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Mid-Atlantic Capital Cardiology Symposium 2023


Westin Georgetown


7:00am Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall


Welcome & Objectives

Introduction of Governors

Marietta Ambrose, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACC, Activity Co-Chair

Associate Professor

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Annette Ansong, MD, FACC, Activity Co-Chair

Interim Chief, Division of Cardiology

Associate Chief, Outpatient Cardiology

Children’s National Hospital

Washington, DC


Narrow Highways and Byways: Coarctation of the Aorta


Lowell Frank, MD

Advanced Imaging Cardiologist
Director, Cardiology Fellowship Training Program 

Children’s National Hospital

Washington, DC

Carmel Bogle, MD, FACC

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Baltimore, MD

Case Presentation

Elise Stave, MD

Pediatric Cardiology Fellow

Children's National Hospital

Washington, DC


Shubhika Srivastava, MD
Chief of Cardiology, Co-Director of Cardiac Center
Nemours Children's Health

Christiana, DE

Catherine Tomasulo, MD

Inova Children's Cardiology 

Fairfax, VA

Uyen Truong, MD

Director, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging

Children's National Hospital

Washington, DC

Sara Partington, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) 

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center and the Division of Cardiology

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA


The Nitty-Gritty of CV Disease: Preventative Cardiology


Roger Blumenthal, MD, FACC

Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology

Director, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Johns Hopkins Medical Institute

Baltimore, MD

Thorsten Leucker, MD
Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD


Carissa Baker-Smith, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Director Pediatric Preventive Cardiology Program

Co-Director Nemours Cardiovascular Research and Innovation Program
Nemours Children's Health

Wilmington, DE

Michael A. Valentino, MD, PhD, FACC
Lankenau Heart Group

Wynnewood, PA 

Ashley Heatley, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C
Structural Heart Coordinator
Interventional Nurse Practitioner
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Heart and Vascular Institute

Hershey, PA



Grab a warm beverage and chat with our Exhibitors and FIT Poster Presenters


Keynote Presentation:
Social Determinants of Health and Cardiovascular Disease


Estefania Oliveros, MD, MSc, FACC, FACP

Assistant Professor, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Director of Research, Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Heart Failure, CTEPH Program

Medical Director, Cardio-Obstetrics Program

Core Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Temple Health

Philadelphia, PA

Aubrey J. Grant, MD, FACC

Director, Sports & Performance Cardiology

Medstar Heart & Vascular Institute 

Washington, DC


Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Director, Ciccarone Lipid Clinic & Digital Health Lab
Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, MD, MPH, FAHA, FABMR
Earl Stadtman Investigator
Chief, Social Determinants of Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Laboratory
Cardiovascular Branch, Division of Intramural Research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute;
Adjunct Investigator, Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Bethesda, MD

Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FRCP, FACC

Consultant Cardiologist, Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust

Reader for King's College London

London, UK



Before you return to the education room please be sure to choose a boxed lunch and beverage.


ACC & Advocacy: Why We Are All One Team
Edward Fry, MD, MACC
Immediate Past President, American College of Cardiology



Take this time to get your last stamps from the exhibitors for our contest!


There’s a Device For That: Structural Heart Interventions


Neerav Sheth, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Mukta C. Srivastava, MD
Associate Professor
Quality Assurance Director for Interventional Cardiology

Medical Director of the Carroll Hospital (CHC) Cardiac Cath Lab

Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship; Medical Director, CPRU 

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD

Case Presentation

Smit Shah, DO

Cardiovascular Disease Fellow

Tower Health

West Reading, PA


Andrew D. Choi, MD, FACC, MSCCT
Co-Director, Multimodality Cardiac Imaging
Associate Professor, Medicine and Radiology

George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Washington, DC

Ramesh Mazhari, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Director, Interventional Cardiology

Washington, DC


Beyond Measure: Updates in Sports Cardiology  


Jared Hershenson, MD

Director, Cardiac Exercise and Rehabilitation

Children's National Heart Institute

Washington, DC

Chinedu Madu, MD

Virginia Heart

Alexandria, VA


Firezer Haregu, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

UVA Health

Charlottesville, VA

Scott Jerome, DO, FACC, FASNC, FSCCT

Director of Ambulatory Services and Outreach

Director of Sports Cardiology

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD


FIT Poster Winners



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