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Morristown Medical Center’s Nationally Ranked Heart Team to Host World-Renown Cardiac Experts at Annual Symposium

August 20, 2019

Sixth Annual Frontiers in Cardiovascular Disease Symposium to Be Held September 21

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, ranked one of the top 30 heart programs in the country, will host eight of the world’s leading experts in different fields of cardiac medicine at its sixth annual Frontiers in Cardiovascular Disease symposium, to be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

The symposium, funded in part by the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, brings cardiology thought leaders together to provide updates on the latest advancements in heart disease.

The course is directed by Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, the Dorothy and Lloyd Huck Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the cardiovascular service line for Atlantic Health System and Jordan Safirstein, MD, FCC, FSCAI, Director of Transradial Intervention at Morristown Medical Center.

This year’s symposium will feature the following topics:

Advances in Electrical Therapies for Heart Failure

Presented by Jagmeet Singh, MD, PhD, Associate Chief, Cardiology Division, Founding Director of the Resynchronization and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Program, Roman W. DeSanctis Endowed Chair in Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Improving the Cardiovascular Health of Patients During and After Cancer Therapy

Presented by Jennifer Liu, MD, FACC, Director of Cardiovascular Laboratories, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Nutrition and CV Disease: Taking the DIE out of DIET

Presented by Kim Williams, MD, MACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center, James B. Herrick Professor, Rush Medical College at Rush University, Past President, American College of Cardiology, Past President, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Past Chair, Coalition of Cardiovascular Organizations, Founder of the Urban Cardiology Initiative in Detroit, Michigan

3D Echo State of the Art: Augmented Intelligence and More

Presented by Lissa Sugeng, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, Director of Yale Echo lab, Yale New Have Hospital, York St. Campus, St. Raphael Campus, Director of Echo Corelab, Yale Cardiovascular Research Group, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Yale University School of Medicine

The State of the Art of Interventions for Valvular Heart Disease: a Surgeon’s Perspective

Presented by Michael Reardon, MD, Surgical Director of Structural Heart Disease, Houston Methodist Hospital, Allison Family Distinguished Chair of Cardiovascular Research, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Thoracic Surgery, M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Hot Topics in Acute Coronary Syndromes

Presented by Binita Shah, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Associate Director of Research, Cardiac Cath Lab, NYU Langone Medical Center, Director of Transcatheter Valve Therapies, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine

Cardiac Amyloidosis: Misdiagnosed, Underappreciated and Treatable

Presented by Mathew S. Maurer, MD, Director, Clinical Cardiovascular Research Laboratory for the Elderly, Division of Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, Arlene and Arnold Goldstein Professor in Cardiology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

The Changing Landscape of Aortic Valve Disease: Advances in our Understanding of the Pathophysiology and Treatment

Presented by Blasé Anthony Carabello, MD, FACC, Director of Cardiology, East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University, Chief, Division of Cardiology, John “Jack” Rose Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Learn more about Frontiers in Cardiovascular Disease and register >

About Heart Care at Atlantic Health System

Morristown Medical Center, the hub of heart care at Atlantic Health System, is one of the top 30 programs in the country for Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery (U.S. News & World Report) and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care (Healthgrades).

Its expert team presents research across the world and is comprised of cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, heart failure experts, and advanced imagers.

The program also offers specialty care for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sports cardiology, cardio-oncology, pediatric cardiology, and heart disease in women. The team works closely with community cardiologists who provide a medical home for patients with heart disease.

Atlantic Health System Heart Care is focused on offering minimally-invasive and non-invasive procedures that help patients return to their lives faster, including valve replacement options for the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve, and is helping pioneer the radial (wrist) approach for angioplasties, which is typically a one-day length of stay.

Morristown Medical Center is home to the largest cardiac surgery and cath lab in New Jersey and offers many of the most up-to-date cardiac imaging technologies available.

Patients from Atlantic Health’s four community hospitals are seamlessly connected to Morristown when advanced cardiovascular care is necessary thanks to an infrastructure that includes helipads and ambulance transport and an electronic health record system that allows physicians to share health records in real-time.

Because of its infrastructure to support research through the Atlantic Center for Research, volume, and earned credibility with the sponsors of trials – pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies – Atlantic Health System Heart Care is able to offer cutting edge and novel clinical trials that offer patients access to the latest advancements in cardiac care.

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system offers 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ.

In addition to the employed workforce, Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network represents more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. This network includes 1,000 physicians and providers comprising one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey - Atlantic Medical Group, as well as members of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners, which work to enhance patient care delivery.

Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health needs, including 12 urgent care centersAtlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of seven regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability, and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system expanding access to groundbreaking research across seven health systems in New Jersey.

Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.