Xu X, Kherada N, Brook RD, Reddy KM, Padture NP, Parthasarathy S, Chen LC, Moffatt-Bruce S, Sun Q, Morawietz H, Rajagopalan S.Chronic fine particulate matter exposure induces systemic vascular dysfunction via NADPH oxidase and TLR4 pathways.Circulation Research. 2011 Mar 18;108(6):716-26.
  • Arafa el-SA, Zhu Q, Shah ZI, Wani G, Barakat BM, Racoma I, El-Mahdy MA, Wani AA.Thymoquinone up-regulates PTEN expression and induces apoptosis in doxorubicin-resistant human breast cancer cells.Mutation Research 2011 Jan 10;706(1-2):28-35

Selected Abstracts and Short Entries:

  • Zubair Shah; Rashmi Thapa; Mashood Wani; Suresh Sharma; Taylor Myers; Kamalakar Surineni; Chris Johnson; Lauren Penn; John Fritzlen; Reza Masoomi; Prasad Gunasekaran; G. John Chen; Buddhadeb Dawn; Kamal Gupta. Effect of aggressive lipid therapy on progression of carotid artery stenosis: a longterm follow up study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(10_S):.  doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(15)61487-5.
  • Zubair Shah, Thomas Kampfrath, Jeffrey Deiuliis, Andrei Maiseyeu, Colleen Pineda, Zhekang Ying, Rekha Durairaj, Xiaohua Xu, Qinghua Sun, Sanjay Rajagopalan (2010, November). DPP-4 Inhibition Reduces Atherosclerosis in LDLR(-) Mice Through Pleiptropic Effects on Blood Pressure and Modulation of Immune Function. Circulation 2010; 122: A21648.
  • Zubair Shah, Thomas Kampfrath, Jeffrey Deiuliis, Andrei Maiseyeu, Colleen Pineda, Zhekang Ying, Rekha Durairaj, Xiaohua Xu, Qinghua Sun, Sanjay Rajagopalan (2010, November). DPP-4 Inhibition Improves Adipose Inflammation and Insulin Resistance via GLP-1 Independent Mechanisms. Mice Through Pleiptropic Effects on Blood Pressure and Modulation of Immune Function. Circulation 2010; 122: A21652.
  • Thomas Kampfrath, Zhekang Ying, Andrei Maiseyeu, Zubair Shah, Jeffrey A. Deiuliis, Henning Morawietz, Sanjay Rajagopalan (2010, November). Chronic Fine Particulate Matter Exposure Induces Systemic Vascular Dysfunction via NADPH Oxidase and TLR4 Pathways. Circulation 2010; 122: A21645.
  • Andrei Maiseyeu; Marcus A. Badgeley; Zubair Shah, Georgeta Mihai; et al. November, 2010. Rosiglitazone-Loaded Theranostic Nanolatexes for Simultaneous Inflammation Imaging and Therapy. The Best of AHA Specialty Conferences AHA Scientific Sessions. Circulation 122: A36382.
  • Zubair Shah, Colleen Pineda, Zhekang Ying, Thomas Kampfrath, Jeffrey Deiuliis, Nilay Shah, Qinghua Sun, Sanjay Rajagopalan (2010, June). Acute DPP IV Inhibition Induces Vascular Relaxation via GLP-1 Independent Pathways. Diabetes 142: D3290.
  • Jeffrey Deiuliis, Zubair Shah, Thomas Kampfrath, Qinghua Sun, Sanjay Rajagopalan. Lipoic Acid Attenuates Innate Immune Infiltration And Activation In The Visceral Adipose Of Obese, Insulin Resistant Mice. Diabetes 142:D1622.
  • Jeffrey Deiuliis, Zubair Shah, Vimal Narula, Kyle Perry, Jeffrey Hazey, Dean Mikami, Bradley Needleman, and Sanjay Rajagopalan (2010, April). Macrophage infiltration of omental adipose correlates to indices of insulin resistance in a bariatric population. Diabetes 142:D1071.
  • Jeffrey Deiuliis, Zubair Shah, Susan Moffatt-Bruce, Gregg Hadley, Qinghua Sun, and Sanjay Rajagopalan (2010, June). Diet-induced obesity alters innate and adaptive immune cells of the visceral adipose in a mouse model of insulin resistance Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.(ATVB) (April 2010).
  • Kurozumi Kazuhiko, Hardcastle Jayson, Shah Zubair, Kaur Balveen, Chioca E Antonio. (2007, April). Identification of cyr61 as a biomarker for oncolytic therapy of tumors. Journal of American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) (March 2008).
  • Zubair Shah, M Mohammed, R Hanna, Philip Rados, Patrick Siaw. Aspirin in Stroke and Coronary Artery Disease Prevention in Primary Care: Does a Gender Bias Exist? Poster Awarded 3rd Place at Annual Austin Flint and John O'Brien Research Symposium. Buffalo, New York (June 2012).
  • Zubair Shah, Sara Mahmood, Joseph M. Anain Jr, Khalid J. Qazi, Michael Hocko. An Evidence-Based Clinical Prediciton Tool to Identify High Vancomycin MIC Among Patients with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection of Lower Extremities. Poster Awarded 1st Place at Annual Austin Flint and John O'Brien Research Symposium. Buffalo, New York (June 2013). 
Zaid Alirhayim

