University of Hawaii Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

CURRENT FELLOW SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES: 

 Level 6 Fellows: 2013-2017

  • Sherwin Dela Cruz, MD
    • Publication(s)
      • Coronary microvascular dysfunction: sex-specific risk, diagnosis, and therapy. Nature Reviews Cardiology Vol 12. July 2015.
    • Poster Presentation(s)
      • Is Cold Pressor Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Testing Useful for Detection of Coronary Endothelial Dysfunction? American Heart Association 2014. November 16, 2014. Chicago.
  • Alap Jani, MD
    • Poster Presentation(s)
      • Ethnic Disparities in Hypertensive Heart Disease among Young Adults with Ischemic Stroke. American Heart Association 2017. February 23, 2017. Houston.
      • Endovascular Treatment of Acute Distal Aorta and Bilateral Iliac Occlusion. 17th Annual New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference. June 1-3, 2016. New Orleans, LA. Digital Poster
  • Mark Lebehn, MD
    • Publication(s)
      • Case Study: Rare case of Haeck Endocarditis. Awaiting IRB submission.
      • A rare case of multiple septal occluders used to close multiple secundum atrial septal defects. IRB Approved.
    • Presentation(s)
      • Rheumatic Heart Disease Abnormalities and Cardiomyopathy: Analysis of Information Obtained from a Cardiovascular Screening Program in the Federated States of Micronesia. University of Hawaii Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Honolulu, HI. April 19, 2016.
      • Rheumatic Heart Disease Abnormalities and Cardiomyopathy: Analysis of Information Obtained from a Cardiovascular Screening Program in the Federated States of Micronesia. Grand Rounds at The Queen’s Medical Center Honolulu, HI. May 20, 2016.
    • Poster Presentations(s)
      • A Comparison of the Effects on Length of Stay and Cost with Percutaneous versus Surgical Cutdown Femoral Artery Access in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement-Results from a Cohort Study. Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016. October 29, 2016. Washington D.C.
      • Effects of conscious sedation versus general anesthesia on cost and length of stay in patients undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. TCT 2016. October 29, 2016. Washington D.C.
      • Rheumatic Heart Disease Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) Findings from Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. Yale Global Health Conference. April 22, 2017. New Haven.

Level 5 Fellows: 2015-2017

  • Corey Lum, DO
    • Current Projects
      • Clinical Presentation and Review of Left Atrial Masses: Publication pending.
      • Reducing the level of burnout among cardiology fellows and cardiologist at The Queen’s Medical Center. PI: Vassar Co-PI: Lin, Hong, Fischberg.
      • Resting-State Connectivity of Medial Frontal Cortex and Nucleus of the Solitary Tract as a Marker of QTc Interval Length in HIV-Infected Men. Edits submitted to Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical.
    • Publication(s)
      • The Cost-Benefit Balance of Statins in Hawai'i: A Moving Target.Lum CJ, Nakagawa K, Shohet RV, Seto TB, Taira DA. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2017 Apr;76(4):99-102. PMID: 2842892
    • Presentation(s)
      • QMC Interdepartmental Mortality & Morbidity Conference. The Queen’s Medical Center Departments of Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Cardiovascular Disease. Honolulu. February 24, 2017.
    • Poster Presentation(s)
      • The Cost-Benefit Balance of Statins in Hawaii. Hawaii Chapter American College of Physicians. February 25, 2017. Honolulu.
      • Case Report: Recurrent Chest Pain in a Patient with Congenital Pericarditis. Hawaii Chapter American College of Physicians. February 25, 2017. Honolulu.
      • The Cost-Benefit Balance of Statins in Hawaii. University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium. April 20, 2017. Honolulu.
    • Other
      • Article Reviewer for Hearts and Vessels publication. “Dabigatran exhibits low intensity of left atrial spontaneous echo contrast in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation as compared with warfarin.”
  • Brooke Hill, MD
    • Current Projects
      • Group A Streptococcal Pericarditis in an Adult: Case Report Abstract submitted.
      • Improving guideline directed care for congenital heart disease patients at The Queen’s Heart Physician Practice. PI Dr. Kemble In proposal stage
  • Gautham Kanagaraj, MD
    • Current Projects
      • Clinical Decision Support Tools Enhance Adherence to Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography: Appropriate Use Criteria for the Evaluation of Chest Pain in a Tertiary Care ED. Pending submission.
      • Clinical utility of automated ablation marking system to increase efficacy of initial pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation. PI: Singh CAAP-AF Score Predicting Ablation Success. PI: Singh.

