Blase Carabello, MD (2022 Keynote)
Dr. Carabello is an internationally recognized expert in the field of valvular heart disease. He specializes in the care of patients who have complex valvular heart disease, and in the practice of general internal medicine. He received his BA from Gettysburg College and graduated cum laude from Temple University in May of 1973. He then went on to train for residency in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Cardiology Fellowship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. As a leading cardiovascular researcher, Dr. Carabello has published over 250 peer-reviewed search studies and over 200 book chapters and editorials. has been listed as a noteworthy Cardiology educator by Marquis Who’s Who. He has co-authored the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines for the Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease for decades. Of over 20 honors bestowed upon him, in 2009, he was honored by the American College of Cardiology as the recipient of its prestigious Distinguished Scientist Award. He received the Master Clinician Lifetime Award from Baylor College of Medicine in 2013, ACP Harriet P Dunstan Award for Science as Related to Medicine National Award in 2020. Dr. Carabello is past President of the Society for Heart Valve Disease and the Association of University Cardiologists. In 2017, he was named the John “Jack” Rose Distinguished Professor of Medicine.