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Department of Medicine - Winters Center

Houston, Texas

The staff of the Winters Center is engaged in translational research and clinical practice.
Winters Center for Heart Failure Research
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Conference Archives

Date Presenter Title
2007
June 6, 2007 Thierry LeJemtel, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, LA
May 2, 2007 Lynne E. Wagoner, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Services, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
April 4, 2007 Wayne C. Levy, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Individualized Prediction of Mortality in Heart Failure
March 7, 2007 Ronald S. Freudenberger, M.D., Director, Heart Failure & Transplantation, Associate Professor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ Anticoagulation in Heart Failure: Friend or Foe?
Feb. 7, 2007 Xander Wehrens, Ph.D., M.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Role of Abnormal Calcium Handling in Heart Failure
Jan. 10, 2007 Kirkwood Adams, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2006
Dec. 6, 2006 Edward P. Havranek, M.D., Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO Race and the Genesis of Heart Failure
Nov. 1, 2006 Guillermo Torre, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Medicine, Medical Director, Heart Transplant Service, Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Oct. 4, 2006 Branislav Radovanceivic, M.D., Director, Center for Cardiac Support, Associate Director, CV Surgery and Transplant Research, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX Ventricle Reshaping
Sept. 9, 2006 Alan Miller, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL Remodeling in Diastolic Heart Failure
June 7, 2006 Jeffrey A. Towbin, M.D., Professor and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX Inflammatory Heart Disease: Viral Etiologies
May 3, 2006 Gregory Freeman, M.D., The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX Recent Observations From A Large CHF Disease Management Trial
April 5, 2006 Blase Carabello, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Chief, Medical Service Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX Heart Failure in Valve Disease, Prevention and Management
2005
May 10, 2005 Jean-Bernard Durand, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, The University of TX, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Founder, Cardiomyopathy Services; Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Research, Houston, TX New Advances in Cancer and Heart Failure Biology
April 19, 2005 Michael R. Zile, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina; Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC; Director, Cardiovascular Clinical Trials, Medical University of SC, Charleston, SC Diastolic Heart Failure
March 15, 2005 Ronglih Liao, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, Cardiac Muscle Research Laboratory, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Harnessing Adult Stem Cells for Myocardial Repair
Feb. 8, 2005 John Terlink, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF; Director, Heart Failure Clinic, SFVAMC, Director, Clinical Echocardiography, SFVAMC, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA Acute Heart Failure Trials: Where Do We Go From Here?
Jan. 11, 2005 Hani Sabbah, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Director of Cardiovascular Research, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan Recovery of the Failing Left Ventricle: Usefulness of Passive Containment Devices
2004
Dec. 14, 2004 Matthias Loebe, M.D., Associate Professor, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery; Medical Director, Lung Transplantation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Assist Devices as Destination Therapy
Nov. 16, 2004 Jeffrey A. Towbin, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Dept. of Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Current Progress in the Genetics of Heart Failure
Nov. 2, 2004 Branislav Radovancevic, M.D., Associate Director, Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplant Research, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX Optimal Timing of Device Therapy: Do We Have A Marker?
June 8, 2004 Frank Smart, M.D., Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Heart Transplantation, Texas Heart Institute and St. Luke's Hospital, Houston, TX BNP One Peptide with Multiple Uses in Heart Failure
May 11, 2004 Yibin Wang, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Molecular Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA A Heart-Breaking Story by a Stress-Kinase, p38
April 13, 2004 Robb MacLellan, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Associate Director, Ahmanson Cardiomyopathy Clinic, University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA Myocardial Regeneration and Repair: Prospects for Treating Heart Disease
Feb. 10, 2004 Scott Solomon, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Noninvasive Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Inhibiting the Renin-Angiotensin System in Heart Failure and High Risk MI Patients: Lessons from the Clinical Trials
Jan. 13, 2004 Anita Deswal, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology; Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, VAMC, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: An Update
2003
Dec. 9, 2003 Shahrokh Javaheri, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Assistant Chief, Pulmonary Section, VAMC-Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure
Nov. 4, 2003 Heinrich Taegtmeyer, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Houston Medical School, Houston, TX From Ailing to Failing: The Heart in Diabetes and Obesity
