MCVI Fellowship 30th Anniversary: Past, Present and Future of IR and IR Training – An Outcomes Analysis

Miami, FL US
October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018

Registration is now closed, however, on-site registration will be available.

Past and current members of the MCVI Fellowship Program will present the results of their research at the Institute. Invited guest faculty will also discuss the evolution of interventional radiology, as well as current and future technological advances poised to impact the future of interventional medicine.

Target Audience

MCVI Fellows and invited guests



Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the evolution of Interventional Radiology (IR) as a discipline since the inception of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute (MCVI).
  • Analyze the MCVI IR training program and assist in defining success and failure of fellowship training to improve outcomes of future IR fellows.
  • Identify new technologies that are being developed to further advance IR management of vascular disease and impact fellows training.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/19/2018 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/21/2018 - 12:00pm EDT

Agenda and Presentations Links

Friday, October 19 (CME Event)
8:00 a.m.    Welcome and Introductions- James Benenati, M.D., Barry T. Katzen, M.D. and Carol Melvin
8:15 a.m.    History of MCVI 30 Years - Barry T. Katzen, M.D.
8:40 a.m.    Evolution of IR Fellowship at MCVI - James Benenati, M.D.
9:00 a.m.    The New IR Residency, What You Need to Know - Parag Patel, M.D.  
9:15 a.m.    What's next in the IR residency? Challenges and Opportunities - P.J. Rochon, M.D.
9:30 a.m.    Future of Our Specialty: A Group Discussion - Derek Mittleider, M.D., Constantino Peña, M.D.
9:45 a.m.    Education, IR Science And The Current Status of Interventional Radiology From the Perspective Of The JVIR Editor - Ziv Haskal, M.D.
10:00 a.m.  Break and Tours of the New MCVI Facilities
10:30 a.m.  MCVI: My Recollection of the Early Years - Michael Dake, M.D.
10:45 a.m.  Recollections of the MCVI Alpha Fellow - Bart Dolmatch, M.D.
11:00 a.m.  MCVI: My Recollections – Building Clinical Research in a Non-academic Practice - Gary Becker, M.D.
11:15 a.m.  Interventional Environments of The Future - Barry Katzen, M.D.
11:30 a.m.  Interventional Oncology: Current status at MCVI and Future Directions - Ripal Gandhi, M.D.
11:45 a.m.  Endovascular Peripheral Arterial Practice in Today’s World - Alex Powell, M.D.
12:00 p.m.  Critical Limb Ischemia is a World Wide Epidemic - Barry Katzen, M.D.
12:15 p.m.  Observations of the MCVI Fellowship From the Eyes of a Department Chairman - Govindarajan Narayanan, MD
12:30 p.m.  Lunch and Tour of Facilty
1:15 p.m.   Interventional Radiology Practice Models: How Former Fellows Have Acheived Success - Aseem Bhandari, M.D., Corey Teigan, M.D., William Julien, M.D., Moises Roizental, M.D., Dan Brown, M.D., Danny Chan, M.D., Gerald Grubbs, M.D., Janice Newsome, M.D., Bart Dolmatch, M.D.
2:30 p.m.   Break
3:00 p.m.   Questions and Answers Regarding Practice Models
3:15 p.m.   Group Photo
3:30 p.m.   Return to Hotel
7-9 p.m.    Eden Roc Hotel - Mona Lisa Room

Saturday, October 20
8:00 a.m.    Welcome and Introductions - Barry Katzen, M.D.
8:15 a.m.    Interactive Polling Session - Adam Geronemus, M.D., Brian Schiro, M.D. and James Benenati, M.D.
10:00 a.m.   Break
10:30 a.m.   Life Changing Stories From Fellows “If I had to do it over again…” - Constantino Peña, M.D. and Alex Powell, M.D.
11:45 a.m.   Factors Effecting the Future of Heart Care - Roy Smythe, M.D. 
12:30 p.m.   Lunch
1:30 p.m.    Interactive Polling Session
Dinner Presentation
6:00 p.m.        Dinner (Mona Lisa Room)
7:30 p.m.        One Retiree’s Experience With Amateur Astrophotography
                       Gary Becker, M.D. 
8:00 p.m.        Adjourn

Sunday, October 21
8:00 a.m.    Welcome and Introductions - Barry Katzen, M.D.
8:15 a.m.    Keynote Lecture: Exit Strategies: Planning for the End of Our Career - Barry Katzen, M.D. and Gary Becker, M.D., Michael Dake M.D.
9:00 a.m.    Questions and Answers
9:15 a.m.    Interactive Polling Session - Adam Geronemus, M.D., Brian Schiro, M.D. and James Benenati, M.D.
11:00 a.m.   Review Outcomes of Polling and Preliminary Analysis - James Benenati, M.D., Ziv Haskal, M.D., Barry Katzen, M.D., Parag Patel, M.D. and P.J. Rochon, M.D.
12:00 noon   Adjourn

Schedules are subject to change.

