Building a Complex Coronary Interventional Program

The slide presentation offered by the members of interventional Council of the American College of Cardiology is an overview of the institutional requirements and desired physician skill sets needed in building a complex coronary intervention program. This presentation deals with potential patient populations, referral sources as well as potential reimbursement related to this program. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the presentation.

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S. Tanveer Rab, MBBS, FACC 

Dr. Rab is an Interventional Cardiologist at Emory Hospital practicing at the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Emory Hospital. He received his Medical degree in 1979 from the University of Karachi Pakistan. Between 1980 and 1983 he trained in the United Kingdom at Hammersmith Hospital, London, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle and the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. Between 1983 and 1986 he completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit , Michigan. He trained at Emory University between 1986-1990 in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. Between 1991-1998 he developed an extensive system of satellite cardiology clinics in North Georgia and in 1998 joined the Emory faculty. He is Board Certified in Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Rab's research consists of clinical trials in Interventional Cardiology with an interest in Coronary Bifurcations. Dr. Rab is an attending at the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Emory University Hospital and Emory Cardiology Clinics at Main Campus, Sugarloaf, Toccoa, Royston and Hartwell.

Perwaiz M. Meraj, MD, FACC

Dr. Perwaiz M. Meraj is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiology at Hofstra – Northwell Health School of Medicine. He joined Northwell Health after being trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center under the tutelage of Don Cutlip and Jeff Popma. He is an interventional cardiologist with a passion for high risk, complex coronary interventions, radial artery catheterizations, has pioneered and led an advanced hemodynamic support team as an Interventional Heart Failure specialist utilizing percutaneous ventricular support devices, and is extremely active as a TAVR and MitraClip implanter. He has published and presented over 200 abstracts and 20 manuscripts focusing on CHIP, hemodynamic support and complex structural heart disease. He is a primary investigator for many industry sponsored research studies, and has developed many extensive home grown prospective registries from the ground up, by developing a large team of research fellows and scholars. He is also the Associate Fellowship Program Director for the Cardiovascular Diseases fellowship and the Program Director of the Advanced Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in Structural Heart Disease; underlying his passion for educating our future cardiologists. As a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, he sits on the ACC Council for Interventional Cardiology along with a fellowship in the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.