Joseph Andrew Kisslo, MD

Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 3348A Hosp South, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-6398
Email address joseph.kisslo@duke.edu

Dr. Kisslo's research has centered around the development and initial application of new ultrasound imaging devices. Focussed principally on morphologic diagnosis in the early years, the work has become progressively more physiologic in it's orientation.

After more than two decades there are now 300 original research papers, several textbooks and other materials. Dr. Kisslo has distinguished himself as the first to use phased array ultrasound imaging in the human body and, accordingly, was the first to describe most of the disease for which the technique is now commonplace. He was very early into the applications of Doppler color flow imaging and transesophageal imaging with ultrasound. He has served as an officer or on the Board of a variety of national and international bodies. He was one of the first President's of the American Society of Echocardiography. He reviews in all aspects of cardiac imaging, but principally echocardiography.

Over the past 15 years he has also had a keen interest in medical economics and has served on various professional and governmental boards in describing medical costs and dealing with medical economics. More recently, he has taken interest in adult re-education through remote learning means (telemedicine) and has become the Clinical Director of Telemedicine at Duke. He is Executive Producer of the world's largest telemedicine program (Echo in Context) which has run for the past 14 years. This was the first educational event to circumnavigate the globe live.

He is a frequent scientific and motivational lecturer to scientific organizations and industry. He serves as advisor to several governmental and industrial organizations.

Key words: Echocardiography, cardiac imaging, medical reimbursement, telemedicine, adult re-education.

Education and Training

  • M.D., Drexel University, 1967

Publications

Il'Giovine, ZJ, Mulder, H, Chiswell, K, Arges, K, Tomfohr, J, Hashmi, A, Velazquez, EJ, Kisslo, JA, Samad, Z, and Rajagopal, S. "Right Ventricular Longitudinal Strain Reproducibility Using Vendor-Dependent and Vendor-Independent Software." Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography (March 7, 2018).

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29525250
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Romano, MMD, Branco, M, Moreira, HT, Schmidt, A, Kisslo, J, and Maciel, BC. "Appropriate use of echocardiography and relation to clinical decision making in both inpatients and outpatients in a developing country." Echocardiography 35, no. 1 (January 2018): 9-16.

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Sze, E, Dunning, A, Loring, Z, Atwater, BD, Chiswell, K, Daubert, JP, Kisslo, JA, Mark, DB, Velazquez, EJ, and Samad, Z. "Comparison of Incidence of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction Among Patients With Left Bundle Branch Block Versus Those With Normal QRS Duration." The American journal of cardiology 120, no. 11 (December 2017): 1990-1997.

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28958452
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Atwater, BD, Wagner, GS, Kisslo, J, and Risum, N. "The electromechanical substrate for response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with right bundle branch block." Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE 40, no. 12 (December 2017): 1358-1367.

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29086988
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Ferlauto, H, Kakkad, V, Heyde, B, Kisslo, J, and Trahey, G. "A novel drift compensation algorithm for improved beat-to-beat repeatability of myocardial strain imaging: Preliminary in vivo results." October 31, 2017.

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Ferlauto, H, Kakkad, V, Heyde, B, Kisslo, J, and Trahey, G. "A novel strain-based drift compensation algorithm for improved beat-to-beat repeatability of myocardial strain imaging: Preliminary in vivo results." October 31, 2017.

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Andersen, M, Moore, C, Ages, K, Lefevre, M, Schmidt, S, Kisslo, J, and Von Ramm, OT. "High speed clinical Strain measurements." October 31, 2017.

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Kakkad, V, Ferlauto, H, Bradway, D, Heyde, B, Kisslo, J, and Trahey, G. "Clinical feasibility of a noninvasive method to interrogate myocardial function via strain and acoustic radiation force-derived stiffness." October 31, 2017.

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Kakkad, V, Hollender, P, Kisslo, J, and Trahey, G. "Spatio-temporal consistency of transthoracic ARFI-derived metrics of myocardial function." October 31, 2017.

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Andersen, MV, Moore, C, Arges, K, Søgaard, P, Østergaard, LR, Schmidt, SE, Kisslo, J, and Von Ramm, OT. "High-Frame-Rate Deformation Imaging in Two Dimensions Using Continuous Speckle-Feature Tracking." Ultrasound in medicine & biology 42, no. 11 (November 2016): 2606-2615.

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27595177
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