Course Co-Chairs

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD, FACC

Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Chair, Heart & Vascular Center
Washington University School of Medicine and 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital 

Alan Zajarias, MD, FACC

Associate Director of Medicine

Associate Director, Inter  

Associate Professor of Medicine, 

Cardiovascular Division

Structural Heart Disease Fellowship Director

Associate Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

Washington University School of Medicine and

Barnes-Jewish Hospital  

Guest Speakers

D. Scott Lim, MD

Director, Advanced Cardiac Valve Center

Co-Director of the Adult Congenital Heart 

Disease Center

University of Virginia Health System

Charlottesville, Virginia 

Federico Milla, MD

Surgical Director, Marcus Heart Valve Center

Piedmont Heart Institute

Atlanta, Georgia

Case Presenters

Giselle Baquero, MD

Co-Director, Advanced Structural 

Heart Disease Program

Southern Illinois University

Springfield, Illinois 

Michael C. Mauney, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

St. Louis, Missouri

J. Trevor Posenau, MD

Structural Heart Fellow

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri

Morton R. Rinder, MD, FACC

STEMI Medical Director

St. Luke’s Hospital

St. Louis, Missouri

WU School of Medicine Faculty

Puja Kachroo, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Shane J. LaRue, MD

  Assistant Professor of Medicine

John M. Lasala, MD, PhD, FACC, MSCAI

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Director, Structural Heart Disease Program

Steven J. Lavine, MD, FACC, FASE

  Professor of Medicine

Hersh S. Maniar, MD

Associate Professor of 

Surgery and Medicine

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Spencer J. Melby, MD

Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Marc A. Sintek, MD

 Assistant Professor of Medicine