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
Gilbert Zoghbi
4/28/2017
 
Arsalan Shirwany, M.D., FACC
Arsalan Shirwany

M.D., FACC




Education
  • Medical School: King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, (M.B.,B.S.) 1986-1993
  • Postgraduate Training: Chief Fellow, Cardiology University of Tennessee, Memphis 2000-2001
  • Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases University of Tennessee, Memphis 1998-2001
  • Fellowship in Infectious Diseases University of Tennessee, Memphis 1997-1998
  • Residency in Internal Medicine University of Tennessee, Memphis 1994-1997
Academic Rank and Positions
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, Tennessee July 2007 to date
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, Tennessee November 2001 to December 2006
  • Medical Director Echocardiography Laboratory MED Diagnostic Services Regional Medical Center Memphis, Tennessee July 2004 to December 2006
  • Medical Director Echocardiography Laboratory UT Bowld Hospital Memphis, Tennessee May 2003 to June 2004
Experience
  • Private Practice Memphis Heart Clinic Memphis, Tennessee January 2007 to date
  • Staff Physician VA Medical Center, Memphis Memphis, Tennessee October 2001 to January 2007
Medical License
  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
Certifications
  • Nuclear Cardiology Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology 2008
  • Certification in Comprehensive Adult Echocardiography National Board of Echocardiography 2005
  • Cardiovascular Diseases Diplomate of American Board of
  • Internal Medicine 2001 Internal Medicine Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine 1997
Professional Affiliations
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (FACC)
  • Member, American Society of Echocardiography
  • Member, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Administrative Work
  • Member, Research & Development Committee VA Medical Center, Memphis October 2005 to December 2006
  • Member, Faculty Advisory Committee University of Tennessee Internal Medicine Residency Program 2004 to December 2006
  • Member, Patient Action Committee VA Medical Center 2002
  • Medical Records Peer Review
Research
  • TRA2P-TIMI-50 – Principal Investigator A randomized placebo-controlled trial evaluating the use of a thrombin receptor antagonist in patients with cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, or peripheral vascular disease
  • ROCKET-AF – Principal Investigator A randomized placebo-controlled trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of Rivaroxiban vs Coumadin in patiens with atrial fibrillation and prior occurrence of or risk factors for thromboembolic CVA
  • EARLY ACS – Principal Investigator Early glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial evaluating the clinical benefits of early front-loaded Eptifibatide in the treatment of patient with non-ST-segment elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome (EARLY ACS).
  • IMPROVE-IT – Principal Investigator A multicenter, double-blind, randomized study to establish the clinical benefit and safety of Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin tablet) vs Simvastatin monotherapy in high-risk subjects presenting with acute coronary syndrome (IMProved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial – IMPROVE-IT)
  • TOPCAT – Principal Investigator A NIH sponsored multicenter trial to assess the utility of Spironolactone or Placebo in patients with Diastolic Heart Failure
  • TRA-PCI – Principal Investigator Use of investigational anti-platelet agent in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions
  • CARDS – Sub-Investigator VA Cooperative Study examining revascularization strategies (PCI vs CABG) in diabetics with multi-vessel disease
  • GSK 369 – Sub-Investigator An open, nonrandomized comparison of pharmacokinetic profiles of Carvedilol (SK&F- 105517) MR and IR on repeat dosing in chronic CHF patients and survivors of an Acute MI and LVD.
  • PERISCOPE – Sub-Investigator A double-blind, randomized comparator-controlled study in Subjects With Type 2 diabetes mellitus comparing the effects of pioglitazone HCl versus glimepiride on the rate of progression of coronary atherosclerotic disease as measured by intravascular ultrasound.
  • STRADIVARIUS – Sub-Investigator A randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, two-arm parallel group trial of rimonabant for inhibition of atherosclerosis progression assessed by IVUS (intravascular ultrasounds) in overweight patients with clustering risk factors.
  • ILLUSTRATE – Sub-Investigator A phase 3, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, parallel group, coronary artery intravascular ultrasound evaluation of the anti-antherosclerotic efficacy, safety, and tolerability of fixed combination CP=529,414/Atorvastatin, administered orally for 24 months, compared with Atorvastatin alone, in subjects with angiographically documented coronary heart disease.
  • ACTIVATE – Sub-Investigator A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study of the efficacy and safety of the ACAT Inhibitor CS-505 for reducing the progression of atherosclerosis in subjects with coronary artery disease using intravascular ultrasound.
  • BARI-2D - Sub Investigator A NIH sponsored multicenter trial to assess immediate versus delayed revascularization in diabetics with coronary artery disease, and of effect of insulin-provision versus insulinsensitization in diabetics with coronary artery disease.
Teaching

Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis, January 2006: "The What, Why, and How of Diastolic Heart Failure"

Cardiology Fellowship Program Curriculum Series:

  • 2006-2007: Pre-operative Evaluation
  • 2005-2006: Diagnostic Test Selection in Coronary Artery Disease, Echocardiography, EKG Lecture Series: monthly didactic lecturesTissue Doppler Imaging
  • 2004-2005: Pre-operative Evaluation, Echo Case Conference, EKG Lecture Series: monthly didactic lectures
  • 2003-2004: Echo Case Conference, Atrial Fibrillation, EKG Lecture Series: didactic and case based
  • 2002-2003: Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Diastolic Dysfunction, Post-CABG Atrial Fibrillation, Diagnostic Test Selection in Coronary Artery Disease, Lectures on EKG: didactic and case based
  • 2001-2002: Pre-operative Evaluation of Cardiac Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery, Glycoprotein IIB/IIIA Inhibitors, Atrial Fibrillation, Post-operative Atrial Fibrillation

Internal Medicine Residency Program Curriculum Series:

  •  2006-2007: Intern School: Evaluation of patient with chest pain, Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • 2005-2006: Evaluation of Chest Pain, Internal Medicine Board Review Session, Cardiology
  • 2004-2005: Arrhythmias, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Medical Therapy Following Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • 2003-2004: Diagnostic Test Selection in Coronary Artery Disease
  • 2002-2003: Arrhythmias, Management of Myocardial Infarction
  • 2001-2002: Internal Medicine Board Review, Cardiology

Occupational Therapy Program Curriculum Series: Yearly lectures given on Introduction to Cardiology, and Introduction to Congestive Heart Failure

