Lee J. Frazin, MD, FACC
Chief, Division of Cardiology,
Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital Center;
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Medical School,
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Lee Frazin was born in 1942 in Chicago, Illinois.
In 1967 he graduated from the University of Illinois, after which he started his postgraduate training in the University of Illinois in Chicago and Baylor University and Affiliated Hospitals in Houston.
He is a member of American Federation for Clinical Research, American Society of Echocardiography, International Society of Echocardiography, American College of Cardiology and others.
Lee Frazin invented and applied the method of transesophageal echocardiography, which allows to get imaging of internal organs and vascular structures through gastrointestinal wall. The method was officially registered in the United States and was generally acknowledged by medical scientists from all over the world.
He is the author of multiple scientific works, editorials, articles and abstracts; an organizer and participant of great number of scientific meetings in cardiology, echocardiography, angiology around the world. As an invited lecturer, he took part in more than 50 conferences, congresses and symposia in the United States and abroad.
He is a referee of Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of Critical Care, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, Journal of American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, Journal of American Society of Echocardiography, Circulation and Echocardiography.
Lee Frazin is the owner of seven patents and grants for his innovations in medicine.
Robert J. Siegel, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine,
Director, Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, USA
Robert J. Siegel was born in 1950 in Los Angeles, California.
In 1971 he graduated from the University of California in Berkeley, in 1974 from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Then studied at Grady Memorial Hospital of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and National Institutes of Health in Maryland.
Since 1981 he has been working in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, from 1993 as Director of Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory of this Center and Professor of Medicine in UCLA School of Medicine.
He is a member of American Heart Association, American Federation of Clinical Research, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography and many others.
An organizer of major symposia, conferences in the USA, a member of Boards and committees of scientific societies in cardiology and echocardiography.
He is a member of Editorial Boards of a few journals, such as “American Heart Journal”, “Journal of Endovascular Surgery”, “Journal of Endovascular Therapy”. A reviewer of 14 medical journals, among them “American Heart Journal”, “Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography”, “Circulation”, “Echocardiography”, “Journal of the American College of Cardiology”, “Stroke”.
Robert J. Siegel is the author of books “Ultrasound Angioplasty” and “Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging in Coronary Artery Disease”, 45 book chapters, great number of publications - research papers, editorials, abstracts. With lectures and reports took an active part in various conferences, congresses and symposia all over the world.
Robert James Siegel is the owner of many honors, grants and awards such as Monarch Pharmaceuticals Cardiovascular Specialist of the Year Award (2002), America’s Top Physicians for 2003, has got the Certificate of Appreciation for Service and Contribution of the American College of Cardiology.
John M. Erikson, MD, PhD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, San Antonio Texas, USA
John M. Erikson was born in 1959 in Texas, USA.
He has got his medical education and postgraduate training in the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, North Texas State University and in Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. There he also started his research activity dealing with cardiology contrast echocardiography, ultrasound diagnostics.
John M. Erikson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; regularly holds classroom, laboratory and clinical teaching. He is Medical Director of the Non-invasive Cardiology Laboratory in Diagnostic Pavilion Heart Station and a Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Residency Program.
John M. Erikson is the coauthor of three books and chapters, several papers, multiple abstracts and presentations with wide area of interests: contrast echocardiography, delivery of gene therapy using ultrasound, cytokines and left ventricular remodeling. As an invited lecturer he participated in about 30 meetings in the USA. Took part in the development of Division of Cardiology and Cardiology Fiesta Websites.
He is the owner of many honors and awards, among which are “Frank Boggus American Heart Association Distinguished Service Award Grant” (1998) and “Graduate Medical Education Best Practice Designation” (2004).
A member of many professional organizations and committees such as American Society of Echocardiography, American College of Cardiology, Texas Medical Association and others. The President of San Antonio Echocardiography Society.
John Erikson is an editorial consultant for the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation.
Has the Second Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Alexander V. Vrublevsky, MD, PhD
Department of Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease, Institute of Cardiology,
Alexander V. Vrublevsky was born in 1965 in Tomsk (Western Siberia, Russia). In 1988 he graduated from Tomsk Medical Institute, Treating Faculty. Since 1988 he has been working at the Department of Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease of Tomsk Cardiology Research Institute.
In 1993 he was conferred M.D. degree on “Clinical assessment of coronary haemodynamic reserve in patients with coronary artery disease”. He has experience in noninvasive techniques of cardiovascular studies: ECG, Holter monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, bicycle exercise testing, transesophageal atrial pacing test, pharmacologic exercise testing, ultrasound study of heart and vessels.
Major interests: cardiology, physiology and pathophysiology of heart and vesseles, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, transthoracic and transoesophageal Doppler assessment of coronary blood flow reserve, stress-echocardiography, tissue Doppler imaging, contrast echocardiography.
Nikolay V. Korneev, MD, PhD
Main specialist on functional diagnostics of Russian Ministry of Defense,
Head of functional diagnostics center
Main Military Clinical Hospital,
After graduating from Saratov Medical Institute in 1972, Nikolay V. Korneev was in the post of the head of the regiment’s medical service for three years. Since 1975 studied in Leningrad Military Medical Academy, in the department of medical service supervisory personnel of the USSR armed forces. In 1977 graduated it with award. Since 1977 he started working in the Main Military Clinical Hospital consequently as a cardiologist, chief resident of the functional diagnostics department and then as a head of the functional diagnostics department. In 1995 he found and became the head of the Functional Diagnostics Investigation Center, which includes specialized laboratories and departments for noninvasive diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases, diseases of respiratory and nerve systems. Since 1989 Nikolay V. Korneev is the main specialist on functional diagnostics of Russian Ministry of Defense. Research interests: cardiology, angiology, electrocardiography, cardiovascular ultrasound, interventional arrythmology - cardiology.