- January 2013 -
Division of Cardiology adds specialty in heart failure services at the GW Medical Faculty Associates

Gurusher Panjrath, MD will join the cardiology faculty at the GW Heart & Vascular Institute as the new director of Advanced Heart Failure Services for GW Medical Faculty Associates, initiating the left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) program. Dr. Panjrath completed his general cardiology and heart failure transplantation fellowships at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Panjrath's research interests include heart muscle metabolism and energetics. He is a young investigators award finalist for the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Panjrath has authored and co-authored over fifty manuscripts, books, chapters and abstracts. 


Women & Health Jannet Lewis, MD, co-authors chapter on women's heart health

Jannet Lewis, MD, director of the Women's Heart Center at the GW Heart & Vascular Institute recently co-authored a chapter on "Diagnosis and Treatment of Ischemic Heart Disease in Women," in the book "Women & Health, Second Edition." This chapter was co-authored by C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.


The chapter provides a background about the significance of heart disease in women, risk factors, and clinical presentation. There are also details regarding different diagnostic modalities and management in women in particular. 

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Frontiers in Medicine Save the Date for a Frontiers in Medicine lecture series on "Heart Healthy Women," March 13, 2013


A panel of GW Heart & Vascular Institute experts will discuss advances in the detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and the role that lifestyle modification plays in prevention. The program will be moderated by Alan Wasserman, MD, MACP, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Eugene Meyer Professor of Medicine; and include speakers Richard Katz, MD, Director, GW Heart & Vascular Institute; Jannet Lewis, MD, Director, Women's Heart Center; Richard Neville, MD; Co-Director GW Heart & Vascular Institute; and Irene Pollin, MSW, PhD (Hon), Founder and Chairman of Sister to Sister.


Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Time: Reception at 6:30, Panel at 7:00pm

Location: The Jack Morton Auditorium at 805 21st Street, NW, Washington DC

RSVP: Natalie Allgeier at 202-994-8738, allgeier@gwu.edu