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TPMG Appropriate Imaging for Chest Pain Webinar Series - Stress Echo: Shifting the Culture in San Francisco

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 12:30 via WebEx

Drs. Jonathan Zaroff, Gordon Leung and Dana Nelson RN will describe how San Francisco has developed an efficient and effective Stress Echo program. They will share with us strategies that sparked collaboration, stream lined work flows and accomplished change – all ingredients to lead a “Shift in Culture”. We believe that all Kaiser Permanente Cardiology Departments can learn from the San Francisco model.

Jamal S. Rana MD, Cardiologist, East Bay Imaging Appropriateness Committee (IMAGAC) Liaison to Cardiology

Series Objectives: As a result of this series, participants will be able to:

  • Decrease usage of inappropriate myocardial perfusion scans.
  • Increase usage and availability of alternative chest pain tests including Stress Echo and CT Angiography.
  • Improve the quality and efficiency of cardiac imaging tests at your medical center, especially Stress Echo and CT Angiography.
  • Educate other physician colleagues (ED, Primary Care, and HBS) who order cardiac imaging tests as to which test is most appropriate for each patient.


Dana S Nelson, RN, Director Cardiac Services, San Francisco

Gordon K Leung, MD Cardiologist, San Francisco

Jonathan G. Zaroff, MD Cardiologist, San Francisco


Planning Committee:

Jim Jang, MD - Cardiologist, San Jose

Dorinna Mendoza, MD - Cardiologist, Oakland

Jitesh Vasadia, MD - Cardiologist, Santa Rosa

Jamal Rana, MD - Cardiologist, Oakland

Gordon Leung, MD - Cardiologist, San Francisco

Matthew Solomon, MD - Cardiologist, Oakland

Brian O'Kelly, MD - Cardiologist, Oakland

Uma Vadlakonda, MD - Cardiologist, Santa Clara

Samir Thadani, MD - Cardiologist, South San Francisco

Amit Parekh, MD - Cardiologist, Central Valley

Kristi Jones, MD - Cardiologist, South Sacramento


Target Audience:
TPMG Cardiologists, Primary Care, ED, HBS, Radiology Technicians and Technologists, Department Mangers and any others who care for patients presenting with chest pain.



Statement of Disclosure:


All speakers, planning committee members, or consultants for this activity do not have affiliations with any corporate organizations that may constitute a conflict of interest with this activity. TPMG does not endorse any brand-name products.

TPMG Physician Education and Development is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TPMG Physician Education and Development designates this live activity for 1.0 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM per webinar. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses may report up to 1.0 hour of continuing education credit per webinar towards the continuing medical education requirements for license renewal by the California Board of Registered Nurses.

All webinars will meet the requirements for 1.0 hour of Radiologic Technology credit.

Topic: Stress Echo: Shifting the Culture in San Francisco
Host: Mary Choi
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco)
Session number: 804 470 116
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