Brent Addington
Ray M. Allen, Jr.
Louis Caruso
Yaser Cheema
Mark A. Coppess
Jiang Cui
Todd D. Edwards
Jay Gardner
Richard Gordon
Steven S. Gubin
Paul Hess
David H. Holloway, Jr.
Jason Infeld
Christopher P Ingelmo
Eric E. Johnson
Jeffrey E. Kerlan
James E. Klemis
David H. Kraus
David Lan
Amit Malhotra
Justin May
Frank A. McGrew, III
Jennifer S. Morrow
Daniel Otten
Dharmesh S. Patel
Basil M. Paulus
William L. Russo
Holger P. Salazar
Joseph K. Samaha
Arsalan Shirwany
Stacy C. Smith
Darrell Sneed
Larry B. Spiotta
Bunker Stout
Arie Szatkowski
David C. Wolford
Jawwad Yusuf
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10/18/2017
 
Paul Hess, M.D., FACC
Paul Hess

M.D., FACC




Education
  • 09/64 – 05/68 Fordham University Bronx, New York B.A., Biology; Honors: Summa Cum Laude in Cursu Honorum Phi Beta Kappa, 1967
  • 07/68 – 06/72 Cornell University Medical College M.D.; Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha, 1971
Post Doctoral Training
  • 07/72 – 06/73 Cornell Co–Operating Hospitals – New York Hospital and Memorial–Sloan Keetering Institute (Alexander Bearn, M.D. and W. P. Laird–Myers, M.D.) Internship, Medicine
  • 07/73 – 06/74 Cornell Co–Operating Hospitals – New York Hospital and Memorial–Sloan Keetering Institute (Alexander Bearn, M.D. and W. P. Laird–Myers, M.D.) Junior Assistant Resident, Medicine
  • 07/74 – 06/75 Cornell Co–Operating Hospitals – Memorial–Sloan Keetering Institute (W. P. Laird–Myers, M.D.) Senior Assistant Resident, Medicine
  • 07/75 – 06/77 Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester (Paul N. Yu, M.D.), Cardiac Ultrasound (Raymond Gramiak, M.D. and Navin Nanda, M.D.) Trainee in Cardiology, Instructor in Medicine
  • 07/84 – 06/85 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, Alabama (Albert Waldo, M.D.), Cardiac Electrophysiology Associate, Cardiology
Professional Experience
  • 1977 – 1990 Associate Director, Cardiac Laboratory Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1990 – 2000 Director, Cardiac Laboratory Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2000 – Present Memphis Heart Clinic, P.L.C. 6025 Walnut Grove Road, Suite 111 Memphis, Tennessee 38120
Board Certifications/
Licenses
  • National Board of Medical Examiners: Part I 1970; Part II 1972; Part III 1973
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976
  • American Board of Cardiology, 1977
  • American Board of Cardiac Electrophysiology, 1992
  • National Board of Echocardiography, 1999
  • Recertification, American Board of Electrophysiology, 2000
  • State of New York Medical License, 1972
  • State of Tennessee Medical License, 1977
  • State of Mississippi Medical License
Honors
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1971
Professional Organizations
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology, 1983
Research Grant
  • Genesee Valley Local Heart Association: Grant–in–Aid for Research Project “An Echo Study of Tachycardia– Induced Cardiac Hypertrophy in the Dog” 1976–1977
Publications
  • Reis DJ, Hess PG, Azmitia EC Jr: Changes in Enzymes Subserving Catecholamine Metabolism in Morphine Tolerance and Withdrawal in Rats. Brain Research 20:309, 1970.
  • Echocardiographic Features of Combined Membranous Subaortic Stenosis and Acquired Calcific Aortic Valvulopathy. Am Heart J 94:349, 1977
  • Hess PG, Nanda NC, Thompson KR, Schwartz PG, Ross A, Gramiak R: Systolic Motion Patterns of the Aortic Valve: Clinical–Echo Correlates (Abstract), Circ 55– 56, Supplement III: 50, 1977.
  • Nanda NC, Lever H, Gramiak R, Reeves W, Hess PG, Zesk J, Combs R: Reliability of Echocardiography in the Diagnosis of Aortic Root Dissection. (Abstract), Circ 55–56.
  • Henthorn RW, Plumb VJ, Olshansky B, Okumura K, Hess PG, Epstein AE, Waldo AL: A New Criterion for Entrainment. More Evidence for Re–entry. (Abstract), Circ 72, Supplement III:30, 85.
  • Olshansky B, Okumura K, Hess PG, Henthorn RW, Waldo AL: Use of Procainamide with Rapid Atrial Pacing for Successful Conversion of Atrial Flutter to Sinus Rhythm. J Am Col Card (2):359–364, 1988.
  • Henthorn RW, Okumura K, Olshansky B, Plumb VJ, Hess PG, Waldo AL: A Fourth Criterion for Transient Entrainment: The Electrogram Equivalent of Progressive Fusion. Circ 77 (5):1003–1012, May 1988.
  • Olshansky B, Okumura K, Hess PG, Waldo AL: Demonstration of an Area of Slow Conduction in Human Atrial Flutter. J Am Col Card 16 (7):1639–1648, December 1990.
Continuing Education
