UA Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds - Improving the Care of Patients with Heart Failure: Managing Diabetes, Iron Deficiency and Diuretic Use

College of Medicine - Tucson
February 9, 2018 - 12:00pm

Robert J. Mentz, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Duke University Cooperative Cardiovascular Society
Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation

Dr. Mentz completed internal medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and cardiology fellowship at Duke University Hospital and the Duke Clinical Research Institute with advanced training in heart failure and clinical research methods. He received formal training in clinical pharmacology as part of the DCRI’s Clinical Pharmacology training program.

Dr. Mentz spends his clinical time at Duke University Hospital assisting with the care of heart failure, cardiac transplant and ventricular assist device patients.

He is an NIH- and industry-funded clinical trialist involved in ongoing trials designed to inform the care of cardiac patients. He is the clinical lead for the international EXSCEL trial (exenatide in diabetic patients with cardiovascular disease) and the HEART-FID trial (ferric carboxymaltose for iron deficiency in heart failure). He is lead investigator on the NHLBI-funded TRANSFORM-HF trial – a pragmatic trial of diuretic strategies in HF. He is involved with the NHLBI's Heart Failure Research Network as a site Principal Investigator.

Dr. Mentz is an active member of the Heart Failure Society of America’s Advocacy Committee and the American Heart Association’s Heart Failure Committee. He served as the first continuing medical education editor for JACC: Heart Failure and currently serves as a reviewer for many cardiovascular and HF-specific journals.

He was recently named a “Rising Star” by the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He participated in the Duke 2015 LEADER program as well as the ACC Emerging Faculty Program designed to develop the next generation of medical leaders. He is an established mentor for medical study, residents and cardiology fellows and received the 2016 Robert M. Califf Mentorship award at the DCRI.

Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker Series

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dr. Mentz has disclosed he receives research support from Luitpold, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline.

All other faculty, CME Planning Committee members and CME office reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning Objectives:

Describe recent progress in the research, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease
Integrate advances in heart disease diagnosis and treatment into the day-to-day practices of research and clinical care
Provide medical professionals with updates on cardiologic topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence and patient care

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Event Location: 

Sarver Heart Center, Room 4137