Oct. 14, 2003 George Taffet, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Sections of Cardiovascular Sciences and Geriatrics; Director, Murine Non-invasive Cardiovascular Physiology, Laboratory, DeBakey Heart Center; Chief, Geriatrics Section, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Aging, the Cardiovascular System and Research Opportunities
Sept. 9, 2003 Sherif Nagueh, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Assessment of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function
June 3, 2003 David Murray, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX THF-Induced Left Ventricular Dysfunction: Is Nitric Oxide Involved?
May 13, 2003 Richard Shannon, M.D., Chairman, Department of Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Claud R. Joyner Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA Insulin Resistance: A New Therapeutic Target in Dilated Cardiomyopathy
May 6, 2003 Ali J. Marian, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Does Aldosterone Play a Role in the Phenotypic Expression of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?
April 8, 2003 Michael Schneider, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Progenitor Cells from Adult Heart that Home, Differentiate, and Fuse in the Infarcted Myocardium
March 25, 2003 Susan Steinberg, M.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY Protein Kinase C-Delta Regulation Through Tyrosine Phosphorylation: New Twists on How, When, and Where PKC-Delta is Activated in Cardiomyocytes
March 4, 2003 Barry H. Greenberg, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Director, Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation Program, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA Cardiac Remodeling-Mechanisms & Clinical Implications
Feb. 4, 2003 Jonathan Sackner-Bernstein, M.D., Associate Chief of Cardiology; Director, Heart Failure Program, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY Fatigue and Heart Failure: Tired of Neurohormones?
Jan. 28, 2003 Carlin S. Long, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado; Chief of Cardiology, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO Cytokine Modulation of Cardiac Fibroblast Phenotype
Jan. 7, 2003 Nanette H. Bishopric, M.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Miami, FL Chromatin Remodeling in Heart Failure
2002
Dec. 3, 2002 Jeffrey A. Towbin, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Cardiology, TX Children's Hospital, BCM Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Failure
Nov. 12, 2002 Yong-Jian Geng, M.D., Director, Center for Cardiovascular Biology and Atherosclerosis Research, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX Cellular and Molecular Basis for Stem Cell Therapy in Heart Failure
Oct. 1, 2002 Heinrich Taegtmeyer, M.D., Professor Medicine, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX Metabolic Remodeling of the Heart
Sept. 3, 2002 Miguel Quinones, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiology; Medical Director, Baylor Heart Clinic, BCM Evaluation of Cardiac Function
June 4, 2002 Matthias Loebe, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Michael E. Debakey Department of Surgery, Transplant Division, BCM Mechanical Circulatory Support - Choice of Device
May 14, 2002 Daniel Burkhoff, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Physiology Laboratory, Divisions of Circulatory Physiology and Cardiology, Columbia University Reverse Remodeling of the End-Stage Failing Heart by LVADs
April 2, 2002 Mariann Piano, RN, Ph.D., Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, University of Illinois College of Nursing, Chicago, IL Alcohol: The good, the bad and the ugly
March 5, 2002 Daniel P. Kelly, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Molecular Biology and Pharmacology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO The Role of the PPAR Gene Regulatory Pathway in the Normal and Hypertrophied Heart
Feb. 10, 2002 Willa Hseuh, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA Diabetes in Cardiovascular Disease
Jan. 15, 2002 Ernesto Soltero, M.D., Cardiothoracic Surgery Division, VAMC, Houston; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine Surgical Therapy of Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
2001
Dec. 4, 2001 Francis Spinale, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Surgery and Physiology, Medical University of South Carolina Unraveling the Myocardial Matrix: New Insights and Treatment for Heart Failure
Nov. 27, 2001 Michael Fowler, M.B., F.R.C.P. Evolving Concepts in the Management of Heart Failure
Nov. 6, 2001 Francisco J. Villarreal, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA Short term MMP Inhibition and Post-Infarction Scarring and Remodeling: Critical Importance of the Preservation of Myocyte Matrix Attachment
March 6, 2001 Clyde W. Yancy, M.D., UTSW Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Dallas, TX Racial Differences in Heart Failure Outcomes
Feb. 20, 2001 Heinrich Taegtmeyer, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX Metabolic Control of Cardiac Gene Expression: Implications for the Failing Heart
Jan. 2, 2001 Inder Anand, M.D., Professor of Medicine, VAMC, Minneapolis, MN Myocardial Remodeling
2000
Dec. 5, 2000 Christine Moravec, M.D. Intracellular Remodeling in Human Heart Failure
Oct. 3, 2000 Josh Hare, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MA Oxidative Stress in the Heart
Sept. 5, 2000 Douglas L. Mann, M.D., Professor of Medicine, VAMC; Director, Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX New Horizons in the Treatment of Heart Failure: Back to the Future
May 9, 2000 Edward M. Gilbert, M.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Director, Heart Failure, The University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT Mechanisms of Action of ß-Adrenergic Blocking Agents
Feb. 20, 2000 Kenneth B. Margulies, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Physiology; Director, Cardiology Research, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Myocyte Recovery Following LVAD Support

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