Federal Cardiology Section Leadership Council Members

Federal Cardiology Section Leadership Member
Kreton Mavromatis, MD, FACC
Chair, Federal Cardiology Council
Institution: Emory University School of Medicine & Atlanta VA Medical Center
Social Media Handles: @KMavromatisMD
Phone Number: 404-329-2207
Email:  kmavro@emory.edu
Clinic/Research Interests: Interventional Cardiology, Mitral Stenosis, Mitral Valve Clip, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Valve Disease/repair

Federal Cardiology Section Leadership Member
Mladen Vidovich, MD, FACC
Immediate Past Chair, Federal Cardiology Council
Institution: University of Illinois & Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago
Twitter Handle: @mividovich
Phone Number: 312-305-3989
Email:  miv@uic.edu
Clinic/Research Interests: Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology, Radial Coronary Angiography and intervention, intracoronary imaging, and quality improvement

Federal Cardiology Section Leadership Member
Jennifer Ballard-Hernandez, DNP, FACC
Member, Federal Cardiology Council
Institution: VA Long Beach Healthcare System
Phone Number: 562-826-8000 ext. 2005
Email:  jhernandeznp@yahoo.com
Clinic/Research Interests: Heart Failure/Heart Transplant, Critical Care Cardiology, Transitions of Care, Palliative Care in Heart Failure, Prevention
Federal Cardiology Section Leadership Member
Colleen Walsh-Irwin, NP, AACC
Member, Federal Cardiology Council
Institution: Northport VA Medical Center
Twitter Handle: @walshirwin
Phone Number: 631-827-9795
Email:  colleen.walsh-irwin@va.gov
Clinic/Research Interests: Adult Cardiology, Heart Failure, Device, Evidence-Based Practice, Telemetry
Federal Cardiology Section Leadership Member
Ali E. Denktas, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Member, Federal Cardiology Council
Institution: Baylor College of Medicine & Michael Debakey VA Medical Center
Phone Number: 713-794-7309
Email:  aedenktas@gmail.com
Clinic/Research Interests: Interventional Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Valvular Heart Disease, Aortic and Mitral Valvuloplasty, Radiation Brachytherapy for in-stent restenosis

Federal Cardiology Section Leadership Member
Elizabeth Le, MD, FACC
Member, Federal Cardiology Council
Institution: Oregon Health & Science University and VA Portland Health Care System
Twitter Handle: @DrElizabethLe
Phone Number: 503-220-8262, ext. 52133
Email:  lee@ohsu.edu
Clinic/Research Interest: Noninvasive cardiology, Echocardiography, Contrast enhanced ultrasound, coronary physiology

Federal Cardiology Section Leadership Member
Sarah Gualano, MD, FACC, MBA
Member, Federal Cardiology Council
Institution: VA Ann Arbor Health System and University of Michigan
Twitter Handle: @SKGMDMBA
Email:  sgualano@med.umich.edu
Clinic/Research Interest: Physician well-being, and relationship to clinical enterprise at an academic medical center, Impact of the MISSION Act on access to cardiac care and interventions at VA Hospitals, and Gender differences in evaluation and outcomes of transcatheter valve interventions.

Federal Cardiology Section Leadership Member
Jerome L. Fleg MD, FACC
Member, Federal Cardiology Council
Institution: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Phone Number: 301-435-0420
Email:  flegj@nhlbi.nih.gov
Clinic/Research Interest: exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure, and geriatric cardiology
Federal Cardiology Section Leadership Member
Mayank Mohan Kansal, MD, FACC
Member, Federal Cardiology Council
Institution: Jesse Brown VAMC, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences
Twitter Handle: @mmkansal
Phone Number: 312-569-8612
Email:  Mayank.kansal@va.gov
Clinic/Research Interest: Echocardiography, Structural Imaging, Strain Imaging, Familial/Inherited Heart disease and Genetic Cardiomyopathies.

Federal Cardiology Section Leadership Member
Matthew Needleman, MD, FACC
Member, Federal Cardiology Council
Institution: Program Director, Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Twitter Handle: @MasterAbl8R
Email:  matthew.needleman@usuhs.edu
Clinic/Research Interest: Clinical Electrophysiology; Leadless Pacemakers, WPW, Congenital Electrophysiology, Atrial Fibrillation, Sports Cardiology.