University of Nebraska Medical Center

Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiovascular Medicine Faculty Mentors

Adam Burdorf, DO

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: Des Moines University | Residency: UNMC | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation; Clinically, mechanical circulatory support and invasive hemodynamics, Research (LVAD), Teaching (Associate Program Director, M1 Core lectures), Quality Outcomes
Personal: exercise and coaching (11U fast pitch), spending time with my wife and 5 children, traveling, our family is obsessed with Disney World, watching movies

Dr. Adam Burdorf
Yiannis Chatzizisis, MD, PhD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: Aristotle University Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece | Residency: Greece | Fellowship: Greece/Brigham and Women's Hospital
Career Interests: Interventional cardiology, cardiovascular imaging, atherosclerosis
Personal: biking, photography

Dr. Yiannis Chatzizisis
Andrew Goldsweig, MD

Research Mentor
Medical School: New York University | Residency: Yale University | Fellowship: Cardiology - Yale, Interventional Cardiology - Yale, Structural Heart Disease - Brown
Career Interests: Clinical – transcatheter valve interventions, left atrial appendage and PFO closure Research – registry-based outcomes research, clinical trials Academic – American College of Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

Dr. Andrew Goldsweig
Faris Khan, MD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan | Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center | Fellowship: Penn State Hershey Medical Center and University of California San Diego
Career Interests: Mentoring, outcomes based clinical research, teaching, telemedicine, mentoring physicians from developing countries towards residency/fellowship
Personal: Music, cooking, baking, learning new skills, traveling

Dr. Faris Khan
Edward O'Leary, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Science Center | Residency: Tulane | Fellowship: University of Texas HSC at San Antonio
Career Interests: Interventional cardiology and structural heart disease
Personal: Martial arts, guitar and exercise

Dr. Edward O'Leary
John W Schleifer, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia (now August University) | Residency: University of Alabama - Birmingham | Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Career Interests: Cardiology/Cardiac Electrophysiology, ECG education, arrhythmia treatment, pacemakers and defibrillators
Personal: Classical piano, travel, reading; I am very interested in mentoring.

Dr. John Schleifer
Douglas Stoller, MD, PhD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: University of Chicago | Residency: UT Southwestern | Fellowship: UT Southwestern
Career Interests: Cardiac genetics, CHF, heart transplant
Personal: Time with kids

Dr. Douglas Stoller
Poonam Velagapudi, MD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: India, Osmania Medical College | Residency: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign | Fellowship: University of Missouri at Columbia, Columbia MO; Brown University, Providence, RI; Columbia University Medical Center, NYC, NY
Career Interests: Women's health, education, advocacy, interventional cardiology
Personal: I enjoy traveling.

Dr. Poonam Velagapudi