Fellows and Residents Sessions

VIVA19 brought together 64 early career interventionists for a series of sessions designed to enhance not only their skill set but also their professional growth. These fellows and residents competed in the Face-Off Competition.

Registration for the program is now closed, but will open mid-2020.

Eligibility criteria for U.S. physicians:

  • All current 1st- or 2nd-year fellows in interventional radiology, cardiology, interventional cardiology, vascular medicine, or vascular surgery
  • All residents in PG 1-5 vascular surgery or PG 1-5 interventional radiology

Please note, diagnostic radiology and general surgery fellowships are ineligible for this program.


VIVA19 is thrilled to honor our 3 Face-Off Winners:

Winner: Deanna Yamamura, DO

Dr Yamamura is currently a general cardiology fellow at Corpus Christi Medical Center (Corpus Christi, TX), interested in pursuing additional training in interventional cardiology. She is a graduate of A.T. Still Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (MO).

Runner up: Ankeet Bhatt, MD

Dr Bhatt is a clinical fellow in cardiology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, whose training began with combined MD/MBA program at the University of Connecticutand was followed by a general internal medicine residency at the Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. Dr Bhatt is interested in a career in clinical research and clinical trials across the spectrum of cardiovascular care, including heart failure and interventional cardiology. Dr Bhatt would like to thank many of the mentors at Duke University, the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital for their continued guidance and support of my career.

Third place: Eudoro Jorge Orozco, MD

Born and raised in San Diego, California, Dr Orozco currently practices in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. After attending medical school at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, he completed general surgery. Currently in his second year as a vascular surgeon resident at the University of Guadalajara, he also works in the private sector as part of the surgical team for Vascular Health at San Javier Hospital and part of Vascularis in Puerto Vallarta. Dr Orozco is currently placed at Emory University completing a residency there. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain climbing and hiking.


Winner: Luai Tabaza, MD

Runner up: Andrew Niekamp, MD

Registration and Scholarships

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please check back in early summer 2020 for additional information.

VIVA is especially thankful for our 2019 scholarship supporters:

BD (formerly Bard Peripheral Vascular)

Boston Scientific

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

Cook Medical

HCA Healthcare



Philips IGT