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6.19.2012

UM Hosts Interventional Cardiology Workshop for Egyptian Society of Cardiology

At the request of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology, UHealth and Mauricio G. Cohen, M.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University of Miami Hospital, hosted a three-day Interventional Cardiology Workshop last week for 27 interventional cardiologists from Egypt.

Held in the UMH board room June 13-15, the workshop featured lectures and presentations of live cases broadcast from the catheterization lab, as well as discussions on the future of interventional cardiology, transcatheter technologies for mitral valve and aortic valve replacement and high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions.

Directed by Cohen, the workshop also included presentations from Robert C. Hendel, M.D., professor of medicine and radiology and director of the Cardiac Care Unit at UMH, and a cadre of UHealth’s top interventional cardiologists, including Eduardo de Marchena, M.D., professor of medicine and surgery and Associate Dean for International Medicine; William O’Neill, M.D., outgoing Executive Dean for Research, Research Training and Innovative Medicine; Mauro Moscucci, M.D., MBA, chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Alan Heldman, M.D., professor of medicine; Juan Zambrano, M.D., assistant professor of medicine; and Claudia A. Martinez Bermudez, M.D., instructor of clinical medicine.

Cohen said UM is ecstatic to have been selected by the Egyptian Society of Cardiology for the workshop. “This attests to the international reputation of our interventional cardiology program,” he said. “I am proud to say that we have a world-class facility with a talented team of interventionalists, technologists and nurses. Hosting an educational event for such a highly selected group of Egyptian interventional cardiologists provided us with a great opportunity to exchange experiences and gain insight about the practice of our discipline in other parts of the world.”

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