Current Fellows

Year One

  • Michael Bohnen

    Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University and JTS (Jewish Theological Seminary) joint program
    Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Residency: Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    Clinical and Research Interests:  Basic and translational research in cardiac electrophysiology (e.g., ion channelopathies), cardiac genetics, clinical electrophysiology, sports cardiology.
    Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Bohnen+MS
    Hobbies: Sports (tennis, hockey, running are my favorites), enjoying new restaurants around New York with friends, outdoor adventures with my wife and kids

  • Elissa Driggin

    Hometown: Merrick, NY
    Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University
    Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
    Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    Clinical and Research Interests: Heart failure, nutrition/frailty and cardiovascular disease
    Hobbies: Running in Central Park, spin classes, time with friends/family

  • Yamini Krishnamurthy

    Hometown: Rolla, MO
    Undergraduate Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
    Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
    Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
    Clinical and Research Interests: Adult congenital heart disease
    Hobbies: Eating yummy things, running in Riverside Park, doing yoga

  • Michael Lavelle

    Hometown: Hicksville, NY
    Undergraduate Institution: Siena College
    Medical School: Albany Medical College
    Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    Clinical and Research Interests: Electrophysiology, VT management
    Hobbies: Spending time with my family, going to the beach, and rooting for the NY Mets

  • Heidi Lumish

    Hometown: Rye Brook, NY
    Undergraduate Institution: Tufts University
    Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    Clinical and Research Interests: Heart failure, genetics, obesity and inflammation, sex differences in cardiovascular outcomes
    Hobbies: Running in Fort Tryon Park, biking along the Hudson River, cooking and baking, hiking

  • Denizhan Ozdemir

    Hometown: Kayseri, Turkey
    Medical School: Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
    Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
    Additional Training: PhD, Hacettepe Graduate School of Health Sciences
    Clinical and Research Interests:  Clinical and outcomes research, interventional cardiology
    Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=denizhan+ozdemir
    Hobbies: Discovering New York City one block at a time, snowboarding

  • Ryan Patterson

    Hometown: Roxbury, NJ
    Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland
    Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Residency: Washington University in St. Louis
    Clinical and Research Interests: Advanced heart failure, interventional cardiology 
    Hobbies: Golfing, traveling, hiking

Year Two

  • Corey Bradley, MD

    Hometown: Harvard, MA
    Undergraduate Institution: Davidson College
    Medical School: Wake Forest University
    Residency: Duke University
    Clinical and Research Interests: Hypertension, lipid management, novel interventions to improve adherence
    Hobbies: Finding new places to eat/drink, rollerblading in the park

    Corey Bradley
  • Peter Kennel, MD

    Hometown: Heidelberg, Germany
    Undergraduate Institution: University of Munich, Germany
    Medical School: University of Munich, Germany
    Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
    Clinical and Research Interests:  Heart failure, cardiac metabolism
    Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=peter+kennel&sort=date
    Hobbies: Hiking upstate, exploring the city with its many different neighborhoods

    Peter Kennel
  • Ryan Lahey, MD, PhD

    Hometown: Downers Grove, IL
    Undergraduate Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
    Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine-Chicago (MSTP)
    Residency: Northwestern University
    Clinical and Research Interests: Advanced cardiac imaging; metabolic mechanisms of myocardial dysfunction; impact of lifestyle, fitness, and obesity on cardiovascular risk
    Hobbies: When I'm not around the hospital, you can either find me running in Central Park or cruising the Hudson River on my boat. I'm also an avid skier and enjoy hiking, cycling, and backpacking when I'm able to get away from the city

    Ryan Lahey
  • Bradley Lander, MD

    Hometown: Cleveland, OH
    Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University
    Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
    Clinical and Research Interests:  Sports cardiology, cardiac imaging, clinical informatics, electronic health records, clinical decision support
    Hobbies: Spending time with family, playing basketball and tennis, following Cleveland sports teams and Ohio State football, exploring new restaurants

    Bradley Lander
  • Lusha Liang, MD

    Hometown: Irvine, CA
    Undergraduate Institution: UC Berkeley
    Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine
    Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    Clinical and Research Interests: Heart failure and genetic cardiomyopathy
    Hobbies: Rock climbing, running, gardening

    Lusha Liang
  • Ani Nalbandian, MD

    Hometown: Trumbull, CT
    Undergraduate Institution: College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA)
    Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    Clinical and Research Interests: Heart failure, tissue engineering
    Hobbies: Love being an aunt, playing the piano, reading historical fiction books, traveling overseas, and enjoying an evening on a boat on the Hudson River with my co-fellows!