Zaid Alirhayim, MD
 3rd Year Cardiology Fellow 

Medical School: Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
Residency: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 

Research interests: Cardio-Oncology, Cardiovascular outcomes research 

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts:

  • Zaid Alirhayim, Fatima Khalid, Waqas Qureshi.  Restarting Anticoagulation and Outcomes After Major Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Atrial Fibrillation: Author Reply. The American Journal of Cardiology Vol. 114, Issue 2 (2014): 327-328.
  • Qureshi, Waqas, Chetan Mittal, Iani Patsias, Kiran Garikapati, Aishwarya Kuchipudi, Gagandeep Cheema, Mohammad Elbatta, Zaid Alirhayim, and Fatima Khalid. "Restarting anticoagulation and outcomes after major gastrointestinal bleeding in atrial fibrillation." The American Journal of Cardiology 113, no. 4 (2014): 662-668.
  • Qureshi W, Hassan S , Khalid F, Almahmoud M, Shah B, Tashman R, Ambulgekar N, El-Refai M, Mittal C & Alirhayim Z. Outcomes of correcting hyponatremia in patients with myocardial infarction. Clinical Research in Cardiology. 2013 May; DOI 10.1007(s00392-013-0576-z):1-8.
  • Alirhayim Z, Khalid F, Alarhayem A, et al. Clinical and economic burden of incidental findings suspicious for cancer on non-contrast chest computed tomography performed during myocardial perfusion imaging. Proceedings of the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. 2013 Apr; NA(NA): 1373.
  • Alirhayim Z, Qureshi S, Khalid F, et al. Suboptimal resumption of warfarin in octogenarians with atrial fibrillation that develop gastrointestinal bleeding. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2013 Apr; 61(s1): S1-S232.
  • Qureshi W, Mittal C, Ahmad U, Alirhayim Z et al. Clinical predictors of post-liver transplant new-onset heart failure. Liver Transplantation. 2013 Jul; 19(7): 701-710.
  • Khalid F, Qureshi W, Qureshi S, Alirhayim Z, et al. Impact of restarting warfarin therapy in renal disease anticoagulated patients with gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Renal Failure, Informa Healthcare. 2013 Jul; DOI:10.3109
  • Patsias I, Mittal C, Elbatta M, Garikapati K, Bradley P, Cheema G, Kuchipudi A, Jafri HR, Alirhayim Z, et al. Optimal duration to restart warfarin after discontinuation of therapy in atrial fibrillation patients that  developed gastrointestinal bleeding. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2013 Mar; 61(10): E342.
  • Elbatta M, Mittal C, Patsias I, Garikapati K, Alirhayim Z, et al. Upper Endoscopic Findings in Anticoagulated Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Presenting With Gastrointestinal Bleeding Predicts Outcomes. Gastroenterology. 2013 May; 144(5): S-80.
  • Perez JD, Alirhayim Z, Ochoa C, Patel R, & Dabak VS (2013). MGUS Transformation Into Multiple Myeloma In Patients With Solid Organ Transplantation. Blood, 122(21), 5325-5325.
  • Hassan, Syed A., Syed Amer, Waqas Qureshi, Zaid Alirhayim, and Philip Kuriakose. Treating symptomatic coronary artery disease in patients with Von Willebrand disease. Hematology/oncology and stem cell therapy 6, no. 3 (2013): 101-104.
  • Alirhayim Z, Dyal H, Heidemann D, et al. HIT antibody positivity as a predictor for early cancer diagnosis. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2013 Jun; 31(2013): e22184.
  • Khalid F, Qureshi S, Alirhayim Z, et al. Risk of recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding in anticoagulated patients with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease. American journal of kidney diseases. 2013 Apr; 61(4): A54.