Publications
  • Ali S, Shahbaz A, Nelson M, Shirwany A, Munir A, D’Cruz IA, Weber KT. Reduced Lymphocyte Count in African-Americans with Decompenstated Heart Failure. Submitted for publication to Journal of American College of Cardiology.
  • Dhawan S, Shirwany A. Vasospasm Induced Torsades de Pointes. Accepted for publication by Canadian Journal of Cardiology
  • Dhawan S, Alsafwah S, Shirwany A. AICD Pocket Infection Leading to Extrusion of the Generator Device. Accepted for publication by Canadian Journal of Cardiology
  • Dhawan S, Alsafwah S, Shirwany A. Intraperitoneal Hematoma manifest as Cullen’s Sign after Femoral Cardiac Catheterization. Clinical Cardiol. 2007 Jul;30(7):360
  • Shirwany A, Weber KT. Extracellular Matrix Remodeling in Hypertensive Heart Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 2006; Jul 4;48(1):97-8
  • Campos P, D'Cruz IA, Dweik HW, Shirwany A, Umpierrez M. Posterior Mediastinal Spread of Bronchogenic Carcinoma Simulating a Mass Within the Left Atrium. Echocardiography 2004; 21(4):341-3
  • D'Cruz IA, Shirwany A, Gerlach P. Pectus Excavatum Associated with Pulmonary Artery Dilatation. Echocardiography 2004; 21(1):77-9
  • D'Cruz IA, Shirwany A. Update on Echocardiography of Coronary Sinus Anatomy and Physiology. Echocardiography. 2003; 20(1):87-95
  • Shirwany A, D’Cruz IA, Munir A. Very Large Pericardial Effusion Attributable to Minoxidil: Resolution Without Drainage. Echocardiography. 2002 Aug; 19(6):513-16
  • D’Cruz I, Shirwany A. Small Thrombus on Aortic Sinotubular Ridge. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2001 Mar-Apr;10(2):104-5.
  • D’Cruz I, Kaiser J, Shirwany A. Contraction of the Coronary Sinus in Atrial Arrhythmias: Echocardiographic Observations. Cardiovascular Reviews & Reports. September 2000;509-511.
  • Bronze MS, Shirwany A, Corbett C, Schaberg D. Infectious aortitis: an uncommon manifestation of infection with streptococcus pneumoniae. Am J Med. 1999 Dec; 107(6): 627-30.
  • Shirwany A, Sargent S, Dmochowsky RR, Bronze MS. Urinary Tract Aspergillosis in a Renal Transplant Recipient. Clin Infec Dis. 1998; 27(5): 1336.
Abstracts
  • Munir A, Shirwany A, D’Cruz IA. Can the Right Subclavian Vein be used as a Surrogate of the Inferior Vena Cava as an Indicator of Systemic Venous Congestion. J Investig Med. Jan 2006:54(1)S264
  • Aude YW, Garza L, Shirwany A, Guerra ER. Echocardiographic Follow-up at 6 months in a Pilot Study Using PTFE-Covered Stents to Induce Septal Artery Ablation in Patients with Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. Sep 2004:94(6)197E
  • Shirwany A, D’Cruz IA, Weiman DS. Mechanism of Septal Bounce in Patients with Constrictive Pericarditis. J Investig Med. Jan 2004:52(1) S263
  • Garza L, Saucedo JF, Aude YW, Shirwany A, Guerra ER. Echocardiographic Follow-Up of a Pilot Study of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)- Covered Stent-Induced Septal Artery Ablation in Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy; Septal Thickness Reduction Persistent at 3 Months. Am J Cardiol. Sep 2003:92(6)162L
  • Shirwany A, D'Cruz IA, Weber KT. Echo-Doppler Correlates of Portal Vein Flow Pattern in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2002 May 15(5) 157-158A
  • Guerra ER, Shirwany A, Gaschen J et al. Effect of Gemfibrozil on Brachial Artery Vascular Reactivity in Men with Reduced HDL Cholesterol. J Am Coll Cardiol. Feb 2001:37(2)274-5A
  • Shirwany A, D’Cruz I, Kaiser J, Minderman D. The Coronary Sinus Contracts Simultaneously with Atrial Contraction in Various Cardiac Rhythms: Echocardiographic Observations. J Investig Med. 2001; 49(1):99A
  • Shirwany A, D’Cruz IA, Kaiser J. Regular Atrial Mechanical Activity In Patients With Simultaneous Atrial Fibrillation On Electrocardiography: Echocardiographic Observations. J Investig Med. Jan 2000:48(1)107A
  • Shirwany A. Floaters: An Unusual Presentation of Ocular Syphilis. Presented at the meeting of Tennessee Chapter of American College of Physicians at Gatlinburg, November 1996
  •  Shirwany A. Recurrence of Rheumatic Fever Despite Adequate Prophylaxis. Presented at the meeting of Tennessee Chapter of American College of Physicians at Gatlinburg, November 1995
  • Shirwany A. Tropical Spastic Paraparesis and Mycosis Fungoides with HTLV-1 Infection. Presented at the meeting of Tennessee Chapter of American College of Physicians at Chattanooga, October 1994
Honors and Awards
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Team of Quarter Award VA Medical Center, Memphis February 2006
  • Top 20 Teachers, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis, 2004
  • Trainee Award, Southern Section of American Federation for Medical Research/ Southern Society for Clinical Investigation/ American Physiological Society, March 2001
  • Trainee Award, Southern Section of American Federation for Medical Research/ Southern Society for Clinical Investigation/ American Physiological Society, February 2000
  • Class President, King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan, 1990- 1992
  • National Talent Scholarship, Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Lahore, Pakistan, 1986-1991
  • National Hijra Scholarship, Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Lahore, Pakistan, 1984-1986

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