New Appointments to Interventional and Structural Cardiology Section

Jasvindar Singh, MD; Alan Zajarias, MD; Marc A. Sintek, MD; Prashanth D. Thakker, MD, MHPE

The scope of interventional and structural cardiology has expanded rapidly over the past few years, with broad implications for patient care, training, and clinical research. To reflect these changes and be better equipped to meet dynamic present and future needs, the Cardiology Division is restructuring the section of Interventional and Structural Cardiology; this entails several new roles for division faculty.

Dr. Jasvindar Singh will serve as the inaugural Section Head of Interventional and Structural Cardiology. Dr. Singh is an international leader in interventional cardiology and has contributed extensively to fellow procedural training in multiple venues.

Dr. Alan Zajarias will serve as Director of the Structural Heart Disease Program within the Section. Dr. Zajarias has distinguished himself as a national leader in structural interventions and valvular heart disease, and along with Dr. John Lasala, has elevated the profile of Wash U structural cardiology.

Dr. Howard Kurz will continue in his role as Medical Director of the BJH Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. Working alongside Dr. Kurz, Dr. Marc Sintek will be appointed Associate Director of the Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Dr. Prashanth Thakker will be the APD for the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program.

Congratulations to all in their new leadership roles!