  • Advanced Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias. American College of Cardiology. May 1997
  • Update in Echocardiography. Harvard. September 1997
  • Atrial Fibrillation Mechanisms and New Directions in Therapy, 3rd International Symposium. Massachusetts General Hospital/University of Wisconsin. January 1998
  • Update in Clinical Cardiology. Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital. October 1998
  • Echocardiography: Case Studies and Update/Recent Advances in Contrast Echo. University of Alabama School of Medicine. November 1998
  • ASEeXAM Review Course. American Society of Echocardiography. April 1999
  • Digital Echo: A Practical Workshop. St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Missouri. May 1999
  • Fourth Annual Symposium: Contrast Echocardiography. Tufts. New England Medical Center. June 1999
  • Atrial Fibrillation Mechanisms and New Directions in Therapy, 5th International symposium. Massachusetts General Hospital/University of Wisconsin. January 2000
  • Diagnosing Coronary Artery Disease with Stress and Myocardial Perfusion Echo. Kansas City, April 2000
  • NASPE 2000, 21ST Annual Scientific Session. Washington, D.C. June 2000
  • Fifth Annual Symposium: Contrast Echocardiography. Tufts. New England Medical Center. June 2000
  • NASPE/ACC Board Review Course in Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dallas, Texas September 2000
  • Recertification Boards in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. 2000
  • Atrial Fibrillation Mechanisms and New Directions in Therapy, 6th International Symposium. Massachusetts General Hospital/University of Wisconsin. January 2001
  • NASPE 2001, 22nd Annual Scientific Session. Boston, MA. May 2001
  • Advances in Contrast Ultrasound. Chicago, Illinois October 2001
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Mechanisms and New Direction in Therapy, 7th International Symposium. Massachusetts General Hospital/University Wisconsin/NASPE. January 2002
  • NASPE 2002, 23rd Annual Scientific Session. Boston, Massachusetts May 2002
  • Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium: Mechanisms and New Directions in Therapy. 8th International Symposium. Massachusetts General Hospital/University Wisconsin/NASPE. January 2003
  • NASPE 2003, 24th Annual Scientific Session. Washington, D.C. 2003
  • Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium. Mechanisms and New Directions in therapy. 9th International Symposium. Massachusetts General Hospital/University of Wisconsin/NASPE. January 2004
  • NASPE 2004, Heart Rhythm Society. Boston, Massachusetts. May 2004
  • Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium. Massachusetts General Hospital/University Wisconsin/NASPE. January 2005
  • American Society of Echocardiography, 16th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions. Boston, Massachusetts. June 2005
  • Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium. Massachusetts General Hospital/HRS. January 2006
  • Resynchronization Echocardiography. Johns Hopkins. September 2006
  • Update and Review of Echocardiography 2006. Harvard Medical School. MGH Department Medicine October 2006
  • Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium. Massachusetts General Hospital/HRS. January 2007
  • Risk Management Consult:Documentation. Medical Risk Management, Inc. December 14, 2007. 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Proper Prescribing Practices:Schedule II Prescription Drug Abuse. February 22, 2008. 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Mechanisms and New Directions in Therapy. Academy for Healthcare Education. January 17- 19, 2008. 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Mechanisms and New Directions in Therapy. Academy for Healthcare Education. January 15- 17, 2009. 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Cardiovascular Review Course for Cardiology Boards and Recertification. Mayo Clinic. September 25-30m 2010. 38 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical and Interventional Decision-making. October 07-09, 2010. 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 19th Annual Echocardiography Conference. State of the Art 2012. Columbia University. 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Recent Honors
  • The Best Doctors in American – 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011

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