COURSE DIRECTORS

S. Hinan Ahmed, MD, FACC, FSCAI

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Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Institute

Associate Professor of Medicine

UT Health San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

Robert J. Chilton, DO, FACC

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Professor of Medicine

UT Health San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

COURSE CO-DIRECTORS

Anjlee M. Mehta, MD

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Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology

UT Health San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD, MSc, FACC, FHRS

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Clinical Assistant, 

Professor of Medicine 

Cardiovascular Electrophysiologist

UT Health San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

GUEST FACULTY

Steven R. Bailey, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FACP

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Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine

Malcolm Feist Chair of Interventional Cardiology

LSU Shreveport 

School of Medicine

Shreveport, Louisiana

L. Bindu Chebrolu, MD

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Core Imaging Faculty, Cardiovascular Imaging

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, Texas

Peter S. Fail, MD, FACC, FSCAI

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Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories 

and Interventional Research

Cardiovascular Institute of the South

Houma, Louisiana

Gregg Gerasimon, MD, FACC, FHRS

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Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Cardiology Fellowship 

Program Director

San Antonio Military Medical Center

San Antonio, Texas

Timothy D. Henry, MD, MSCAI, FACC

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Medical Director, The Carl and Edyth Lindner

Center for Research and Education

The Christ Hospital Health Network

Cincinnati, Ohio

Chandra Kunavarapu, MD

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Medical Director, 

Heart Failure and 

Transplant Program

Adult ECMO Program, Methodist Hospital

Clinical Associate Professor, UTHSCSA

San Antonio, Texas

Michael D. Kwan, MD

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Program Director, 

Advanced Heart Failure 

and Cardiac Transplant Program

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, Texas

Charles K. Lin, MD

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Deputy Chief of Cardiology

Brooke Army Medical Center

Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Kathleen Lusk, PharmD, BCPS

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Associate Professor, 

University of the Incarnate Word 

Feik School of Pharmacy 

San Antonio, Texas

Navin C. Nanda, MD, DSc, FACC, FAHA, FASE

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Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease

Director, Heart Station

University of Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama

Masahiro Ono, MD, PhD

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Surgical Director of Heart Transplant & MCS

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, Texas


David G. Rizik, MD, FACC, MSCAI

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Chief Scientific Officer 

Director of Structural and Coronary Interventions 

HonorHealth Medical Center 

Scottsdale, Arizona

Jasvindar Singh, MD, FACC

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Associate Professor of Medicine

Director, Interventional Cardiology

Washington University School of Medicine

Medical Director, Cardiac Cath Lab

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St. Louis, Missouri

George W. Vetrovec, MD, MACC, MSCAI

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Professor Emeritus, 

VCU Pauley Heart Center

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia 

Craig M. Walker, MD, FACC, FACP, FACA

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Founder, President and 

Chief Medical Director 

Cardiovascular Institute 

of the South

Houma, Louisiana

UT HEALTH SAN ANTONIO FACULTY

Auroa Badin, MD

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Assistant Professor of Medicine

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Sonja Brune, MSN, APRN, CCNS, CHFN, AACC

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Acute - Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Heart Failure Program

Andrea J. Carpenter, MD, PhD

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Professor, Thoracic Surgery

Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency

Mark G. Davies, MD, PhD

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Professor and Chief

Division of Vascular/Endovascular Surgery

Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD

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Professor of Medicine

Chief, Diabetes Division

Dawn Hui, MD

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Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Justin R. Mascitelli, MD

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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Christopher Mitromaras, MD

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Assistant Professor

Jason Morrow, MD, PhD, FAAHPM

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Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation 

Nicolas Musi, MD

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Professor of Medicine

Manoj M. Panday, MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine

Section Head, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Son Pham, MD

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

W. Brian Reeves, MD, FACP

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Professor, Chair of Medicine

Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Diabetes Division

Kenneth Stone, MD

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Assistant Professor of Medicine

Rajeev Suri, MD

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Professor and Vice Chair, Radiology

NURSE SYMPOSIUM DIRECTOR

Cynthia Saunders, MSN, RN, AG-ACNP-BC, AG-ACCNS-BC, ACHPN

Acute Care Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology Service

UT Health San Antonio

NURSE SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS - UT HEALTH

Lisa Bass, MSN, RN, CVRN


Sonja Brune, MSN, APRN, CCNS, CHFN, AACC


Monica Esquivel, ACNP-BC


Henrietta Gilmer, RN


Alan Gonzales, MSN


Kathleen Lusk, PharmD, BCPS


Jason Phillips, MD


Aaron Rosett, APN


Catherin Shah, RN


Jose Villa, DNP