Endo-AVF: An Attractive Option for Dialysis Fistula Creation
September 30th
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Constantino S. Pena, M.D.
Medical Director of Vascular Imaging
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Interventional radiologist Constantino Peña, MD, joined the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute team in 2005. Previously, he was director of interventional radiology at Mercy Hospital in Miami. His experience also includes a staff position in abdominal imaging and intervention at Massachusetts General Hospital. During his years there, he also was a clinical fellow in radiology at Harvard Medical School, and later an instructor of radiology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Peña received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University, and his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He then completed an internship in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a residency in diagnostic radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he served as chief resident. He then completed his post-graduate training with a fellowship in vascular intervention at Massachusetts General Hospital.

He has authored and co-authored many scientific articles and chapters that have been published in medical journals, including the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Journal of Vascular Surgery, and American Journal of Radiology. He has also presented numerous lectures and education sessions for doctors on clinical research trials, atherosclerotic occlusive disease, aortic aneurysms, uterine artery embolization, peripheral angiography and vascular imaging. He is a program director for the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) and Symposium on Clinical Interventional Oncology (CIO).

Ahmed Kamel Abdel Aal, MD, PhD, FSIR
Professor of Interventional Radiology
Chief, Section of Interventional Radiology
University of Texas Health Science Center

Ahmed Kamel Abdel Aal, MD, PhD is Professor of Radiology and Internal medicine, Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, and Director Interventional Radiology ate LBJ Hospital in Houston. Dr. Kamel is American board certified in Radiology. He received fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology as well as Neuroradiology at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Kamel holds Masters of Science and PhD degrees in Radiology. He was awarded the “Top ten faculty award for excellence in resident education”, the “Certificate of Merit Award” from the Radiological Society of North America, the “Certificate of Merit Award” from the American Roentgen Ray Society, the “Certificate of Outstanding performance in Veterans Affairs Radiology Service” and the “Louisville Slugger Award for best Board reviewer”. His areas of clinical interest are Dialysis interventions, Interventional Oncology, and management of portal hypertension.

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