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Welcome to the newest addition to JACC: Case Reports, called “Meet the Editors.” This page gives us an inside look into the lives of our esteemed editors; explaining how their careers evolved and offering advice to other cardiology fellows.

JACC: Case Reports Editors

  • jacc case reports editor sanjeev bhattacharyya
    Dr. Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, MB, ChB, MRCP, MD

    Dr. Sanjeev Bhattacharyya is an associate editor of JACC: Case Reports. He is also a consultant cardiologist & honorary senior lecturer at University College London Hospital and Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK. His main sub-specialty interests are advanced heart failure, valvular heart disease and advanced echocardiography. His research interests are focused on the application of advanced echocardiographic techniques and other modalities to better characterize and identify the optimal timing of intervention in heart valve disease.

    Dr. Bhattacharyya was chair of the research committee and is an active member of the education committee of the British Society of Echocardiography. He is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine cardiology council.

  • jacc case reports editor eric bates
    David L. Fischman, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI

    Dr. David Fischman is Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and is the Co-Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In addition to direct patient care, he is actively involved in clinical research and has been the principal investigator of many clinical trials of new and innovative technologies in the treatment of patients with heart disease. He has received countless accolades for patient care and clinical research and has been the principal author of numerous manuscripts including the landmark trial on coronary stenting, the STRESS Trial. He serves as a peer reviewer for numerous journals and is active on social media. Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology he is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions.

  • jacc case reports editor eric bates
    Mladen Vidovich, MD, FACC, FSCAI
    Coronary, Peripheral, and Structural Interventions
    UI Health, Chicago, IL

    Dr. Mladen Vidovich is Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, He is Chief of Cardiology at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. He is an interventional cardiologist with main interests in radial coronary angiography and intervention, intracoronary imaging (OCT, IVUS, NIRS) and quality improvement. He is Governor American College of Cardiology for Department of Veterans Affairs and Chair of the ACC Federal Section. Dr. Vidovich is member of the standing Cardiovascular Committee at the National Quality Forum (NQF). He has published numerous manuscripts and two books on Radial Angiography and Catheterization. He has designed a dedicated radial ventriculography catheter that is currently in clinical use.

  • jacc case reports editor eric bates
    Eric Bates, MD
    University of Michigan,
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Dr. Eric Bates is professor of internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Michigan. He is also the deputy editor for JACC Case Reports. Dr Bates graduated from Princeton University and the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Michigan Hospitals. His major clinical interests include acute myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndromes, and coronary artery disease. His research efforts have focused on fibrinolytic and catheter-based reperfusion therapy for acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock, antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy for coronary thrombosis, and coronary artery revascularization.

    Dr. Bates has served on the steering committees for several important international multicenter randomized clinical trials. He serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Cardiology, the European Heart Journal, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JACC-Cardiovascular Interventions, the American Heart Journal, Circulation, Circulation-Cardiovascular Interventions, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Cardiology Review, and Cardiology News, and is an associate editor for ACP Journal Club.

    Dr. Bates was Vice-chair for the 2011 ACCF/AHA Guideline for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Writing Committee. He is a former member of the ACC Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, the AHA Committee on Scientific Sessions Program, and the ABIM Interventional Cardiology test committee.

    In this podcast, Dr. Bates takes us through his career pathway, reveals if he would change anything and comments on his manuscript on the latest TCT issue “Requiem by a Member of the Inaugural Generation of Interventional Cardiologists.”

  • jacc case reports editor sofian johar
    Sofian Johar, MD, PhD
    Rhythm Disorders
    Ripas Hospital,
    Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

    Dr. Sofian Johar is associate editor for JACC: Case Reports and consultant cardiologist in Al-Muhtadee Billah Hospital in Tutong, Brunei (2016). He specialised in electrophysiology and devices in Royal Brompton Hospital Sydney Street, London, UK and Kings College Hospital Denmark Hill, London, UK.

    He has BA(Hons) in Neuroscience Class: II.1 from the University of Cambridge (1996) and completed his MB BChir from the University of Cambridge. In 2001 he obtained MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians London and in 2007 he received his PhD in Cardiovascular Medicine from the Kings College London, UK. Complementing his academic background, Sofian also has a Certificate of Completion of Training in Cardiology, UK (2012) and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow (2014).

    Sofian was very active and have made many achievements throughout his career including awards and accreditations, to name a few are the BJCA-Cordis International Research Awards – Finalist (2005), British Society of Echocardiography Accreditation in TTE (2009) and EHRA Accreditation in Cardiac Devices Level 2 (2015). He produced several publications and contributed chapters in books that were published internationally. He is also an advisor to the RIPAS Hospital Resuscitation Committee.

    Through this podcast, Dr. Johar takes us through his career pathway, he explains how he decided to move back to Brunei and he gives his advice to young fellows.