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Dr. Altin Selected for Prestigious SCAI/ACC Emerging Leader Mentorship Program

March 17, 2022
by Elisabeth Reitman

Elissa Altin, MD, an assistant professor in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, has been selected to participate in the 2022 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and American College of Cardiology Emerging Leader Mentorship (SCAI-ELM) program as one of twelve SCAI-ELM Fellows.

Held in partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the two-year SCAI-ELM program supports the next generation of national and societal leaders in interventional cardiology. This highly selective program provides mentorship, development and support to attend the SCAI Scientific Sessions. ELM members are paired with preeminent mentors in the field who provide dedicated oversight over their training which spans clinical and academic scholarship, speaking opportunities, clinical trial leadership, as well as providing opportunities for lead roles within the societies.

Dr. Altin earned her undergraduate and medical degree from Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital. She attended Columbia University Medical Center to pursue advanced training in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and endovascular intervention.

She joined the Yale faculty in 2015. In addition to the SCAI ELM award, she received the ACC Emerging Faculty Leadership Award in 2018. She currently serves as the Connecticut Women in Cardiology (WIC) Champion for the ACC.

Dr. Altin has published over 25 peer-reviewed manuscripts in high impact journals including a cross-sectional pilot study aimed at improving the experiences of cardiology fellows and their mentors, a recent implementation study of supervised exercise therapy in a real-world veteran population, and an analysis from the WOMEN FiRST (FFR iFR Revascularization Strategies Trial) study she has spearheaded looking at comparisons between non-invasive and invasive assessments of ischemia in women presenting for coronary angiography.

Submitted by Elisabeth Reitman on March 17, 2022