  • Hassan S, Qureshi W, Badami A, Khoulani, D, Mittal C, Amer S, Alirhayim Z et al. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: is it a graft-threatening complication? TRANSPLANT INTERNATIONAL. 2013 Apr; 26(4): 385-391.
  • Alirhayim Z, Qureshi W, Donthireddy V, et al. Changes in Hemoglobin and Hematocrit May Predict Mortality in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes. ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts. 2012 Dec; NA(120): 3171.
  • Qureshi W, Khalid F, Alirhayim Z et al. Discharge to subacute rehabilitation as a predictor of 30 day readmission in elderly patients with acute decompensated heart failure. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2012 Apr; 60(s4): S1-S242.
  • Maida G, Angulo D, Grover K, Buitron P, Alirhayim Z et al. Phone and Web-Based Interventions in Hypertensive Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. American Journal of Hematology: Proceedings of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis summit of North America: Research abstracts. 2012 May; 87(s1): S146-S200.
  • Hassan S, Khoulani D, Badami A, Alirhayim Z, et al. Incidence of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia in the Transplant Population: A Large Retrospective Cohort, Single Transplant Centre Experience. BLOOD. 2012 Dec; 120(21): 3320.
  • Finan RR, Al-Irhayim Z, Mustafa FE, et al. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha polymorphisms in women with idiopathic recurrent miscarriage. Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 2010 Mar; 84(2): 186-192.
  • Mahdi N, Al-Ola K, Al-Subaie AM, Ali ME, Al-Irhayim Z, et al. HLA class II haplotypes distinctly associated with vaso-occlusion in children with sickle cell disease. CLINICAL AND VACCINE IMMUNOLOGY. 2008 Apr; 15(4): 729-731.
  • Mahdi N, Al-Subaie AM, Al-Ola K, Al-Irhayim AQ, Ali ME, Al-Irhayim Z et al. HLADRB1*130101-DQB1*060101 haplotype is associated with acute chest syndrome in sickle cell anemia patients. Tissue Antigens. 2009 Mar; 73(3): 245-249.
  • Alirhayim, Zaid, et al. Symptomatic ileofemoral deep vein thrombosis due to May-Thurner syndrome. BMJ case reports 2014 (2014): bcr2013201167.
  • Alirhayim Z, Qureshi W, Shafiq A, et al. Aortic arch variant presenting as an acute ST elevation myocardial infarction. BMJ Case Reports. 2013 Jan; doi:10.1136(bcr-2012-007962): 1-3.
  • Alirhayim Z, Dyal H, Alarhayem A et al. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a cause of paraneoplastic cholestasis. BMJ case reports. 2013 May; 10.1136(bcr-2013-009714): 1-3.
  • Sandouk Z, Alirhayim Z, Hassan S, et al. Cryofibrinogenaemia: not just skin deep. BMJ case reports. 2013 Feb; doi:10.1136(bcr-2012-008102): 1-3. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23429017.
  • Hassan S, Alirhayim Z, Ahmed S et al. Polyoma BK virus, an oncogenic virus? Case Reports in Nephrology. 2013 Jun; 2013(NA)
  • Hassan S, Khalid F, Alirhayim Z, et al. Lithium Toxicity in the setting of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Case Reports in Nephrology. 2013 Mar; 2013(doi/10.1155): 1-2.
  • Sandouk Z, Alirhayim Z, Khoulani D, et al. DRESS syndrome and thrombotic thrombocytopaenic purpura: are they related? BMJ case reports. 2012 Nov; doi:10.1136(bcr-2012-007558): 1-3.
  • Hassan M, Alirhayim Z, Sroujieh L, et al. Multiple myeloma of the orbit. Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine. 2012 Nov; 2012(doi:10.1155): 1-2.
Prasad Gunasekaran

Prasad Gunasekaran, MBBS
 3rd Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: K.A.P. Vishwanathan Government Medical College, Trichy
Residency: Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI 

Research interests: Outcomes research, predictors of stent thrombosis and speckle tracking echocardiograpy 

Peer Reviewed Publications: 

