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David J. Hur

MD, FACC, FASE
Assistant Professor; Cardiology Director of Structural Heart Disease/Interventional Imaging, VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Medical Director of Valve Clinic, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

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David J. Hur, MD, FACC, FASE

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Biography

David Hur attended The Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Michael Bloomberg Scholar and received his undergraduate degree majoring in Biophysics. He completed medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hur trained next in Internal Medicine at University of Virginia Medical Center, then in Cardiovascular Medicine, and finally in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, the latter two both at Yale-New Haven Medical Center. Subsequently, he was appointed to the faculty as an attending cardiologist and multimodality cardiac imager in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) in the Clinician-Educator (CE) Track. Dr. Hur is board certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine, and the subspecialties of Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. He is Level III-trained in Cardiac MRI and Echocardiography, and a Testamur of the National Board of Echocardiography's Examination of Special Competence (ASCeXAM).

Dr. Hur's research interests center around judicious use of imaging with interdisciplinary specialty collaboration to aid in the diagnosis and management of various cardiovascular diseases, including 1) quality improvement of meaningful imaging usage for infective endocarditis, 2) multimodality imaging of right heart disease in pulmonary hypertension, and 3) impact of a multidisciplinary investigative approach of structural diseases (thoracic aorta aneurysm, aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation) as part of a heart team that includes cardiothoracic surgery, interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure, and advanced cardiovascular imaging. He is also actively involved in educating trainees in the Yale Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program, and for his efforts was the co-recipient of the 2019 Yale Cardiology Faculty Teaching Award. Finally, he studied how to improve incorporation of cardiovascular CT and MR imaging education into general fellowship training as part of his participation in the inaugural (2019-2020) cohort of the Department of Internal Medicine's Advancement of Clinician-Educator Scholarship (ACES) Faculty Development Program. More recently, Dr. Hur was selected for the first (2020-2022) cohort of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)'s Future Leaders Program (FLP).

Education & Training

  • Board Certification
    Diplomate, Cardiovascular MR, Certification Board of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (2019)
  • Board Certification
    Diplomate, Cardiovascular CT, Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (2017)
  • Board Certification
    Diplomate, Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2017)
  • Fellowship
    Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, Yale University (2016)
  • Board Certification
    Diplomate, Nuclear Cardiology, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (2016)
  • Board Certification
    Testamur, Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography (ASCeXAM), National Board of Echocardiography (2015)
  • Fellowship
    Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University (2015)
  • Board Certification
    Diplomate, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2013)
  • Residency
    Internal Medicine, University of Virginia (2012)
  • Internship
    Internal Medicine, University of Virginia (2010)
  • MD
    Georgetown University School of Medicine (2009)
  • BA
    The Johns Hopkins University, Biophysics

Activities

  • "Intro to Cardiac Computed Tomography (CCT)"
    Greenwich, CT, United States 2022
    YAHP Noon Housestaff Teaching Conference
  • "Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) Testing"
    West Haven, CT, United States - converted to Virtual 2022
    VACT Endocrine Pre-Clinic Conference
  • Abstract 510: Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Education in Current-Day Trainees: Results from SCCT’s 2021 International CCT Training Survey
    Las Vegas, NV, United States 2022
    SCCT 17th Annual Scientific Meeting
  • "Calcium and Coronaries"
    Las Vegas, NV, United States 2022
    SCCT 17th Annual Scientific Meeting, CT 101 Bootcamp
  • "Cardiac MRI"
    Waterbury, CT, United States - converted to Virtual 2021
    YAHP Noon Housestaff Teaching Conference
  • Abstract 295: Are Cardiology Fellows Receiving Enough Baseline Level I Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Education During Their General Fellowship Training? Insights From An Academic Medical Center
    Montreal, Canada - converted to Virtual 2021
    SCCT 16th Annual Scientific Meeting
  • "The Right Ventricle"
    Boston, MA, United States - converted to Virtual 2021
    ASE 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions, Cardiac Chambers and the Techniques to Image Them
  • EP-215: Normal Flow Low Gradient Aortic Stenosis: Is Our Evaluation Limited by The Aorto-Mitral Angle?
    Boston, MA, United States - converted to Virtual 2021
    ASE 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions
  • "Cardiomyopathies: When You Need a Cardiac MRI"
    New London, CT, United States - converted to Virtual 2021
    Yale 2nd Annual Echo Symposium
  • "Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring"
    West Haven, CT, United States - converted to Virtual 2020
    VACT Primary Care Clinician Education Conference
  • "Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in clinical practice, advances and new perspectives"
    Bogota, Colombia - converted to Virtual 2020
    FSFB 3rd Meeting of Advances in Cardiology
  • A14823: Comparison of a Novel Computed Tomography-Based Assessment of Mitral Annular Calcification to Transthoracic Echocardiogram
    Dallas, TX, United States - converted to Virtual 2020
    AHA Scientific Sessions 2020
  • EE 576: Educational Exhibit: Localization of Epicardial Coronary Calcifications on ECG-Gated Non-Contrast Pre-Operative CT with 3D Volume Rendering Guides the Surgical Anastomosis CABG Targets in a Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease and Heavily Calcified Coronary Arteries
    Seattle, WA, United States - converted to Virtual 2020
    SCCT 15th Annual Scientific Meeting, EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT
  • Are Cardiology Fellows Receiving Sufficient Cardiac CT and MRI Education During Their General Fellowship Training?
    New Haven, CT, United States - converted to Virtual 2020
    Medical Education Day at Yale 2020
  • EE 170: 320-slice Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Delineates Obstructive Saphenous Vein Graft To Non-Invasively Guide Percutaneous Intervention For Recurrent Angina
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2019
    SCCT 14th Annual Scientific Meeting, EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT
  • "Evaluation of Right Heart Function" and "Mitral Regurgitation"
    Westerly, RI, United States 2019
    Yale 1st Annual Echo Symposium
  • "Cardiac CT Angiography"
    West Haven, CT, United States 2019
    VACT Cardiology Clinical Update Symposium
  • "Myocardial Viability Wanted: Dead or Alive – FDG-PET vs. Echo/CMR"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2019
    Yale Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
  • "Cardiac CT Angiography"
    West Haven, CT, United States 2018
    VACT Cardiology Clinical Update Symposium
  • "Cardiac Computed Tomography Before and After Intervention"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2018
    Yale Interventional Cardiology Conference
  • "Cardiac CT Angiography"
    West Haven, CT, United States 2017
    VACT Cardiology Clinical Update Symposium
  • CR 42: Serial T1 Mapping in Cardiac Amyloidosis: Can It Provide Evidence of Clinical Response to Treatment and Reversal of Amyloid Deposition in the Myocardium?
    Los Angeles, CA, United States 2016
    SCMR 19th Annual Scientific Sessions, CASE REVIEW 6: The Patient Referred for Evaluation of Cardiomyopathy
  • "Aortic Stenosis"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2015
    YNHH School of Diagnostic Ultrasound Adult Echocardiography Program Concentration
  • "Breakout Session: Echocardiography - Review of Interesting Cases"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2014
    Yale CME Multi-Modality Cardiovascular Imaging Conference
  • "Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2014
    YNHH-YSC&SRC Inter-Campus Echo Conference
  • "Chest Pain...Sometimes It's Not Just In One's Head"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2013
    Yale Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
  • "And It Starts With an Electrocardiogram: A Picture Begins To Tell a Story"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2013
    Yale Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
  • 3: The "Vasculopath": Concomitant Coronary Artery Disease and Peripheral Arterial Disease in Patients Undergoing Vascular Surgery
    Charlottesville, VA, United States 2012
    University of Virginia (UVa) Department of Medicine Carey, Marshall, Thorner Research and Scholars' Day

