Florida Hospital Transplant Physicians Present Lecture

By  //  July 8, 2013

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lecture series coordinated by BIMDA & BCMS

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Brevard County physicians attended a special in-depth presentation on heart and lung transplant options available in Central Florida.

Glad Kurian, left, welcomes speaker Hartmuth Bittner, MD and a Surgical Director for the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Glad Kurian, left, welcomes speaker Hartmuth Bittner, MD and a Surgical Director for the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

The presentation, which was held at Amici’s restaurant in Suntree, is the first in a new lecture series hosted jointly by BIMDA and the Brevard County Medical Society.

“The lectures will be held quarterly, and the goal and purpose is to bring the best of medicine in Florida to the physicians of Brevard County,” said Glad Kurian of BIMDA.

Featured speakers at the presentation were Dr. Hartmuth Bittner and Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry. Dr. Bittner is the Surgical Director for Heart and Lung Transplants at the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute.  Dr. Chaudhry is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Institute.

OPTIONS FOR END-STATGE HEART AND LUNG FAILURE

The presentations addressed the latest medical and surgical therapies, as well as options for end-stage heart and lung failure patients. The speakers also discussed medical management of pre and post transplant patients.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Dr. Kiran Modi, Dr. Homi Cooper and featured speaker Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry of the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

LEFT TO RIGHT: Dr. Kiran Modi, Dr. Homi Cooper and featured speaker Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry of the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

More than 20 transplants have been performed at Florida Hospital since the company launched Central Florida’s first heart and lung transplant program in 2012.

The event was coordinated by Glad Kurian, a co-founder of BIMDA, and Jeffrey Fisher, the Executive Director of the Brevard County Medical Society. Among those attending were Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos, Dr. Prakash Reddy, Dr. Biju Mathews, and Dr. Rao Kopuri, Dr. Kiran Modi, Dr. Ravindran Palaniyandi, Dr. Homi Cooper and Dr. Ashok Shah.

For more information on future lectures call 321-952-0853 or 321-368-4902.  For information on the heart and lung transplant program at Florida Hospital log on to FHTransplant.com


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