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GW Experts Available to Comment for Stories During American Heart Month

WASHINGTON (Jan. 29, 2020) — Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. February is American Heart Month, which was created to remind Americans to focus on their heart health and encourage families, friends, and communities to do the same. Experts at the George Washington University (GW) are available to comment on heart health-related stories.

To speak with an expert at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, please contact Ashley Rizzardo at amrizz713@gwu.edu or 202-994-8679:

William Borden, MD, associate professor of medicine and chief quality and population health officer, is an expert in cardiovascular disease prevention, quality of care, and health policy.

Andrew Choi, MD, assistant professor of medicine and co-director of cardiac CT and MRI, is an expert in novel methodologies, such as calcium imaging, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI that enable prevention in populations, such as young adults, risk prediction, and enhanced understanding of external factors like influenza or drugs on the heart.

Brian Choi, MD, professor of medicine, co-director of advanced cardiac imaging, and chief medical information officer, is an expert in non-invasive cardiac imaging, nuclear cardiology, and health information technology. His clinical interests include the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and valvular heart disease.

Richard Katz, MD, Bloedorn Professor of Cardiology, director of the Division of Cardiology, and director of the GW Heart and Vascular Institute, is an expert in cardiac risk factors, heart failure, and mobile health.

Joseph Krepp, MD, assistant professor of medicine, is an expert on valvular heart disease and amyloidosis.

Christian Nagy, MD, assistant professor of medicine, is an expert in cardiac catheterization, coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction, adult congenital and structural heart disease, and catheterization-based treatment of congenital and valvular heart disease.

Jonathan Reiner, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, is an expert in cardiac catheterization, myocardial infarction, minimally invasive valve replacement, and out of hospital cardiac arrest.

Allen Solomon, MD, professor of medicine and director of the cardiology fellowship, is an expert in cardiac arrhythmias and anticoagulation.

Cynthia Tracy, MD, professor of medicine, associate director of the Division of Cardiology, and director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, is an expert in cardiac arrhythmias.

Alan Wasserman, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine and Eugene Meyer Professor of Medicine, is an expert in cardiac imaging, ischemic heart disease, and preventive cardiology.

To speak with Susan Wood, PhD, at Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW, please contact Mina Radman at mradman@gwu.edu or 202-994-2148.

Susan Wood, PhD, director of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health and a professor of health policy and management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, is an expert on policy initiatives and research related to various facets of women's health.