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Featured Fellow: Marinos Charalambous, MD
Marinos Charalambous, MD, is commutual a 1-year interventional cardiology acquaintance at North Shore University Hospital – Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New York, NY), area he additionally completed his cardiology training and served as arch fellow. Originally from Cyprus, Charalambous was accomplished at the University of Crete Academy of Anesthetic (Heraklion, Greece) and accomplished his centralized anesthetic training at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Saint Peter’s University Hospital (New Brunswick, NJ). He has alternate in medical assignment worldwide—completing analytic rotations at Boston University Academy of Anesthetic (Boston, MA) and the Karolinska Institute (Solna, Sweden) during medical academy and confined as a analysis adolescent at the American Affection Institute (Nicosia, Cyprus)—and his affection for all-embracing accord led him to actualize the English-Greek online concordance of medical agreement Media Charalambous is acquisitive to specialize in circuitous high-risk adumbrated procedures (CHIP) and abiding absolute occlusions (CTOs) and to accompany an bookish career in which he can antithesis both analytic and analysis work.
What has afraid you the best about acceptable an interventional cardiologist?
I was afraid by how abundant addition there is in the acreage every day. Cardiovascular ache affects so abounding people, and that attracts a lot of banking abutment from companies that are absorbed in advance in new technologies. Because of that we accept solutions like TAVR, intravascular imaging techniques like OCT and IVUS, and abounding added technologies that we see advancing into the cath lab every day. There are not abounding fields in anesthetic in which we see such affecting changes accident year by year. A lot of it additionally has to do with the personalities of the bodies circuitous in cardiology. We like technology, and we consistently attending for new opportunities and altered means to admission interventional cardiology and serve our patients.
How has your acquaintance alive in assorted countries abreast your practice?
Out of all the countries I’ve formed in, the United States has the best educational arrangement for training doctors—there is no bigger abode to alternation as a doctor than the United States. Now, how has that afflicted my patients? My acquaintance has helped me to accept a added accessible apperception and accustomed me to apprehend how altered bloom systems assignment and get a bigger acknowledgment of the assets that we accept in the United States. Here, the healthcare arrangement is an big-ticket system, but there is a way to admission it. Nobody will be banned affliction if they charge it. I’m actual appreciative and advantageous to accept the befalling to be here.
Who has had the better appulse on your career and why?
I would say my accepted acquaintance affairs director, Dr. Donna Marchant. If you allocution with adopted graduates who appetite to go into interventional cardiology, you will apparently apprehend how difficult it is for somebody who comes from addition country, with an accent, abnormally in aloft cities like New York and Boston. I aboriginal met Dr. Marchant during my cardiology acquaintance account and I accomplished appropriate abroad that she had apprehend my claimed account in detail. In it, I basically declared the adventure of my activity and how abounding difficulties I had appear beyond to get to that point. It was accessible that I capital to become an interventional cardiologist back I was in medical academy and that I accept done a lot of analysis in the field. She knew my adventure back she met me, and she believed in me. Although the hospital doesn’t booty adopted graduates in general, she gave me a spot. Dr. Marchant trusted me and again eventually helped me to get an interventional cardiology adjustment in the aforementioned institution. Everybody needs a being who trusts them and gives them an opportunity. If you are accustomed an befalling and you booty it, you can go far. But you charge that being to accessible the aperture for you. She was the being who opened the aperture for me, and I will consistently bethink that.
What would be your best admonition to addition absent to accompany a career in interventional cardiology?
Regardless of whether they are a medical student, intern, or resident, I would admonish that they alpha accomplishing some anatomy of analysis or alpha presenting cases in conferences. They should alpha accepting circuitous in TCT, for example, as able-bodied as added conferences and affairs at the bounded level. This captivation is all-important for a brace of reasons. Number one, they charge to get things done in adjustment to appearance their absorption in the field, from an aboriginal stage. The aboriginal interventional appointment I presented at was in Israel as a medical student. The accent of assuming a almanac of presentations from an aboriginal point is so that back the time comes to administer for cardiology fellowship, it is accessible that this is what you absolutely want. You don’t accept to prove anything—they can already see your commitment. The added affair I would admonish them to do is to actualize a portfolio of every presentation, poster, case report, publication, et cetera, to accompany with them on interviews. I did this back I activated for cardiology and had a laminated, 70-page binder of all of my assignment that I would accord to everybody who interviewed me. I would ask them to accumulate it so they had it in advanced of them back it was the time to accomplish decisions. If you accord somebody 70 pages of assignment that you accept done so far, they cannot agnosticism your desire. I anamnesis that at abounding places I interviewed, they would bethink me because I was the being who “left a book” on their desk.
What is article that bodies ability not apperceive about you?
People in the hospital don’t apperceive that I comedy the saxophone: applesauce music mostly. Also, back I went from Greece to the United States, I created a website that is an online concordance for advice medical agreement from Greek to English and English to Greek. It’s alleged Media I still run it, admitting I don’t accept the time to amend it. Currently, it has about 50,000 terms.
What his nominator Donna Marchant, MD, says:
Dr. Marinos Charalambous is currently an interventional cardiology adolescent extraordinaire. He came to the United States from Cyprus for the purpose of acceptable an bookish interventional cardiologist. He assets himself of every befalling to apprentice and to teach. Yet through all of this he is best humble. From the alpha he actively pursued analysis opportunities and asked absorbing questions, arch to a advanced array of studies both during his address and at North Shore University Hospital. He is actual compassionate appear patients and consistently puts their affliction and assurance first. He is across-the-board with the absolute agents and a admired amidst our healthcare providers. During his cardiology acquaintance his absorption in apprenticeship appear acceptance and co-fellows was evident. He was a bright best as arch adolescent during his cardiology fellowship. We were advantageous to accept him this year as an interventional fellow, area he continues to hone his abilities in astute MI, circuitous interventions, and structural affection cases. He continues to advise medical acceptance and cardiology advisers admitting his active schedule. He additionally continues to advance his account into analysis opportunities. He performs at a akin far aloft our expectations, and we accept been best advantageous to accept him.
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