Speaker Library

As part of its education and community service missions, Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute offers expert speakers on a wide range of cardiovascular topics. Whether it's a formal program awarding continuing education credit, or an informal presentation to referring physicians or a community group, our goal is to provide current information that is appropriate in any setting. Click the tabs below to find the topic and/or speaker you'd like to hear.

The topics below represent the newest additions to the Speaker Library.  Click the speaker's names to see their credentials.

  • Optimal Lipid Goals:  Are they Changing: P. Alagona
  • Hospital to Home (H2H):  D. Rhodes
  • The Catheter Ablation versus Antiarrythmic Drug Therapy for trial Fibrillation Trial (CABANA): M. Gonzalez
  • Update on Minimally Invasive Treatment of Aortic Aneurysms:  D. Han
  • The Current Landscape of Cerebrovascular Disease:  R. Atnip
  • Minimally Invasive Management of Lung Cancer: M. Reed
  • Changing Paradigms in Diagnosis and Treatment of Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Emboli: W. Pae
  • Interventional Oncology and the Newest Treatment Options for Hepatic Malignancies:  A. Burdette
  • Retrievable IVC Filters:  Fact versus Fiction:  F. Lynch

To schedule a presentation, please contact the Outreach Office at 717-531-1424 or  HVIoutreach@hmc.psu.edu

Cardiovascular Imaging

Cardiovascular Risk

  • Dyslipidemia and CV Risk: P. Alagona
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes: L. Sinoway
  • Residual CV Risk: Combination Lipid Treatment: .P. Alagona
  • Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to CVD Reduction: P. Alagona
  • Hypertension, Dyslipidemia and CVD Risk: L. Sinoway

Ischemic Heart Disease (General)

  • Role of Anti-Platelet Therapy: M. Kozak
  • Ischemic Heart Disease: What the Primary Care Physician Should Know: C. Chambers
  • Triage and Initial Management of the Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome: J. Field
  • ED Triage of the Patient with Chest Pain: J. Field
  • Resuscitation Science for Physicians- Evidence behind the Guidelines: J. Field
  • Women and Heart Disease: A. Haouzi

General Cardiology

Adult Congenital Heart Disease: W. Davidson, J. Kelleman, J. Ting

  • Simple Lesions: ASD, VSD, PDA, Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Intermediate Complex Lesions: Tetralogy of Fallot, Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Severely Complex Lesions: Tricuspid Atresia, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Marfan's Syndrome
  • Pregnancy and Congenital Heart Disease

Arrhythmia Management:J. Banchs, M. Gonzalez, G. Naccarelli, E. Penny-Peterson, S. Samii, D. Wolbrette

Advanced HF/Transplant/Mechanical Support

  • Adult ECHMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation): Old Technique New Insights: MCS Team
  • Ventricular Assist Devices as Destination Therapy: Fact or Fiction? : MCS Team
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support as a Bridge to Transplant or Recovery: MCS Team
  • State of the Art for the Total Artificial Heart: MCS Team
  • Cardiac Transplantation: J. Boehmer
  • Other

Cardiac Surgery: D. Campbell, B. SoleimaniW. Pae, E. Stephenson

Valve replacement and repair including valve sparing aortic surgery and Mitral Valve repair: all

Thoracic Surgery: D. Campbell, M. Reed, B. Soleimani

  • Thoracic Surgical Oncology: All
  • Lung Cancer Staging (Bronchoscopy, PET/CT, Mediastonscopy): All
  • Minimally-invasive thoracic surgery (including VATS lobectomy, minimally-invasive esophagectomy, and robotic thoracic surgery): M. Reed
  • Pulmonary resection for metastatic disease: All
  • Thymoma and mediastinal masses: All
  • Tracheal surgery: D. Campbell, M. Reed
  • Esophageal surgery for malignant and benign diseases: All
  • Surgery for emphysema: LVRS (lung volume reduction surgery): M. Reed

Interventional Cardiology: C. Chambers, S. Ettinger, I. Gilchrist, M. Kozak

Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology: F. Lynch, L. Scorza, H. Singh, P. Waybill

Vascular Surgery: R. Atnip, D. Han, A. Reed, F. Aziz


To schedule a presentation, please contact the Outreach Office at 717-531-1424 or  HVIoutreach@hmc.psu.edu

We deliver programs, and lunch too. Lunch and Learn programs are held at your practice site or any location convenient for you. Because they are shorter presentations, they can be given over the lunch hour, breakfast hour, or dinner hour, you name it. These abbreviated programs do not offer continuing education credit, but they do offer valuable information that will benefit your practice and your patients. Plus, we’ll provide the food, so you won’t need to skip a meal to hear about the latest in cardiovascular care.

Most topics found in the All Topics tab can be structured as a Lunch and Learn presentation. To schedule a presentation, please contact the Outreach Office at 717-531-1424 or at HVIoutreach@hmc.psu.edu.