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Clinical Research at the Intersection Between Cardiac Surgery & Cardiology: A Shared Responsibility

Presented by Patrick O’Gara, MD, MACC

Past President, American College of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Clinical Cardiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

About Dr. O'Gara

Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, MACC, is the Director of Clinical Cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. His clinical activities are focused on patients with valvular and other structural heart diseases, aortic disease, and complex coronary artery disease. Since 2001, he has been named annually among the Top Doctors in Boston and the U.S.

Dr. O’Gara is the past Co-Chair of the ACC’s 2012 Scientific Session program committee and has co-directed the ACC Board Review Course for Certification and Recertification for the past 15 years. He served as Chair of the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) Council on Clinical Cardiology from 2003-2005 and as Editor of Heart Insight magazine from 2006 to 2011. In 2011, he received the Paul Dudley White Award from the Boston Division of the AHA Founder’s Affiliate and has also been recognized with the Laennec Master Clinician Award and the Laennec Clinician Educator Award. O’Gara was Chair of the writing committee for the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Management of Patients with ST-Elevation MI and has participated in several other guideline, expert consensus, scientific advisory and appropriate use criteria writing groups. Additionally, he is the Steering Committee Co-Chair of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Network, which has completed 3 major randomized controlled trials in cardiac surgery all published in the New England Journal of Medicine over the past 2 years.


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