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Fellowship Research

cardiology fellowship research

The Howard S. Silverman Award is an annual event in honor of Dr. Howard S. Silverman, a former Cardiology fellow and faculty member who died in 1996 from heart disease. The Silverman Awards is a research conference in which the 2nd year cardiovascular disease fellows present their research projects to the division. The faculty award the fellow whose project is the most original, creative and has the greatest scientific potential a monetary prize and certificate.

2018 Research Projects for Third Year Fellows

Spatial Complexity and Ventricular Arrhythmias
Fellow: David Okada
Mentors: Jonathan Chrispin, M.D., Katherine C. Wu, M.D., Steven P. Jones, M.D., Natalia Trayanova, Ph.D., Mauro Maggioni, Ph.D.

Molecular underpinnings of Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Systemic Sclerosis – associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Fellow: Imran Asalm
Mentors: David Kass, M.D. and Steven Hsu, M.D.

Diastolic Dysfunction in HIV- infection
Fellow: Bethel Woldu
Mentor: Wendy Post, M.D., M.S. 

Real-Time Prediction of Cardiogenic Shock in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Using Machine Learning
Fellow: Faisal Rahman
Mentors: Suchi Saria, Steven Schulman, M.D., Nisha Gilotra, M.D., Jeff Trost M.D., 

Management of renal failure in acute cardiac illness
Fellow: Janna Merte
Mentors: Thomas Metkus, M.D. and Steven Schulman, M.D.

Uncovering the role of genetic variation in clinical heart failure
Fellow: Marios Arvanitis
Mentor: Alexis Battle, Ph.D.

Past Silverman Award Winners

2017-2018     Marios Arvanitis, M.D.

2016-2017     Virginia Hahn, M.D.

2015-2016     Thorsten Leucker, M.D.

2014-2015     Steven Hsu, M.D.

2013-2014     Libin Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

2012-2013     Seth Martin, M.D.

2011-2012     Grant Chow, M.D.

2010-2011     Lincoln Shenje, M.D., Ph.D.

2009-2010     Hiroshi Ashikaga, M.D., Ph.D.

2008-2009     Chao-Wei Hwang, M.D., Ph.D.

2007-2008     Dou (Alvin) Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

2006-2007     Jacob Abraham, M.D.

2005-2006     Henry Sun, M.D.

2004-2005     Rich George, M.D.

View the 2018 abstracts here.