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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. 

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The 2021 Pittsburgh Heart Team Summit Program Directors features:

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

Summit Support and Sponsorship Opportunities

Barriers such as facility limitations and communication difficulties will be addressed during this seminar. Evidence-based recommendations and treatment guidelines will direct the educational presentations and provide attendees with key learning objectives for related application in their practices.