Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds

College of Medicine - Tucson
April 27, 2018 - 12:00pm

Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Current Challenges and the Potential for Future Management Informed by Physiologic Subclassification

Gregory Lewis, MD, MS, assistant physician of medicine and section head, Heart Failure Section in the Division of Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital

Since arriving at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1999, Dr. Lewis has had the privilege of training in internal medicine and cardiology, teaching as a chief resident and as a cardiology attending, providing clinical care to patients with a broad range of cardiovascular diseases and conducting research.

As an investigator at MGH, Dr. Lewis published more than 80 manuscripts in fields ranging from the evaluation of novel therapies for heart failure to mechanisms of exercise intolerance in cardiovascular disease and metabolic response patterns to exercise. He is particularly interested in the role of the lung circulation and other extra-cardiac organs in mediating exercise intolerance in patients with heart failure. Through metabolic profiling of human plasma at rest and during exercise, in collaboration with the Broad Institute, his group has established metabolic signatures of cardiovascular disease states that may help to refine current phenotyping approaches.

The cardiopulmonary exercise laboratory that Dr. Lewis directs focuses on clinical evaluation of patients with shortness of breath of unclear etiology through comprehensive evaluations of each organ system's contribution to reduced functional capacity. His laboratory also focuses on risk stratification in heart failure patients. 

As medical director of Mechanical Circulatory Support and the Cardiology Intensive Care Unit, Dr. Lewis also has a strong interest in treatment of advanced heart failure and other critical illnesses.

After completing his medical degree at University of Rochester School of Medicine, Dr. Lewis obtained his M.S. in Medical Science at Harvard-MIT (Health Sciences &Technology). He then completed his residency and fellowships in cardiology and clinical research at Massachusetts General Hospital where he now is assistant physician of medicine and section head, Heart Failure Section in the Division of Cardiology.

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. Lewis has disclosed he has no conflicts.

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