Congratulations to February and March 2016 Impella® Heart Team Certification Program Graduates

ProtectedPCI
March 23, 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. These physicians dedicated one month to becoming certified.

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 February and March programs.

February 2016 RP TrainingMarch 2016 RP Training
February 2015 RP Training ClassMarch 2015 RP Training Class
Top Row (left to right)

Akinobu Itoh, MD PhD, Barnes Jewish Hospital; Kevin Ray, Abiomed, Inc.; Kevin Maguire, Abiomed, Inc.; Jeff Sweetman, Abiomed, Inc.; Jonathan D. Rich, MD, Northwestern Medicine; Alan Zajarias, MD, Barnes Jewish Hospital; Chris Wurzer, Northwestern Medicine; S. Chris Malaisrie, MD, Northwestern Medicine; Dan Raess, MD, Abiomed, Inc.; Paul D. Mahoney, MD, Sentara Healthcare; Seth Bilazarian, MD, Abiomed, Inc.; Raymond Kelley, Abiomed, Inc.; Sheila Gebel, Abiomed, Inc.

Bottom Row (left to right)

Ann Petlin, RN, Barnes Jewish Hospital; Lisa Soltis, RN, Sentara Healthcare; Keith H. Benzuly, MD, Northwestern Medicine; Matheau Julien, MD, Northwestern Medicine; Molly Newsom, Abiomed, Inc.; Mary McLoughlin, Abiomed, Inc.; Lauren Morris, Sentara Healthcare; Matt Generalovich, Abiomed, Inc.; Si Pham, MD, University of Maryland Medical Center; Stacy Fisher, MD, University of Maryland Medical Center; Susan Wallace, Abiomed, Inc.; Zachary Kon, MD, University of Maryland Medical Center.

Top Row (left to right)

Raymond Kelley, Abiomed, Inc.; David Ciccone, Abiomed, Inc.; Seth Bilazarian, MD, Abiomed, Inc.; Lyle Joyce, MD PhD, Mayo Clinic Hospital; William Bolt, Abiomed, Inc.; Patricia Best, MD, Mayo Clinic Hospital; Kevin Ray, Abiomed, Inc.; Mark Greenberg, MD, Montefiore Medical Center- Moses; Noam Josephy, Abiomed, Inc.; Ulrich Jorde, MD, Montefiore Medical Center- Moses; Michael Minogue, Abiomed, Inc.; Robert Pyo, MD, Montefiore Medical Center- Moses; Brijeshwar Maini, MD, Delray Medical Center; Dan Raess, MD, Abiomed, Inc.; Jeff Sweetman, Abiomed, Inc.; Erik Beyer, MD, Delray Medical Center; Michael Tong, MD, Cleveland Clinic; Mark Anderson, MD, Albert Einstein Medical Center; Tim Robbins, RN BSN CCRN, Albert Einstein Medical Center; Brian Bethea, MD, Delray Medical Center; Satya Reddy Atmakuri, MD, Banner Baywood Heart Hospital; Gyu Gang, MD, Banner Baywood Heart Hospital; John Katopodis, MD, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Bottom Row (left to right)

Phillip Habib, MD, Delray Medical Center; Edward Soltesz, MD MPH, Cleveland Clinic; Mazen Hanna, MD, Cleveland Clinic; Shafi Mohamed, MD, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare; Luke Kim, MD, New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center; Evelyn Horn, MD, New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center; Shing-Chiu Wong, MD, New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center; Arash Salemi, MD, New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center; Matt Generalovich, Abiomed, Inc.; Molly Newsom, Abiomed, Inc.; William Dixon, MD, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare; Mark Greenberg, MD, Montefiore Medical Center- Moses; Gian-Carlo Giove, MD, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare; Susan Wallace, Abiomed, Inc.