Grand Rounds: Disentangling the Links between Emotional Stress and Cardiovascular Disease

Event Date: April 7th, 2020

Ahmed Tawakol, MD

Grand Rounds: Disentangling the Links between Emotional Stress and Cardiovascular Disease

Join Ahmed Tawakol, MD, Co-Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, co-director of the Cardiac MR PET CT Program, at this month’s Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds.

He will discuss the link between psychosocial stress and heart disease, and his team’s work to better understand the implications of stress on the heart.

Presenter: Ahmed Tawakol, MD

Co-Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr Tawakol graduated from Stanford Medical School and did his Medical Residency and Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He subsequently completed training in Nuclear Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, after which he joined the Cardiology Division staff. His clinical focus is in nuclear cardiology and general cardiology, with a special focus on the identification of patients at highest risk for atherothrombotic event.

Dr Tawakol’s research interest is in imaging of atherosclerosis. His work has focused on developing novel diagnostic approaches and novel treatment strategies for atherosclerosis. To that end, Dr Tawakol has developed and validated molecular methods to characterize atherosclerotic plaques, and has made seminal observations validating the use of FDG-PET imaging for the measurement of atherosclerotic plaque inflammation. Currently, he is leading several multi-center trials to evaluate interventions targeting plaque inflammation and is evaluating the potential clinical role of vascular PET imaging for improving the identification of patients at highest risk for atherothrombotic events.

Event Details

Date/Time: Tuesday,  April 7 | 8:00am – 9:00am (followed by coffee hour, 9:00am – 10:00am)
Venue: Bornstein Family Amphitheater, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 45 Francis St. Boston, MA
Cost: Free. CME credit available (for in-person and virtual attendance).
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