Krannert In The News
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New Clinical Program:
The Wishard Hospital has opened a new cardiac catheterization laboratory with state-of-art equipment for interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, echocardiography and other cardiology services. The division of cardiology has expanded its service to Wishard hospital by recruiting Drs Rolf Kreutz and Ronald Mastouri as new faculty members to further support the patient service, education and research missions based at the Wishard Hospital.
Education remains a key area of focus. Our general cardiology, interventional cardiology and electrophysiology fellowship programs received full continuing accreditation by the ACGME. A number of faculty members play important national roles in post-graduate education.
Clarian Health, where our faculty practices cardiology, is recognized as top 50 cardiovascular programs by US News and World report.
Selected Awards Received by Faculty, 2009-2010
Larry Jones, MD, PhD
Dr Jones was awarded the annual IUPUI Glenn W. Irwin Jr. M.D. Research Scholar Award.
Harvey Feigenbaum, MD
Dr Feigenbaum was awarded Mastership at Internal Medicine by the American College of Physicians.
Keith March, MD, PhD
Dr March was elected into the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
Richard Kovacs, MD
Dr Kovacs was elected to serve as the Chair of the Board of Governors, American College of Cardiology and the Secretary of the American College of Cardiology.
Research and Education
The division has received a number of new research grants from the National Institute of Health to support the basic science research. One of them is the training grant entitled “Training In Vascular Biology and Medicine” awarded to Dr Keith March. This grant bridges research and educational missions of the division, and provide support for young investigators interested in vascular biology research. Other grants included one entitled “Transgenic Reporters For Cardiac Growth and Regeneration” to Dr Loren Field to support the study of genetic mechanisms of cardiovascular development, one entitled “Fibrillation and Defibrillation” to support the heart rhythm research conducted by Dr Peng-Sheng Chen and one entitled “Autonomic Nerve Activity and Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation” to support the research career development of a diversity faculty member interested in heart rhythm research.