Congratulations to December 2016 Impella Heart Team Certification Program Graduates
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.
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 September and October Programs.
December 2016 Heart Team Training
Top Row (left-right)
Mike Howley, Abiomed, Inc.; Jeff Sweetman, Abiomed, Inc.; Osman Faheem, MD, Charlton Hospital; John Um, MD, Nebraska Medical Center; George Vetrovec, MD, VCU Pauley Heart Center; Tim Larkin, MD, Edward Hospital; P. Matthew Belford, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Health; Anand Ramanathan, MD, Edward Hospital; Terry Stelly, MD, Springhill Medical Hospital; William Killinger, MD, Wake Medical; Wail Hashimi, MD, Springhill Medical Hospital; Jason Richard, Abiomed, Inc.; Ed O'Leary, MD, Nebraska Medical Center; Jim Burke, MD, LeHigh Valley Hospital; Dan Raess, MD, Abiomed, Inc.; Jo Kajewski, Abiomed, Inc.; Raymond Kelley, Abiomed, Inc.; Seth Bilazarian, MD, Abiomed, Inc.
Bottom Row (left-right)
James Gramm, MD, Edward Hospital; Stella Kim, Abiomed, Inc.; Adrian Lata, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Health; Barbara Pisani, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Health; Kellan Elizabeth Ashley, MD, Springhill Medical Hospital; Tim Misselbeck, MD, LeHigh Valley Hospital