  • Afonso L, Arora NP, Mahajan N, Kottam A, Ballapuram K, Toosi M, Bhandare D, Gunasekaran P, Mitiku T, Williams KA. Comparison of patients with peripartum heart failure and normal (≥55%) versus low (<45%) left ventricular ejection fractions. Am J Cardiol 2014;114:290-3. PMID: 24874163.
  • Zalawadiya SK, Gunasekaran PC, Bavishi CP, Veeranna V, Panaich S, Afonso L. Left ventricular hypertrophy and risk reclassification for coronary events in multi-ethnic adults. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2014. Apr 3. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:    24699336
  • Manickam P, Krishnamoorthi R, Kanaan Z, Gunasekaran PC, Cappell MS. Prognostic implications of recipient or donor hepatitis B seropositivity in thoracic transplantation: analysis of 426 hepatitis B surface antigen-positive recipients. Transpl Infect Dis 2014;16:597-604. PMID: 25017710
  • Cardozo S, Gunasekaran P, Patel H, McGorisk T, Toosi M, Faraz H, Zalawadiya S, Alesh I, Kottam A, Afonso L. "Is bacteriostatic saline superior to normal saline as an echocardiographic contrast agent?". Int J Cardiovasc Img. June 2014. PMID: 25017710.
  • Gunasekaran P, Muthusamy A, Kanaan Z, Krishnamoorthi R, Palani G, Manickam P. Association of Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Coronary Artery Disease: Fact or Fiction? Volume 2 Issue 2 Immuno-Gastroenterology 2:2, 114-118; April/May/June 2013.
  • Manickam P, Gunasekaran P, Sudhakar R, Veeranna V, Afonso L. Association of Helicobacter pylori seropositivity with all-cause mortality: fact or fiction?: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Gut 2013. PMID: 23633293.

 Peer Reviewed Abstracts/Poster Presentations:

  • Zubair Shah; Rashmi Thapa; Mashood Wani; Suresh Sharma; Taylor Myers; Kamalakar Surineni; Chris Johnson; Lauren Penn; John Fritzlen; Reza Masoomi; Prasad Gunasekaran; G. John Chen; Buddhadeb Dawn; Kamal Gupta. Effect of aggressive lipid therapy on progression of carotid artery stenosis: a longterm follow up study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(10_S):.  doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(15)61487-5.
  • Dusan A. Stanojevic; Prasad Gunasekaran; Micah Levine; Mark Reichuber; Randall Genton; Ashwani Mehta; Matthew Earnest; Mark Wiley; Peter Tadros; Buddhadeb Dawn; Kamal Gupta. Intravenous adenosine infusion is safe and well tolerated during coronary fractional flow reserve assessment in severe aortic stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(10_S):.  doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(15)61931-3.
  • Gunasekaran P, Muthusamy A, Elder M. Factors Influencing Discharge Against Medical Advice in Patients with Chest Pain. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2013;61. Poster presented at the annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology, San Francisco, March 2013.
  • Muthusamy A, Gunasekaran P, Manickam P, Krishnamoorthi R. Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease a Risk Factor for Developing Coronary Artery Disease? Gastroenterology 2013;144:S-636. Poster presented at the DDW, Orlando, FL 2013.
  • Gunasekaran P, Manickam P, Afonso L. Lack of Association between Helicobacter pylori Seropositivity and the Progression of Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Healthy Adults. Presented at the American College of Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting, Bellaire, MI, September 2013.
  • Gunasekaran P, Manickam P, Husain M, Afonso L. Favourable Effect of Helicobacter Pylori on Serum Lipid Profile. Presented at the American College of Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting, Bellaire, MI, September 2013.
  • Gunasekaran P, Manickam P, Husain M, Afonso L. Inflammatory Biomarkers are Associated with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy. Presented at the American College of Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting, Bellaire, MI, September 2013.
  • Manickam P, Sudhakar R, Krishnamoorthi R, Gunasekaran P, Rathod A, Chopra T, Dror S, Kaye K. Outcomes in Patients with Severe Pulmonary Infections prior to Heart-Lung Transplantation. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of SHEA, Dallas, April 2011.
Arslan Shaukat

Arslan Shaukat, MBBS
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow  

Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College, Pakistan
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 

Research interests: Antiplatelet agents in coronary artery disease, Interventional cardiology

Poster Presentations/Abstracts: 

