Speakers

Talal Alnabelsi, Vedant Gupta, Peter Haigh, Dinesh Kalra, John Kotter, Steve Leung, Hassan Reda, Vincent Sorrell, Khaled Ziada

Talal Alnabelsi

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

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Vedant Gupta, MD

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Gupta earned an MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, serving as chief resident, followed by a fellowship in Internal Medicine Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Imaging at the University of Kentucky Hospital.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease.

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Peter Haigh, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Peter J. Haigh is a non-invasive cardiologist at the University of Kentucky. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and went on to complete both his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at University of Wisconsin. He has advanced training in nuclear cardiology and echocardiography, including transesophageal echocardiography guidance for structural heart interventions. Dr. Haigh focuses on prevention of cardiovascular disease with patients, highlighting the importance of adopting a health lifestyle and management of cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension and hyperlipidemia. As a passionate educator, Dr. Haigh teaches medical students, residents, and fellows at UK as they progress through medical training.

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Dinesh Kalra, M.D., MBA, FACC, FNLA, FSCCT, FSCMR, FAHA, FASPC

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Medicine
Jewish Hospital Cardiovascular Innovation Institute Director Chair in Medicine
Director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Lipid Clinic & Infiltrative Heart Disease Program
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

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John Kotter, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiology
Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

John Kotter, MD completed his medical school training at the University of Utah. He then completed a residency in internal medicine as well as his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and advanced echocardiography at the University of Kentucky. He practices at the University of Kentucky and Lexington VA Medical Center.

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Steve Leung, MD

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Radiology
Program Director, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Leung earned an MD from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed residency at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington and a fellowship in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Leung is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance. He is a Fellows of the American College of Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, American Society of Echocardiography, and Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

His clinical and research interests are within cardiovascular imaging, and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and national abstracts. He is on the Board of Director for the Kentucky Chapter of American College of Cardiology, and is active in multiple committees in the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

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Hassan Reda, MD

Professor, Surgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Reda earned an MD from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon where he was on the Dean’s Honor List for four years and also earned a Doctor of Medicine with Distinction award. Dr. Reda served as Chief Resident at Stony Brook Veterans Affairs Hospital at Northport, Winthrop University Hospital. He then served as Chief resident at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Reda is a nationally known and respected cardiac surgeon. His scope of practices includes aortic root surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacements, Valvular heart disease including mitral valve surgery and repair, coronary artery bypass surgery, atrial fibrillation surgery, and aortic aneurysm surgeries and dissection repairs.

Dr. Reda was an Assistant Professor of the Department of Surgery faculty at the University of Kentucky from 2007-2017. He has returned to UK as a Professor of Surgery. Dr. Reda served as Surgical Director of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Program at UK from 2012-2017. He was very active in mentoring cardiothoracic surgery residents during his time at the University.

Dr. Reda brings nearly 15 years of Cardiac surgery experience to UK. He has returned to serve on the UK Healthcare Adult Cardiac Surgery team as well as the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Program.
For the last 2 years, Dr. Reda was in private practice as a cardiovascular surgeon with the MidMichigan Physicians Group in Midland, Michigan.

He practiced at the Laredo Medical Center in Galveston, Texas, as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon for a couple of years before joining the University of Kentucky’s cardiothoracic team.

Dr. Reda is a fellow of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Reda enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and fellows and hopes he can help contribute to their knowledge. He is thrilled to be back and providing quality surgical care to adult cardiac patients and those with heart disease in Kentucky and UK's surrounding service area.

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Vincent Sorrell, MD, FACP (honorary), FACC, FASE, FSCCT, FSCMR

Anthony N. DeMaria Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Acting Director, Gill Heart and Vascular Institute
Editor-in-Chief, CASE – the Cardiovascular Imaging Case-Report Journal for ASE
University of Kentucky, GHVI
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Sorrell earned an MD from St. George's University, School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies and completed residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed his Adult Cardiovascular Fellowship Training in at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Advanced Noninvasive Cardiology and Heart Failure at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied cardiovascular MRI at the Royal Brompton Heart Hospital in London, England.

Dr. Sorrell is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease, the Certification Boards of Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and the National Board of Echocardiography. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the Association of Professors of Cardiology and an elected member of the prestigious Association of University Cardiologists.

Dr. Sorrell has published more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and scientific abstracts, edited 5 books and more than 25 book chapters. He sits on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Echocardiography and was just appointed as the Editor in Chief of CASE: A Cardiovascular Imaging Case Report journal for ASE.

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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

Khaled Ziada, MD, FACC, FSCAI, is Co-Director of the Coronary Artery Disease Center and Chief Academic Officer for Cardiovascular Interventions in the Section of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute.

Dr. Ziada earned his medical degree and a master’s degree in cardiovascular medicine, both with honors, from Cairo University School of Medicine, Cairo. He completed his internal medicine residency at Helmeya Military Hospital in Cairo, followed by a residency in cardiovascular medicine at Cairo University Hospitals.

Dr. Ziada first came to Cleveland Clinic in 1995 as a research fellow in intravascular ultrasound imaging then continued his training here as a fellow in interventional cardiology. After serving an internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic, he remained here for a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine. At the conclusion of his fellowship in 2004, he relocated to Lexington, Ky., where he joined the faculty of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Kentucky as an assistant professor and was appointed as the director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories at the Lexington VA Medical Center.

Prior to Dr. Ziada’s 2020 return to Northeast Ohio and his appointment to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff, he was a full professor of medicine, Gill Foundation endowed professor of interventional cardiology and Clinical Chief of Cardiology at the Gill Heart and Vascular Institute of the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Dr. Ziada has been a principal investigator (PI) on more than 30 research studies related to advances in interventional cardiovascular procedures.

Dr. Ziada is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions and a manuscript reviewer for many medical journals. He has coauthored more than 160 research papers and abstracts published in leading medical journal and more than 20 cardiology textbook chapters. He is a frequent presenter at regional, national and international medical meetings on research and advances in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Dr. Ziada is a past governor of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), a member of the ACC Board of Governors. He is the current Chair of the ACC Middle East Conference.

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