Our Advisory Boards
Meet DASI’s Advisory Boards. This team is comprised of renowned, distinguished physicians and leaders in the structural heart field who serve as strategic advisors to DASI. Each member brings his or her own perspective and expertise to help inform our decisions and direction.
Our Advisory Board members champion DASI’s mission to use life-changing, personalized technology to improve structural heart disease patient health.
Medical Advisory Board
Vinod Thourani, MD
Cardiovascular Surgeon at Piedmont Healthcare
Dr. Thourani is recognized as a national cardiovascular thought leader, serving in leadership roles in several societies, which include the Heart Valve Society, the national board of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, a board of trustees of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, the Surgeons Council of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Dr. Thourani has an extensive background in academic surgery, education, and research and has authored over 400 articles that have appeared in some of the most esteemed medical journals. in the world.
“Personalizing the therapy based on patient imaging data in a way that uses predictable models for coronary obstruction and leaflet thrombosis will help develop a new workflow in every hospital and become an integral tool for heart teams in the USA and potentially worldwide”
Michael Mack, MD
Medical Director at Baylor Scott & White
Dallas / Fort Worth Area
Dr. Mack has performed over 7,000 cardiac surgeries, including more than 3,000 involving heart valve procedures. Dr. Michael Mack is a world-renowned physician and considered a pioneer in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. He currently serves as the medical director of cardiothoracic surgery for Baylor Scott & White Health and the chairman of the BSW the Heart Hospital – Plano Research Center. Dr. Mack has served as President of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. He has authored or co-authored over 400 publications and was awarded in 2014 the TCT Career Achievement Award.
Scott Lilly, MD, Ph.D.
Interventional Cardiologist at Wexner Medical Center
Dr. Lilly specializes in procedural therapies for coronary artery disease, structural heart disease, and heart failure. Many of the patients he has treated include those patients who have heart conditions that may require therapies that are not even available yet, but he believes a multi-disciplinary team of medical providers can provide patients access to effective and innovative therapies. He is considered a pioneer in the use of advanced modeling and simulations to guide transcatheter aortic valve replacements as he and the OSU Wexner Medical Center are one of the first and remain one of the few centers to utilize this pre-procedure simulations process.
“This 3-D reconstruction modeling has directly informed the way we attack some procedures.”
Venkat Polsani, MD
Cardiovascular Imager at Piedmont Healthcare
Molly Szerlip, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Interventional Cardiologist & Structural Heart Specialist at Baylor Scott & White
Pradeep Yadav, MD
Interventional Cardiologist at Piedmont Healthcare
Dr. Yadav graduated with honors in 2005. Having more than 16 years of diverse experiences, especially in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease (cardiology), Dr. Pradeep Yadav affiliated with many hospitals, including Piedmont Hospital, Rockdale Medical Center, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, Inc, Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Inc, and cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in medical group Piedmont Cardiology of Atlanta, LLC.