  • Haroon, J., Sami, S., Raoof, S., Shaukat, A., Sabih, A., Khan, A. Comparison of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Blood Transfusions Between Medical and Non-Medical Undergraduate Students of Karachi. Poster presented at 21st International Medical Sciences Student Congress (IMSSC); Istanbul, Turkey in May 2008 
  • Shaukat, A., Basir, M., Srivastav, S., Bolad, I. Short-term and Long-term Clinical Outcomes in Veterans Treated with Clopidogrel Versus Prasugrel After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Poster presented at Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics: Advanced Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Global Summit (C3); Orlando, FL in June 2013
  • Shaukat, A., Habib, A., Lane, K., Shen, C., Hellman, Y., Gradus-Pizlo, I., Hadi, M., Boustani, M., Malik, A. 
  • Anticholinergic Medications: An Additional Contributor to Cognitive Impairment in the Heart Failure Population?. Poster presented at The 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America; Orlando, FL in September 2013 
  • Shaukat, A., Basir, M., Srivastav, S., Bolad, I. Impact of higher on-treatment platelet reactivity on peri-procedural myocardial infarction, 1-month and 1-year clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention in a veteran population. Poster presented at AHA scientific sessions; Dallas, TX in November 2013.  

Publications (abstracts):

  • Shaukat, A., Basir, M., Srivastav, S., Bolad, I. Short-term and Long-term Clinical Outcomes in Veterans Treated with Clopidogrel Versus Prasugrel After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. J Invasive Cardiol. 2013 Aug;25(8): C3-010.
Salman Waheed

Salman Waheed, MD 
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow  

Medical School: Khyber Medical College, Pakistan
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Bronx) Program, Bronx, NY 

Research interests: Outcomes research; improving cardiovascular risk stratification. 

Peer-Reviewed Publications: 

  • Waheed S, Chaves P, Gardin J, Cao J.Cardiovascular and Mortality Outcomes in the Elderly with Impaired Cardiac and Pulmonary Function: The Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) J Am Heart Assoc. (In press)
  • Afzal MR, Gunda S, Waheed S, Sehar N, Maybrook RJ, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Role of Outpatient Cardiac Rhythm monitoring in Cryptogenic Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Jul 14. doi:10.1111/pace.12688. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26172621.
  • Afzal MR, Chatta J, Samanta A, Waheed S, Mahmoudi M, Vukas R, Gunda S, Reddy M, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Use of Contact Force Sensing Technology During Radiofrequency Ablation Reduces Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jun 16. pii: S1547-5271(15)00800-0. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.06.026. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26091856.
  • Cannon CP, Waheed S. Evaluating medical, percutaneous coronary intervention, and coronary artery bypass surgery options for chronic angina: An update of the revised guidelines. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2009;10 Suppl 1:S21-29 
  • Inker LA, Eckfeldt J, Levey AS, Leiendecker-Foster C, Rynders G, Manzi J, Waheed S, Coresh J. Expressing the ckd-epi (chronic kidney disease epidemiology collaboration) cystatin c equations for estimating gfr with standardized serum cystatin c values. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011;58:682-684  
  • Waheed S, Azad N, Yeh HC. Racial disparities and colorectal cancer survival in older adults with and without diabetes mellitus. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 
  • Waheed S, Cannon CP. Cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehabilitation reduces the long-term risk of death and cardiovascular complications. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2010;11:e181-184 
  • Waheed S, Matsushita K, Astor BC, Hoogeveen RC, Ballantyne C, Coresh J. Combined association of creatinine, albuminuria, and cystatin c with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular and kidney outcomes. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013;8:434-442 
  • Waheed S, Matsushita K, Sang Y, Hoogeveen R, Ballantyne C, Coresh J, Astor BC. Combined association of albuminuria and cystatin c-based estimated gfr with mortality, coronary heart disease, and heart failure outcomes: The atherosclerosis risk in communities (aric) study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2012;60:207-216  

Book Chapters: 

  • Waheed S, Nasir K. Role of Non-Contrast Coronary CT for Detection of Coronary Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Stratification. Chapter 14, Page 130-141. American Society of Preventive Cardiology, Manual of Preventive Cardiology 2014

Published Abstracts And Poster Presentations: 

