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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Peter Rodgers-Fischl, MD

PGY2 Resident UK HealthCare 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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Hassan Reda, MD

Professor, Surgery 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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Sheel Patel, DO, MHSA

Cardiothoracic Fellow Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Kentucky 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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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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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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Rajasekhar Malyala, MD

Assistant 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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David Moliterno, MD, FACP, FACC

Professor, Internal Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Naoko Misumida, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiovascular Medicine 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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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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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 7 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


This knowledge-based activity will award 7 contact hours (0.700 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7 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 7 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.


This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for 7 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.


UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 7 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

Evaluation Link

Evaluation Link

Please complete the evaluation at the end of the conference. Feedback from the evaluation is essential to identifying educational needs and planning future continuing education activities. Once completed, you will be directed to the get credit website to claim your credit. 


Deadline to claim credit: June 29, 2022

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.

MOC II Evaluation Links

MOC II Evaluation Links


Latest Clinical Trials

David Moliterno, MD



Coronary Physiology Beyond Fractional Flow Reserve and Instantaneous wave-free Ratio: Understanding Ischemia with No Obstructive Coronary Arteries and Microvascular Function Khaled Ziada, MD



Creating A Roadmap – Advanced Imaging in Interventional Procedures - Advanced Imaging In Coronary Artery Disease

Steve Leung, MD



Approach to Patients with Chest Pain

Debabrata Mukherjee, MD



Transcatheter Interventions in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Andrew Leventhal, MD



Current Status of Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

Suresh Keshavamurthy, MD



Catheter Based Therapies for Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Adrian Messerli, MD



Update on Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

Naoki Mismuda, MD



Debate: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Vs. Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement Debate

John Gurley, MD and Rajasekhar S. R. Malyala, MD



Debate: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Vs. Surgery for Left Main Debate

Amartya Kundu, MD and Hassan Reda, MD



Left Ventricular Assist Device Instructional Demonstration

Julie Jones, BSN, RN




For your convenience, a limited number of sleeping rooms have been blocked at The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton at a reduced rate of $209/night + tax. 

Guests may begin booking their rooms by calling Hilton Central Reservations at 1-800-774-1500 and referencing the group code “GIL” or the group name of “UK GILL HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE”.  Rooms may also be booked by going online and using the personalized booking link below:

Booking Link: UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Room Block