    Ani Nalbandian
  • Lauren Ranard, MD

    Hometown: New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Tokyo, Japan; Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University
    Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
    Residency: Duke University Medical Center
    Clinical and Research Interests: Acute coronary syndromes, cardiogenic shock, structural heart disease. 
    Publications:  Google Scholar Profile
    Hobbies: Running along the Hudson/Central Park, hiking in the Hudson Valley, trying new recipes/cooking with my farmshare

    Lauren Ranard

Year Three

  • Michael “Mickey” Brener, MD

    Hometown: Cleveland, OH (by way of Tel Aviv, Israel)
    Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University
    Clinical and Research Interests: Exploring the intersection between hemodynamics and structural heart disease using novel methods like pressure-volume analysis
    Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=brener%2C+mi&sort=date
    Hobbies: Exploring New York City with my 4-year-old son

    Michael Brener
  • Ellie Coromilas, MD

    Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ
    Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University
    Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    Clinical and Research Interests: Electrophysiology, arrhythmia in LVAD
    Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=ellie+coromilas
    Hobbies: Running in Central Park, skiing, Soul Cycle, traveling, trying new NYC restaurants

    Ellie J. Coromilas
  • Ersilia DeFilippis, MD

    Hometown: Short Hills, NJ
    Undergraduate Institution: Yale University
    Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
    Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Clinical and Research Interests: I am interested in advanced heart failure and transplantation. My research interests, in particular, include sex differences in heart failure management and outcomes, pregnancy after heart transplantation, and decision-making for candidacy for advanced therapies.
    Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=ersilia+defilippis&sort=date
    Hobbies: Exploring new restaurants (in the pre-COVID era); playing tennis; doing jigsaw puzzles

    Ersilia M. DeFilippis
  • Pierre Elias, MD

    Hometown: Orlando, FL
    Undergraduate Institution: Rice University
    Medical School: Duke University
    Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    Clinical and Research Interests: Preventive cardiology, bioinformatics/machine learning for cardiac imaging
    Hobbies: Squash, tennis, podcasts, watercolor painting, learning Chinese cooking from my wife, discovering interesting Airbnbs to stay at

  • Shawn Gogia, MD

    Hometown: Fair Oaks, CA (home of the Fair Oaks Chickens!)
    Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley
    Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
    Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
    Clinical and Research Interests: Interventional & structural cardiology; TAVR for AR; intravascular imaging
    Hobbies: Watching Arsenal Football Club achieve many near victories; reading fiction (on a David Mitchell kick at the moment); eating cookies from Levain bakery for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; attempting to exercise immediately thereafter, being Matt’s best friend

    Shawnbir Gogia
  • Matthew Lawlor, MD

    Hometown: Quincy, MA
    Undergraduate Institution: Boston College
    Medical School: Boston University
    Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Clinical and Research Interests: Interventional cardiology, structural heart disease, structural imaging, mitral regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation, right ventricular failure
    Hobbies: Raising three daughters to be curious and kind, home improvement and exploring suburbia, Shawn's best friend

    Headshot of Matthew K. Lawlor, MD
  • Hannah Rosenblum, MD

    Hometown: Paramus, NJ
    Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan
    Medical School: NYU
    Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    Clinical and Research Interests: I am interested in heart failure and my research is focused on non-invasive hemodynamics. I was awarded the Glorney Raisbeck NYAM Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease for the next year to study patient response to therapeutics in transthyretin amyloidosis using pressure volume loop analysis. I plan to extend this technique to a broader spectrum of heart failure pathophysiology including sub-phenotyping HFpEF and evaluating patient response to pharmacologic and device-based therapies.
    Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=hannah+rosenblum
    Hobbies: Traveling (pre-COVID)―during fellowship I have been to Vietnam and Chilean Patagonia, cooking, hiking with my puppy Mack, Soul Cycle with James J and my co-fellows

    Hannah R. Rosenblum

Year Four

  • Katherine Chau, MD

    Katherine Chau
    Hometown: New York
    Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University
    Medical School: Yale University
    Residency: UCSF
    Clinical and Research Interests: Structural interventional cardiology outcomes
    Hobbies: Taking my son to the playground, eating

    Headshot of Katherine Chau.
  • Laura Cohen, MD

    Hometown: It’s complicated, but I mostly grew up in Ohio (Go Bucks) and then moved to Boston
    Undergraduate Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
    Medical School: Harvard Medical School
    Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    Clinical and Research Interests: Hypertension, heart failure prevention, sodium handling, epidemiology
    Hobbies: Being a new mama to baby Zoe, running in Central Park, listening to podcasts

    Headshot of Laura Cohen
  • Jonathan Kochav, MD

    Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
    Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University
    Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
    Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
    Clinical and Research Interests: Advanced cardiac imaging - cardiac magnetic resonance, valvular heart disease, adult congenital heart disease
    Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Jonathan+Kochav&sort=date
    Hobbies: Hanging out with my family—taking my kid to the park, zoo, museums; running in Central Park; skiing; traveling; eating at Jacob’s Pickles

    Headshot of Jonathan Kochav
  • Stephanie Meller Kochav, MD, MHS

    Hometown: Livingston, NJ
    Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University
    Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
    Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
    Clinical interest: Electrophysiology
    Research interest: EP in amyloidosis
    Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=stephanie+meller; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=stephanie+kochav
    Hobbies: Hanging out with my family in Central Park, going to the zoo and Museum of Natural History, outdoor dining, going to Rockaway Beach, cooking, Peloton

    Headshot of Stephanie Meller Kochav
  • Mahesh Madhavan, MD

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania
    Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    Clinical and Research Interests: I am planning to pursue fellowship in interventional cardiology with the long-term goal of becoming a leading clinician-researcher in the field. Research interests include the development of risk-stratification strategies for patients undergoing cardiovascular interventions as well as studying novel treatment modalities in these patients.
    Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=mahesh+madhavan
    Hobbies: Playing squash, watching sports, and going to the movies

    Headshot of Madhava Mahesh