  • Hailpern SM, Arora R, Waheed S, Jim B, Acharya A. Clinical Predictors of Severity of Proteinuria in a cohort of patients with Hepatitis C and Proteinuria. American Journal of Kidney Diseases; 2007; 49; 4; A43; Abstract: 75  
  • Waheed S, Rohatgi R. Characterizing Treatment of Stage 3 CKD in Hispanics, African Americans and Caucasians. American Journal of Kidney Diseases; 2009; 53; 4; A80; Abstract: 232  
  • Zelkowitz M, Bonam S, Singh N, Waheed S, Talreja A, Rivera F,Sagiv O, Gross J, Cohen H, Acharya A. CKD and the incidence of Arrhythmias in patients with Automated Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. American Journal of Kidney Diseases; 2009; 53; 4; A80; Abstract: 232  
  • Waheed S, Williams ME. Regional and National 10 Year Incidence Trends of ESRD in the US diabetic population. American Society of Nephrology 2009; Oral Presentation  
  • Waheed S, Williams ME. Impact of Impaired eGFR on Hemoglobin A1c and Average Glucose Correlation in Diabetes Mellitus. American Society of Nephrology 2009  
  • Rao S, Waheed S. Thinking outside the box. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2010;5; S1; 175-176 
  • Waheed S, Williams ME. Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease Progression: Evidence of Racial Disparities. Diabetes, 2010; 59; Supplement 1, A254-A254 
  • Waheed S, Williams ME. Impact of Anemia on Hemoglobin A1c and Average Glucose Correlation in Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease. American Society of Nephrology 2010, SA-PO2502 
  • Waheed S, Matsushita K, Astor BC, Coresh J. Combined Association of Cystatin C Based Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFRcys) and Albuminuria with Mortality: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. American Heart Association Epidemiology 2011, Oral Presentation (Main Session) 
  • Waheed S, Matsushita K, Astor BC, Coresh J. Combined Association of Cystatin C- Based and Creatinine-Based Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate with           Mortality: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. American Society of Nephrology 2011, FR-PO1409 
  • Waheed S, Matsushita K, Astor BC, Coresh J. Combining Multiple Kidney Markers to predict future risk of Clinical Outcomes: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Circulation. 2012; 125: AMP073. Moderated Poster 
  • Waheed S. Association of QT Interval with Mortality by Kidney Function: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Heart Rhythm Journal. 2012 May; 9(5, supplement): S284  
  • Waheed S, Gottdiener J, Chaves P, Newman A, Cao J. Cardiovascular and Mortality Outcomes in the Elderly with Impaired Cardiac and Pulmonary Function: The Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS)Circulation. 2013; 128: A11042
  • Muhammad R. Afzal, MD, Sampath Gunda, MD, Salman Waheed, MD, MPH, Ryan J. Maybrook, MD, Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD, Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, Madhu Reddy, MD, Donita Atkins, RN, BSN, Sudharani Bommana, MS, Melissa Jaeger, RN, BSN, Buddhadeb Dawn, MD and Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS. Role of outpatient cardiac rhythm monitoring in cryptogenic stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials and observational studies. Heart Rhythm, 2015;12(5): S528.
  • Salman Waheed,  Simcha Pollack,  Marguerite Roth,  Nathaniel Reichek,  Alan Guerci,  and Jie J Cao. Conventional Cardiovascular Risk Modifies Clinical Outcomes Among Subjects With Elevated Coronary Artery Calcium Score With and Without Statin Therapy: Post Hoc Analysis From the St Francis Heart Study.Circulation. 2014;130:A16701.
  • Salman Waheed,  Buddhadeb Dawn,  and Kamal Gupta .Association of Body Mass Index With Corrected QT interval and the Impact of This Association on All-cause Mortality: Results From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Circulation. 2015;132:A11778.   
  • Salman Waheed,  Nathaniel Reichek,  Alan Guerci,  and Jie J Cao.Combined Association of Conventional Cardiovascular Risk Profile and Coronary Artery Calcium Score (CAC) With Cardiovascular Risk and CAC Progression: The St Francis Heart Study .Circulation. 2015;132:A13148.
  • Salman Waheed; Daniel Washko; Buddhadeb Dawn; Deepak Parashara; Kamal Gupta.C-reactive protein (crp) levels impact the association between body mass index (bmi) and all-cause mortality: results from the national health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES).J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;67(13_S):1924-1924. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(16)31925-8.
Andrew Waters

Andrew Waters, MD 
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow  

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Residency: University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS  

