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Summit Agenda

Join us at the Annual Pittsburgh Heart Summit

The Annual Pittsburgh Heart Summit is a premier event designed to empower physicians and physician extenders, fostering collaboration among professionals in surgery, cardiology, and pulmonology. This gathering equips healthcare providers with essential tools to enhance teamwork in the care of patients with cardiovascular and thoracic diseases.

Key Objectives:

  • Advance Team Concept: Our summit is dedicated to advancing the team concept of patient care. We recognize the importance of collaboration and aim to provide practical tools for healthcare professionals to seamlessly work together.

  • Interactive Guideline Discussions: Physicians often lack opportunities to interactively discuss current guideline-based care with surgeons and cardiologists. The summit creates a platform for engaging discussions, facilitating the exchange of insights and best practices.

  • Enhance Team Dynamics: Encouraging improved team dynamics is a core focus. We believe that a cohesive healthcare team leads to better patient outcomes. Attendees will explore ways to strengthen communication and cooperation among different specialties.

  • Compare Cooperative Expertise: The summit provides a unique opportunity to compare cooperative expertise. Surgeons and cardiologists can share their experiences, learn from each other, and discover innovative approaches to patient care.

  • Education for Collaboration: Physicians and healthcare providers will gain valuable insights into working collaboratively for improved patient safety and clinical efficiency. The summit is committed to providing education that translates into tangible improvements in healthcare delivery.

Why Attend?

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers, surgeons, cardiologists, and pulmonologists, fostering valuable professional relationships.

  • Cutting-edge Insights: Stay updated on the latest advancements and guideline-based care in cardiovascular and thoracic diseases.

  • Practical Tools: Acquire tools and strategies that can be immediately applied to enhance collaboration and patient care.

In 2024, the Summit will integrate the cultures and expertise of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists and affiliated specialties primarily from the Greater Pittsburgh Medical Community.  Western Pennsylvania regional physicians, physician extenders and providers will engage the speakers and faculty through a diverse lecture series, resident research presentations, and during the live, interactive faculty roundtable discussions at the Home Plate of PNC Stadium.  Learners may earn educational credits during this in-person event. 

CME Credits

Healthcare professionals from various disciplines are invited to join us at the Annual Pittsburgh Heart Summit. Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits by participating in this enriching event. We understand the importance of ongoing education, and our summit provides a valuable opportunity for healthcare professionals to stay informed while earning credits to advance their professional development.

More information about CME credit will be posted here closer to the event.

Abstract Submission

If you would like to submit an abstract for the 2024 Pittsburgh Heart Summit, please click below to be directed to a Google Form to fill in the appropriate information. 

2024 Pittsburgh Heart Summit Steering Committee

Andy Kiser, MD

Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Director, Cardiovascular Leadership Group
St. Clair Health

Jeffrey Liu, MD

Director, Electrophysiology
St. Clair Health

Malamo Countouris, MD

Co-director of the Bridges Postpartum Hypertension Clinic at Magee Womens Heart Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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

Indu Poornima, MD

Medical Director, Nuclear Cardiology Director, Preventive Cardiology and Women’s Heart Center
Allegheny Health Network

Katherine Shreyder, MD

Cardiologist
St. Clair Health 

Ibrahim Sultan, MD

Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, UPMC Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease
Surgical Director, UPMC Center for Heart Valve Disease / Structural Heart Program

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

Contact Us

Interested in becoming a sponsor or searching for more information regarding this year’s event? Please contact the Heart Team at [email protected].