The management of patients with cardiovascular disease is continuously progressing, emphasized by advances in devices and surgical techniques. Guidelines, research, and clinical trials continually expand the indications related to managing decisions and treatment of cardiovascular disease. These advances have altered the clinical practice context for approaching diagnosis and treatment.

This program is designed to bring together cardiologists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers to provide updates on the latest transcatheter approaches of cardiovascular disease. To that end, this conference will have a special focus on the contemporary developments in interventional cardiovascular medicine. It will emphasize case-based learning designed to engage learners in discussions, debates, and critical decision-making.

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John Gurley, MD

Professor, Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Director, Structural Heart Program UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS

Professor and Chair, Internal Medicine Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Texas
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Amartya Kundu, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiovascular Medicine University of Kentucky Interventional Cardiologist UK Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Lexington, Kentucky
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Adrian Messerli, MD

Professor of Medicine Section Head; Interventional Cardiology Medical Director; Cardiac Cath Lab Director; Interventional Cardiology Fellowship University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Steve Leung, MD

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Radiology Program Director, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Khaled Ziada, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Chief Academic Officer, Cardiovascular Interventions Co-Director, Coronary Artery Disease Center Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, Ohio
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Hassan Reda, MD

Professor, Surgery University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Andrew Leventhal, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Medical Director, Kentucky Adult Congenital Heart Program (KACH) UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Sibu Saha, MD, MBA, FACS

Professor, Surgery and Bioengineering University of Kentucky College of Medicine Frank C. Spencer, MD, Endowed Chair in Surgery Chief, Director's Council of Gill Heart and Vascular Institute UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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David Moliterno, MD, FACP, FACC

Professor, Internal Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Suresh Keshavamurthy, MD, FACS, FRCS

Assistant Professor, Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


This live activity is designated for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPE Competencies

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles/ Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Teams and Teamwork

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 


The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 6.25 ANCC contact hours.

In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.


UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 6.25 hours of participation.


In collaboration with UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute.

UK Integrative Medicine & Health

The UK Integrative Medicine & Health program will be in the lobby all day to offer their services and answer any questions you may have. Here is the schedule of their offerings for the day: 


7:30 am – 11:30 am – Chair Massage

11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Music, Art and Animal Therapy

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm- Narrative Medicine

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm- Acupuncture and Chair Massage

Call for Abstracts

The Very Latest in Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery Conference on April 30, 2022, is now accepting abstracts. Residents and fellows are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration for a ​Rapid-Fire presentation - a 10-minute presentation with a 5-minute discussion - during the Case Scenarios session from 4:25-5:10 PM. The deadline to submit an abstract is February 18, 2022. Abstract acceptance notifications will be emailed by February 28.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words, include one learning objective (see Learning Objectives Guidelines under the Download Materials button), and a completed Speaker Information Sheet and Financial Disclosure Form (located under the Download Materials button). Please email completed submissions and forms to Colleen McMullen cmcmu2@uky.edu.