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Latest Posts

  • International Stroke Conference 2017
    I have attended the International Stroke Conference (ISC) every year since my third year of residency in 2013. It is by far the most educational and most fun conference for me as a stroke neurologist. This is the premiere conference for stroke and most of the groundbreaking trials are presented here. I remember the ISC 2015 in Nashville where several of ... more...
  • Cardiovascular Research and Care in the Era of Big Data
    Ten years ago, I made a decision that had a profound and lasting impact on my career. I decided to take time off, in the midst of grad school, and learn introductory computer programming. This was already several years after the initial draft sequence of the human genome had been released, and big data was starting to permeate virtually every research ... more...
  • Wake-up Strokes
    Strokes continue to be the leading cause of long term disability. One of the primary reasons for this is a short time window acutely where patients are eligible for IV thrombolysis. Endovascular intervention increases the time window. Large proportions of patients with stroke do not make it to the hospital within this treatment window. When ... more...
  • Community Engagement
    As a Cardiologist in-training—and concerned physician, in general—I think it’s a good idea to stop every once in a while, to consider some of the ways we might engage our communities through our careers. After all, the walls of a hospital or clinic certainly aren’t the bounds of the care we provide. In many regards, our mission only starts there!   Being ... more...
  • Lead-Based Masses: An Iatrogenic Challenge No One Saw Coming!
    Cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) have undergone tremendous changes over the years. Since the days of Hyman, they have undergone transformation from backups in emergencies to dependable workmen. In keeping with the same transformation, an entirely new treatment modality (cardiac resynchronization devices) emerged. Expected ... more...