Valve Science Center Team

Paul Sorajja, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI

Paul Sorajja, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI

Roger L. and Lynn C. Headrick Family Chair for Valve Science Research

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Mario Gössl, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FSCAI

Mario Gössl, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FSCAI

Co-Chair, Cardiology

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Wesley Pedersen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI

Wesley Pedersen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI

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Benjamin Sun, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI

Benjamin Sun, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI

Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

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Kevin M. Harris, MD, FACC, FASE

Kevin M. Harris, MD, FACC, FASE

Co-Director of the Acute Aortic Dissection Program; Co-Director of the Minneapolis Heart Institute® at ANW/HCMC Cardiology Training Program;

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Richard Y. Bae, MD, FACC, FHRS

Richard Y. Bae, MD, FACC, FHRS

Director, Echocardiography Laboratory; Director, Interventional Echocardiography

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Valve Science Center Scholars

Valve Science Scholars come from far and near to perform research into barriers of care, unmet clinical needs and innovation in valvular heart disease. If you are interested in the Valve Science Scholar program, please contact Dr. Paul Sorajja or Dr. Mario Göessl.

Aisha Ahmed

Valve Science Scholar

Aisha graduated from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities with a degree in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development and a minor in Neuroscience. She is currently spending a gap year as Valve Science Center Intern working on clinical and investigator initiated research before applying to medical school. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading and spending time with her family.

Hiro Niikkura, MD

Valve Science Scholar

Toho University Ohashi Medical Center in Tokyo

Specialty: Interventional Cardiology

Focus areas/ areas of interest:Coronary artery disease, Peripheral artery disease, Deep vein thrombosis, Structural heart disease

Hobbies: Watching and playing sports, traveling

Liang Tang, MD

Valve Science Scholar

The University Second Xiangya Hospital

Changsha, Hunan province, China