Research interests: Cardiac CT and MRI imaging

Publications:

  • Waters, A; Williams, C; Pal, A. Kikuchi Disease: A Unique Case of Fever of Unknown Origin. Kansas Journal of Medicine 2013: 6(2) 
  • Co-author of poster presented at the American College of Physicians 2010 Maryland Chapter meeting.  (Two Common Presentations of an Uncommon Disease. Langerhans cell histiocytosis case presentation. Maryland ACP, 2010.)
Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley, DO
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow 

Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX
Residency: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 

Research Interests: Cardiovascular imaging, role of inflammation in development of atherosclerosis

Publications:

  • Matthew Butler; Christopher Buckley; Calvin Madrigal; Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar; Buddhadeb Dawn. Long-term safety of concomitant use of proton pump inhibitors and h2 receptor blockers with thienopyridines in the setting of coronary stenting. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_s):. Doi:10.1016/s0735-1097(14)60226-6
  • Christopher Buckley, Ruben Reyes. Aggressive Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma (HSTL) Involving Lung Parenchyma. Presented at Kansas American College of Physicians Scientific Meeting; 2013.
Ajay Kaja

Ajay Kumar Kaja, MBBS
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: Osmania Medical College, India
Residency: Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE 

Research interests:Interventional cardiology and coronary atherosclerosis

Publications: 

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts

  • Alok Saurav; Ajay Kumar Kaja; Manu Kaushik; Saurabh Aggarwal; Michael White; Mark Woodruff; Aryan Mooss; Michael DelCore. ZOTAROLIMUS ELUTING STENT VERSUS EVEROLIMUS ELUTING STENT IN PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION: A META-ANALYSIS OF RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(10_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(15)61892-7.Status: Published.  
  • Alok Saurav; Ajay K. Kaja; Vimal Kandasamy; Manu Kaushik; Michael DelCore; Aryan Mooss; Michael D. White; Mark Woodruff . Impact of Ischemic Post-Conditioning on Infarct Size and Clinical Outcomes in Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Meta-analysis of 26 Randomized Controlled Trials. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;64(11_S):. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2014.07.069. Status: Published.  
  • Alok Saurav; Ajay K. Kaja; Manu Kaushik; Aryan Mooss; Michael DelCore; Michael D. White; Mark Woodruff.Drug Eluting Stents Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery for Isolated Proximal Left Anterior Descending Artery Stenosis: A Meta-analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;64(11_S):. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2014.07.136. Status: Published
  •   A Saurav, AK Kaja, M Kaushik, M DelCore, AV Mooss, W Biddle. Double versus Provisional Stent Strategy for Coronary Bifurcation Using Drug-Eluting Stents: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Circulation 130 (Suppl 2), A20049-A20049. Status: Published.
  • Madhav Lavu; Ajay Kaja; Arun Kanmantha Reddy; Ravi Thimmisetty; Vimalkumar Veerappan Kandasamy; Claire Hunter; Aryan Mooss; Venkata Alla. Ventricualr arrhythmias in hospitalized HFPEF patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(10_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(15)60409-0.Status: Published
  •   Kaushik M,Alla VM,Kaja AK,Kandasamy VV,Lanspa T,White MD.. Utility of Newer Oral Anticoagulants in High Risk Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Meta-analysis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2013, Oct; 62(18_S1): B251-B251. Pub Status: Published. 
  • Gorthi JR,Akinapelli A,Jayanna MB,Kandasamy VV,Kaja AK,Vallabhajosyula S,Alla VM,Mooss AN,Hunter CB.. The relationship of Platelet counts and platelet indices to clinical outcomes in patients with Chronic stable Congestive Heart Failure. International Academy of Cardiology. 2013, Jul; 125((suppl 2)): 1-510. Pub Status: Published. 
  • Gorthi JR,Alla VM,Kaja AK,Akinapelli A,Kandasamy VV,Hunter CB,Moos AN.. Utility of Iodine-123-Metaiodobenzylguanidine Imaging in Predicting Clinically Relevant Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients with Systolic Heart Failure: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2014, Apr; 63(12_S): A1120. Pub Status: Published. 
  • Gorthi JR,Alla VM,Kandasamy VV,Akinapelli A,Kaja AK,Nagabandi A,Jayanna MB,Hunter CB.. Abstract 17697: Utility of Late Gadolinium Enhancement on Cardiac MRI in Predicting Clinically Significant Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A Meta-analysis of Observational Studies. Circulation. 2013, Nov; 128(22): A17697. Pub Status: Published. 
  • Kaja AK,Kandasamy VV,Abouelezz KM,Tadros M. Evans Syndrome in Chronic Lymphocytic Lymphoma. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2013, Jun; 28(1): S324-S324. Pub Status: Published. 
  • Kandasamy VV,Kaja AK,Abouelezz KM,tadros M. A case of Multidrug resistant Nocardia Pseudobrasiliensis. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2013, Jun; 28(1): S265-S266. Pub Status: Published. 
  • Kandasamy VV,Kaja AK,Patel N,Bellamkonda P. Choledochal Cysts:A disease of all ages.. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2013, Jun; 28(1): S307-S307. Pub Status: Published. 
  • Kandasamy VV,Kaja AK,Wichman TO.. The Dilemma of Management of Cardiac Tamponade in the presence of Severe Pulmonary Hypertension:Our Experience. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2014, Apr; 29(1): S446-S446. Pub Status: Published. 
  • Kaushik M,Alla VM,Kaja AK,Kandasamy VV,Lanspa T,White MD.. Utility of Newer Oral Anticoagulants in High Risk Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Meta-analysis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2013, Oct; 62(18_S1): B251-B251. Pub Status: Published.
Benjamin Wiele