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow (FASE)American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)2022
Educational Scholarship Grant - ImpLementing OnlinE Curriculum to Attain CoRe FoundatioNal Competencies Training in CARDIOvascular Computed Tomography (I-LEARN-CARDIO-CT) Study (Principal Investigator)Yale University School of Medicine (YSM) Department of Internal Medicine2022
Third Place, #SCCT2022 Best TweetsSociety of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)2022
Research Grant in COVID-19 and Diversity - Dynamic Invasive Hemodynamic, Echocardiographic, and Plasma Biomarker Phenotyping in Post-COVID-19 Long Hauler Syndrome (Other Significant Contributor)CHEST Foundation and American Thoracic Society (ATS)2021
Honorable Mention, #SCCT2021 Best TweetsSociety of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)2021
First Place, #SCCT2020 Best TweetsSociety of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)2020
Future Leaders Program (FLP)Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)2020
Kindness AwardVA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS)2019
Cardiology Faculty Teaching AwardYale University School of Medicine (YSM) Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program2019
Advancement of Clinician-Educator Scholarship (ACES) Faculty Development ProgramYale University School of Medicine (YSM) Department of Internal Medicine2019
Fellow (FACC)American College of Cardiology (ACC)2018
Champion, FIT Jeopardy, 22nd Annual MeetingConnecticut Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (CCACC)2014

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)Program Planning Committee - 18th Annual Scientific Meeting2022 - Present
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)Faculty Speaker - 17th Annual Scientific Meeting2022
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)Moderator, Poster Session 4: Novel Hardware Technology/Scan Modes/Acquisition Protocols/Contrast Injection Protocols - 17th Annual Scientific Meeting2022
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)Education Committee - On-Demand Delivery Task Force2022 - Present
Yale University School of Medicine (YSM) Department of Internal MedicineMentor/Advisor/Coach (MAC) - Internal Medicine Residency Program2022 - Present
American College of Cardiology (ACC)Social Media Ambassador, JACC Journals (International Section) - 71st Annual Scientific Session & Expo2022
Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT)Reviewer2021 - Present
JACC: AsiaSocial Media Editor2021 - Present
Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine (RCM)Reviewer Board2021 - Present
American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)Faculty Speaker - 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions2021
Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)Communications Committee - Social Media Sub-Committee2021 - Present
JACC: Case ReportsReviewer2021 - Present
Yale Echo SymposiumCo-Director2020 - 2021
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine: Cardiovascular ImagingGuest Associate (Research Topic) Editor2020 - 2022
British Heart Foundation (BHF)Grant Reviewer2020 - Present
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)Social Media Ambassador - 15th, 16th, 17th Annual Scientific Meetings2020 - 2022
Advances in Medical SciencesReviewer2020 - Present
Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (CCACC)Selection Judge & Assistant Coach - FIT Jeopardy Team2019 - 2020
BMJ Case ReportsReviewer2019 - Present
Yale/FSFB-CIDER Cardiac Imaging LearningEditorial Board2019 - Present
Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA)Volunteer2018 - Present
Yale University School of Medicine (YSM) Section of Cardiovascular MedicineInterviewer - Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program Selection Committee2018 - 2019
The International Journal of Cardiovascular ImagingReviewer2018 - Present
Amyloid: The Journal of Protein Folding DisordersReviewer2018 - Present

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