Michael D. Chuong M.D.
Radiation / Hematologist Oncologist
Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Biography Dr. Chuong’s clinical specialty and research focus is on the use of radiation therapy to treat
gastrointestinal cancers and lymphomas. He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida
College of Medicine in Tampa. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of South Florida/H. Lee
Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, also in Tampa, where he served as chief resident. Before joining Miami Cancer
Institute, he was an assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.
Richard A. Grimm, D.O., FACC, FASE
Director, Echocardiography Laboratory
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Sydell and Arnold Miller Family
Heart & Vascular Institute
Biography Dr. Grimm has special interests in echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography, heart valve disease,
cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure, atrial fibrillation and aortic disease. He has participated in a number of multicenter clinical trials, including serving as co-primary investigator in the ACUTE trial, which studied transesophageal echocardiography guidance in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardioversion, as well as studies examining the utility of echocardiography in resynchronization therapy for patients with heart failure. He received the Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Research Award in 1993 and in 1994 was awarded an American Heart Association fellowship grant to study the pathophysiologic mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and thrombogenesis. Dr. Grimm has published more than 200 manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts.
Steven J. Lester, M.D., FACC, FRCPC, FASE
Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Associate Chair of Medicine for Innovation
Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Biography Dr. Lester received his medical degree from the University of Toronto School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine internship at St. Michael’s and the Toronto Hospital through the University of Toronto. He did his cardiology fellowship at St. Paul’s Hospital and the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center with the University of British Columbia and a post-doctoral fellowship in echocardiography at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center.
Cecilio “Leo” Lopez, M.D., FACC, FAAP, FASE
Medical Director, Non Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Hebert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University
Biography Dr. Lopez received his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed his fellowship in cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Since beginning his career in 1994, Dr. Lopez has performed more than 20,000 echo imaging studies. Dr. Lopez appreciates the challenge of treating complex congenital heart diseases and also has special clinical interests in ventricular function and quality improvement in cardiac imaging.
Humberto Machado Sr., M.D., FACC, FAHA, FASE
Director, Echocardiography Department
Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor of Cardiology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Biography Dr. Machado is a consultant and abstract grader for ASE scientific sessions. Dr. Machado has authored a number of publications in clinical and research cardiology. His current activities in advanced echocardiography involve the application of 3-D echo/polyparametric and 4-D speckle imaging in the E&M of heart failure patients, pulmonary arterial hypertension, resynchronization/ICD therapy, atrial fibrillation, predictors of thromboembolism, 4-D TEE and improved mobile digital networks. Dr. Machado is a graduate of the University of Salamanca, Spain.
Juan Carlos Muñiz, M.D.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Biography Dr. Muñiz earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency in the Boston Combined Program for Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center. His major clinical and research interests include multimodality imaging of complex congenital heart disease and rapid prototyping of complex anatomical lesions. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and the Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology.
William Stewart, M.D., FACC, FASE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of the Case Western Reserve University
Biography Dr. Stewart did undergraduate studies at Harvard University, graduating Cum Laude. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, and did his Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Michigan. After a cardiology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center; he did a two year Cardiac Imaging Research and Clinical fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. His specialty interests include valvular heart disease, mitral valve repair, aortic valve repair, clinical cardiology, Doppler echocardiography, hemodynamic research, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), intraoperative echocardiography, and echo guidance of transcatheter (percutaneous) valve procedures.