Welcome to the Interventional Cardiology Section. Our mission is to provide world class, cutting edge interventional care to our cardiac patients, while answering important research questions and educating future leaders in the field. We provide a full spectrum of clinical services, ranging from using coronary wire-based techniques to diagnose the cause of chest pain in patients with normal appearing coronary arteries to performing complex percutaneous coronary intervention with rotational atherectomy to opening chronically occluded vessels, guided by intravascular ultrasound or optical coherence tomography. We have also been leaders in the treatment of structural heart disease, focusing in particular on transcatheter aortic valve replacement, percutaneous mitral valve procedures, closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale, and alcohol septal ablation. Our research efforts have centered on (1) device development, currently testing bioresorbable scaffolds for occlusive coronary disease and renal denervation for refractory hypertension, (2) coronary physiology, in particular evaluating fractional flow reserve and the index of microcirculatory resistance in various settings, and (3) developing safer and more efficient methods for treating our patients, such as utilizing the radial artery to access the heart and discharging patients on the same day as their coronary stenting procedure. Each year we train two post-doctoral fellows in our ACGME accredited Interventional Cardiology Fellowship program, which includes a structured didactic curriculum as well as intense clinical training with our faculty who have all been practicing for more than 10 years. Many of our graduates have become leaders at academic centers worldwide. Thank you for your interest in our section. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Dalia Gonzalez Associate to Dr. Lee and Yong
Justin Toralba Associate to Drs. Fearon, Tremmel, and Kim
Natalie La Mariana Associate to Dr. Sharma
Manisha Sitlani Associate to Dr. Yeung, Kim, and Stertzer