Sports and Exercise Cardiology Learning Exchange

The objective of the Sports and Exercise Learning Exchange is to gain and improve cardiovascular knowledge in the care of athletes of all ages. We aim to provide mentor and shadowing opportunities in pre-participation CVD screening, participation and return to play decisions, evaluation of suspected cardiac emergencies in athletes during sports, and participation in exercise prescription for all ages while fostering collaboration between the Sports Cardiology and Sports Medicine communities.

Below is contact information for the following areas:

Mass Endurance Events

Aaron L. Baggish MD, F.A.C.C.
Cardiovascular Performance Program
Division of Cardiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617)-643-7117
Fax: (617)-643-7222
abaggish@partners.org
BAA Boston Marathon, Co-Medical Director

Runs an active exercise lab, consultation clinic, numerous screening programs and serves as the Co-Medical Director of the BAA Boston Marathon. For experience with any of these please contact as indicated above. Please note that participation as medical staff in the Boston Marathon will require a separate registration process.

George T. Chiampas DO, FACEP, CAQSM
Assistant Professor
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Department of Emergency Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Director CCARES
EMS Medical Director CPD

211 East Ontario Street, Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Office Phone: (312) 694-7000
Cell Phone: (312) 375-6262
g-chiampas@northwestern.edu

Chief Medical Officer US Soccer Federation

Medical Director,
Bank of America Chicago Marathon & Shamrock Shuffle

NCAA Screening

Eugene H Chung, MD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA
Associate Prof. of Medicine
Division of Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
UNC School of Medicine
160 Dental Circle, CB 7075
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: (984) 974-4743
Fax: (984) 974-4366
ehchung@med.unc.edu

I see sports consultations throughout the year with the highest consultation rate in the summer and fall, as screening starts as early as January for early enrollees through October.

Robert Battle M.D.
University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800466
Charlottesville, VA, 22908-0466
Phone: (434) 982-0853
Fax: (434) 982-1998
rwb2fb@virginia.edu
UVA Athlete Screening Program

Other Screening Opportunities

James Beckerman
Portland, Oregon
james.beckerman@providence.org
Team physician for the Portland Timbers, Major League Soccer, and University of Portland
Runs Heart Screening program called Play Smart (playsmartgetscreened.org)
5K Coaching (hearttostart.org)

Pediatric ECG Screening

Silvana Molossi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director, Community and Program Development
Texas Children's Hospital
6621 Fannin Street WT 19345-C
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (832) 8265663
Fax:  (832) 825-0165
smolossi@bcm.edu
sxmoloss@texaschildrens.org

Joseph C. Marek, MD, FACC
Advocate Heart Institute
3825 Highland Ave Suite 400
Downers Grove, Ill, 60515
Phone: Office: 630-785-2010 (preferred) Cell: 630-310-2105
joseph.marek@advocatehealth.com

Responsible for directing the Young Hearts for Life ECG screening program (YH4L.org). The program conducts about 20 local high school screening events at annually. Typically we perform and interpret 500 to 2,500 ECGs per day at each event. For experience in organizing screenings or interpreting ECGs in young adults please contact.

Sports Cardiology Consultation

Paul D. Thompson, MD
Chief of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital
Phone: (860) 545-1793
Paul.Thompson@hhchealth.org

Michael S. Emery, MD, FACC
Medical Director, The Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics
Indiana University Health
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Krannert Institute of Cardiology
Indiana University School of Medicine
msemery@iu.edu
Phone: (317) 962-9455

Aaron L. Baggish MD, F.A.C.C.
Cardiovascular Performance Program
Division of Cardiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617)-643-7117
Fax: (617)-643-7222
abaggish@partners.org
BAA Boston Marathon, Co-Medical Director

Runs an active exercise lab, consultation clinic, numerous screening programs and serves as the Co-Medical Director of the BAA Boston Marathon. For experience with any of these please contact as indicated above. Please note that participation as medical staff in the Boston Marathon will require a separate registration process.

