Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy State of the Art 2011

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, December 15, 2011

8:00 AM: Forchheimer 3rd Floor Lecture Hall; repeated at 12:15pm, Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Speaker & Info

Harry Rakowski, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic
Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network
Development Director, Peter Munk Imaging Centre
E.D. Wigle Chair, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Harry Rakowski's research interests include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and the use of echocardiography in the evaluation of valvular heart disease, prosthetic valve dysfunction, diastolic function, and guiding cardiac surgery. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers.

Dr. Rakowski completed his medical degree from the University of Toronto, and his cardiology training in Toronto and at Stanford. His previously held positions include President of the American Society of Echocardiography, Chair of the Examining Board in Cardiology for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Director of Clinical Cardiology, Toronto General Hospital, and Deputy Director of the Cardiac Program, University Health Network.

After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the risk factors for sudden death in HCM
  • Understand the role of imaging
  • Discuss therapeutic options for LV outflow obstruction

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiology)

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