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

Associate Director of Medicine

Associate Director, Interventional Cardiology
Fellowship Program

Director, Structural Heart Disease Fellowship Program 

Cardiovascular Division 

Washington University School of Medicine

And Barnes-Jewish Hospital 

WU School of Medicine Faculty

Shafkat Anwar, MD

  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 

Pediatric Cardiology 

Mitchell N. Faddis, MD, PhD

Professor, Medicine

Division of Cardiovascular Diseases

Section Head, 

Cardiac Electrophysiology

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

  Professor of Medicine Director, 

Structural Heart Disease Program 

Hersh S. Maniar, MD

  Associate Professor, Surgery 

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Center for Advanced Medicine 

Spencer J. Melby, MD

  Associate Professor of Surgery Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Nishath Quader, MD

 Assistant Professor of Medicine,


Guest Faculty

Anson Cheung, MD

  Clinical Professor & Surgical Director,

Cardiac Transplant Program of BC

University of British Columbia Faculty 

of Medicine – St. Paul’s Hospital 

Brian R. Lindman, MD

Medical Director, 

Structural Heart and Valve Center 

Associate Professor of Medicine 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Cardiovascular Research 

Paul Sorajja, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI

Director, Center of Valve 

and Structural Heart Disease 

Minneapolis Heart Institute

Abbott Northwestern Hospital