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James F. Benenati, M.D.
Director, Noninvasive Vascular Lab
Director, Fellowship Program
Miami Cancer & Vascular Institute

Gary J. Becker, M.D. 
Past Asst. Medical Director & Medical Director of Clinical Research
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Past Executive Director of the American Board of Radiology
Chair-elect of the Board of Directors, 
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Aseem K. Bhandari MD 
Vascular & Interventional Radiology- Section Chief
Savannah Vascular & Cardiac Institute
Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology & Surgery
Mercer University School of Medicine

Daniel C. Brown, M.D.
Carolina Vascular/Asheville Radiology Associates
Ashville, North Carolina
Barry T. Katzen, M.D., FACR, FACC, FSIR
Founder and Chief Medical Executive
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Voluntary Professor of Radiology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Radiology
University of South Florida College of Medicine
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Michael D. Dake, M.D.
Senior Vice President for Health Sciences
Professor of Medical Imaging, Medicine and Surgery
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Bart Dolmatch, M.D. 
Interventional Radiologist,
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Mountain View, California

Ripal T. Gandhi, M.D. FSIR, FSVM
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Vascular Medicine and Interventional Oncology
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Miami Cancer Institute

Adam Geronemous, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Professor of Radiology / Fellowship Director
Editor in Chief, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Editor in Chief, Gastrointestinal interventions
Dept. of Radiology and Medical Imaging / Interventional Radiology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia

William Julien, M.D.
President, South Florida Vascular Associates
Director, Interventional Radiology
Florida United Radiology
Pompano Beach, Florida 

Carol Melvin
Chief Operating Office
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Derek Mittleider, M.D., FSIR, RPVI
Director, Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Maine Medical Center
Portland, Main

Govindarajan (Raj) Narayanan, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Chief of Interventional Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute

Janice M. Newsome, M.D. 
Division Director Interventional Radiology & Image Guided Medicine 
Emory University 
Atlanta, Georgia

Constantino Peña, M.D., FSIR, FAHA, FSCCT
Medical Director of Vascular Imaging
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Parag Patel, M.D. 
Associate Professor of Radiology and Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Alex Powell, M.D.
Medical Director
Interventional Radiologist
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Paul J. Rochon, M.D., FSIR
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Director, VIR Fellowship and Residency Program
Director, Noninvasive Vascular Imaging
Co-Director, UCH HHT Center of Excellence

Moisés Roizental, M.D., FSIR
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Medical Director, Unique Interventional Radiology
North Miami Beach, Florida 
Brian J. Schiro, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Corey Teigen, M.D.
Chairman of Interventional Radiology
Sanford Medical Center
Fargo, North Dakota

Faculty Disclosures
Disclosures for individuals in a position to control or influence content are provided below:

James Benenati, M.D. has indicated that he is a consultant for W.L. Gore, Cook, Bard, Scientia and Penumbra.  He also has royalties with Penumbra. He is a member of the Speakers’ Bureau for Marquat, and owns stocks for Covidien and XableCath.
Michael Dake, M.D. has indicated that he is a Consultant for Cook Medical and Novate Medical.  He is also a member of the Advisory Board for W.L. Gore.
Bart Dolmatch, M.D. has indicated that he is a consultant for Merit Medical Systems, Inc., Bard/BD, Inc., Philips Medical, Inc., Bluegrass Vascular Technology.  He is also a member of the Speakers’ Bureau for Bard/BD, Inc.
Adam Geronemus, M.D. has indicated that he is a member of the Speakers’ Bureau for Gore, Bard and Merit.
Ripal Gandhi, M.D. has indicated that he is a Consultant for Bard, BTG, Sirtex, Medtronic and Boston Scientific.
William Julien, M.D. has indicated that he is a consultant for CSI, Boston Scientific and Rex Medical; contracted research for Boston Scientific and Rex Medical; and a member of the Speakers Bureau for Abbott, CSI and Cook.
Barry T. Katzen, M.D. has indicated that he is a consultant for Boston Scientific, Philips Medical and W.L. Gore.
Derek Mittleider, M.D. has indicated that is a member of the Speakers’ Bureau for Boston Scientific.
Govindarajan Narayanan, M.D. has indicated that he is a Consultant for Angio Dynamics, BTG and Covidien.
Parag Patel, M.D. has indicated that he is a member of the Advisory Board for Medtronic PV, BD-Bard and Penumbra.  Is also a member of the Speakers’ Bureau for Abbott Vascular and Boston Scientific.
Alex Powell, M.D. indicated that he is in the Speakers’ Bureau and participates in a training course for W.L. Gore and Bard, and is a member of the Advisory Board for Bard.
Paul J. Rochon, M.D. has indicated that he is a member of the Speakers’ Bureau for Penumbra, BARD and Cook.
Corey Teigen, M.D. has indicated that he is a consultant for Penumbra and owns company stocks.

The following faculty members have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Gary Becker, M.D., Aseem K. Bhandari, M.D., Daniel Brown, M.D., Daniel Chan, M.D., Gerald Grubbs, M.D., Carol Melvin, Janice Newsome, M.D., and Moisés Roizental, M.D.

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Non-faculty contributors and other individuals involved in the planning, development, and review and editing of the symposium content have indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships.

Baptist Health is not responsible for any image/illustration content prepared by faculty members for their presentations.


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  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 General certificate of attendance
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