Level 4 Fellows 2016-2017

  • Luke Lam, MD
    • Current Projects
      • Establishing a standard of care algorithm incorporating coronary CT for patients coming into the emergency room with chest pain. PI: Veillet-Chowdhury
      • Sex differences in the rate of 30-day readmission after percuteaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarcation. PI: Nakagawa. Pending abstract submission to AHA.
  • Kazue Okajima, MD
    • Presentation(s)
      • QMC Interdepartmental Mortality & Morbidity Conference. The Queen’s Medical Center Departments of Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Cardiovascular Disease. Honolulu. February 24, 2017
    • Current Projects
      • Evaluating the MR dimensions of hearts from patients with methamphetamine and ischemic cardiomyopathy. PI: Seto and Veillet-Chowdhury
      • Sex differences in the rate of 30-day readmission after percuteaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarcation. PI: Nakagawa. Pending abstract submission to AHA.
  • Katie Schoenman, DO
    • Current Projects
      • Reducing the level of burnout among cardiology fellows and cardiologist at The Queen’s Medical Center. PI: Vassar Co-PI: Lin, Hong, Fischberg.
      • Sex differences in the rate of 30-day readmission after percuteaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarcation. PI: Nakagawa. Pending abstract submission to AHA.

FACULTY SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES 2016-2017:

