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

Grants

Publications

Andersen, Martin S., Cooper Moore, Melissa LeFevre, Kristine Arges, Daniel J. Friedman, Brett D. Atwater, Joseph Kisslo, et al. “Contractile Fronts In The Interventricular Septum: A Case For High Frame Rate Echocardiographic Imaging.” Ultrasound Med Biol, June 16, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2020.04.028.

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32561068
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McCrary, Andrew W., Winstone M. Nyandiko, Alicia M. Ellis, Hrishikesh Chakraborty, Michael J. Muehlbauer, Myra M. Koech, Ibrahim Daud, et al. “Early cardiac dysfunction in children and young adults with perinatally acquired HIV.” Aids 34, no. 4 (March 15, 2020): 539–48. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000002445.

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31794518
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Atwater, Brett D., Kasper Emerek, Peter L. Sørensen, Steen M. Hansen, Zak Loring, Claus Graff, Christoffer Polcwiartek, Joseph Kisslo, Peter Søgaard, and Daniel J. Friedman. “PR Prolongation predicts inadequate resynchronization with biventricular pacing in left bundle branch block.” Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 42, no. 11 (November 2019): 1477–85. https://doi.org/10.1111/pace.13802.

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31509260
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Friedman, Daniel J., Kasper Emerek, Steen Møller Hansen, Christoffer Polcwiartek, Peter L. Sørensen, Zak Loring, Joanne Sutter, et al. “Non-invasively quantified changes in left ventricular activation predict outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 30, no. 11 (November 2019): 2475–83. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14192.

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31535746
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Shelburne, Nicholas J., Kishan S. Parikh, Karen Chiswell, Linda K. Shaw, Joseph Sivak, Kristine Arges, Jennifer Tomfohr, et al. “Echocardiographic Assessment of Right Ventricular Function and Response to Therapy in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.” Am J Cardiol 124, no. 8 (October 15, 2019): 1298–1304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.07.026.

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31481176
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Zaremba, Tomas, Bhupendar Tayal, Sam Riahi, Anna Margrethe Thøgersen, Niels Eske Bruun, Kasper Janus Grønn Emerek, Joseph Kisslo, Thomas Fritz Hansen, Niels Risum, and Peter Søgaard. “Index of contractile asymmetry improves patient selection for CRT: a proof-of-concept study.” Cardiovasc Ultrasound 17, no. 1 (October 10, 2019): 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12947-019-0170-2.

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31601248
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Emerek, Kasper, Daniel J. Friedman, Peter L. Sørensen, Steen M. Hansen, Jacob M. Larsen, Niels Risum, Anna Margrethe Thøgersen, et al. “The Association of a classical left bundle Branch Block Contraction Pattern by vendor-independent strain echocardiography and outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy.” Cardiovasc Ultrasound 17, no. 1 (May 21, 2019): 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12947-019-0160-4.

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31113440
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Andersen, Martin V., Cooper Moore, Peter Søgaard, Daniel Friedman, Brett D. Atwater, Kristine Arges, Melissa LeFevre, et al. “Quantitative Parameters of High-Frame-Rate Strain in Patients with Echocardiographically Normal Function.” Ultrasound Med Biol 45, no. 5 (May 2019): 1197–1207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2018.11.007.

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30773380
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Kakkad, Vaibhav, Melissa LeFevre, Peter Hollender, Joseph Kisslo, and Gregg E. Trahey. “Non-invasive Measurement of Dynamic Myocardial Stiffness Using Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Imaging.” Ultrasound Med Biol 45, no. 5 (May 2019): 1112–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2018.12.011.

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30890282
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Alenezi, Fawaz, Marat Fudim, Jennifer Rymer, Allison Dunning, Karen Chiswell, Madhav Swaminathan, Brandi Bottiger, et al. “Predictors and Changes in Cardiac Hemodynamics and Geometry With Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.” Am J Cardiol 123, no. 5 (March 1, 2019): 813–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.11.038.

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30598241
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