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

Friedman, DJ, Emerek, K, Søgaard, P, Vejdani-Jahromi, M, Kisslo, J, and Atwater, BD. "The mechanical and hemodynamic effects of left ventricular pacing in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and left bundle branch block." Journal of Electrocardiology 51, no. 5 (September 2018): 859-862.

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30177329
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Minter, S, Armour, A, Tinnemore, A, Strub, K, Crowley, AL, Bloomfield, GS, Alexander, JH, Douglas, PS, Kisslo, JA, Velazquez, EJ, and Samad, Z. "Crowdsourcing consensus: proposal of a novel method for assessing accuracy in echocardiography interpretation." The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging (August 20, 2018).

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30128849
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Kakkad, V, LeFevre, M, Roy Choudhury, K, Kisslo, J, and Trahey, GE. "Effect of Transmit Beamforming on Clutter Levels in Transthoracic Echocardiography." Ultrasonic Imaging 40, no. 4 (July 2018): 215-231.

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29683052
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Siddiqui, I, Rajagopal, S, Brucker, A, Chiswell, K, Christopher, B, Alenezi, F, Mandawat, A, Rivera, D, Arges, K, Tapson, V, Kisslo, J, Velazquez, E, Douglas, PS, and Samad, Z. "Clinical and Echocardiographic Predictors of Outcomes in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension." The American Journal of Cardiology (June 15, 2018).

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30093068
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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 31, no. 6 (June 2018): 721-732.e5.

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29525250
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Lauridsen, TK, Alhede, C, Crowley, AL, Kisslo, J, Sørensen, LL, Hansen, TF, Risum, N, Larsen, CT, Hassager, C, Søgaard, P, Dahl, A, and Bruun, NE. "Two-dimensional global longitudinal strain is superior to left ventricular ejection fraction in prediction of outcome in patients with left-sided infective endocarditis." International Journal of Cardiology 260 (June 2018): 118-123.

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29622424
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Samad, Z, Shaw, LK, Phelan, M, Glower, DD, Ersboll, M, Toptine, JH, Alexander, JH, Kisslo, JA, Wang, A, Mark, DB, and Velazquez, EJ. "Long-term outcomes of mitral regurgitation by type and severity." American Heart Journal 203 (May 18, 2018): 39-48.

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30015067
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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, Samad, Z, Dunning, A, Campbell, KB, Loring, Z, Atwater, BD, Chiswell, K, Kisslo, JA, Velazquez, EJ, and Daubert, JP. "Impaired Recovery of Left Ventricular Function in Patients With Cardiomyopathy and Left Bundle Branch Block." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 71, no. 3 (January 2018): 306-317.

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29348023
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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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