Benjamin Wiele, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow 

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 

Research interests: 

Publications: 

Amr Bashar

Bashar Samir Sami Amr, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, Jordan
Residency: Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL.

Research interests:

Publications:

  • Issa, ZF, Amr BS. "Venous hemostasis post catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation while under therapeutic levels of oral and intravenous anticoagulation." Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology (In Press, Accepted June 2015)
  • Amr BS, Mamillapalli C. "Achalasia in a Patient with Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome Type II" Case Reports in Gastroenterology 9.2 (2015): 160-164.
  • Bhattarai M, Amr BS, Deckard A, Mahendra NK. "Cardiac Tamponade: Pathophysiology, Etiology, Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Management" Cardiac Tamponade: Epidemiology, Causes and Management. Ed. Pittman, Cameron L. Hauppauge NY. Nova Science Publishers. 2015
  • Issa ZF, Amr BS, Laham H. "Long‐Term Follow‐Up in AV Junction Ablation via the SVC in Patients Undergoing Concurrent Device Implantation: A Single Center Experience." Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology (2014) Volume 38, Issue 2, page 254-258.

Poster Presentations:

  • Amr BS, Varney J, Sattovia S. SECM (Smart Efficient Clinic Machine) QI Project: Changing Behavior to Restyle Residents Approach to Outpatient Pre-visit Planning. Poster presentation at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Integrating Quality Meeting. June 2016, Chicago, IL.
  • Issa ZF, Amr BS. Venous Hemostasis post catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation while under therapeutic levels of oral and intravenous anticoagulation. Poster presentation at the Heart Rhythm Society. May 2015, Boston, MA.
  • Abdin H, Amr BS, Zaza T. Cryptogenic Liver Cirrhosis Presenting as a Loculated Hepatic Hydrothorax. Poster presentation at the American Thoracic Society. May 2015, Denver, CO.
  • Amr BS, Kham N, Doshi V, Zaza T. Suspected Idiopathic Pulmonary Vein Thrombosis. Poster presentation at the American College of Chest Physicians, CHEST. (Abstract # 2461). October 2014, Austin TX.
  • Amr BS, Zaza T, El Kouzi A. Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Lung; To Be or Not to Be?. Poster presentation at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference (Abstract # D45). May 2014, San Diego CA.
  • Amr BS, Issa ZF, Laham H. AVJ Ablation via the SVC in patients undergoing concurrent device implantation. Poster presentation at the 35th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (Abstract # PO03-100). May 2014, San Francisco CA.

Masoomi Reza

Reza Masoomi, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Residency: The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Research interests:

Publications:

Pamulapati Hema

Hema Pamulapati, MBBS
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: S.V.S. Medical College, India
Residency: University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Research interests:

Publications:

Rali Aniket Shitalkumar

Rali Aniket Shitalkumar, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center Colege of Medicine, Memphis, TN
Residency: University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Research interests:

Publications:

Thomas Jean-Alfred

Jean-Alfred Thomas, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St.Louis, MO
Residency: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Research interests:

Publications:

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