Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Cardiogastroenterology: A New Intersection of Ideas and Medicine

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 30, 2013

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Fl Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSCE, FACG, FASGE
Senior Associate Consultant
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Neena S. Abraham graduated from Dalhousie Medical School and trained in internal medicine (University of Alberta) and gastroenterology (McGill University). After completeing a post-doctoral research fellowship and a MSc in epidemiology and biostatistics (McGill University), she joined the faculty of Dalhousie University as a gastroenterologist and outcomes investigator (2001-2003). She was a clinical gastroenterologist at the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC, a senior investigator at the Houston VA HSR&D Center of Excellence (2003-2013), and an Associate Professor (with tenure) at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Abraham is current a Senior Associate Consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona.

With peer-reviewed funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs and others, Dr. Abraham has focused on process and structure determinants of prescription decision-making, guideline adherence, physician-patient communication support, and patient preferences for complex antithrombotic therapies. She is a national leader in the gastrointestinal complications associated with antiplatelets and anticoagulants. She has participated as a member of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Heart Association expert consensus guideline panel for the safer use of antiplatelet agents, ASA and NSAIDs; chairing the 2010 update on reducing GI risks of antiplatelet therapy. As the author of over 120 papers, abstracts, and book chapters, Dr. Abraham is a frequent and highly regarded national speaker. Dr. Abraham is a Trustee of the American College of Gastroenterology (2009-2013) and an Associate Editor of the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2012-2017). She was the first T. Franklin Williams Scholar in Geriatric Gastroenterology (2007), a recipient of the Young Investigator Clinical Science Award from the American Gastroenterological Association (2007) and a Fulbright and Jaworski Faculty Ecellence Teaching Award (2008) from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Understand the needs of aging cardiac patients who are at risk of gastrointestinal bleeding
  2. Manage gastrointestinal bleeding associated with antiplatelets and novel anticoagulant agents
  3. Promote intersectional ideas that encourage a cross-disciplinary approach to this special patient population

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: Division of Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases (Department of Medicine)

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