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Interested in our fellowships programs? We offer programs in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology.

TUHVI Welcomes New Fellows for 2013-2014
After interviewing over 50 applicants, TUHVI was matched with 5 outstanding candidates to join our fellowship program for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Meet our new fellows »


Tulane University Launches Crowdfunding Research

Goldman's Microryza ProjectIt's raised millions for inventors, entrepreneurs, filmmakers and even the Pebble watch, but can crowdfunding work its magic for science-based research? Dr. Corey Goldman hopes so. His research of hardening of the arteries, or athersosclerosis, is a global problem leading to heart attacks and strokes. To learn more about Dr. Goldman's research, or to donate, visit

Keith Ferdinand, MD Directs Conference on Women's Heart Health

Faculty member Keith Ferdinand, MD is serving as the course director of the upcoming Heart of Women's Health meeting put on by the American College of Cardiology. The meeting, held January 24-25, 2014 in Washington, DC will feature talks by Dr. Ferdinand and other leading specialists on the importance of heart health for women. More Information Here»

Check Out Our Fall Newsletter!

Our latest issue of On the Pulse features updates from our faculty and the latest news from our department. Read On the Pulse»

Dr. Nidal Abi Rafeh Joins our Faculty

The Heart and Vascular Institute is pleased to announce that Nidal Abi Rafeh, MD will be joining our faculty this summer. After finishing our year-long Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Dr. Abi Rafeh is excited to transition from fellow to faculty, making New Orleans his full time home. Before joining us at Tulane, Dr. Abi Rafeh completed residencies and a cardiology fellowship at Northshore-LIJ Staten Island University Hospital in New York.  Dr. Abi Rafeh looks forward to continuing his ongoing research projects along with his clinical work. He is particularly excited to work with the Louisiana veteran population at the VA, where he will be performing interventional procedures.

TUHVI Researchers Find Change in Heart Attack Patterns Post-Katrina

A Tulane research team headed by Dr. Anand Irimpen presented important new findings on an increase in heart attack rates in New Orleanians after Hurricane Katrina at the American College of Cardiology's Scientific Session in San Francisco. The study suggests that a stressful natural disaster could have a tangible effect on people's heart health. Read More in The Times-Picayune»

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