Congratulations to May and July 2016 Impella Heart Team Certification Program Graduates

ProtectedPCI
October 30, 2016

The Protected PCI Blogging Team wants to take a moment to recognize the physicians who recently completed the "Impella Heart Team Certification Program". This program is completed by those customers who are part of the Limited Market Release of the Impella RP Device.

Here's a brief overview of the program:

The Impella Heart Team Certification Program consists of two parallel sessions: one for cardiologists, focusing on the New Era of Protected PCI, and one for surgeons concentrating on the Impella 5.0 device platform, with a focus on insertion procedures and simulation training. A portion of the training features an introduction to Impella RP device and case presentations from participating centers in which Impella RP would have been used had it been available. The discussion is facilitated by Dr. Mark Anderson and Dr. D Lynn Morris from Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Another portion of the program is focused entirely on the Impella RP device certification, including insertion techniques from established implanters, patient identification, and a presentation concentrating on "Tips and Tricks".

Below are the physicians who completed the May and June Programs.

May 2016 Heart Team Training

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(Top Row left-right)
Jason Richard, Abiomed Inc.; Jeff Sweetman, Abiomed, Inc.;  Matt Generalovich, Abiomed, Inc.; Atta Behfar, MD PhD, Mayo Clinic Hospital; Thomas Piemonte, MD, Lahey Clinic; Gabor Bagameri, MD, VCU Medical Center; Kevin Maguire, Abiomed, Inc.; Daniel Tang, MD, VCU Medical Center; Sergio Waxman, MD, Lahey Clinic; Melany Boyd, RN, Spartanburg Medical Center; Salman Arain, MD, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center; Biswajit Kar, MD, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center; Veronica Taylor, RN, Trident Health Systems; Michael Tajima, Abiomed, Inc.; Lynda Henderson, RN, Trident Health Systems; Seth Bilazarian, MD, Abiomed, Inc.; Elizabeth Clements, RN, CCRN, Spartanburg Medical Center; David Weber, PhD, Abiomed, Inc.; Judy Pendleton, RN, Lahey Clinic; Dan Raess, MD, Abiomed, Inc.; Cherie Navarro, RN, Albert Einstein Medical Center; Kevin Ray, Abiomed, Inc.; Michael Minogue, Abiomed, Inc.

(Bottom Row left-right)
Amy Hackmann, MD, Keck Medical Center of USC; Nalin Srivastava, MD, Spartanburg Medical Center; Jason Rousseau, DO, Spartanburg Medical Center; James Benner, MD, Trident Health Systems; Eric Funke, MD, Trident Health Systems; David Joyce, MD, Mayo Clinic Hospital; Mark Leimbach, MD, Northeast Georgia Medical Center; Allison Dupont, MD, Northeast Georgia Medical Center; Mehrdad Toosi, MD, Northeast Georgia Medical Center; Susan Wallace, Abiomed, Inc.

July 2016 Heart Team Training

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(Top Row left-right)
Nir Uriel, MD, University of Chicago Hospital; Marc Goldschmidt, MD, Morristown Medical Center; Sirtaz Adatya MD, University of Chicago Hospital; Amy Ging, RN, Inova Fairfax Hospital; Jeff Sweetman, Abiomed, Inc.; James Slater, MD, Morristown Medical Center; Kathleen Tong, MD, UC Davis Medical Center; Garrett Wong, MD, UC Davis Medical Center; Erskine James, MD, Medical Center of Central Georgia; Michael Minogue, Abiomed, Inc.; Kevin Ray, Abiomed, Inc.; Dan Raess, MD, Abiomed, Inc.; Seth Bilazarian, MD, Abiomed, Inc.;Tae Song, MD, University of Chicago Hospital;

(Bottom Row left-right)
Ramesh Singh, MD, Inova Fairfax Hospital; Palak Shah, MD, Inova Fairfax Hospital; Laura Reed, MD, Medical Center of Central Georgia; Cathy Jeon, MD, Abiomed, Inc.; Molly Newsom, Abiomed, Inc.; Behnam Tehrani, MD, Inova Fairfax Hospital; Matt Generalovich, Abiomed, Inc.; Sandeep Nathan, MD, University of Chicago Hospital