LDI Research Seminar with John A. Spertus, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA
Dr. Spertus' research focus on methods for assessing patients' health outcomes, measuring healthcare quality, and the use of information technology to guide medical decision-making based on risk-prediction models so that treatment can be safer, more cost-effective, evidence-based and patient-centered. He developed the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ), and the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ), which have both been translated into over 50 languages and are emerging as the gold standards for measuring patients' symptoms, function and quality of life in coronary artery disease and heart failure. Most recently, Dr. Spertus has extended his translational research to illuminate the prognostic significance of genetic and other biomarkers on cardiovascular outcomes. Since arriving in Kansas City, Dr. Spertus has continuously supported his research program through extramural funding and currently supports over 18 employees. His group was one of 4 recipients of the American Heart Association's Outcomes Research Center Awards, an extremely competitive award.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Sponsored by the Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture Fund