Four join Division of Cardiovascular Disease

chistopher gelwix-7Christopher GelwixThe Division of Cardiovascular Disease has added four new faculty members.

Christopher Gelwix, M.D., has been named an assistant professor. His clinical and research interests include general cardiovascular medicine and cardiac rhythm disorders. Gelwix’s current research projects aim to identify genetic associations to complex heart rhythm problems.

Grace Wenze fGrace WenzeGelwix earned his master’s degree in molecular biology at the University of Alabama and received his doctorate from UAB. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Virginia Commonwealth University and his cardiology fellowship at UAB. While at VCU, Gelwix was a co-investigator in the VCU Anakinra Remodeling Trial, which focused on genetic variations of inflammatory genes involved in cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction.

Grace Wenzel, M.D., has joined as an assistant professor. Wenzel has a special interest in cardiovascular imaging, specifically general and transesophageal echocardiology and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. She also has completed level-two training in coronary computed tomography, angiography and nuclear cardiovascular imaging.

Wenzel is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, where she also completed an internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship.

Khaled Awad-1Khaled AwadKhaled Awad, M.D., is an assistant professor. Awad’s areas of specialty include hemodynamic support during ventricular tachycardia ablation, identification of substrate that sustains atrial fibrillation, use and interpretation of voltage mapping and multimodality imaging to identify the substrate for ventricular tachycardia and body surface mapping of arrhythmia circuits.

siddarth singh-1Siddharth SinghAwad earned his medical degree at the University of Mansoura College of Medicine in Egypt and completed an internal medicine residency at Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of New Mexico and fellowships in cardiac electrophysiology and advanced cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Siddharth Singh, M.D., has joined as an assistant professor. Singh, who earned his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, has clinical and research interests in cardiac imaging, hemodynamics and outcomes research.

Singh earned his master’s degree in clinical investigation from the University of Iowa and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic where he also completed a Faculty Enhancement and Education Development program in Clinical Teaching. Singh completed his cardiology fellowship at UAB.

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