Cardiology Fellowship Research Updates

Research Fellowship Calendar:

MAY 1-22, 2024

End-of-year fellowship research presentations

AUGUST 12, 2024

Orientation to Fellowship Research

OCTOBER 18, 2024

PGY5 fellow research presentations

MARCH 20, 2025

5:00-7:00 PM
Research Retreat
Cooley Center

Announcements, Awards & Accolades:

On behalf of the fellowship research committee, we would like to thank everyone who helped with our first research retreat, which took place last Thursday. Congratulations to all the fellows for their great work!

The three winning posters were:

  • Echocardiographic Assessment of Atrial Remodeling in Patients with AL Amyloidosis: Prognostic value of Atrial Strain, by Shruti Singh, mentor Dr. Koutroumpakis
  • Comparison of 2D- and 3D- Derived Sizing of the Left Atrial Appendage and Association with Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Procedural Outcomes, by Shiva Reddy, mentor Dr. Garcia-Sayan
  • Coronary anatomy and physiology during 1 year in space [a.k.a. CORONARY], by Siddharth Chauhan, mentor Dr. Bungo

We are all looking forward to our next fellowship research event, which will be our end-of-year presentations by our graduating fellows in May.

Stratos and Siddharth

2024 Research Retreat Group Photo

2024 Research Retreat
2024 Research Retreat - 1st Place
2024 Research Retreat - 2nd Place
2024 Research Retreat - 3rd Place

Announcing the 2024-2025 Fellowship Research Committee:

  • Sachin Kumar
  • Anju Bhardwaj
  • Ijeoma Ekeruo
  • Danai Kitkungvan
  • Olasimbo Chiadika
  • Deepa Raghunathan
  • Romain Harmancey

Thank you for your service!

Please send questions, comments, or news items to Siddharth Prakash or Efstratios Koutroumpakis.

Get involved! Let us know if you plan to attend fellow research events.

ACC Presentations:

When Cavitation Strikes: STEMI and the Catheterization Conundrum
Husam Shadid

Early Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices Rescue a Young Patient With Fulminant Lymphocytic Myocarditis
Hassan Ashraf

Navigating Complexities in Treating Refractory Radiation-Induced Heart Disease
Talha Ahmed, Mustafa D. Al Qaysi

Post-Radiation Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Mortality, Cost, Complications, and Disparities: Artificial Intelligence-Augmented Cost Effectiveness and Computational Ethical Analysis Across 67,350 Cardio-Oncology Hospitalizations
Victor Liu

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Disparities Despite Mortality Reductions in Thrombocytopenia and Cancer: Artificial Intelligence and Propensity Score Analysis of 148.76 Million Hospitalizations From 2016-2020
Husam Shadid

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Characterizing a Large Right Atrial Mass
Maximillian Bourdillon

Echocardiographic Assessment of the Left an Right Atrium in Systemic AI Amyloidosis With and Without Cardiac Involvement
Shruti Singh

FIT Multimodality Imaging 13
Maximillian Bourdillon

Spotlight On…

Shruti Singh, MD
Name: Shruti Singh, MD
Where Are You From? I was born in India, then moved to Katy, TX when I was in high school.
How did you get into Cardiology? Learning cardiovascular physiology and hemodynamics in medical school is what initially piqued my interest in cardiology. My interest in grew during residency training when I had the opportunity to learn from patients with common and uncommon cardiac diseases, as well as teach my patients about their cardiovascular health. The wide scope of practice and constant evolution of evidence in the field of cardiology made me excited to pursue a career in this field.
What are your current research interests and projects? My research project involves studying atrial strain and other echocardiographic parameters of atrial function and deformation in patients with AL amyloidosis with and without cardiac involvement and assess the impact of these parameters on outcomes such as mortality. I have enjoyed working under the mentorship of Dr. Koutroumpakis for this project and learned a lot about leading a research project.

Research Resources:

How to Begin Research Projects at UTH: Practical Tips and Resources
By: Siddharth Prakash, MD, PhD

Adult Cardiovascular Genomics Certificate Course: free CV genetics training with CME credit
Access to large healthcare datasets (Medicare, Medicaid, etc)
Access to UT Physicians clinical data or MHH PACS data
Access to free clinical research training