Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Program Leadership

Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Luis A. Guzman, MD, FACC, FSCAI
(see profiles below for more information)

Division Chair, Division of Cardiology
Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD
(see profiles below for more information)


    Program Director, Luis A. Guzman, MD, FACC, FSCAI

    Jayanthi N. Koneru, MD

    Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
    Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
    Professor of Medicine

    EDUCATION
    MD University of Buenos Aires
    CLINICAL TRAINING
    Internship and Residency Internal Medicine at Churruca-Visca Hospital in Buenos Aires
    Fellowship Cardiovascular Disease - Instituto Cardiovascular Buenos Aires,
    Interventional Cardiology and Research - The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Professional Profile

    VCU Health introduced Dr. Luis Guzman as Medical Director of Pauley Heart Center’s Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratory in August 2015. Dr. Guzman specializes in newer antithrombotic agents for the treatment of patients with acute coronary syndromes as well as very advanced techniques and treatment for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), with focus on patients with critical limb ischemia. He also focuses on the treatment of very high risk and complex coronary interventions, including advanced techniques in interventions in chronic total occluded coronary vessels and the use of Left Ventricular Assist Devices.

    Prior to his arrival, Dr. Guzman served as Director of the Peripheral Vascular Disease Interventional Program and then as Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Florida, Jacksonville where he received the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2008, 2011 and 2015. Dr. Guzman is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He is co-chair of the International Council at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Board of Trustees of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and member of the Educational Council of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

    An Argentina native, Dr. Guzman completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Churruca-Visca Hospital in Buenos Aires. He then completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the Instituto Cardiovascular Buenos Aires, followed by a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and Research at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He earned his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires.

    A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Dr. Guzman is also co-chair of the International Council at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Board of Trustees of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and member of the Educational Council of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

    With a highly successful record of attracting both public and private funding, Dr. Guzman has served as principal investigator in multiple funded grants and contracts. He has published more than 75 original scientific articles in peer review journals, over 200 original abstracts presented in scientific sessions and over 20 book chapters. He serves as reviewer of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Circulation Journal (official journal of the Japan Society of Cardiology), the Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions Journal, The American Heart Association Journal, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions Journal and abstract grader for main national and international scientific sessions. Dr. Guzman has been an invited lecturer and speaker all over the world and has given over 300 talks at major national and international meetings, including lectures at main scientific sessions in Korea, China, India, Middle East and Latin America.

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    Division Chair, Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD

    Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD

    Chair, Division of Cardiology
    Professor of Medicine
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    EDUCATION
    MD Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    CLINICAL TRAINING
    Internship and Residency Internal Medicine
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    Fellowship Cardiology Fellowship
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
    Professional Profile

    Dr. Ellenbogen is Pauley Heart Center's Chairman of the Division of Cardiology, and Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing on MCV Campus and at McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center. He has held the Hermes A. Kontos, MD Professorship in Cardiology since 2001.

    A native of New York, Dr. Ellenbogen's formal education began at Princeton University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Biology. He earned his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University, where he also did his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Societies. He received his Cardiology fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center. A member of the MCV Campus faculty since 1986, Dr. Ellenbogen achieved the rank of full Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) in 1997, and was Vice-Chairman of the Division of Cardiology from 2003 – 2009. He also serves as Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at both VCU's MCV Campus and the McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Ellenbogen is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Council on Clinical Cardiology and the Council on Circulation of the American Heart Association. He has served as Chairman of the American Heart Association's Committee on Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias, Education Committee of the Heart Rhythm Society, President of the Richmond American Heart Association, Board of Trustees for the Heart Rhythm Society and Director of the Cardiology Advisory Board for the V.A. medical system, He has served as a delegate to the American College of Cardiology, and steering committee member for two important NIH trials, AFFIRM and MOST. In recognition of his outstanding achievements in clinical cardiology, Dr. Ellenbogen was named the MCV Campus Clinician of the Year for 2001. Dr. Ellenbogen's academic, clinical and research efforts include an interest in newer, more effective ways to perform ablation and to develop methods for ablation of atrial fibrillation. He is involved in the development of new types of pacemakers and exploring the role of pacemakers in treating congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Ellenbogen has a highly successful record of attracting both public and private funding and has served as principal investigator on over 100 funded grants and contracts. Additionally, Dr. Ellenbogen has served as the Director of Data and Safety Monitoring Boards for a number of national and international clinical trials. He has published more than 250 original scientific reports and over 140 book chapters, editorials and review articles. Dr. Ellenbogen is the editor or co-editor of five textbooks of cardiac electrophysiology. He has presented over 290 abstracts at major scientific meetings. Dr. Ellenbogen serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, Circulation, the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm and is a Senior Editor of Heart Rhythm, PACE and Circulation: Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology. Dr. Ellenbogen is the Co-Editor for the American College of Cardiology for the Cardiosource web site on atrial fibrillation. Dr. Ellenbogen has been an invited lecturer and speaker all over the world and has given over 300 talks at major national meetings, including lectures at Harvard Medical School, University of California at Los Angeles, Yale University School of Medicine, University of Michigan, and George Washington University. Dr. Ellenbogen is a member of the writing committee for the AHA/ACC/HRS Guidelines Committee for Atrial fibrillation and for implanted cardiac rhythm devices.

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