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Charlotte Magazine recognized nine physicians on the 2012 Top Doctors list: G. Craig Clinard, MD; Theodore A. Frank, MD; Benjamin B. Peeler, MD; Mark K. Reames, MD; Geoffrey A. Rose, MD; Timothy S. Roush, MD; Eric R. Skipper, MDJohn C. Cedarholm, MD, and B. Hadley Wilson, MD.

Frank R. Arko, MD, was recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors.

Frank R. Arko, MD, published four articles that appeared in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, The Journal of Endovascular Surgery, The Annals of Vascular Surgery and The Journal of Endovascular Therapy.

Titles included:

  • "Hybrid Endovascular Treatment of an Anomalous Right Subclavian Artery Dissection in a Patient with Marfan Syndrome"
  • "Interdisciplinary and Translational Innovation: The Endurant Stent Graft ... From Bedside to Benchtopand Back to Bedside"

J. Lee Garvey, MD, and B. Hadley Wilson, MD, co-authored a study "Expansion of a Regional ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction System to an Entire State," published in Circulation, highlighting North Carolina's coordinated, regional approach to heart-attack care.

The Intersocietal Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (IACEL) recently accredited three Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute echocardiography labs.

Amanda Sowell, RN, device clinic nurse in the Shelby office, was selected as a Great 100 Nurse of North Carolina for 2012.

Charles R. Bridges, MD, ScD, published several articles, including:

  • "AAV6-βARKct Gene Delivery Mediated by Molecular Cardiac Surgery with Recirculating Delivery (MCARD) in Sheep Results in Robust Gene Expression and Increased Adrenergic Reserve," Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
  • "Cardiac Surgery in Jehovah's Witness Patients: 10 Year Experience," The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

He also co-authored "2011 ACCF/AHA Guideline for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery" and "2012 ACCF/AHA Focused Update (on Oral Antiplatelets) of the Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction."

Dr. Bridges also received a patent for cardiac targeted delivery of cells.

Geoffrey A. Rose, MD, presented two lectures at the American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions. He co-chaired a session titled "Coding, AUC and Practice Expense Reduction" and also participated on a panel discussion regarding "Medical Practice Management in the New Healthcare Norm: Evolving Models of Practice."

Rohit Mehta, MD, published "Personalized Strategy for the Management of Cardiac Leads under Advisory" on the CardioSource website.

Benjamin B. Peeler, MD, published "Short and Long Term Outcomes for Bi-directional Glenn Procedure Performed With and Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass," in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Brian Powell, MD, joined Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute in September. Dr. Powell is a cardiac electrophysiologist specializing in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and complex arrhythmias.

K. Anitha Jayakumar, MD, joined Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute in September. She is a member of the pediatric congenital heart team at Levine Children's Hospital, specializing in fetal echocardiography.

Business North Carolina recognized the following nine physicians on the 2012 Best Doctors list:
John M. Fedor, MD; Theodore A. Frank, MD; Sanjeev K. Gulati, MD; J. Warren Holshouser, MD; Michael J. Rinaldi, MD; Geoffrey A. Rose, MD; John D. Symanski, MD; William E. Downey, MD; and B. Hadley Wilson, MD.


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