Dr. Payal Kohli

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Dr. Payal Kohli is a noninvasive cardiologist and managing partner of Cherry Creek Heart in Denver, Colorado.  Dr. Kohli earned her undergraduate degree from MIT with a perfect GPA and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude.  She completed her Internal Medicine training at Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital and her Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship from University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

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Nishaki K. Mehta, MD

Dr. Mehta is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the William Beaumont Oakland University School of Medicine. She specializes in electrophysiology and complex ablation procedures. Dr. Mehta has produced more than 38 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 60 abstracts for international conferences and is an active reviewer for several cardiology journals. She has won several awards, including the Cardiology Woman in Training Award for Excellence by the American Heart Association.

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Siddharth Singh, MD

Dr. Singh is a cardiac intensivist and structural echocardiographer at Cedars Sinai. His clinical interests include cardiac imaging, valvular heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiomyopathy. After graduating from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he completed internal medicine training at Mayo Clinic Rochester and cardiology fellowships at University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of California San Francisco. As his practice has grown, he has also become more interested in factors that shape physician satisfaction.

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Suzanne J. Baron, MD

Dr. Baron is a practicing interventional and serves as the Director of Interventional Cardiology Research at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA. After obtaining her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, she completed her internal medicine residency, general cardiology fellowship, interventional cardiologist fellowship, and structural heart disease fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also obtained her Masters in Science from the Harvard School of Public Health in Clinical Epidemiology.

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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.

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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

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Dr. Daniel Pipilas

Danny (@DpipilasMD) 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.

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Dr. Kelly Arps

Kelly (@kellyarps) is a third-year cardiology fellow at Duke University. She completed medical school at Emory University and internal medicine 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. As a fellow, she served on the 2019-2020 ACC FIT website editorial board and was awarded the 2020-2021 Fellows Teaching Award by the internal medicine residents. Kelly is planning to pursue a career in cardiac electrophysiology, with a clinical and research focus on optimizing management strategies for ventricular arrhythmias in structural heart disease and heart failure.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Alex Pipilas

Alexandra (@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.

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Dr. Mark Belkin

Mark (@MarkbelkinMD) 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.

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Dr. Najah Khan

Najah (@najahakhan) 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.

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