dr-adam-burdorf.jpg Name: Dr. Adam Burdorf -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Cardiology – Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation
Medical School: Des Moines University
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: UNMC
Hometown: Armstrong, IA
Career Interests: Clinically, mechanical circulatory support and invasive hemodynamics, Research (LVAD), Teaching (Associate Program Director, M1 Core lectures), Quality Outcomes
Personal Interests: Exercise and coaching (11U fast pitch), Spending time with my wife and 5 children, Traveling – our family is obsessed with Disney World, Watching movies


chatzizisis.jpg Name: Dr. Yiannis Chatzizisis -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Cardiology
Medical School: Aristotle University Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece
Residency: Greece
Fellowship: Greece/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Hometown: Omaha
Career Interests: Interventional cardiology, cardiovascular imaging, atherosclerosis
Personal Interests: Photography, biking


dr-andrew-goldsweig.jpg Name: Dr. Andrew Goldsweig -- Research Mentor
Specialty: Cardiology
Medical School: New York University
Residency: Yale University
Fellowship: Cardiology – Yale; Interventional Cardiology – Yale; Structural Heart Disease - Brown
Hometown: Farmington Hills, Michigan

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-john-higgins.jpg Name: Dr. John Higgins -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Cardiology
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: Mayo Clinic - Rochester
Fellowship: UNMC
Hometown: Grand Island, NE
Career Interests: Fellow and resident education, advanced cardiac imaging, preventive cardiology
Personal Interests: Reading, running, craft beer, spending time with family, hiking, binge watching streaming TV


dr-farris-khan.jpg Name: Dr. Farris Khan -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Cardiology -- Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Medical School: Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
Fellowship: Penn State Hershey Medical Center and University of California San Diego
Hometown: Peshawar, Pakistan
Career Interests: Mentoring, outcomes based clinical research, teaching, telemedicine, mentoring physicians from developing countries towards residency/fellowship
Personal Interests: Music, cooking, baking, learning new skills, travelling


dr-edward-oleary.jpg Name: Dr. Edward O’Leary -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Cardiology
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Residency: Tulane
Fellowship: University of Texas HSC at San Antonio
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Career Interests: Interventional cardiology and structural heart disease
Personal Interests: Martial arts, guitar and exercise


schleifer.jpg Name: Dr. John William Schleifer -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Cardiology/Cardia Electrophysiology
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University)
Residency: University of Alabama - Birmingham
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Hometown: Gainesville, GA
Career Interests: ECG education, arrhythmia treatment, pacemakers and defibrillators
Personal Interests: Classical piano, travel, reading
Other: I am very interested in this program


stoller.jpg Name: Dr. Douglas Stoller -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Cardiology – CHF/transplant
Medical School: University of Chicago
Residency: UT Southwestern
Fellowship: UT Southwestern
Hometown: Princeville, IL (near Peoria)
Career Interests: Cardiac genetics, CHF, heart transplant
Personal Interests: Time with kids


dr-poonam-velagapudi.jpg Name: Dr. Poonam Velagapudi -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Cardiology/Interventional Cardiology
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
Hometown: Born and raised in Hyderabad, India. Family in NYC
Career Interests: Women’s Health, Education, Advocacy, Interventional Cardiology
Personal Interests: Enjoy traveling