Athlete Town Hall Question and Answer Session: Sports Cardiology and Return to Play in Athletes with COVID-19

In Honor of Heart Month, join us virtually for a Follow-Up Question and Answer Session in response to our recent Sports Medicine Grand Rounds, titled Sports Cardiology and Return to Play in Athletes with COVID-19.

Online registration is required for this virtual Webex event.  A link to login to this Webex meeting will be sent to the email you register with 48 hours prior to the event.

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Key Note Speakers:
Jeffrey Lander, MD, FACC
Dr. Lander, a board-certified cardiologist with expertise in sports cardiology and cardiac imaging, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. After completing both residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, Dr. Lander returned to New Jersey where he was born and raised. He holds multiple board certifications, including cardiovascular medicine, nuclear cardiology, adult comprehensive echocardiography, and cardiovascular computed tomography. He holds the certification of Registered Physician in vascular interpretation. He has authored the American College of Cardiology’s Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening for Adolescent and Young Adult Athletes module, published several articles, as well as presented multiple research papers on a national level. Dr. Lander frequently lectures, is actively involved in teaching and providing talks for the American Heart Association and has been appointed Incoming President of the NJ Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Lander is the team cardiologist for Seton Hall University. He is also Co-Director of Sports Cardiology for RWJBarnabas Health.

Anthony Altobelli, III, MD, FACC
Dr. Altobelli, a board-certified cardiologist and internist, completed his medical training at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then completed an internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell, followed by a cardiovascular diseases fellowship with a concentration in non-invasive cardiovascular imaging at New York Hospital - Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Altobelli is Chief of the Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension Division of the Medical Service at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He serves Co-Director of Sports Cardiology for RWJBarnabas Health and is a cardiology consultant for Princeton University Athletics. Dr. Altobelli is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Supportive Panel:

  • Josh Bershad, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Rutgers Athletics; Executive Vice President, Physician Services, RWJBarnabas Health; Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers-RWJMS
  • Jason Krystofiak, MD, CAQSM, Primary Care Sports Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health; Medical Director of Sports Medicine, Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center; Medical Director, The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes; Assistant Team Physician, Rutgers Athletics; Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers-RWJMS
  • Jason P. Womack, MD, Chief, Division of Sports Medicine; Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship; Rutgers Athletics Head Team Physician; Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, Rutgers-RWJMS