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Larissa Engleman, MS, ANP

Speaking from the Heart (in Russian)

The CVI's Russian Cardiovascular Clinic has expanded with the addition of Nurse Practitioner Larissa Engleman, MS, ANP . Ms. Engleman assists cardiologist Eli V. Gelfand, MD, with patient care.

Like Dr. Gelfand and clinic manager Alla Shamkhalova, Ms. Engleman speaks fluent Russian and helps guide BIDMC's patients who are Russian immigrants navigate the U.S. health care system. She comes to us from Suburban Home Health Care. To make an appointment at the Russian Cardiovascular Clinic, please call 617-667-8800.

Airley E. Fish, MD, MPH

CVI-Chelsea Expands

The CardioVascular Institute's (CVI) Chelsea office has expanded with the addition of cardiologist Airley E. Fish, MD, MPH . Dr. Fish will see patients in Chelsea on Mondays, and will work closely with Donald E. Cutlip, MD, to provide heart care at Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare-Chelsea.

Dr. Fish recently completed fellowships in clinical cardiology and advanced cardiac imaging at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. To make an appointment with Dr. Fish, please call 617-660-6000.

PAD Specialist Joins CVI-Boston

Interventional cardiologist Amjad AlMahameed, MD, MPH, has joined the CVI in Boston, where he will perform interventional procedures for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and other conditions.

Dr. AlMahameed completed a fellowship in vascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and in clinical cardiology and coronary and peripheral interventions at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He earned a master's in public health from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Medical Education, Research and Development and a medical degree from the University of Damascus. To make an appointment with Dr. AlMahameed, please call 617-667-8800.

BIDMC Gets Heart Research Funds

Cardiovascular researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) received more than $4.3 million in funding for heart- and stroke-related health studies from the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2010. BIDMC received the third-highest funding from AHA among 18 recipients in the Boston area, who received a cumulative $36.7 million. Thank you, AHA!

Heart Walk: Calling Heart Disease Survivors

Calling all CVI patients! In gratitude for the American Heart Association's generosity to our cardiovascular research, the CVI is again building a team to participate in the September 11, 2010, Boston Heart Walk .

If you're able, please join our doctors and employees in walking 1, 3 or 6 miles on the Esplanade to support the AHA's research and education programs. Heart disease survivors will receive a red cap and be honored in the yearly red-cap salute. Our goal is $50,000. For more information, please contact Margaret Pantridge. To register as a walker, join a BIDMC team.

Donald E. Cutlip, MD

Mentorship Award

Donald E. Cutlip, MD , director of the CVI cardiac catheterization laboratory, has received a Mentorship of Resident Research Award" for his work with the BIDMC Department of Medicine's residents.

Dr. Cutlip, a distinguished interventional cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, was recognized for his significant contribution "to the growth and development of the research skills and experiences of the house staff." Congratulations, Dr. Cutlip!

Above content provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For advice about your medical care, consult your doctor.

Posted August 2010

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CardioVascular Institute at
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
888-99-MYCVI
617-632-9777

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