Cardiovascular Disease Fellows

Jagdesh Kandala, MD

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Interventional Cardiology Fellow

Sridhar Reddy, MD

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Cardiovascular Disease Fellow
Research project: Novel Interventions for Myocardial Infarction
sreddy@shc.arizona.edu

Research Projects at University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center:

  • Novel Interventions for Myocardial Infarction
  • Hispanic - Acute Coronary Syndrome Project. Meta analysis of all published date on acute coronary syndromes in hispanic patients in order to assess disparities in management and outcomes (with Kwan Lee, MD, 2015)
  • Sub-investigator in ZS-005: A Phase 3 Multicenter, Multi-dose, Open-label Maintenance Study to Investigate the Long-term Safety and Efficacy of ZS (Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate), an Oral Sorbent, in Subjects with Hyperkalemia, Including a Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Withdrawal Study (with Joseph Alpert, MD, and Bigin Thajudeen, MD, 2014)

Prior research:

  • Risk Intervention in CAD in Indian Americans, San Diego (2006-2012) - Assisted with clinical research on coronary artery disease in high-risk groups in affiliation with Scripps Memorial Hospital. Organized and participated in community Metabolic Syndrome screening programs. Assisted in creating an Indian Food Pyramid meant to help reduce the risk of coronary artery disease in the high-risk Indian American community.

Residency:

Internal medicine: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, South Campus (2013-2016)

Jennifer Huang-Tsang, DO

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Cardiovascular Disease Fellow
jenniferhuang@shc.arizona.edu

Ahmed Harhash, MBBCh

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Cardiovascular Disease Fellow
Research Projects: Effects of oxidized LDL on shear mediated platelet activation; and Clinical Significance of J Waves in Patients Undergoing Therapeutic Hypothermia for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
aharhash@shc.arizona.edu

Research Projects at University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center:

  • Effects of oxidized LDL on shear mediated platelet activation
  • Clinical Significance of J Waves in Patients Undergoing Therapeutic Hypothermia for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Residency:

  • Internal medicine: Morristown Medical Center-Atlantic Health System, Morristown, NJ (2013-2016)

Dmitry Familtsev, MD

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Cardiovascular Disease Fellow
Research project: The Long-Term Effect of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Pacing on Left Ventricular Function in Patients Undergoing Atrioventricular Node Ablation
familtzev@shc.arizona.edu

Research Project at University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center:

The Long-Term Effect of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Pacing on Left Ventricular Function in Patients Undergoing Atrioventricular Node Ablation

Prior Research:

  • The utility of Impella device support in high risk PCI (University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital, Louisville, 2015)
  • Real-world Management Strategies and Impact on Outcomes in the Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Congestive Heart Failure: Experience from a Large Academic Medical Center (University of Louisville, 2015)
  • Effects of Epidural Stimulation and Stand Training on Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Spinal Cord Injury Patients (2015)

Residency:

Internal medicine: University of Louisville Internal Medicine Residency Program, Louisville, KY (2013-2016)

Melissa Dakkak, DO

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Cardiovascular Disease Fellow
melissadakkak@shc.arizona.edu

Residency:

Internal medicine: University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville (2013-2016)

Rishi Bhargava, MD

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Cardiovascular Disease Fellow
Research project: The prognostic role of pre- and post-procedural cardiac rehabilitation in frail individuals undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
rbhargava@shc.arizona.edu

Research Project at University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center:

The prognostic role of pre- and post-procedural cardiac rehabilitation in frail individuals undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Prior research:

  • Geriatric frailty syndrome and its relation to per-operative mortality
  • Clinical significance of additional pharmacological support with nitrate and hydrolozine therapy in patients with angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) therapy

Residency:

Internal Medicine: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson (2013-2016)

Preethi William, MD

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Cardiovascular Disease Fellow
williamp@email.arizona.edu

J.R. "Keng" Pineda, MD

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Cardiovascular Disease Fellow
Research projects: Simulation of molecular dynamics and ligand binding to the thin filament to study cardiotoxic effect of some chemotherapeutics
jrpineda@shc.arizona.edu

Research project goals at Sarver Heart Center:

  1. To continue to develop specialized skills in simulation of molecular dynamics and ligand binding to the thin filament. Many chemotherapeutic drugs are known to cause cardiomyopathy. We hypothesize that the cardiotoxic effect of some chemotherapeutics is in part due to interaction with the thin filament.
  1. To investigate the potential interaction of selected chemotherapeutic compounds with the thin filament model.

Candice Kim, MD

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Cardiovascular Disease Fellow
ckim@shc.arizona.edu
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