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CVI Heartbeats

Hearts Around the World

Alla Shamkhalova, Manager (left); Dr. Eli Gelfand, Director (middle); Larissa Engleman, Nurse Practitioner (right) Eli V. Gelfand, MD, director of the CVI's Russian Cardiovascular Clinic, recently returned from a medical mission to Kenya. Dr. Gelfand went with a team of heart specialists sponsored by Danbury, CT-based Hearts around the World. They participated in patient care and provided training to Kenyan doctors. Read about Dr. Gelfand's thoughts on the eve of departure; first day in Nairobi; first hospital visit; and last day in Kenya.

A Tasty Sum

Wine and chocolate was a winning combination at the February 17 tasting co-sponsored by the CVI and the Longwood Grille & Bar. A sold-out crowd of 125 tasted fine wines and delectable chocolate-laced dishes prepared by the Grille's chef. In celebration of National Heart Month, the Grille donated all proceeds beyond cost-$2,500-to the American Heart Association in the name of the Beth Israel Deaconess Heart Walk team.

The Russian Heart

More than 130 Boston-area Russian-Americans attended "Heart and Health," a special March 6 forum on healthy aging presented entirely in Russian by seven Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) clinicians. The event, held at the Brookline Holiday Inn, attracted enthusiastic participants from the Greater Boston area and the North Shore. It was organized by Eli V. Gelfand, MD, founder-director of the Russian Cardiovascular Clinic within the CVI.

The Patients' Choice

Dr. Joseph Kannam Joseph P. Kannam, MD, chief of Cardiology at the CVI-Needham, has won a 2010 Patients' Choice Award. The Patients' Choice online survey gathers more than 100,000 patient reviews and ratings each month and awards its top rating to those who receive "uniformly rave reviews across the board."

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Posted April 2011

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