Speakers

Conference Keynote Speaker

Dr. K. Lance Gould

K. Lance Gould, M.D. is a professor of cardiovascular medicine at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; and, is the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished University Chair in Heart Disease at UTHealth.  Gould is this year’s recipient of the American College of Cardiology’s Distinguished Scientist Award-Translation Domain in honor of his contributions to the cardiovascular profession.

Gould first began working at UTHealth in 1979 as professor and director of the division of cardiology, and was a founding director of the Positron Diagnostic and Research Center. He stepped aside from administrative duties in 1987 to focus clinically and scientifically on PET imaging and quantitative coronary arteriography for identifying segmental and diffuse coronary artery disease, measuring its severity and reversing it by vigorous risk factor modification.

Gould has received various awards throughout his career. He was selected as the Hal Anger Memorial Plenary Lecture for the Society of Nuclear Medicine annual meetings in June 2017. Other honors include the International George von Hevesy Prize for Research in 1978, the George E. Brown Memorial Lectureship of the American Heart Association in 1990, the Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Journals of the American College of Cardiology in 2011 and the UT Presidential Scholar Award in 2009. Gould has been honored nationally by membership in the Association of American Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology. He served 11 years as an associate editor of Circulation and is currently on the editorial boards of major cardiovascular journals. He is past chairman of the Council on Circulation of the American Heart Association, and past president of the Houston Cardiology Society.

 Panel of Speakers

Salman Arain, M.D., Houston, Texas
Cardiovascular Disease Specialist
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
Assistant Professor at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Peter Ermis, M.D., Houston, Texas
Pediatric Cardiologist
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Children’s Hospital

K. Lance Gould, M.D., Houston, Texas
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Ramesh Hariharan, M.D., Houston, Texas
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Professor of Medicine at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center
Chief of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Section for UT Health

Raymond Stainback, M.D., Houston, Texas
Section Chief, Noninvasive Cardiology
Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

David Paniagua, M.D., Houston, Texas
Cardiologist
Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Michael E. DeBakey Veternas Affairs Medical Center

Neil E. Strickman, M.D., Houston, Texas
Interventional Cardiology
Clinical Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Co Chairman of Endovascular PV Department at Texas Heart Institute/Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Corpus Christi Speakers

Thomas Alexander, M.D., Corpus Christi, Texas
Interventional Cardiologist

Shamim Badruddin-Mawji, M.D., Corpus Christi, Texas
Cardiologist

Lawrence Brenner, M.D., Corpus Christi, Texas
Interventional Cardiologist

Srikanth Damaraju, M.D., Corpus Christi, Texas
Interventional Cardiologist

Muhammed Khan, M.D., Corpus Christi, Texas
Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist

Salim Surani, M.D., Corpus Christi, Texas
Pulmonologist

Travis Taylor, M.D., Corpus Christi, Texas
Interventional Cardiologist

Stephen Turner, M.D., Corpus Christi, Texas
Cardiologist

Jaime D. Ungerleider, MSW-LCSW, Ph.D., Corpus Christi, Texas
Psychotherapist

Ross Ungerleider, M.D., Corpus Christi, Texas
Cardiothoracic Surgery