CANCELLED: 2020 Cardiovascular Symposium

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Cardiology Grand Rounds: The Inova Dudley Family Center Visiting Professor Series

(Usually 2nd Tuesday of the month)
Target audience: Members of the medical staff (all sub-specialties, medical residents and students)
Lecture from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Anthony Comerota

Tuesday, July 14, 2020:

Anthony Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC

Medical Director, Eastern Region
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Inova Alexandria Hospital

This event will be held online. Meeting information is below.

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Meeting ID: 931 4660 9731
Password: 183789

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The COVID-19 Coagulopathy


  1. Understand that direct viral injury to pulmonary epithelium and vascular endothelium is part of the COVID-19 pathophysiology, stimulating an intense coagulopathy
  2. Recognize that extensive DVT and fatal PE have gone unrecognized in COVID-19 patients
  3. Understand that therapeutic anticoagulation improves oxygenation and is associated with a significant decrease in mortality

Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC, received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his general surgery residency at Temple University Hospital and his vascular surgery fellowship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. After his fellowship, Dr. Comerota returned to the Temple University Health Sciences Center as a faculty member, where he became Chief of Vascular Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Program Director in General and Vascular Surgery, President of the Medical Staff, and President of the Medical Alumni Association. Dr. Comerota served as Director of the Jobst Vascular Institute, ProMedica Toledo Hospital from 2002 to 2015 and Executive Director of Research, ProMedica Health System and Jobst Vascular Institute from 2015 to 2017. Dr. Comerota then assumed his new position as Medical Director, Eastern Region, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Alexandria Hospital in May 2018.<.p>

Dr. Comerota has been a major contributor to the development of some of the newest forms of treatment for vascular disease. He has been the principal investigator of seven major national trials and a coinvestigator of numerous others. Dr. Comerota is a member of more than 20 professional societies and has served as president of four major societies. He has written/edited seven textbooks and has authored/coauthored more than 400 publications.

This is a CME Accredited Program.

See all previous speakers of the Inova Dudley Family Center Visiting Professor Series arrows

2020 IHVI Grand Rounds Speakers

January   Michael R. Bristow, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
February   Michael Felker, MD
March   Richard F. Neville, MD, DFSVS
April   James de Lemos, MD
May   Kenneth Mahaffey, MD
June   Christopher M. Kramer, MD
July   Anthony Comerota, MD
August   Anthony N. DeMaria, MD
September   Vineet Kumar, MD
October   TBD
November   Joann Lindenfeld, MD
December   Mandeep Mehra, MD FRCP

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At Inova Heart and Vascular Institute we are dedicated to providing informative and thought provoking education with physicians, nurses, and medical professionals worldwide. Our activities are designed to enhance the professional development of the medical community by providing high-quality, innovative educational programs that improve clinical performance, and promote life-long learning. Through lectures, case studies, and participant-faculty interactions, attendees will be exposed to cutting-edge educational content and the latest advances in cardiology.

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