Medical journalism empowers the masses with key and timely health information, distilled from primary literature and other sources. The CardioNerds Medical Journalism Program is an immersive experience whereby CardioNerds Correspondents develop as journalists in the cardiovascular arena. Information is power, and we aim to improve health equitably by empowering everyone with accurate, timely, and relevant cardiovascular health news. It is with this empowerment in mind that CardioNerds has partnered with DocWire News to bring you cutting-edge news, meeting coverage, and perspective. Check back regularly for new and exciting content from our dedicated team of correspondents.

Dr. Amit Goyal Co-founder

Amit Goyal (@AmitGoyalMD) is an interventional cardiology fellow at the Cleveland Clinic. He completed his medical school at the University of California, San Diego and went on to enjoy residency training in the Osler Program at Johns Hopkins, where he served as the Assistant Chief of Service of the Barker Firm. As ACS he founded Osler Grand Rounds, an interactive mystery case discussion, and helped establish a novel morning report structure integrating bedside skills education. He is looking forward to a career in interventional cardiology and medical education. He relishes time with friends and family including with his wife Riddhi and sons Dhruv, Aarav, and Atharv.

Dr. Daniel Ambinder, Co-founder

Daniel Ambinder @Dr_DanMD is an interventional/structural cardiology fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and had a blast completing residency in the Osler Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he also completed his general cardiology fellowship.

He is active on #CardioTwitter and is an assistant social media editor for @circAHA and @hopkinsheart.
Passions include medical education, development of high quality #MedED content and bedside teaching. Clinical and research interests include resuscitation of cardiac arrest, mechanical circulatory support, coronary and structural heart disease.

Dr. Alex Pipilas

Alexandra Pipilas (@apipilasMD) is a cardiology fellow at Boston Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate training at Boston University before leaving for a short stint in Chicago for medical school. She then returned to Boston for internal medicine residency and chief residency at Boston Medical Center. Outside of the hospital, she is enjoys attempting to climb the peloton leaderboard and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Daniel Pipilas

Danny is originally from New Hampshire, and went to Boston University for undergrad followed by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He did his internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s and is a general cardiology fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is pursuing a career in cardiac electrophysiology. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, running, spinning, and cooking.

Dr. Devesh Rai

Devesh @DeveshRaiMD is a chief resident at Rochester General Hospital and is going to start Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Rochester General Hospital from July 2021. He was awarded as the best PGY3 of the year for his clinical acumen and peer teaching abilities. During residency, he has received travel and research grants and involved in multiple prospective studies. He is interested in pursuing a career in advanced heart failure, transplant, CMR, and #MedEd. He is involved in outcomes research and likes to think outside the box. Over the weekends, he is hiking and trekking with his wife @SodiumLady and exploring western NY. CardioNerds is the default podcast during long drives to these parks with NephJC

Dr. Mark Belkin

Mark Belkin is a 3rd year Cardiology Fellow at the University of Chicago. He attended Tulane University for his undergraduate degree before returning to his home town for medical school at Rush University in Chicago. He completed Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Chicago before staying on for General Cardiology Fellowship. He is excited to start his Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation Fellowship at University of Chicago in the upcoming academic year. Mark has been involved in the Critical Care Cardiology groups in both the AHA and ACC. His research interests include identifying invasive hemodynamic markers in cardiogenic shock that may help guide individualized treatment decisions and help inform the prognosis for myocardial recovery. In his spare time, Mark enjoys spending time with this wife, Anna, and their rescue pup, Buster Bluth Belkin.

Dr. Kelly Arps

Kelly completed medical school at Emory University and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she served as editor in chief for the 2018 Osler Medicine Survival Guide and was awarded the Priya Pallagumi Memorial Award for leadership. She is currently is a clinical cardiology fellow at Duke University and served on the 2019-2020 ACC FIT website editorial board in the education section. Kelly is planning to pursue a career in cardiac electrophysiology. In her free time, she enjoys running, playing volleyball, reading biographies, and cooking vegetarian cuisine.

Dr. Jessie Holtzman

Dr. Jessie Holtzman (@jholtzman3) is an internal medicine resident at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, before which she had the time of her life as a Fulbright Scholar doing research in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She ultimately hopes to pursue a career that combines clinical cardiology with an emphasis on women’s cardiovascular health, medical education, and policy making. In her spare time, Jessie loves kayaking on the San Francisco bay, as well as reading about medical device regulation and novel payment models.

Dr. Najah Khan

Dr. Najah Khan is an internal medicine resident at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. She completed her medical school training at Texas A&M College of Medicine in Bryan, TX. Najah’s clinical and research interests include cardiovascular education, social media for medical education, preventative cardiology, women’s health, and cardiovascular imaging. She is passionate about improving medical education and continues to work with medical students and clinical preceptors/coordinators at Houston Methodist. She enjoys board games, petting cats, trying new gadgets, and writing poetry/puns (#Najahkhardia).

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