Ziad Ali, MD, PhD
Ziad Ali, MD, PhD, is the Victoria and Esther Aboodi Cardiology Researcher, Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholar, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) where he serves as the Director of Intravascular Imaging and Physiology and Director of the Cardio-renal program. He is also the Director of the Angiographic Core Laboratory at Cardiovascular Research Foundation. His clinical research interests focus on the use of intravascular imaging and physiology technologies such as optical coherence tomography, intravascular ultrasound and flow wire assessment to optimize coronary interventions. Dr. Ali is the Global PI of the International Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trials ILUMIEN III and IV, a comparison of optical coherence tomography to angiography to guide PCI and improve clinical outcomes. Dr. Ali pioneered techniques to perform diagnostic angiography with ultra-low contrast volumes and perform interventions without contrast administration, protecting patients with advanced kidney disease from the need for dialysis.

Allen Jeremias, MD, MSc
Allen Jeremias, is the Director of Interventional Cardiology Research and Associate Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY. He is also a member of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY where he currently serves as the Director of the Physiology Core Laboratory. He completed his Medical training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jeremias has numerous publications in the area of coronary physiology and intravascular imaging.

Martin B. Leon, MD
Martin B. Leon, is a Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy (CIVT) at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Leon was the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) in New York City and is currently CRF’s Co-Director, Medical Research and Education Division. A distinguished pioneer in interventional cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Leon has been the national principal investigator for over 50 clinical trials that have helped shape the field including STRESS, STARS, Gamma-one, SIRIUS, ENDEAVOR, and most recently, the PARTNER trial, studying the value of transcatheter valve therapy for patients with aortic stenosis.

Gary S. Mintz, MD
Gary S. Mintz, Chief Medical Officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the Managing Co-Director of Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), and Editor-In-Chief of Dr. Mintz has extensive experience in both interventional cardiology and cardiovascular imaging, in particular intravascular imaging and physiology. He joined the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in 1991 as Director of the Coronary Ultrasound Program that has made fundamental observations about the pathology, pathogenesis, and mechanisms of coronary atherosclerosis, catheter-based interventions, and restenosis. He is the author of almost 1000 articles or book chapters and 800 abstracts concerning various aspects of clinical cardiology, cardiac ultrasound, hemodynamics, cardiac radiology and coronary arteriography, interventional cardiology, and intravascular imaging and physiology. In 2005, Dr. Mintz published the single-authored textbook Intracoronary Ultrasound that has now been translated into Chinese.

Jeffrey W. Moses, MD
An internationally recognized interventional cardiologist, Dr. Moses has performed more than 15,000 interventional procedures, authored over 600 publications, and served as lead investigator for numerous national and international clinical studies that have demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of coronary stent placement. In 2002, Dr. Moses was the lead investigator on a large clinical trial, the first in the U.S. that demonstrated the enormous benefit that led to FDA approval of the first drug-coated stent now used in the majority of interventional procedures in the U.S. Most recently in on the Executive Committee of PARTNER trial; they brought the first transcatheter aortic valve to clinical use in the U.S. He currently serves as Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Therapeutics at Columbia University Medical Center and as Director of Advanced Cardiac Interventions at St Francis Hospital and Heart Center in Roslyn, NY. He is also a pioneer in developing approaches involving minimally invasive surgery, angioplasty, gene therapy, novel imaging technologies and various support devices that allow for wider application of interventional cardiovascular procedures.

Richard A. Shlofmitz, MD, FACC
Richard A. Shlofmitz, is Chairman of Cardiology at St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center, where he has practiced since 1987. Performing over 1,000 coronary interventions annually, he has one of the largest volumes of experience in PCI. He has the most clinical experience with orbital atherectomy and optical coherence tomography (OCT) world-wide. Dr. Shlofmitz has been one of the largest enrollers for multiple clinical trials, with more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed cardiology journals. Dr. Shlofmitz has worked to advance the field with a focus on Precision PCI. He is a founding co-director of the annual Intravascular Imaging and Physiology Course.


Andrew Berke, MD
Andrew E. Lituchy, MD, FACC
Andrew Sharp, MD
Azeem Latib, MD
Jane Cao, MD, MPH, FACC
Dr. William Chung, MD
Hiram Bezerra, MD, PhD
Maurice Buchbinder, M.D., FACC
Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD
Justin Davies, MD
William Fearon, MD

Hector Garcia-Garcia, MD, PhD
Cindy Grines, MD
Jonathan Hill, MD
Dimitrios Karmpaliotis, MD, PhD
Morton Kern, MD
Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM
Michael Lee, MD
Roxana Mehran, MD
Akiko Maehara, MD
Thomas Pappas, MD
Manish A. Parikh, MD, FACC

George Petrossian, MD
Matthew J. Price, MD
Francesco Prati, MD
Sunil V. Rao MD, FACC, FSCAI
Newell Robinson, MD
Erick Schampaert, MD
Bruce Samuels, MD
Paul Teirstein, MD
Ron Waksman, MD, FACC
Giora Weisz, MD

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