Maryland Heart Center
Fellows in Cardiovascular Disease are expected to participate in scholarly effort as part
of their training. Towards this end, we provide six months of protected research time as
a minimum, and we provide faculty mentorship in guidance of this experience. The six
months generally occur in two blocks of three months. Fellows are expected to identify
a faculty mentor at the end of their first year of fellowship training and are asked to
work with that mentor towards identification of a scholarly project with concrete goals
After the first three months there is an interval evaluation to assure that
appropriate milestones are being met. There is substantial support for research
methodology and statistical analysis within the Division and the School of Medicine.
Fellows are expected to present their scholarly effort to their peers and the faculty at
Cardiology Grand Rounds. Dr. Christopher deFilippi has recently been appointed to
head this effort of Fellow research activity. Our fellows have been very successful in
these scholarly activities. Listed below is a sample of our collective fellow bibliography.
Each year, at our end of year banquet, we honor one fellow with an award for
outstanding scholarship, named for one of our prior faculty members, Dr. Nathan H.
Carliner. A plaque resides within the Division of Cardiology commemorating this event.
Recent Fellow Bibliography
- Adlin EV, Blome SE, Lender D. Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases. In Wolfsthal SD (ed.) NMSMedicine.
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkens, Baltimore, MD, 2008.
- Mackowiak PA, Blome SE, Knodell, RG. A 70 Year Old Woman With Abdominal Pain. Am J Med
Sci. 2008; 335(3):205-208.
- Talwani R, Blome SE. A 40 Year Old Woman With Headache. Am J Med Sci. 2008; 336(5):
- Miller, M, Rhyne J, Chen H, Beach V, Ericson R, Luthra K, Dwivedi M and Misra A. “APOC3
Promoter Polymorphisms C-482T and T-455C Are Associated with the Metabolic Syndrome.”
Archives of Medical Research. 2007(38):444-451.
- Weld ED, Bizzell KR, Katzen SM, Rogstad AS, Gold BS. Acute Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in the
Setting of Grave’s Disease. Presented at the Regional Meeting of the Maryland Chapter of the
American College of Physicians, Baltimore, MD, May 2008.
- Gottlieb SS, Kop WJ, Thomas SA, Katzen SM, Vesely MR, Greenberg N, Marshall J, Cines M,
Minshall S. A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study of Controlled-Release Paroxetine on
Depression and Quality of Life in Chronic Heart Failure. Am Heart J. 153(5): 868-873, 2007.
- Majeed F, Kop W, Poston R, Kallam S, Mehra MR. Antiplatelet and Coagulation Biomarkers as
Predictors of Clinical Thromboembolic Events following Permanent Mechanical Circulatory
Support. Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine. Manuscript Accepted. In Press 2009.
- Majeed F, Miller M. Low High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol: An Important Consideration in
Coronary Heart Disease Risk Assessment. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2008 Apr;15(2):
- Majeed F, Miller M. Can intense exercise contribute to cardiovascular disease? Future Cardiology.
- Majeed F, Kelemen MD. Acute coronary syndromes in the elderly. Clin Geriatr Med. 2007 May;
- Goel R, Majeed F, Vogel R, Corretti MC, Weir M, Mangano C, White C, Plotnick GD, Miller M.
Exercise-induced hypertension, endothelial dysfunction and coronary artery disease in a
marathon runner. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Mar 1;99(5):743-4.
- Schwartz DJ, Kop WJ, Park MH, Vesely MR, Li S, Mehra MR, Gottdiener JS. Interventricular
Dyssynchrony in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Evidence for Early Right Ventricular and
Septal Mechanical Activation [Abstract]. 4th World Symposium of Pulmonary Hypertension. 2008
- Sailey C, Alexiev B, Gammie J, Pinell-Salles P et al. Crystal storing histiocytosis as a cause of
symptomatic cardiac mass. Archives of Pathology. Accepted for publication.
- Bloeden LT, Dunbar RL, Duffy D, Pinell-Salles P et al. Safety, pharmacokinetics and
pharmacodynamics of a single dose of oral apolipoprotein A-I mimetic peptide D-4F in high-risk
cardiovascular patients. Journal of Lipid Research 2008;49(6):1344-52.
- Gandotra P, Miller M. The role of triglycerides in cardiovascular risk. Current Cardiology
Reports. 2008. Nov;10(6):505-11.
- Roberts, BD, Shorofsky SS et al. Increased defibrillation thresholds in patients with
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Abstract submitted, pending acceptance to Heart Rhythm Society
Scientific Sessions, 5/2009.
- Rogers J, Robinson S, Khanna A, McCulle S, Blome S, Bassi A, Xu J, Shorofsky S, Mehra M.
Transforming Growth Factor-ß Polymorphisms and Prediction of Clinical Outcome With
Prophylactic Defibrillator Implantation in Chronic Heart Failure. Circulation, Oct 2007; 116:
- Rogers J, Zakaria S, Thom K, Flammer K, Kanno M, Mehra M. Immune Reconstitution
Inflammatory Syndrome and Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Associated Myocarditis. Mayo Clin
- Shah KB, Duda MK, O’Shea KM, Chess DJ, Khairallah RJ, Frayne-Robillard I, Kop WJ, Des
Rosiers R, Stanley WC. High fat composition inhibits the cardioprotective effects of ω-3
polyunsaturated fatty acids on ventricular hypertrophy. Manuscript pending
- Shah KB, Kop WJ, Christenson RH, Diercks DB, Kuo D, Henderson S,Hansen K, deFilippi CR.
Interpreting follow-up NT-proBNP concentrations and symptoms after hospitalization for acute
dyspnea. Manuscript pending.
- Shah KB, Kop WJ, Christenson RH, Diercks DB, Kuo D, Henderson S,Hansen K, Li S, deFilippi CR.
Natriuretic peptide and echocardiography in unselected acute dyspnea patients: implication of
elevated levels with normal systolic function. Submitted for publication.
- Shah KB, Kop WJ, Christenson RH, Diercks DB, Kuo D, Henderson S,Hansen K, Mehra MR,
deFilippi CR. Lack of diagnostic and prognostic utility of circulating serum myeloperoxidase levels
in patients presenting with dyspnea. Clin Chem. 2009;55(1):59-67.
- Shah KB, Nolan MM, Rao K, Wang DJ, Christenson RH, Shanholtz CH, Mehra MR, Gottlieb SS.
The characteristics and prognostic importance NT-ProBNP concentrations in critically ill patients.
Am J Med.2007; 120(12):1071-7.
- Shah KB, Inoue Y, Mehra MR. Amyloidosis and the heart: a comprehensive review.
Arch Intern Med. 2006; 166 (17):1805-13.
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