Highlights from past Transradial Approach courses

“I found it to be an excellent course. There was an excellent integration of technology, clinically useful instruction, engaging discussions and evidence-based medicine. The personal attention in the hands-on part was particularly helpful. I will highly recommend the course to my partners and colleagues.”
Boris Larreta, M.D.
Foothill Cardiology
California Heart Medical Group
Burbank, California
“Excellent course that exceeded my expectations! This course provided me with a sound evidence-based, hands-on experience with tips and tricks for radial access. I am ready to start incorporating this into my practice.”
Yazan J. Alderazi, M.D.
Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School
Belleville, New Jersey
"I wanted to thank you for the radial course. Got a brochure on another one and thought back. I'm now doing 85% of cases radial; have done about 100. I have needed some of those tips and tricks from the course; they've come in very handy. I would not have stuck with it except for the course. I'm doing acutes now. The teaching and lab were both great! Thanks again."
Mark Sanz, M.D.
International Heart Institute
Providence Saint Patrick Hospital
Missoula, Montana

"Excellent Course! At present my plans are to schedule cases as radial cases when I get back – it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks…but I want to give it an honest try. You both are excellent teachers and I appreciate the sharing of your expertise."
John Boulet, M.D.
Pima Heart Associates
Tucson, Arizona

"This was a superb course! The instructors are engaging and cover the majority of questions during presentations before they can be asked or thought of. Even still, they welcome and encourage questions. The use of audio visual aids and live cases are the best I've ever experienced and bring the didactic information into clinical application for the most effective educational experience and impressions. I will highly recommend this course to my colleagues and encourage the continuation of this great course."
Allen McGrew, M.D.
Grandview Hospital
Dayton, Ohio
“Very helpful. This course met all my expectations. I see my practice changing after this conference.”
Venkatesh Kandallu, M.D.
Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates
Seattle, Washington
"Excellent course. Very informative and strongly recommended for any physician who wants to start a transradial approach to coronary diagnostic and intervention.”
Suhattai Gamnerdsiri, M.D.
Mountain View Hospital
Las Vegas, Nevada
"Excellent course. Didactic lectures were very educational. There was adequate time for questions and discussions. I hope this course becomes an annual educational experience."
Ronald H. Main, M.D.
Oceanside, California

“Excellent course! I thoroughly enjoyed the casual open forum. The live cases were very helpful as well as the great mix of clinicians, i.e., MD’s, RN’s and Techs. The information pertained to the entire process – pre, cath, and post care. Absolutely worth the trip.”
Kristina Veon, R.N., BSN
West Valley Medical Center
Caldwell, Idaho
“A very good radial artery course! Dr. Westcott is a very good, skilled interventionalist. Dr. Petersen II is an excellent teacher and Dr. Goldberg provided valuable expertise in ultrasound-guided access.”
Nampalli Vijay, M.D.
HCA – Health One Presbyterian
St. Luke’s Medical Center
Denver, Colorado
“Great program with great tips and tricks. Very practical and what I learned will be very helpful in my practice.”
John Stathis, M.D.
Longmont Hospital
Longmont, Colorado
"Excellent case-based course. Good review of radial artery catheterization."
Sunil Duhar, M.D.
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

“Outstanding! The lectures, live cases and BioSkills Labs were great. Remained quite useful to me as not too much focus on PCI (most info also applied to diagnostic cath). Radial artery puncture in the BioSkills Lab was especially good.”
Neal Perlmutter, M.D.
Overlake Medical Clinics
Overlake Hospital
Bellevue, Washington

"This was a very good conference. It was all very practical. The addition of ultrasound guidance was useful for all parts of my practice."

“One of the best evidence-based case and hands-on courses I have attended. Especially excellent were tips and technique tricks of the trade and what to do when things don’t go as planned.”
Rick Latham, M.D.
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks, Alaska
“I didn’t feel that there is a huge gap between me and the interventional cardiologists who were giving the lectures. This helped to build confidence that I can start a radial program and accept the learning curve.”
Adel M. Shaheen, M.D.
St. Rita’s Medical Center
Lima, Ohio
“An outstanding course with a good mix of didactic presentations, clinical tips, live cases and hands-on practice! The faculty was extremely helpful and approachable.”
Thomas Frohlich, M.D.
Alameda County Medical Center
Oakland, California
"Very positive feedback for this course! A super experience!"
Stuart Lipskind, M.D.
Cardiovascular Institute of Arizona
Gold Canyon, Arizona

“This was a great teaching and learning conference. Thanks to Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute for putting together such a wonderful teaching event. Excellent!”
Iraj Aflatoon, M.D.
Northwest Hospital
Shoreline, Washington
“Very informative. Even though I only start IV’s for this population, I felt welcomed and encouraged to participate. Knowledge behind what we do, in other words, knowing why we do what we do, only improves practice.”
Julie Ness, R.N.
Essentia Health
Duluth, Minnesota
“The Seattle Science Foundation facilities are world-class!”
“I am a lab manager and I thought this course was outstanding! This was my first experience in the BioSkills Lab. What a great resource for our community!”
Steve Rowell, RCIS
Clinical Director, Cardiac Services
Overlake Hospital and Medical Center
Bellevue, Washington
“Excellent course! Faculty members were great and experienced. I enjoyed and learned a lot.”
Vidhu S. Paliwal, M.D.
Skagit Valley Hospital
Mount Vernon, Washington 
“The faculty was very engaging and did an excellent job of demonstrating critical aspects of the procedure.”
Karen Clark, M.D.
Reno Heart Physicians
Sierra Nevada VA Healthcare System
“I appreciate the interactive format and the “demystification” of radial access and complications.”
“Excellent conference – great deal of detail about all aspects. Right level of hands-on work.”