Emory Cardiovascular Imaging & Biomechanics Core


The Emory Cardiovascular Imaging & Biomechanical Core laboratory (ECBC) is a unique lab under the mentorship of Emory Professor Dr. Habib Samady. This lab was formed by a collaborative effort between Georgia Tech and Emory University where interventional cardiologists, engineers, mathematicians, post-docs, cardiovascular fellows, bio-statisticians along with graduate students and international scholars work together on ground breaking research in cardiovascular medicine and gain vital experience in various aspects of research methodologies. Our current focus is developing wall shear stress (WSS) models to predict ‘vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque’ among patients with stable chest pain. We use various intracoronary imaging technologies such as Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to interrogate atherosclerotic plaques. In addition, a very accurate 3-D reconstruction is then done using either bi-plane angiograms or CT/MRI. Post-processing is then done using computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations to calculate wall shear stress (WSS) on various segments of the atherosclerotic plaque. Our other investigative works include using shear stent patterns to improve coronary stent design and microvascular dysfunction.
Publications
Habib Samady, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology
Director, Emory Cardiovascular Imaging & Biomechanical Core Laboratory
Spencer B. King III, MD, MACC
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Alessandro Veneziani, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Don P. Giddens, PhD
Dean Emeritus - College of Engineering
Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory
David Molony, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Emory University School of Medicine
Arnav Kumar MD, MS (Research)
Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow
Emory University School of Medicine
Grady Murphy Burnett, BS
CFD Specialist and Data Analyst
Parham Eshtehardi, MD
Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow
Emory University School of Medicine
Sonu Gupta, MD Hossein Hosseini, MD
Sameer Khawaja Kalini Machado
Won-Yik Lee, MD Jin-Sin Koh, MD, PhD
Michael C. McDaniel, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Grady Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Olivia Hung, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The University of Arizona Health Sciences
Bill D. Gogas, MD, PhD, FACC
Interventional Cardiologist
Visiting Professor of Medicine
The Spencer B. King III Catheterization Laboratory
Nanjing, China
Michel T Corban, MD
Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Yasir Bouchi Elizabeth Thompson, BS
Medical Student
Rounak Gandhi, MBBS Rani Rabah, MD