Winners Announced for Domestic and International American College of Cardiology FIT Jeopardy Competition

Contact: Abby Cosenza,,

WASHINGTON (Apr 04, 2022) -

The West Virginia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology has won the domestic “Fellows-in-Training Jeopardy Competition: Battle of the Chapters” and the Dominican Republic Chapter has won the international finals held during the ACC’s 71st Annual Scientific Session. FITs from the Connecticut Chapter took second place.

Teams from 39 ACC chapters and three international chapters participated in the competition. The sessions use a popular game show-style teaching technique to promote FIT and ECP engagement in their state or national chapter activities and innovative methods of expanding cardiovascular medicine knowledge. Teams answered questions from Jeopardy categories that were based on the American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Exam Blueprint.

Each team member from the West Virginia Chapter was awarded a $1,000 cash prize. The West Virginia Chapter team included: Pratik Agrawal, MD; Sean Regner, MD; and Moinuddin Syed, MD, all from the West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute.

Each team member from the Dominican Republic Chapter was awarded a $400 cash prize. The Dominican Republic Chapter team included: Jennifer Mateo, MD; Federico Campos Rosario, MD; and Pamela Piña, MD, all from CEDIMAT Cardiovascular Center.

Each team member from the Connecticut Chapter was awarded a $500 cash prize. The Connecticut Chapter team included: Jamal Janjua, MD, Western Connecticut Health Network; Manish Kumar, MD, University of Connecticut Health Center; Evgeny Shkolnik, MD, Bridgeport Hospital; and Chikezie Alvarez, MD, Hartford Hospital.

ACC.22 will take place April 2-4, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, bringing together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCinTouch, @ACCMediaCenter and #ACC22 for the latest news from the meeting.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit


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