Victor Froelicher MD, FACC, FAHA, FACSM
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
Director Sports Cardiology Clinic, Stanford University  
Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease
870 Quarry Road
Falk  Cardiovascular Research Building 
MC-5406/Room CV-285
Stanford, CA  94305-5406
victorf@stanford.edu
https://stanfordhealthcare.org/medical-clinics/sports-cardiology.html

Director of Sports Cardiology Clinic with active consultation clinic.  Responsible for ECG screening for local colleges in the area as well elite athletes including the San Francisco 49er's.

David Shipon MD, FACC, FACP
Preventive/Sports Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Rehab Jefferson
CMO, Simons Fund
CEO, Athlete Health Organization

The Heart Center of Philadelphia at Jefferson
834 Chestnut Street, Set. 202
Philadelphia, PA 19145
David.M.Shipon@jefferson.edu
Office: (215) 955-6314
Cell: (215) 803-7500

Dr. Shipon is a preventive/sports cardiologist with Jefferson University Physicians who has been screening student athletes for more than a decade in addition to running Jefferson University Hospital's Cardiac Rehab.  He leads 5-6 mass screenings annually and regularly sees high school, collegiate, master, and professional athletes in his practice.  He is the principal investigator for Heartbytes, a screening registry.  Please contact Dr. Shipon for clinical, screening, and research mentorship opportunities.

Clinical Observation

Matthew W Martinez, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine, USF
Medical Director - Sports Cardiology and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program Medical Director - Cardiovascular Imaging
Lehigh Valley Health Network
1250 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Suite 300
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: (610) 402-3110
Major league soccer consultant, Cardiologist

Benjamin Levine, MD
Southwestern Medical Center Clinical Heart Center
Clinical Heart Center
5939 Harry Hines Blvd
9th Floor, Suite 935
Dallas, Texas 75390-9047
Phone: (214) 645-8000
The Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
7232 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 345-4619

Martin J. O’Riordan, MD
Mercy Health System (Private Practice)
Philadelphia, PA
1503 Lansdowne Avenue, Suite 3001
Darby, PA  19023
Office Phone: (610) 586-4100
MO'Riordan@mercyhealth.org

International Clinical Experience

Antonio Pelliccia
Antonio.pelliccia@coni.it

International expert in the area of sport cardiology (i.e., diagnosis and management of athletes with suspected or known CV diseases). Available to consider and tutor for a practical stage at the Institute of Sport Medicine and Science in Rome, those students, Fellows or PhDs which are interested in gaining expertise from the clinical experience of CV screening in Olympic athletes. This stage is possible but requires agreement and support from the responsible institution.

Professor Sanjay Sharma
Head of Cardiac Research Centre
St George's University of London
Cranmer Terrace
London
SW17 0RE
sasharma@sgul.ac.uk
Phone: +44 208 7255939

Available for potential 3-6 month fellowship to gain practical experience in the area of sports cardiology.

Training Opportunities

Position in the Emory Cardiology Fellowship Program: 2-years Clinical Research (Preventive and Sports Cardiology) and 2 years General Cardiology Clinical Fellowship Training

The Emory University Cardiology Fellowship (Program Director: Dr. Byron R. Williams III) is offering a position in their Clinical Research Track that is focused in general preventive cardiology and sports cardiology.  This fellow will start with 2 years of clinical research followed by 2 years of standard general cardiology fellowship training. Research will consist of a combination of preventive cardiology under the mentorship of Dr. Laurence S. Sperling and sports cardiology under the mentorship of Dr. Jonathan H. Kim. Emory's clinical cardiology research track is part of Emory's standard general cardiology fellowship with applications submitted through ERAS, however it is ultimately offered outside of the traditional NRMP match system. This specific position is funded through the Katz Foundation (Sperling) and will be offered to only an appropriate, qualified candidate.  For further details or questions, please contact Dr. Kim.

Jonathan H. Kim, MD, FACC
Assistant Professors, Division of Cardiology, Emory University Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Applied Physiology, Georgia Institute of Technology Office Phone: (404) 712-2439
Email: jonathan.kim@emory.edu

Laurence Sperling, M.D., FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASPC
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) Director of the Emory Heart Disease Prevention Center Professor of Global Health Hubert Department of Global Health Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
1365 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: (404) 778-2746
Fax: (404) 778-2895

Calling All Mentors

If you are interested in becoming a mentor in the area of sports and exercise cardiology, please email tamannaks@gmail.com.