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2021 Heart Team Summit

Virtual Lecture Series — July 1 – July 15
In-Person, Round-Table Discussion with Faculty — July 16

The Annual Pittsburgh Heart Team Summit provides tools to physicians and physician extenders, including those in surgery and cardiology, which enables collaboration in the care of patients with cardiovascular diseases.  The objectives remain to advance the team concept of patient care.  Physicians infrequently have the opportunity to interactively discuss current guideline based care with surgeons and cardiologists.  The summit encourages improved team dynamics and compare cooperative expertise while educating physicians and health care providers about ways to work together for improved patient safety and clinical efficiency. 

In 2021, the Summit will integrate the cultures and expertise of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and affiliated specialties primarily from the Greater Pittsburgh Medical Community.  Western Pennsylvania regional physicians, physician extenders and providers will interact with the speakers and faculty both virtually, through a diverse webcast lecture series, and one-on-one during the live, interactive faculty roundtable discussion.  Learners may earn educational credits both on-line and in-person. 

Click here to view the Agenda for the virtual program and in-person event.


Registration for the in-person event on Friday, July 16 is required. Please click here to register.

The 2021 Pittsburgh Heart Team Summit Program Directors:

Andy Kiser, MD

Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Director, Cardiovascular Leadership Group

St. Clair Health

Christopher Pray, MD

Director, Cardiovascular Imaging
Director, Heart Failure Program

St. Clair Health

Stephen Bailey, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Magovern Endowed Chair, Department
of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Allegheny Health Network

David Lasorda, DO

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Director, Interventional Cardiology

Allegheny Health Network

Ibrahim Sultan, MD

Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease
Co-Director, Center for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Therapies

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Prem Soman, MD

Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief of Cardiology for Faculty Development
Director, Cardiac Amyloidosis Center
Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Continuing Medical Education Information

Accreditation and Designation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and St. Clair Health Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this blended activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 11.75 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 11.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Summit Support and Sponsorship Opportunities

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by emailing [email protected]