SHORT HILLS, NJ - Morristown Medical Center’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of cardiac surgery and coronary angioplasty by hosting the symposium "Frontiers in Interventional Cardiology" at the Short Hills Hilton Hotel last month. Morristown’s Department of Cardiovascular Medicine encompasses the largest cardiovascular surgical program in New Jersey and has nationally-recognized expertise in each of cardiology’s major disciplines.

Dr. Barry Cohen, medical director of the Cath Lab at Morristown Medical Center and a Short Hills resident said, “We are so proud to have gathered many of today’s leaders in the field to help address the constant change in the field of cardiology.” He continued, “Morristown is at the epicenter of advanced catheter-based therapeutics in New Jersey, pioneering ground-breaking research in TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement), MitraClip for nonsurgical mitral valve repair for leaking mitral valve and the latest coronary stent technologies.”

Co-chairs of the event included: Dr. Cohen, Dr. Robert Kipperman, director of the Valve and Structural Heart Program at Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Maurice Buchbinder, professor of medicine at Stanford University who also delivered the keynote address and a discussion on mitral valve therapies and Dr. Linda Gillam, chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Gagnon, who highlighted the rapidly evolving field of catheter technologies for patients who are at high risk for standard surgery.

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In addition, Morristown’s Dr. Jordan Safirstein delivered a speech and demonstration on Google Glass.