Kurz Retires After 30 Years In Cardiovascular Division

Kurz Retires After 30 Years In Cardiovascular Division
Dr. Howard Kurz, Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division, will retire at the end of June. Dr. Kurz has served as Director of the Interventional Cardiology Training Program as well as Director of the Cardiac Procedure Center Catheterization Laboratory. He has been an essential part of the interventional cardiology team, and his mentorship and leadership will be greatly missed.

Maddox on Artificial Intelligence Emerging as a Part of Medical Practice (Links to an external site)

Maddox on Artificial Intelligence Emerging as a Part of Medical Practice
With the advent of the AI-based writing tool ChatGPT, attention has focused on assisting physicians with one of their most burdensome tasks, clinical documentation. Each of the four area health systems is developing an AI scribe function. BJC HealthCare and its academic partner, Washington University School of Medicine, are conducting pilots of several AI products to help generate clinical notes. Thomas Maddox, MD, SM, who leads the Healthcare Innovation Lab at BJC and Washington University, described the effort: “We installed a product in the exam room that records the clinical encounter. At the conclusion of the visit, it feeds the audio transcription into a large language model like ChatGPT. Then that model transforms the recording into a clinical note following the format that physicians often use. The physician then reviews and edits the draft instead of starting with a blank page.”

Cardiology Fellows Graduate

Cardiology Fellows Graduate
We congratulate the following fellows for completing their training with the Cardiovascular Division and are heading to the next phase of their careers: Christopher Evenson, MDParkview HospitalFort Wayne, IN Adam Lick, MDCrescent City PhysiciansTouro InfirmaryNew Orleans, LA Stephen Philip, MDUniversity Of WisconsinMadison, WI Cliff Pruett, MDHeart Failure FellowshipUT SouthwesternDallas, TX Vince Siebert, MDRooney Heart InstituteNaples […]

Q&A: Cardiologist Karen Joynt Maddox on why new healthcare policies are not improving outcomes (Links to an external site)

Q&A: Cardiologist Karen Joynt Maddox on why new healthcare policies are not improving outcomes
Cardiologist Karen E. Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH, specializes in evaluating how different healthcare regulations and policies can influence short- and long-term cardiovascular outcomes. In addition to seeing patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, she is a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, where she serves as co-director of the school’s Center for Advancing Health Services, Policy & Economics Research.

McNeely Joins Cardiovascular Division

McNeely Joins Cardiovascular Division
Christian McNeely, MD has joined the Division as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, serving as a faculty member in the Interventional Cardiology Section and as Lead Physician in the West County Cardiology Clinic

World Heart Rhythm Week (Links to an external site)

World Heart Rhythm Week
World Heart Rhythm Week, observed annually from June 3rd to June 9th, is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about heart rhythm disorders and promoting cardiovascular health. This week-long event serves as an opportunity for healthcare professionals, advocacy groups, and individuals to come together to educate the public about the importance of maintaining a healthy heart rhythm and recognizing the signs and symptoms of heart rhythm disorders.