Fellows Corner

fellows spotlight

Started in 2017, the EPIC-SEC Fellow's Corner keeps up EPIC-SEC and it's course director's commitment to promote and nurture the careers of FITS and early career cardiologists.


Every year, during EPIC, a FIT-specific dinner session is planned to give young trainees an opportunity to present clinical cases and research presentations in a friendly, casual atmosphere in front of seasoned clinicians and senior researchers.

Arnav Kumar has not only been an asset to Emory's School of Medicine but also a value player at EPIC-SEC with a strong focus on fellow enrichment for FIT.  Read more about Dr. Kumar on Emory's Daily Pulse. 


Arnav Kumar, MD, MSCR, EPIC-SEC Planning Committee, FIT

Emory University School of Medicine 

2020 Fellows Case and Research Presentations




EPIC-SEC is highly invested in educating the next generation of interventional cardiologists..   Once again we will be inviting fellows to submit challenging case and research presentations for an opportunity to present at the 2020 EPIC-SEC fellows case and research presentation dinner sponsored by HCA Healthcare. Cases should have an important teaching point that could cover coronary, endovascular, congenital and/or structural heart disease and should be comprised in 3-7 slides that can be presented in 5 minutes. Be sure to include a brief history including non‐invasive testing, angiogram information and interventional details.  We will announce the submission guidelines soon.   



Karthic Chandran, md

Resident Physician, PGY-2 
Department of Medicine 
Emory University School of Medicine 

Karthic Chandran is a second year resident in the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency program at Emory.  His hobbies include watching and playing numerous sports, traveling across the world, and trying different kinds of cuisine. He is passionate about interventional cardiology with a current interest in coronary artery disease and vascular physiology and will be applying this upcoming summer for fellowship. 

Research Presentation:  High Shear Stress Predicts MI in Patients with Stable CAD

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Saad S Ghumman, MBBS, MD.

PGY -4 Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine

University of Virginia

 Cardiology fellow at University of Virginia.  Saad's career clinical interests are interventional cardiology and critical care.  Saad's research and academic enthusiasm is towards cath lab outcomes research, contrast-induced AKI prevention techniques and medical education improvement.  In his free time, Saad enjoys running, playing soccer and passionately following FC Barcelona.


“This was my first time at the EPIC-SEC in Atlanta and I will definitely be back next year. The Saturday night fellows dinner was a unique experience to rub shoulders with legends of the field. I had the opportunity to present a challenging case to faculty from across different institutions, being able to get different forms of feedback was a special experience for a first year cardiology fellow. Overall the conference was well organized and high yield for physicians, indepencent practitioners and trainees at all stages of their careers.  See you next year!"


Research Presentation:  Impella supported PCI in a Jehovah’s Witness: Where Every Drop Counts!


lauren stipp, md

Cardiology Fellow

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Lauren grew up in Grand Island, NY.  She attended the University of Central Florida and obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology & Molecular Biology.  She graduated from Ross University and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center.  She practiced as a hospitalist for a year, and just began her Cardiology Fellowship at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Miami, FL.
When Lauren isn’t practicing medicine she enjoys spinning, jogging, scuba diving and taking care of her saltwater aquarium.   Lauren's research includes:  Post-menopausal cardiovascular disease in women in relation to lipidology.
Rheumatological diseases and accelerated cardiovascular disease.  Lauren's clinical interests include interventional cardiology and woman's cardiovascular disease. 

"Attending EPIC-SEC fellows forum unites curiosity, and passion between Cardiology attendings, and fellows from programs all over the country.  Receiving one on one attention and feedback from world-renowned Cardiologists is an experience that you can’t get anywhere else!"

Research Presentation:  Latrogenic Coronary Ostial Stenosis, Is It Rare or Rarely Diagnosed?


Lina Ya’qoub, MD

Cardiology Fellow

Louisiana State University

“Lina Ya’qoub, MD, is a cardiovascular Disease Fellow at Louisiana State University.  She is passionate about interventional cardiology.  She presented an interesting case on spontaneous coronary artery dissection at the fellows dinner during the EPIC-SEC 2019 conference. 
Lina's feedback from the EPIC-SEC 2019:
"Great conference!! Very well-organized!! I found the talks very informative and useful in our daily practice!! Great discussions with experts in the field that stimulated our thinking and gave us a different point of view on different aspects of cardiovascular diseases in the interventional cardiology field. I look forward to attending the conference next year!!”.


Research Presentation:  Acute De Novo Multi-vessel Recurrent Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

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