228. Narratives in Cardiology: Radiation Safety & Women in Interventional Cardiology with Dr. Sheila Sahni – New Jersey Chapter

In this episode, Daniel Ambinder (CardioNerds Co-Founder), Dr. Gurleen Kaur (Director of CardioNerds Internship and medicine resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital), Dr. Eunice Dugan (Cardiology fellow at Cleveland Clinic) and Dr. Zarina Sharalaya (Interventional and Structural Cardiologist at North Texas Heart) learn from the Dr. Sheila Sahni (Interventional Cardiologist and Director of The Women’s Heart Program at The Sahni Heart Center) regarding radiation safety in the cath lab and methods of reducing radiation exposure to the operator. She also discusses radiation safety for the pregnant interventional cardiologist and how to safely manage pregnancy during the gestational period. We hear her inspirational journey as a female interventional cardiologist and her experience in starting the Women’s Heart Program at Sahni Heart Center. Special message by Dr. Jeff Lander, New Jersey ACC Chapter Governor. Audio editing by CardioNerds Academy InternPace Wetstein.

ThePA-ACC & CardioNerds Narratives in Cardiologyis a multimedia educational series jointly developed by thePennsylvania Chapter ACC, theACC Fellows in Training Section, and the CardioNerds Platform with the goal topromote diversity, equity, and inclusion in cardiology. In this series, we host inspiring faculty and fellows from various ACC chapters to discuss their areas of expertise and their individual narratives. Join us for these captivating conversations as we celebrate our differences and share our joy for practicing cardiovascular medicine. We thank our project mentors Dr. Katie Berlacher and Dr. Nosheen Reza.

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