Cardiology Grand Rounds

April 15, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Sarver Heart Center
Event Location Other: 
Room 4137

Tom Lassar, M.D., from University of Arizona, College of Medicine, presents Antiplatelet Therapy - From Fiction to Fact.

Tom A. Lassar MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, is professor of medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Clinical Scholar Track, and a clinical and interventional cardiologist at Banner- University Medical Center South Campus and Tucson Campus.

In 1982, Dr. Lassar began a career in clinical care and clinical research, and was a founder of the field of interventional cardiology, now a subspecialty of cardiovascular disease, then in its infancy. As assistant professor of medicine at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Clinical Campus Aurora St. Lukes-Sinai-Samaritan Hospitals, he was co-director of cardiac catheterization and intervention, developing research interests and publishing in the areas of coronary flow and physiology, management of acute and chronic ischemic heart disease, advanced coronary imaging and new device development. 

In 1988, he was recruited to serve as director of cardiac catheterization and intervention at Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland, and subsequently served as associate professor of medicine and associate director of adult cardiac catheterization and intervention from 1997 until 2013 at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve Medical School of Medicine, before joining the medical staff at University of Arizona in 2014.