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.
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”.
Commentary by Dr. Julia Grapsa and Dr. Estefania Oliveros
Commentary by Dr. Julia Grapsa and Dr. Ami Bhatt