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Agenda - Live Sessions

Saturday, November 21, 2020


Virtual Chat with your ACC Governors

Moderated by FIT leaders from DC, DE, MD, VA

Governor-Elect, Maryland Chapter ACC

Garima Sharma, MD, FACC

Johns Hopkins Medical Institute

Governor-Elect, Virginia Chapter ACC

Evan Ownby, MD, FACC

Centra Health

Governor, Delaware Chapter ACC

Wasif Qureshi, MD, FACC

Delaware Cardiovascular Associates

Governor-Elect, District of Columbia ACC

Gaby Weissman, MD, FACC

Medstar Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University

ACC Chair Board of Governors-Elect 

Governor, Maryland Chapter ACC

Joseph Marine, MD, FACC

Johns Hopkins Medical Institute

12:25-12:30pm  BREAK  


Non-Clinical Competencies: What I Wish I Learned in Fellowship 


Sammy Zakaria MD, MPH, FACC

Associate Program Director

Johns Hopkins University-Bayview Medical Center

Shashank Sinha, MD, MSc, FACC

Medical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute



12:30-12:45 PM: Strategizing Your Job Search

Katie Berlacher, MD, FACC

Chair, American College of Cardiology Lifelong Learning Oversight Committee

Program Director, University of Pittsburgh

12:45-12:55 PM: Q&A

12:55-1:00 PM: Break

1:00 -1:15 PM: The Art of Negotiation: Tricks of the Trade 

Robert Shor, MD, MACC

Past Chair of the ACC Board of Governors and Past Member of the ACC Board of Trustees

Virginia Heart

1:15-1:40 PM:  Panel Discussion:  Perspectives from Practice in 2020

Robert Shor, MD and MACC, Katie Berlacher, MD, FACC

Mid-Atlantic Women in Cardiology

Catherine Bennet, MD, FACC, Cardiologist, Cardiocare, Maryland

Kerunne Ketlogetswe, MD, FACC, Cardiologist, Medstar Harbor, Maryland

Paula Pinell-Salles, MD, FACC, Cardiologist, Virginia Heart, Virginia

1:40-1:45 PM: Break

1:45-2:00 PM: What are RVUs? How Do We Actually Get Paid?

Dipan Desai, DO, MBA, FACC

University of Maryland Medical System - Upper Chesapeake

2:00-2:15 PM: How to Manage your First Paycheck: Essential Personal Finance for the Graduating FIT

Stanley Liu, MD, FACC

Associate Program Director, University of Maryland

2:15-2:30 PM: Q&A

2:30-2:35pm BREAK   


Burned Out on Burnout: How Do We Achieve Work Life Integration?

Garima Sharma, MD, FACC

Governor-Elect Maryland, ACC

Johns Hopkins, MD

2:50-3:00pm Q&A, Wrap-Up Discussion  

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