- July 2013 -
International Medical Graduates receive mentorship from GW Cardiology Faculty

The George Washington University's Office of International Medicine Programs hosts foreign medical graduates to participate in a year-long academic program with the goal of exposing them to U.S. healthcare and preparing trainees for U.S. medical residency programs. This year, three medical graduates visiting from Saudi Arabia will be mentored by cardiology faculty working on research projects supported by the GW Heart & Vascular Institute.



Dr. Brian Choi will mentor Dr. Ahlam Alzenaidi

Dr. Gurusher Panjrath will mentor Dr. Yaser Nemshah

Dr. Marco Mercader will mentor Dr. Hussam Alim


Merck to support mobile health research study at
GW Heart & Vascular Institute

Bernard Ashby, MD, Chief GW Cardiology Fellow, and Richard Katz, MD, Director of the Institute, have been awarded a grant from the Merck Foundation to improve medication adherence of statins and attainment of lipids goals. Early and frequent follow up by physicians with timely recheck of lipid values can both improve patient adherence as well as encourage physician medication adjustment. By using patient cell phone reminders linked to the GW clinic electronic medical record, Drs. Ashby and Katz hope to improve doctor-patient communication resulting in improved medication adherence and timeliness of dose adjustments to medications; thereby, improving patient's chances of reaching and maintaining lipid goals.



Fellows The Institute welcomes the class of 2016 GW Cardiology Fellows

The GW Cardiology Fellowship program is a three-year fellowship offered to recent graduates of internal medicine residency programs. This year the two fellows joining the program are graduates of GW's residency program including serving as chief medical residents. Both Gurpreet Sodhi, MD, and Ju Hyun Kim, MD, will train under the cardiology faculty for the next three years and have opportunities to lead academic research studies through the Institute's annual research awards.