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J. Eduardo Rame, MD, MPhil

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending, Cardiac Catherization Laboratory, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending, Heart Failure, Mechanical Assist, and Cardiac Transplantation Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Member, Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Penn Medicine
Heart Failure, Mechanical Assist and Cardiac Transplant Center
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2 East, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-7949
Fax: 215-349-5603
Education:
B.S., M.S. (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
Yale College, 1990.
M.Phil (Statistics/Health Services Research)
Oxford University , 1996.
M.D. (Medicine)
Harvard Medical School , 1997.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern, 1997-1998.
Resident in Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern, 1998-2000.
Fellow in Cardiovascular Genomics, University of Texas Southwestern, 2000-2002.
Fellow in Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Cardiovascular Branch, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health , 2002-2004.
Fellow in Heart Failure/Heart Transplant, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2004-2005.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine), 2000.
American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease), 2005.
American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation patients), 2010.
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Selected Publications

Han JJ, Chen C, Chung J, Gaffey AC, Sotolongo A, Justice CM, Rame JE, Bermudez C, Acker MA, Atluri P: ECMO-Bridge to LVAD Therapy Is a Safe and Effective Strategy for Critically Ill Patients. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 36(4): S328, April 2017 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Hanff TC, Mazurek JA, Grandin EW, Padegimas A, Howard J, Forde-McLean R, Wald J, Acker MA, Goldberg LR, Atluri P, Rame JE, Jessup M, Margulies KB, Birati EY : The Anemic Stress Index - A Novel Index that Predicts Short and Long Term Mortality of Patients on Continuous Flow Ventricular Assist Devices. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 36(4): S173–S174, April 2017 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Padegimas A, Pak ES, Hanff TC, Mazurek JA, Seigerman ME, Menachem J, Marble J, Goldberg LR, Wald J, Atluri P, Rame JE, Birati EY: Peak Oxygen Consumption and VE/VCO2 Correlates with 6 Minutes' Walk Test in Patients Supported with Continuous Flow LVAD. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 36(4): S436–S437, April 2017 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Grandin E, Mooney D, Kennedy DK, Kiernan MS, Kociol RD, Teuteberg JJ, Pagani FD, Gaffey AC, Atluri P, Birati E, Myers S, Naftel D, Oliveira G, Simpson KE, Yeh RW, Kirklin JK, Kormos RL, Rame J: The Duration of Inotropic Support and Survival After Left Ventricular Assist Device. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 36(4): S140–S141, April 2017 Notes: Oral Presentation.

Gentile JI, Molina, Atluri P, Rame JE, Wald JW, Birati EY, Goldberg LR, McLean R, Acker MI, Bermudez CA : ECMO Use in INTERMACS 1 Patients as a Bridge to LVAD with Intention to Transplant versus Bridge to Direct Heart Transplant. Single Center Experience. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 36(4): S337, April 2017 Notes: Oral Presentation.

Chung JJ, Stetson R, Chen CW, Gaffey AC, Rame J, Acker MA, Atluri P: Doing the Math: The Costs of Long Term Mechanical Circulatory Support. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 36(4): S287, April 2017 Notes: Oral Presentation.

Gentile JI, Atluri P, Desai ND, Vallabhajosyula p, Wald JW, Rame JE, Gutsche JT, Horak J, Acker MI, Bermudez CA: Outcomes of Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Cardiogenic Shock in the Elderly. Large Single Center Experience. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 36(4): S339, April 2017 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Han JJ, Sooppan R, Johnson AP, Chen CW, Gaffey AC, Phillips EC, Howard J, Rame JE, Acker MA, Atluri P: Higher Body Mass Index Increases Risk of HeartMate II Pump Thrombosis But Does Not Adversely Affect Long-Term Survival. Circulation Journal 81(2): 213-219, January 2017 Notes: Epub 2016 Dec 22.

Grandin EW, Wand A, Zamani P, Rame JE, Verdino RJ: Relation of Body Mass Index to Long-Term Survival After Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. American Journal of Cardiology 118(12): 1861-1867, December 2016 Notes: Epub 2016 Sep 15.

Metkus TS, Mullin CJ, Grandin EW, Rame JE, Tampakakis E, Hsu S, Kolb TM, Damico R, Hassoun PM, Kass DA, Mathai SC, Tedford RJ: Heart Rate Dependence of the Pulmonary Resistance x Compliance (RC) Time and Impact on Right Ventricular Load. PloS One 11(11): e0166463, November 2016 Notes: eCollection 2016.

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