Cardiovascular Research Committee Faculty

Sudhir Mungee, MD,FACC,FSCAI, is the Program Director of the Cardiovascular fellowship program at UICOMP. He is a great mentor to the fellows and is the PI for many IRB approved projects.

Dr. Mungee is an interventional cardiologist, and has special interest in structural heart disease. He founded the CVRC to support fellows in their research interests. He is the co-investigator for many multi-centric clinical studies, and his experience can well be seen by his publications. Dr. Mungee has also chaired several scientific sessions in national and international meetings.

Dr Mungee

Keattiyoat Wattanakit, MD, MPH, FACC, is the Chair of the CVRC. His special interests are in cardiovascular imaging. He has a good background of research on preventive cardiology. He helps fellows in study design, deciding methodology and streamlining research at our institution. Dr. Wattanakit is PI for many IRB approved research projects. He facilitates research, and encourages fellows to explore practical and novel research ideas.

Dr Wattanakit

James Graumlich, MD, is the Chair of Internal Medicine. He has experience in clinical pharmacology, and has performed many clinical studies on health outcomes. He is the mentor for research projects. He has done NIH sponsored projects.

Dr. Graumlich founded the CVRC with other faculty members. He supports both the residents and the fellows in all subspecialties including cardiology.

Dr Graumlich

Timir Baman, MD, FHRS, is currently an Associate Professor as well as a Clinical Electrophysiologist. He has an interest in improving access to electrophysiological healthcare to third-world nations philanthropically and is co-founder of Project My Heart Your Heart. The goal of this project is to establish pacemaker and defibrillator reuse as feasible, safe, and ethical means of delivering this life saving therapy to patients with no resources. His other research interests include advancement of ablation strategies for atrial fibrillation, premature ventricular contractions and ventricular tachycardia. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, edited seven book chapters as well as a cardiovascular manual - Inpatient Cardiovascular Medicine- which has a focus on medical education for primary care physicians. Finally, he is currently the Assistant Program Director for the cardiology fellowship at University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria IL.

Dr Baman