Members

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Post-Doctoral Fellows

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Aatira Vijay, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2021-Present)

Research- Studying the mechanism of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome and vein wall scarring using intravital imaging.
 
Recipient of International Early Career Investigator Award- AHA Scientific Sessions 2019

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Yoichiro Kawamura, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2020-Present)

Yoichiro’s publications on Pubmed

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Mohamad Kassab, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2019-present)

Research: Effect of different therapeutics on inflammation in cardiovascular disease and arteriovenous fistula assessed by molecular imaging.

Mohamad’s publications on Pubmed

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Jie Cui, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (2014-present)

Research: Imaging of inflammation and thrombosis in arteriovenous fistula.

  • Recipient George B. Rathmann Research Fellowship, American Society of Nephrology (2013-2015)
  • Abstract presentation, ATVB 2013, WMIC 2013, ASN 2013, ASN 2014
  • Jie’s publications on Pubmed

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Lab Manager

Adam Mauskapf, BS, Lab Manager (2008-present)

Adam Mauskapf has been the lab manager for the Jaffer Lab since 2012, and has been with the lab since 2008. He graduated from Bucknell University in 2007. He helps to run the large and small animal research labs and is the research surgeon for the large animal lab. Adam helps to manage the lab, set up surgery schedules, and do many other technical tasks. He has experience in catheterization techniques, micro- and macro-surgery, animal care, anesthesia monitoring, and other aspects of animal research.

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Research Technicians

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Clinical Research Coordinators

Amanda Degraaf, BS

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Olja Rapaic

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Alumni

Purvish Patel, BS, Graduate Student (2006-2008)

Subsequent Positions: Research Scientist, Quanterix Corp. (2008-2020), Scientist, Biogen 

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Kiyuk Chang, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2007-2009)

Subsequent Positions: Director of Cardio-Cerebro-Vascular Center of Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, Professor of Cardiology, Department of internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea

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Ion Botnaru, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2008-2010)

Subsequent Positions: Cardiologist, Olympia, Washington 

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Amit Saxena, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow (2008-2010)

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Neha Jakete, BS, Graduate Student (2009)

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Georgios Mallas, PhD, Graduate Student (2009-2012)

Subsequent Positions: Senior Algorithms Engineer, Draeger Medical (2012-2016); Senior Cofntrol Systems Engineer, ThinKom Solutions (2016-2018); Data Science and Algorithms Manager, Medtronic Diabetes, Los Angelos

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Crystal Ripplinger, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow(2009-2010)

Subsequent Positions: Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research & Administration, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of California, Davis

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Amir Rosenthal, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2009-2010)

Subsequent Positions: Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology 

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Marcella Calfon Press, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2009-2012)

Subsequent Positions: Associate Professor in Dept. of Medicine, Co-Director UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center, Division of Cardiology at RR UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

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Jin Won Kim, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2009-2011)

Subsequent Positions: Associate Professor of Medicine, Guro University, Seoul, Korea 

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William Hucker, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2010-2012)

Subsequent Positions: Assistant Professor in Medicine, Electrophysiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Instructor, Harvard Medical School

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Tetsuya Hara, MD PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2010-2014)

Subsequent Positions: Assistant Professor, Kobe University, Japan 

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Brian Thompson, PhD, Research Technician (2010-2011)

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Yair Mega, MSc, Graduate Student (2011-2012)

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Thomas Jetzfellner, PhD, Graduate Student (2011-2012)

Subsequent Positions: IP/Patent Counsel, Siemens AG(2014-2020), Patentprufer, Deutsches Patent-und Markenamt

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Amr El Maghraby, MD, Pre-residency Fellow (2011-2013)

Subsequent Positions: Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellowship in the Neuro-Critical Care Program at the University of Miami, Florida

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Ashley Stein-Merlob, MD, PhD, Medical Student, Harvard Medical School – HST program (2011-2015)

Subsequent Positions: Fellow, Internal Medicine, UCSF, STAR Fellow, Cardiology, UCLA

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Jorge Zelada Castro, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2012-2013)

Subsequent Positions: Clinical Endocrinology Fellow, Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis

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Johan Verjans, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2012-2013)

Subsequent Positions: Cardiologist, SAHMRI. Deputy Director, Medical Learning at Australian Institute for Machine Learning, Adelaide, Australia

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Victor Guanming Qi, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2015-2017)

Subsequent Positions: Post-doctoral Fellow, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston

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Harkamal Jhajj, BS, Research Technician (2015-2017)

Subsequent Positions:  PhD Student, University of Michigan

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Lang Wang, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2016-2017)

Subsequent Positions: Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Wuhan University

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Makoto Orii, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2016-2018)

Subsequent Positions: Assistant Professor of Radiology, Iwate Medical University, Japan

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Mohammed Chowdhury, MB, ChB, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2017-2018)

Subsequent Positions: Vascular Surgery Registrar and Research Fellow, University of Cambridge Hospital, UK

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Chase Kessinger, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School (2009-2018)

Subsequent Positions: Instructor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Imaging Core Director, Masonic Medical Research Institute

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Daqing Li, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2017-2018)

Subsequent Positions: Chief Physician, Cardiology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, China

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Xiaoxin Zheng, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2017-2019)

Subsequent Positions: Associate Chief Physician, Cardiology, Renmin Hospital of Wutan University;  Cardiovascular Research Institute of Wuhan University; Hubei Key Laboratory of Cardiology, China

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Madeleine Grau, BS, Research Technician (2017-2019)

Subsequent Positions: Graduate Student, Dartmouth

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Stephan Kellnberger, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2014-2019)

Subsequent Positions:  Engineer, Siemens; Munich, Germany

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Patricia Giunta, BA, Clinical Research Coordinator (2018-2020)

Subsequent Positions: Medical Student, Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School

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Eric Osborn, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School (2013-2020)

Subsequent Positions: Instructor in Medicine, Interventional Cardiologist, BIDMC

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Mazen Albaghdadhi, MD, MSc, Post-doctoral Fellow (2017-2020)

Subsequent Positions: Clinical Fellow, University of Toronto

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Ryutaro Ikegami, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2019-2020)

Subsequent Positions:  Cardiologist, Niigata City Hospital, Niigata University, Japan

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Georg Wissmeyer, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2019-2021)

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Haitham Khraihah, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2019-2021)

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Wenzhu Li, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2016-2021)

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