Publications

  1. Anderson CD, Moisyadi S, Avelar A, Walton CB*, and Shohet RV.* Ultrasound targeted hepatic delivery of Factor IX in hemophiliac mice. Gene Therapy, 23:510-519, 2016. *equal senior author contributions. PMC4891223
  2. Weinsaft JW, Devereux RB, Preiss LR, Feher A, Roman MJ, Basson CT, Geevarghese A, Ravekes W, Dietz HC, Holmes K, Habashi J, Pyeritz RE, Bavaria JE, Milewski R, Lemaire SA, Morris S, Milewicz DM, Prakash S, Maslen C, Song HK, Silberbach GM, Shohet RV, McDonnell N, Hendershot T, Eagle KA, Asch FM; GENTAC Registry Investigators. Aortic Dissection in Patients With Genetically Mediated Aneurysms: Incidence and Predictors in the GenTAC Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 67:2744-54, 2016. PMID: 27282895.
  3. Roman MJ, Pugh NL, Hendershot TP, Bavaria JE, Devereux RB, Dietz H, Habashi J, Holmes K, Eagle KA, LeMaire SA, Morris SA, Pyeritz R, Ravekes WJ, Shohet RV, Silberbach GM, For the GenTAC Investigators. Aortic Complications Associated with Pregnancy in Marfan Syndrome: The NHLBI GenTAC Registry, J Am Heart Assoc, 5: e004052, 2016. PMC5015314.
  4. Evans DS, Avery CL, Nalls MA, … Shohet RV, … Sotoodehnia N. Fine-mapping, novel loci identification, and SNP association transferability in a genome-wide association study of QRS duration in African Americans, Human Molec Genet, 25:4350-4368,
  5. Lum CJ, Nakagawa K, Shohet RV, Seto TB, Taira DA. The Cost-Benefit Balance of Statins in Hawai’i: A Moving Target. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine & Public Health, 2017 April ;76(4):99-102.
  6. Roman MJ, Devereux RB, Preiss LR, Asch FM, Bavaria JE, Eagle KA, Holmes K, LeMaire SA, Maslen C, Milewicz DM, Morris SA, Prakash S, Pyeritz RE, Ravekes WJ, Shohet RV, Song HK, Weinsaft JW, for the GenTAC Investigators. Influence of Age and Gender on Marfan Phenotype: The NHLBI GenTAC Registry, Circ Genetics, in press, 2017.
  7. Kā-HOLO Project: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a native cultural dance program for cardiovascular disease prevention in Native Hawaiians. Kaholokula JK, Look MA, Wills TA, de Silva M, Mabellos T, Seto TB, Ahn HJ, Sinclair KA, Buchwald D; Kā-HOLO Project. BMC Public Health. 2017 Apr 17;17(1):321. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4246-3. PMID:28415975
  8. B-type natriuretic peptide and echocardiography reflect volume changes during pregnancy. Burlingame JM, Yamasato K, Ahn HJ, Seto T, Tang WH. J Perinat Med. 2017 Feb 14. pii: /j/jpme.ahead-of-print/jpm-2016-0266/jpm-2016-0266.xml. doi: 10.1515/jpm-2016-0266. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28195551
  9. Genome-wide linkage analysis and regional fine mapping identified variants in the RYR3 gene as a novel quantitative trait locus for circulating adiponectin in Chinese population. Chang YC, Chiu YF, He CT, Sheu WH, Lin MW, Seto TB, Assimes T, Jou YS, Su L, Lee WJ, Lee PC, Tsai SH, Chuang LM. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(44):e5174. PMID:27858853
  10. Leading by Success: Impact of a Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Program to Address Health Inequities.Shiramizu B, Shambaugh V, Petrovich H, Seto TB, Ho T, Mokuau N, Hedges JR.J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2016 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:27797013
  11. Engaging Gatekeeper-Stakeholders in Development of a Mobile Health Intervention to Improve Medication Adherence Among African American and Pacific Islander Elderly Patients With Hypertension.Yazdanshenas H, Bazargan M, Jones L, Vawer M, Seto TB, Farooq S, Taira DA.JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016 Oct 26;4(4):e116.PMID:27784651
  12. Hospital-Acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Related to Medicare Antibiotic Prescriptions: A State-Level Analysis.Fukunaga BT, Sumida WK, Taira DA, Davis JW, Seto TB.Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2016 Oct;75(10):303-309.PMID:27738564
  13. Pathways to potentially preventable hospitalizations for diabetes and heart failure: a qualitative analysis of patient perspectives.Sentell TL, Seto TB, Young MM, Vawer M, Quensell ML, Braun KL, Taira DA.BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Jul 26;16:300. doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1511-6.PMID:27456233
  14. Cultural Dance Program Improves Hypertension Management for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders: a Pilot Randomized Trial.Kaholokula JK, Look M, Mabellos T, Zhang G, de Silva M, Yoshimura S, Solatorio C, Wills T, Seto TB, Sinclair KA.J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 Feb;4(1):35-46. doi: 10.1007/s40615-015-0198-4. Epub 2015 Dec 22.PMID:27294768
  15. Examining the clinical course of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C patients treated with the cosmos regimen: including patients with advanced liver disease and East Asian ancestry.Roytman M, Ramkissoon R, Wu C, Hong L, Trujillo R, Huddleston L, Poerzgen P, Seto T. Wong L, Tsai N. Hepatol Int. 2016 Jul;10(4):616-23. doi: 10.1007/s12072-016-9719-4. Epub 2016 Mar 30.PMID:27026431
  16. Significantly Greater Progression of Intima-Media Thickness of the Carotid Artery in Japanese American Men Than in White Men: The ERA JUMP Study.Ahuja V, Masaki K, Barinas-Mitchell EJ, Rodriguez BL, Althouse AD, Ueshima H, Vishnu A, Seto TB, Kuller LH, Wilcox B, Sekikawa A; ERA JUMP Study..Can J Cardiol. 2016 Oct;32(10):1246.e7-1246.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2015.12.013. Epub 2015 Dec 18.PMID:26947536
  17. Adoption of Routine Ultrasound Guidance for Femoral Arterial Access for Cardiac Catheterization.Soverow J, Oyama J, Lee MS.J Invasive Cardiol. 2016 Aug;28(8):311-4.PMID:27466273
  18. Response by Alexander et al to Letters Regarding Article, "A Shocking Development in a Young Male Athlete With Chest Pain".Alexander KM, Veillet-Chowdhury MR, MacIntyre CJ, Loscalzo J, Bhatt DL.Circulation. 2016 Jul 26;134(4):e22-3. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.023204. PMID:27462059

Oral Presentations

  1. Tran, D. “Update on the Management of Congestive Heart Failure”. University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine Grand Rounds. Honolulu. September 20, 2016.
  2. Veillet-Chowdhury, M. “Coronary CTA Use in Acute Chest Pain Patients”. The Queen’s Medical Center Medicine Grand Rounds. Honolulu. January 20, 2017.
  3. Vassar, M. “Women and Cardiovascular Disease Update”. Honolulu. April 18, 2017.
  4. Shohet, R. “HIF in the Heart” University of Massachusetts. Boston. August 2016.
  5. Badawi, R. “Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease”. The Queen’s Medical Center Medicine Grand Rounds. Honolulu. October 28, 2016.
  6. Hong, R. “QMC Interdepartmental Mortality & Morbidity Conference”. The Queen’s Medical Center Departments of Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Cardiovascular Disease. Honolulu. February 24, 2017.
  7. Hong, R. “Practical Approaches to the Evaluation and Treatment of Syncope.” The Queen’s Medical Center Medicine Grand Rounds. Honolulu. May 19, 2017.
  8. Kemble, A “Live Echocardiogram and Discussion of Patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries and Tetrology of Fallot”. CATCH Conference. Honolulu. January 27, 2017
  9. Kemble, A “Eisenmenger Physioloogy-What Do I Need to Know?” CATCH Conference. Honolulu. January 28, 2017.
  10. Seto, T. “Articles that Changed my Cardiology Practice.” The Queens’ Medical Center Department of Medicine. Honolulu, December 16, 2016.
  11. Singh, D “Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Patient with Wide Complex Tachycardia. University of California San Francisco and The Queen’s Medical Center Innovative Procedures, Devices, and State of the Art Care for Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, and Structural Heart Disease. Honolulu. September 29, 2016.
  12. Singh, D “Stroke Prevention and Atrial Fibrillation: Choices and More Choices” University of California San Francisco and The Queen’s Medical Center Innovative Procedures, Devices, and State of the Art Care for Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, and Structural Heart Disease. Honolulu. September 29, 2016.
  13. Veillet-Chowdhury, M “Cardiac Imaging for Patients with Arrhythmias” University of California San Francisco and The Queen’s Medical Center Innovative Procedures, Devices, and State of the Art Care for Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, and Structural Heart Disease. Honolulu. September 29, 2016.
  14. Singh, D “Advanced ECG Course” Honolulu. September 29, 2016.
  15. Tran, D. “Durable Mechanical Circulatory Support (VAD, TAH): Who, When and What?” University of California San Francisco and The Queen’s Medical Center Innovative Procedures, Devices, and State of the Art Care for Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, and Structural Heart Disease. Honolulu, September 30, 2016.
  16. Badawi, R “Expanded Indication for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacment-What’s Next?” University of California San Francisco and The Queen’s Medical Center Innovative Procedures, Devices, and State of the Art Care for Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, and Structural Heart Disease. Honolulu. October 1, 2016.
  17. Spies, C “Percutaneous Paravalvular Leak Closure: When Does It Work and When it Does Not” University of California San Francisco and The Queen’s Medical Center Innovative Procedures, Devices, and State of the Art Care for Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, and Structural Heart Disease. Honolulu. October 1, 2016.
  18. Hart, C. “Tricuspid Regurgitation: Implication for Left-sided Procedures” University of California San Francisco and The Queen’s Medical Center Innovative Procedures, Devices, and State of the Art Care for Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, and Structural Heart Disease. Honolulu. October 1, 2016.
  19. Singh, D., Spies C., Lee, RJ “Left Atrial Appendage Closure-Identifying the Patients Who Will Benefit the Most” University of California San Francisco and The Queen’s Medical Center Innovative Procedures, Devices, and State of the Art Care for Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, and Structural Heart Disease. Honolulu. October 1, 2016.

Grant Funding

  1. RCMI Multidisciplinary and Translational Research Infrastructure Expansion Hawaii. Seto, T.: Co-Program Director (Hedges PI). 09/16/10 – 04/30/19 (8U54MD007584-03 NIMHD/NIH.I.
  2. Cardio-Pulmonary Stethoscope: A Novel Radio Frequency Sensor for Non-invasive Measurement. Seto, T. 7/23/2014-06/30/2016. (1R21HL124457-01. NHLBI/NIH).
  3. The KAHOLO Project: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Native Hawaiians. Co-PI Seto. T. (Kaholokula PI). 04/21/2015-01/31/2020. (RO1HL126577-01. NHBLI/NIH).
  4. Leading Emerging and Diverse Scientists to Success. Co-PI: Seto.T, (Rubio PI) 09/25/2015-07/31/2020. (R25Gm16740-02.)
  5. Title: COBRE III: Center for Cardiovascular (Shohet, RV.: PI) 09/12-07/17. (GM103341 NIH/NCRR P30)
  6. GenTAC Consortium NIH/NHLBI contract administer by RTI International Title: National Registry of Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Cardiovascular Conditions. (Shohet, RV.:PI)(DCC PI Barbara Kroner) 10/10-9/16 for this project at Queens Hospital.
  7. Training in Cardiovascular Research at the University of Hawaii. The purpose of this program is to support pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees performing cardiovascular research at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. (Shohet, RV.: PI) 09/12-8/17. (HL 115505).
  8. Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QuERI): Multicenter, prospective registry evaluating development of pulmonary hypertension in adults with cardiac shunts. Sponsored by Canadian Heart Research Centre and Actelion Pharmaceuticals (Spies, C.: PI): 01/2013-current
  9. Analyze ST Trial: ST Monitoring to Detect Acute Coronary Syndrome Events in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients. prospective, non-randomized, multicenter, pivotal Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study (Spies, C.: Co-Investigator). St. Jude Medical: 08/2013-current

 

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